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UIS faculty member receives Fulbright Senior Specialist grant

March 10, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - Nancy Scannell, associate professor of business administration at the University of Illinois at Springfield, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant in Economics at the Ukrainian Academy of Banking.

The Senior Specialists Program offers two- to six-week grants to leading U.S. academics and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world.

Scannell previously received a traditional Fulbright award to teach finance to MBA students at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1999. An “inveterate traveler,” she spent the summer of 1998 lecturing on economics at Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China, as part of UIS’ faculty exchange program and in 1993 taught economics in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Scannell earned the Ph.D. in economics and public policy from the U of I at Chicago and the B.A. in economics from Michigan State University.

Created to complement the traditional Fulbright awards that range from two months to an academic year, the Senior Specialists Program aims at increasing the number of faculty and professionals who have the opportunity to go abroad under the Fulbright program. Senior Specialist grantees undertake shorter-term activities, ranging from conducting teacher training and developing and assessing curricula or educational materials to leading seminars or workshops or conducting needs assessments.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is managed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  For further information on the program, visit the CIES website at www.cies.org.
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