Fulbright Specialist and U.S. Scholar
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Fulbright Roving Scholar, Norway, 2015
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, India, 1999
Steven J. Steinberg
Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, Finland, 2007
Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program, Canada, 2005
Karen "Sam" Barton
Fulbright Specialist Program, Nepal, 2018-2019
Karen Barton is a professor of geography, GIS, and sustainability at the University of Northern Colorado. Her work focuses on community resilience and adaptation in marine and agricultural communities, global environmental change, and experiential or “deep” learning. With support from Fulbright and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she recently published a book, Africa’s Joola Shipwreck: Causes and Consequences of a Humanitarian Disaster, which investigates the second greatest maritime shipwreck in non-wartime history.
Fulbright Specialist Program, India, 2018
Randall Hayes is a writer, consultant, and permaculture designer in Greensboro, North Carolina. His company, Agnosia Media, LLC, bridges formal and informal learning systems with digital micro-credentials. One of his first consulting opportunities was drafting an early version of the Audubon Society’s nationwide college chapters initiative. He serves as an advisor to Emerging Ecology, a Greensboro non-profit devoted in part to spreading the ideas of religious eco-philosopher Thomas Berry. He is also one of the approximately 1.5 million members of Rotary International, which recently added Environment as one of its central organizing principles for worldwide action.
Richard "Ran" Nisbett
Fulbright Specialist Program, Liberia, 2012
Ran braided graduate degrees in anthropology, community ecology, and public health to craft a transdisciplinary practice in applied biodiversity conservation, disease ecology, and community health. A faculty member at several U.S. universities over a 30-year career, his final academic appointment was as Vice President for Research at Tubman University in Harper, Liberia. His teaching integrated biology, culture, and environment in departments of Anthropology, Evolutionary Ecology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Global Public Health. He conducted WHO-sponsored field training for rural and urban communities in research design, participatory action research, and implementation science.
James “Jim” Schnell
Fulbright Specialist Program, Cambodia, and Myanmar, 2018
Susan M. Sterett
Fulbright Specialist Program, South Africa and China, 2017, 2008, and 2002-2003