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Herdlein Receives Fulbright Award

Posted: September 22, 2009
Richard J. Herdlein III, associate professor, Student Personnel Administration, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists Award in France at the Catholic University of Lille during October 2009, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Herdlein will present lectures on American history, society and culture, economics, and international business practices as well as conduct qualitative and quantitative assessments of student needs, satisfaction, and learning outcomes for strategic planning.

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 postsecondary academic institutions around the world. Herdlein is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialists Program.

Herdlein has published and presented in the United States and overseas on aspects of higher education and student personnel administration, including comparative higher education systems, faculty and historical issues, research and student assessment, and student affairs administration curricula. He has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization; the Buffalo State College President’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity; the College Student Personnel Association (CSPA) of New York State Significant Research and Publication Award; the CSPA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession; the Instructor of the Year; and the United Students Government Meritorious Service Award. Herdlein received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Buffalo State faculty in 2001.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s 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, and the arts.
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