HSU Named Top School for Fulbright Scholars

Humboldt State has been named a top school for Fulbright scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Three HSU faculty members received awards in 2013-14, making Humboldt State a leading producer of Fulbright scholars among U.S. master’s institutions.

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HSU Fulbright faculty scholars from left to right: Tasha Souza (Communication); Eileen Cashman (Environmental Resources Engineering) and Matthew Johnson (Wildlife).

HSU was one of just 9 master’s level universities nationwide to have three participating scholars. Other CSU’s to make the list were Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Los Angeles and CSU Fresno, with two scholars each.

The data was compiled by the Institute of International Education, an international education non-profit, and published in a recent article by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The three HSU faculty members to receive Fulbright awards this year were Tasha Souza (Communication), Eileen Cashman (Environmental Resources Engineering) and Matthew Johnson (Wildlife).

Tasha Souza
Souza, a professor in the Communication Department, will partner with the Instructional Development Unit at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill in Barbados to build faculty development programs, teach workshops and courses for faculty, and lead faculty learning communities to enhance student learning and faculty innovation.

Eileen Cashman
Cashman, a professor in the Environmental Resources Engineering Department, will lecture and research hydroelectricity in Santarem, Brazil from March to July. Cashman will conduct a small hydroelectric feasibility analysis in the Tapajós river watershed and teach and conduct research in aquatic restoration, environmental hydraulics and hydrology.

Matthew Johnson
Johnson, a professor in the Wildlife Department, is teaching and conducting collaborative research on applied wildlife ecology and conservation biology in southern India.

The Fulbright Program provides grants to graduate students, scholars and professionals to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.