The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. It promotes leadership development through learning and international cooperation.

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas.

Over the years, many Clarkson faculty members have been recognized for their excellence in research and teaching by being named Fulbright Scholars. Recent Fulbrights and projects include:


Mark Frascatore, School of Business
Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli University (LUISS)
Frascatore collaborated on industrial economics research with faculty as well as contacts at Ducati Motorcycles and Lamborghini. He also taught a course in supply chain economics and industry structure.


Shane Rogers, Coulter School of Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF)
Rogers conducted a research project on the use of macroalgae,an emerging aquaculture commodity, for bioextraction of nutrients from coastal waters impacted by human activities. He combined experimental and modeling approaches to investigate seasonal variations and water quality impacts on kelp growth that will improve development of this important industry.

Stephen Bird, School of Arts & Sciences
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Bird assessed different approaches to accrue benefits to communities that take on the liabilities of establishing energy infrastructure. Energy facilities include everything from wind or solar farms, transmission lines, oil pipelines, and gas fired electricity plants.


Martin Heintzelman, School of Business
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Environment and Economy at the University of Ottawa's Institute of the Environment from November to April.  Heintzelman, an environmental economist, researched the intersection of local policies, property values and new energy facilities. In particular, he focused on how property values are affected by new energy facilities, such as wind farms, pipelines or power lines, and how increasing the amount of oil transported by rail is perceived by homeowners in light of well-publicized incidents, such as the rail disaster at Lac Megantic, Quebec.


Michelle L. Crimi, Institute for a Sustainable Environment
University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa
Crimi's award is for a combined teaching/research experience where she develops a new collaborative course, “Sustainable Industrial Waste Management: Global Challenges and Opportunities,” taught simultaneously at Clarkson University and UKZN.

Devon A. Shipp, School of Arts & Sciences (Chemistry & Biomolecular Science)
University of Ljubljana and the Slovenian National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia
Shipp's award is for working with leading researchers at the University of Ljubljana and the Slovenian National Institute of Chemistry, studying new hybrid biodegradable polymer materials that have great potential in the medical field, such as for drug delivery and wound healing.

Annegret D. Staiger, School of Arts & Sciences (Anthropology)
University of Cluj Napoca and West University of Timisoara in Romania
Staiger's award is to research will how the Romanian state responds to Romanian women who are working in the German sex industry.


Allan A. Zebedee, School of Business (Finance)
University of Roehampton in London, England
Project: Conducting research examining corporate scandals and the interplay between government regulations, corporate governance, and executive behavior, with a particular focus on differences between the United States and the United Kingdom.


Chris Robinson, Department of HU/SS (Political Science)
Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
Project: Taught courses in human rights and environmental political theory

Laura Ettinger, Department of HU/SS (History)
University of Rijeka; Rijeka, Croatia
Project: Taught in the English Studies program, lecturing on her research throughout Croatia


Owen Brady, Department of HU/SS (Literature)
University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Project: Analyzing the African American Home in the Drama of Amiri Baraka and August Wilson


Lew Hinchman, Department of HU/SS (Political Science)
University of Bonn, German
Project: Lecturing American Politics and Political Thought

Augustine Abulu Lado, Consumer and Organizational Studies,
School of Business 
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda
Project: Lecturing and Research: Strategic Networks; Capital Formation and Entrepreneurship Development


Tom Langen, Department of Biology
National Autonomous University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
Project: Impact of roads on Costa Rican National Parks, the Institute for Conservation & Wildlife Management



Sheila Weiss, Department of HU/SS (History)
University of Giessen, Germany
Project:  Research for a biography on Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer


Lou Ann Lange, Department of HU/SS (History)
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, & A.I. Cuza University in Iasi, Romania
Project: Lecturing on The American Civil War Era


Michael Garcia, Department of HU/SS (Literature)
Project: The Pots-Suharto Indonesian Publishing Renaissance and Women  Writers
Note: Fellowship received prior to employment at Clarkson University


Abdul J. Jerri, Department of Mathematics
Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Project: Lecturing Integral & Discrete Transforms, Integral & Difference Equations, Methods of Applied Math; Sampling Theory


Menz, Fredric Carl, School of Business             
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Project: Research: Climate Change: Economic Instruments and Incentives for Transnational Cooperation


Joseph Duemer, Department of HU/SS
The Gioi Publisher, Hanoi, Vietnam
Project: Research Collaborative Projects with Vietnamese Poets and Translators


Michael Bommer, Department of Management                

1999Lew Hinchman, Department of HU/SS (Political Science)
Project: Summer seminar to study alternative energy and environmental protection in Germany (Bonn then the Rhineland, to Hamburg and the Baltic seacoast, then to Berlin, Leipzig, and finally Munich).


Gabor Forgacs, Department of Physics
Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
Project: Lecturing: Biological Physics

1998-1999  Jack Geise, Department of HU/SS (Political Science)
Karl Marx University, Budapest, Hungary
Project: Politics faculty of the Economics University.  One of only two faculty to carry the title of “Distinguished Scholar”


John Serio, Department of HU/SS (Literature)
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Project: Senior lecturer to teach modern American poetry and on the American dramatist Eugene O’Neill


 Sheila Weiss, Department of HU/SS (History)
University of Greifswald, Germany
Project: Teach a course, in German, on the relationship between the pre-1945 international eugenics movement and current genetic technologies to medical students


Petr Zuman, Department of Chemistry
Ankara and Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Senior Fulbright Fellow: gave seminars at Gazi University, Ankara, Aegean University, Izmir


Mark Glauser, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering          


Owen Brady, Department of HU/SS (Literature)
Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan           
Project: Teaching


Ahmed Busnaina, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering    


Michael Cooper, Student Life administration     


John Serio, Department of HU/SS (Literature)


Dalma Brunauer, Department of HU/SS (Literature)


Sheila Weiss, Department of HU/SS (History)
University of Hamburg, Germany
Project: Research on secondary school biology education during the Third Reich


Sonmez Atesoglu, Department of Economics
Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany
Project: Senior Professor Research Grant


Dalma Brunauer, Department of HU/SS (Literature)


Michael Bommer, Department of Management


David Craig, Department of HU/SS (Literature)
University of Nis, Nis, Yugoslavia
Project: teaching American literature to English majors


David Powers, Department of Mathematics
Universidad Técnica del Estado, Santiago, Chile
Project: cooperate in developing M.S. in Mathematics program


Donald Purcell, Department of HU/SS (Literature)


Donald Purcell, Department of HU/SS (Literature)


Donald Purcell, Department of HU/SS (Literature)