2022-23 American Scholar Award grantees

Lindsey Albertson

Lindsey Albertson

Loughborough University Scholar Award- Ecology

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Lindsey Albertson

Lindsey Albertson

Loughborough University Scholar Award- Ecology

Lindsey is a Professor at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana, where she has a research lab that studies interactions and feedbacks between geomorphology, hydrology, and freshwater organisms, with a focus on invertebrates. She studies a variety of freshwater ecosystems in the Rocky Mountain West, including Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, the Madison River, which supports an iconic blue-ribbon trout fishery, and headwater streams at 10,000 feet elevation in Colorado. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geology-Biology from Brown University in Rhode Island. She attended graduate school at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Department. After receiving her Ph.D. from UCSB in 2013, she held a Post-Doctoral position at the Stroud Water Research Center, a non-profit research and educational institute in Pennsylvania

Lindsey Appell

Lindsey Appell

Queen’s University Belfast (Creative Writing) Award, Queen’s University Belfast- Creative Writing

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Lindsey Appell

Lindsey Appell

Queen’s University Belfast (Creative Writing) Award, Queen’s University Belfast- Creative Writing

Lindsey Appell is a writer and writing instructor originally from rural Montana. She holds a Master of Arts in English (British and American Literature) from the University of Utah and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Boise State University. Her poetry blends confessional, documentary, and experimental translation as lenses through which to examine the self and subjectivity at different ages and stages of development: how those selves navigate, war against, and at times fall to the long legacy of patriarchal expectations and power structures. Her scholarly interests are broad and include postcolonial theory, Old English poetry, medieval romance, James Joyce, and Jane Austen.

Gregory Daddis

Gregory Daddis

Oxford-Pembroke College Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Oxford- Military History

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Gregory Daddis

Gregory Daddis

Oxford-Pembroke College Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Oxford- Military History

Gregory A. Daddis is a professor of history at San Diego State University and holds the USS Midway Chair in Modern US Military History. Daddis joined SDSU after directing the MA Program in War and Society Studies at Chapman University. Prior, he served as the Chief of the American History Division in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. A retired US Army colonel, he deployed to both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Daddis specializes in the history of the Vietnam Wars and the Cold War era and has authored five books, including Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men's Adventure Magazines (2020) and Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam (2017). He has also published numerous journal articles and several op-ed pieces commenting on current military affairs, to include writings in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Interest magazine.

Andrea Frederick

Andrea Frederick

Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award, Edinburgh Napier University- Nursing

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Andrea Frederick

Andrea Frederick

Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award, Edinburgh Napier University- Nursing

Andrea Frederick, DHA, MSN, CHSE, RN, is Professor of Nursing, Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan. Previously, she was a director of nursing at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan. Her career in nursing, nursing management and health care administration spanned over thirty years. Her academic interests include critical care nursing, simulation education, health care finance, and interprofessional development. Dr. Frederick emphasizes the value of diversity in thought and experience that individuals of differing backgrounds bring to solving complex health care problems.

Jason Garvey

Jason Garvey

Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award- Education

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Jason Garvey

Jason Garvey

Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award- Education

Queer narratives have an important and meaningful place in society, and Garvey aims to uplift these stories in his Fulbright project entitled ‘College Fag: The Autobiography of a Queer Educator.’ As a Fulbright Scholar with the British Library’s Eccles Centre, he will conduct research concerning queer people in education and society broadly combined with his own journey as a queer student and educator. Back home, Garvey is the Friedman-Hipps Green and Gold Professor of Education at the University of Vermont and studies the experiences of queer and trans people in education. He lives in a beautiful and forested area of New England with his partner Dan and their pup Benji.

Garvey will be in London from January-June 2023 and is excited to experience city living. While abroad, he looks forward to joining a rowing club, attending live theatre performances, visiting universities across the UK, and fostering new friendships with queer folks!

Carrie Hall

Carrie Hall

Fulbright-Lancaster University Scholar Award- Engineering

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Carrie Hall

Carrie Hall

Fulbright-Lancaster University Scholar Award- Engineering

Dr. Carrie Hall is an associate professor in the Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). She earned her PhD from Purdue in 2012 and has been at IIT since 2013. Her areas of interest include the control of engines that leverage advanced combustion modes and alternative liquid and gaseous fuels, control of hydrogen fuel cell systems, and the analysis and improvement of energy efficiency in transportation. Dr. Hall is an associate editor for Control Engineering Practice and the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

Chansheng He

Chansheng He

Fulbright-University of Leeds Distinguished Scholar Award- Geography

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Chansheng He

Chansheng He

Fulbright-University of Leeds Distinguished Scholar Award- Geography

Dr. Chansheng He, professor of geography, is a Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Western Michigan University. He is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), fellow of American Association of Geographers (AAG), and has received Distinguished Career Award in Water Resources from AAG Water Resources Specialty Group, and Fulbright Senior Specialist Awards.

