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LIU Post at Top Spot in Fulbright Scholarships

Four professors from Long Island University (LIU) awarded J. William Fulbright scholarships to teach abroad in 2014, with LIU only one of nine master’s institutions nationwide—and only one on Long Island—to have four professors teaching abroad in the elite teaching program


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

Fulbright Scholar PiroBrookville, N.Y. – Four professors from Long Island University (LIU) have been awarded J. William Fulbright scholarships to teach abroad in 2014 in Africa, Burma and Europe. Each instructor teaches at LIU Post, which is ranked at the top of the master’s institution category for Fulbright Scholars, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States and designed to increase mutual understanding between countries. Founded in 1946, the program provides grants for American teachers to teach overseas and for educators from other nations to teach in the United States.

The LIU Post Fulbright Scholars for 2013-2014 include:

Valeda Dent, dean of university libraries, who will work with preschool children and their caregivers in rural Uganda. Dent’s husband, Associate Professor Geoff Goodman, was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will accompany her.

Assistant Professor Joseph Piro (pictured), who will collaborate with five European countries to better integrate technology into Belgium’s teacher education programs during the spring 2014 semester.

Associate Professor Karen Ogulnick, who will work with English teachers at Mandalay University in Burma from December 2013 through March 2014.

Posted 11/06/2013

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