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Faculty Fulbright Scholars Abound at Buffalo State

Posted: December 5, 2016

Fulbright. The name evokes academic excellence on an international scale.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has been this country's flagship international educational exchange program. It provides competitive, merit-based grants for U.S. citizens to study, conduct research, and apply their talents abroad, and for citizens of other countries to reciprocate in the United States. Earning a prestigious Fulbright grant is affirmation of a recipient’s dedication to excellence.

At Buffalo State, 17 faculty members from a wide range of disciplines have been selected to participate in the Fulbright Program. Buffalo State students have the unique opportunity to study with these faculty members and learn from their Fulbright experiences. The ultimate promise of the program is to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people around the world. Buffalo State proudly plays a part in this process.




Buffalo State Faculty Fulbright Scholars

Zeki Y. Al-Saigh, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Al-Saigh has received a Fulbright senior specialist award that he will serve in Switzerland.

Harriet Blitzer, Ph.D., Professor, Fine Arts
Dr. Blitzer served a Fulbright fellowship in Athens, Greece, in 2002.

Laurie A. Buonanno, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Director of Public Administration
Dr. Buonanno received a combination research/teaching Fulbright to Russia that she is eligible to complete in the future.

John F. Cabra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Cabra is currently serving his Fulbright at the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Christina L. Carter, M.S., Lecturer, Mathematics
Ms. Carter served her Fulbright at the University of Hyderabad, India.

Ann C. Colley, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, English
Dr. Colley served as an American Fulbright senior fellow at Shevshenko University, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1999-2000, and as an American Fulbright senior fellow at University of Warsaw, Poland, in 1995-1996.

Michael A. Cretacci, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Dr. Cretacci served his Fulbright at Zhejiang University, Guanghua Law School, Hangzhou, China.

Pixita M. Del Prado Hill, Ed.D., Professor, Elementary Education and Reading
Dr. Del Prado Hill served her Fulbright in Santiago, Chile.

Jean F. Gounard, Ph.D., Director, International Student Affairs
Dr. Gounard served his first Fulbright on a Franco-American Fulbright exchange between the University of Bordeaux and the University of Colorado in Boulder. His second Fulbright was served in Germany.

Uma G. Gupta, Ph.D., Professor, Business
Dr. Gupta served her senior Fulbright award in Malta.

Kimberly L. Hart, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Hart has served two Fulbrights in Istanbul, Turkey, with the senior scholar award; the first was for her dissertation research.

Richard J. Herdlein, III, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Higher Education Administration
Dr. Herdlein served his senior Fulbright specialist award at the Catholic University of Lille, France.

Kimberly A. Kline, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Higher Education Administration
Dr. Kline served her first Fulbright at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. Her second Fulbright was served at the same institution in 2015.

Christine A. Lai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business
Dr. Lai has been granted a Fulbright award to spend at the University of Rijeka in Croatia in the spring semester 2017.

Susan E. Maguire, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Maguire served one Fulbright for her dissertation and a Fulbright Canada RBC eco-leadership grant.

Jonathan L. Thornton, M.A., Professor, Art Conservation
Mr. Thornton served as a Fulbright distinguished American scholar fellow in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2001.

Aimable Twagilimana, Ph.D., Professor, English
Dr. Twagilimana served his first Fulbright senior award at the University of Dakar, Senegal, and his second senior Fulbright award at the Kigali Institute of Education in Rwanda.

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