Iowa State among top producers of Fulbright Scholars

Iowa State is a Top-Producing Institution in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2022-23, as announced Feb. 10 by the U.S. Department of State. The university's seven scholars placed it among the top 13 among doctoral institutions, tying for the eighth spot with four other universities. The list also appears annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

As shared last summer, Iowa State's seven Fulbright Scholars this year are:

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- Wednesday, March 8 (noon-1 p.m., via Zoom)
- Fulbright U.S. Scholar program staff member Jaclyn Assarian will discuss award opportunities and the application and selection processes, and answer questions.

  • Dean Adams, Distinguished Professor in ecology, evolution and organismal biology, to collaborate with researchers at the Institute of Biological Evolution, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, January-April 2023
  • Tunde Adeleke, University Professor of history and director of the African and African American Studies program, as the Fulbright Laszlo Orszagh Distinguished Professor in American Studies, in the North American studies department at the University of Hungary, Debrecen.
  • Rodney Fox, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in chemical and biological engineering and Hershel B. Whitney Professor, Global Initiatives, as the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair, at Centrale Supélec, an engineering graduate school in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, fall semester
  • Joey George, Distinguished Professor in the information systems and business analytics department and John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business, to collaborate on research projects with faculty and doctoral students at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, September-November 2022
  • Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, associate professor of community and regional planning, to conduct research at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Oslo, Norway, fall semester
  • Shaun Jamieson, international risk manager in the office of risk management, to meet with other American and German higher ed administrators for cross-cultural exchange and to promote innovation in both systems. He was hosted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, Berlin, and the Leibniz University, Hannover, October 2022
  • Shenglan Zhang, associate professor of Chinese studies, world languages and cultures, to conduct research at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei

Iowa State also had two Fulbright specialists this year; David Acker, associate dean for global engagement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and associate professor of marketing Samantha Cross. Specialists are highly qualified academics and professionals who visit host institutions abroad to share their expertise to build capacity at that school, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills and gain international experience. This program does not impact the 'top producer' rankings.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has been the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program. It's funded through an annual federal appropriation to the state department, whose Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs directs the program.