He serves on the editorial boards of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, Science China Earth Sciences, and Geography and Sustainability. His research focuses on integration of in situ observations, remote sensing, GIS, and simulation models to better observe, understand, and analyze how land use/cover change resulting from human- environmental interactions affects the watershed hydrological processes and distribution of water resources over space and time. He has published nearly 120 journal articles and authored/co-authored 10 books. He holds adjunct appointments in a number of international institutions.

Rebecca Jablonski

Rebecca Jablonski

Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholar Award- Economics

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Rebecca Jablonski

Rebecca Jablonski

Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholar Award- Economics

Cities across the UK, EU, and US are increasingly adopting food policies to achieve sustainability goals. These policies often neglect regional voices despite the significant regional effects of these policies. With this Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholar Award Rebecca will join the FOODTRAILS project, and explore how urban food policies contribute to sustainable regional development. She will also have the opportunity to conduct a comparative analysis with the US, leveraging a new project funded by the US Department of Agriculture and including partners from Johns Hopkins and Ohio State Universities.

In Colorado, Rebecca is co-Director of Colorado State University's Food Systems Institute, she co-leads the Food Systems Extension team, and serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She lives in the foothills of Bellvue, Colorado with her husband (rangeland ecologist) and two daughters (10 and 2) who will be joining her in Wales.

Daniel Larlham

Daniel Larlham

Fulbright-University of Roehampton Scholar Award- Drama

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Daniel Larlham

Daniel Larlham

Fulbright-University of Roehampton Scholar Award- Drama

Daniel Larlham is a performance researcher and theatre maker with a PhD in theatre from Columbia University and an MFA in acting from New York University. He has held academic appointments at Yale University’s Theater Studies Program, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Saint Mary's College of California. His articles have appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Theatre Journal, Theater (Yale), Modern Drama, and Theatre Survey. His current research interests include drama and psychology, heroes and the heroic, and performance and ecology.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Daniel will be hosted by the University of Roehampton's School of Arts while pursuing his research project Heroism in the Anthropocene, which examines climate change and environmental activism from a mytho-dramatic perspective. Daniel looks forward to collaborating with faculty affiliated with the Roehampton Climate Network on workshops that combine eco-philosophy, the environmental humanities, and the expressive arts.

Lynn Lukkas

Lynn Lukkas

Fulbright-University of Dundee Scholar Award, University of Dundee- Film Directing

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Lynn Lukkas

Lynn Lukkas

Fulbright-University of Dundee Scholar Award, University of Dundee- Film Directing

Lynn Tjernan Lukkas is a filmmaker, artist, and curator internationally recognized for her films, large-scale media installations, collaborative media performance projects with opera, dance, and theater, and her media-arts curatorial projects. Lukkas’ work addresses some of the most current concerns in contemporary art and life exploring cultural and social power dynamics and their ability to form one’s individual subjectivity and identity. The cinematic scale of her projects and lush visual poetics foreground the complexity of contemporary human experience.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1956, Lukkas received a BFA from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation among others.

Kenneth Macleod

Kenneth Macleod

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Distinguished Scholar Award- Geology

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Kenneth Macleod

Kenneth Macleod

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Distinguished Scholar Award- Geology

During his time at the University of Birmingham, Kenneth will summarize and synthesis data from two decades of study of samples from coastal Tanzania. He is excited to reconnect with many and meet many others in the UK and feels the projects mesh well with his career spanning focus on ancient greenhouse climates.

Beyond this project, Kenneth is excited to live, study, and see more of the UK, having only visited for short trips to London. Having shared pictures with his geology students of classic localities in Scotland, Wales, and England for decades, Kenneth hopes to collaborate with others and take part in Fulbright activities that will give him the chance to visit some of these sites in person.

Maria McGarrity

Maria McGarrity

Fulbright-Queen's University Belfast Scholar Award (Irish Literature)- Modern Literature

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Maria McGarrity

Maria McGarrity

Fulbright-Queen's University Belfast Scholar Award (Irish Literature)- Modern Literature

Maria McGarrity is Professor of English at Long Island University in Brooklyn. She has published two monographs, Washed by the Gulf Stream: the Historic and Geographic Relation of Irish and Caribbean Literature (Delaware, 2008) and Allusions in Omeros (Florida, 2015) as well as two co-edited collections, Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Caribbean Irish Connections (University of the West Indies Press, 2015).  She is currently completing her new book, Modern Irish Literature and the Primitive Sublime  (Routledge).

