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Fulbright Scholar Program. Senator J. William Fulbright (1905-1995). Established in 1946 Sends U.S. academics and professionals overseas Brings scholars and professionals from abroad to the U.S. Sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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Fulbright Scholar Program

Senator J. William Fulbright (1905-1995)

  • Established in 1946

  • Sends U.S. academics and professionals overseas

  • Brings scholars and professionals from abroad to the U.S.

  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  • Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

“International education exchange is the most significant current project designed to continue the process of humanizing mankind to the point, we would hope, that nations can learn to live in peace.”


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Fulbright Scholar, Egypt 05

Everette B. Penn

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Criminology

  • and Cross Cultural Studies

  • University of Houston

  • Clear Lake

  • Visiting Lecturer

  • Department of Law, Cairo University, Cairo Egypt

  • Lectured throughout the country on the American Criminal Justice System


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Why I Chose to Apply

Professional Development: Junior Professor looking to expand vita beyond books, articles, grants, and traditional awards.

Exposure to Different Culture and People: Traveled to Egypt on my own in 2000, left with a professional goal of bridging the two cultures.

Make a Difference: As a criminologists with a research interest in Homeland Security the events of September 11, 2001 galvanized the need for cultural understanding between Middle Eastern Peoples and Americans.

Prestige: The most recognized international award for American university scholars.

Rewarding Sabbatical Experience: Provided an enhancer for my university, students and myself.


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American Studies: The American Criminal Justice System

Lecture:One graduate level class of 40 students. One undergraduate level class of 30 students.

Research: Assisted attorneys and doctoral students understand the American Criminal Justice System; history, terms, process, successes and shortcomings.

Advising: Served as dissertation advisor to graduate students.

Seminar: Lectured at several conferences throughout the country.



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Professional and Personal Outcomes

Expanded Curriculum: Teach a course titled: ‘Egypt in Transition” that takes to Egypt during the summer session. Added lectures about Islam and Middle Eastern Peoples to Criminology courses.

Networking: Met new colleagues and further developed relationships with peers in my field. Often participate in lectures and activities hosted by the Middle Eastern Community of Houston, Texas.

Flexibility: Living and working in Egypt has enhanced my understanding of the Middle East and its peoples. It has provided a deeper understanding of current issues facing the region and the United States.

Rewarding Experience: Satisfaction in knowing I have helped bridge the gap of understanding between Peoples of the United States and the Middle East.


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Institutional Impact

Curriculum Development: Developed “Egypt in Transition” course, inspired other study abroad courses, and technically assist other faculty members develop study abroad courses and better internationalize their course offerings.

Study Abroad: Advocated for study abroad programs. Worked to establish 30K scholarship fund for students. Review and advise faculty and students applying for Fulbright programs.

Enhance International Engagement: Several Egyptian guests have visited my campus, including the Egyptian Consular, Ambassador Abduwaheb. An orientation course of Arab is taught on campus with the hope of a for-credit course in the near future. Encouraged faculty colleagues to engage in international exchanges, including Fulbright.  

Spokesperson for International Dialogue: Raised awareness about the issues between the U.S. and the Middle East through various lectures and events.


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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

U.S. SCHOLAR Programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars

Traditional • Specialists • New Century • Chairs • IEA Seminars • German Studies

NON-U.S. SCHOLAR Programs support the research and teaching of scholars visiting colleges and universities in the United States. These programs offer joint collaborative opportunities with U.S. Scholars. Traditional • Visiting Specialists • New Century • Scholar-in-Residence • Occasional Lecturer • European Scholar-in-Residence • AHEC

Opportunities for U.S. Institutions allow campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities.

Scholar-in-Residence • Visiting Specialists • Occasional Lecturer • European Scholar-in-Residence

www.cies.org


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Other Fulbright Programs

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • For recent graduates, postgraduate candidates up through dissertation level and developing professionals and artists to study and research abroad

  • Administered by Institute of International Education, IIE

    www.fulbrightonline.org/us

    Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange

  • Principally for primary- and secondary- level educators

    www.fulbrightexchanges.org

    Fulbright-Hays Awards

  • For faculty research, group projects and seminars abroad in certain social sciences and humanities fields

  • Administered by the International Education and Graduate Programs Service of the U.S. Department of Education

    www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps