National University

Faculty Member receives third Fulbright Scholarship

Paul Majkut, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Letters and Sciences’ department of arts and humanities, has been selected for his third Fulbright Scholarship award.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright program provides funds for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools abroad. It is sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Recipients are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential and are funded to study, conduct research, teach and exchange ideas overseas.

Professor Majkut previously taught graduate courses and conducted research at Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a Fulbright Scholar in 2003.

He also served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist and Visiting Professor of American culture, film, and literature at the University of Jyväskylä in Jyväskylä, Finland in 2007. His current Fulbright Scholarship will take him to Germany.

Over Fulbright Scholarship's 65 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are the late Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove; and Craig Barrett, former Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation.

In addition to Professor Majkut, Fulbright Scholars among National University faculty include Gwendolyn Stowers, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Education’s department of teacher education; and Luis Acebal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Letters and Sciences’ department of arts and humanities.

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