Ilyse Morganstein Fuerst

Ilyse Morganstein Fuerst

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Scholar Award- Religious Studies

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Ilyse Morganstein Fuerst

Ilyse Morganstein Fuerst

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Scholar Award- Religious Studies

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst is associate professor of religion and associate director Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. Her research centers on Islam and Muslims in South Asia; histories of imperialism; and theories of religion, race, and language. Her first book is titled Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion (2017); she co-edited Words of Experience: Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst (2021). Her next books are about religion, race, and politics: the first, Imperial Pandemics, is about global Islamophobia and antisemitism; the second, Religion Isn’t Done With You, focuses on how religion is a system that shapes our world, regardless of personal faith. She is committed to public scholarship and pedagogy, and has won multiple teaching awards as well as hosts the popular, grant-funded podcast Keeping It 101: a Killjoy's Introduction to Religion.

Adria Navarro

Adria Navarro

Fulbright-University of York Scholar Award- Social Work Practice

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Adria Navarro

Adria Navarro

Fulbright-University of York Scholar Award- Social Work Practice

Adria E. Navarro, PhD, LCSW is an established gerontological social worker who received the US-UK Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and teaching at the University of York. Through policy and competency efforts, she hopes to enhance health professionals’ assessment of decisional capacity through social care on behalf of older persons in California.

Navarro is co-founder and program manager of the USC-VHH Community Resource Center for Aging, situated within an academic health system. She provides consultation to an array of entities, as well as having taught the past decade as Associate Professor, MSW Program, Azusa Pacific University. Social workers are the largest provider of mental health care in the United States. They are employed within many institutions of care and are sanctioned in several states to evaluate capacity for the U.S. legal system. Dr. Navarro's career is dedicated to maintaining older persons’ preferences in support of both their well-being and their safety.

Kathleen Neville Caporaso

Kathleen Neville Caporaso

Fulbright-Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award- Nursing

Kathleen Neville Caporaso of Lebanon, New Jersey, graduated from New York University with a PhD in Theory Development and Research in Nursing, an MA in Nursing Education and a BS in Nursing from Rutgers University. Kathleen has extensive experience in Nursing; in clinical practice, in academia and in research leading scholarly projects with undergraduate and graduate nursing students to advance Nursing knowledge and practice. Her scientific inquiry has addressed challenges in nursing practice such as compassion fatigue, measurement of nurses' perceptions of rounding practices, noise mitigation, night shift fatigue, and nurses’ stigma towards individuals with substance and opioid use disorders. As a Fulbright UK Scholar, Kathleen will conduct a mixed-method investigation exploring nursing students' perceptions of individuals with opioid use disorders at the Edinburgh Napier University School of Health and Social Care in Scotland.

Derron Wallace

Derron Wallace

Fulbright-Durham University Scholar Award- Sociology

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Derron Wallace

Derron Wallace

Fulbright-Durham University Scholar Award- Sociology

Derron is an assistant professor of sociology and education with expertise in race, culture and education. He specializes in cross-national studies of structural and cultural inequalities in urban schools across global cities, focusing specifically on the experiences of Black youth. His current research examines the educational experiences and outcomes of Black youth in London and New York City.

Derron is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Wheaton College (Massachusetts), where he studied sociology and the African diaspora. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall and Gates Cambridge Scholar.

With wide-ranging experiences in educational activism, analysis, policy and research, Derron has worked with nomads in Ethiopia, young people with disabilities in Rwanda, immigrant youth in London, economically disadvantaged rural youth in Jamaica, English language learners in Thailand and gifted students in New York City.

Paul Daniel Marriott

Paul Daniel Marriott

Fulbright-National Library of Scotland Scholar Award- Landscape Architecture

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Paul Daniel Marriott

Paul Daniel Marriott

Fulbright-National Library of Scotland Scholar Award- Landscape Architecture

Dan Marriott is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University and Principal of Paul Daniel Marriott + Associates, a heritage planning consultancy in Washington, DC. He was a Program Director at the US National Trust and has consulted for federal, state, tribal and local governments. He has been a guest lecturer and critic at Columbia, Cornell, Maryland, Oregon, UCLA and Edinburgh Universities, teaches a historic roads course for the National Preservation Institute and was an instructor for the AIA Sustainable Cities Design Academy.  He has been featured in the New York Times and Financial Times and on the WTTW-PBS heritage program, “10 Streets That Changed America.” He served as a World Heritage investigator for historic roads in Mexico, the EU and South America. He is on the Board of Trustees for the National Association for Olmsted Parks. In 2018 his research was featured at the “Repton Revived” exhibit at the Garden Museum in London.