The College of Charleston has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among master’s-level colleges and universities in the United States. Two faculty members from the College of Charleston were awarded Fulbright fellowships for 2021-2022

“Being named a top producer of Fulbright scholars is a great honor and speaks to the high quality and caliber of our faculty,” says Suzanne Austin, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the College of Charleston. “I am proud of these dedicated educators, who will gain from and be inspired by these teaching and research assignments abroad.”

The College of Charleston Fulbright Scholars are Richard Bodek and K. Adem Ali.

Bodek, a professor in the Department of History, is currently in London at the University of Roehampton, where he is teaching historical methods, historical problems and war and memory in the 20th century.

Ali, an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, is conducting research and teaching in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Limpopo. Ali’s studies use current technology, including high-resolution satellites and drones, to assess water supplies from a resource and quality aspect, which can help further climate and environmental research.

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The Fulbright Program was established over 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Since its inception in 1946, over 400,000 people from all backgrounds – recent university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists and more – have participated in the Fulbright Program and returned to their home countries with an expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people and a new network of colleagues and friends.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is supported at the College of Charleston through the Office of Research and Grants Administration.