Charles Bazerman of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Brno, Czech Republic at Masaryk University during May, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Bazerman will give lectures and seminars on the teaching of specialized writing and will consult on the development of advanced scientific and professional writing programs.
Bazerman is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialists Program. The Fulbright Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 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. Over 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business, journalism, the arts and other fields.
Bazerman, a Professor in the Department of Education, is one of the world’s leading scholars on writing-across-the-curriculum, writing in the academic community, and genre theory. He is widely regarded as the leading American authority on writing research methodology and the history of research on writing, and is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text (Erlbaum, 2008) among numerous other works.
[Charles Bazerman is available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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