N.C. State profs, student named Fulbright Scholars

Posted May 20, 2008 4:00 p.m. EDT

— Three North Carolina State University faculty members and one graduate student have been chosen to participate in the Fulbright Scholar program to study and teach abroad during the 2008-09 school year.

Fulbright grants are awarded each year to leading researchers, teachers and administrators at universities worldwide, allowing them to travel, conduct research and teach abroad at host universities for up to one year.

Tony K. Stewart, professor of south Asian religions and literatures, will spend 2009 in Bangladesh, working on a research project that focuses on the religious traditions of the early modern Bengal region.

Elizabethann O’Sullivan, associate professor of public administration, will go to Malaysia, where her work will focus on international nongovernmental organizations and Malaysian public agencies.

Ronald V. Fodor, professor of geology, will travel to Hungary for the spring semester of 2009 to teach graduate geology courses at Eotvos Lorand Technical University in Budapest.

Yiyi Wong, who will receive her master’s degree in marine science in August, will travel to the Institute for Estuarine and Coastal Studies in Shanghai to continue her research on the global carbon cycle and focus on the interaction between the atmospheric and ocean interfaces.