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USU Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Senior Specialists Award

Edward M. Reeve, a professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology Education at Utah State University, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists project in Thailand at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang during summer 2007.

“It is a great honor to serve as a USU Fulbright Senior Specialist because being chosen as indicates you are a respected teacher and researcher in your field of study,” Reeve said.  “Serving in another country, you have the opportunity to be a positive cultural ambassador for your university and your country.  This experience makes you a better teacher and researcher because it exposes you to the complex global society.”
 
The selection was announced by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
 
Reeve will help KMITL plan and organize an international conference on educational standards that will be held at KMITL. He will consult other universities about educational standards and their impact on educational reform.
 
“I look forward to working with Thai education professionals to advance knowledge in the area of educational standards and educational reform,” Reeve said. “During my time in Thailand, I will have the opportunity to present to various universities on theses topics and will serve as a co-chairperson and keynote speaker at a conference that addresses these topics. This conference will be held at my host university in Bangkok, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.”
 
Reeve is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world.
 
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. More than 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business, journalism, the arts and other fields. 
 
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement.        
 
For further information about the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, contact mailto:FULSPEC@cies.iie.org or visit its Web site.
 
Contact: Ed Reeve [ed.reeve@usu.edu], 435-797-3642
Edward M. Reeve

Edward M. Reeve has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists project in Thailand.

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