Professor Participates In New Fulbright Program
Already a recognized state leader in the number of prestigious Fulbright Awards earned by its faculty members, Wittenberg will also now be represented in a pioneering new program sponsored by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education and the collaborating agency of the U.S. Department of State to administer the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Cynthia Richards, professor of English, has been nominated to serve as part of the inaugural class of Fulbright Ambassadors in the CIES’ new Fulbright Ambassador Program. The new outreach effort aims to identify, train and engage a select group of Fulbright scholar alumni to serve as representatives for the Fulbright program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States.
In 2004, Richards received a Fulbright Award to teach at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, as part of a project titled “American Literature in Relief: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.”