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Two UK Professors Earn
Prestigious Fulbright Appointments

By Selena Stevens

 

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Desmond O. Brown, associate professor of tourism, will teach and conduct research in Ghana, West Africa. Greg Brock, professor of family studies, will do the same in Sri Lanka. In 1997-98, Brock studied in China as a Fulbright professor.

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July 5, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Two faculty members from the University of Kentucky College of Human Environmental Sciences have been awarded prestigious 2002-2003 Fulbright grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Desmond O. Brown, associate professor of tourism, will teach and conduct research in Ghana, West Africa. Greg Brock, professor of family studies, will do the same in Sri Lanka. In 1997-98, Brock studied in China as a Fulbright professor.

Brock has been assigned to the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka where he’ll teach courses in research and research ethics. During the professorship, he will interview research administrators in Europe, Eastern Europe and Australia to learn their institutional policies on research integrity and how they prevent research misconduct. He also plans to research how family systems in Sri Lanka have accommodated extended civil strife in their country.

Brown will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in tourism management and marketing and assist with the development of a new course in festival and event management within the Department of Geography and Tourism at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.

Approximately 2,000 grants were awarded for study abroad in the 2002-2003 academic year.

Established by Congress in 1946, the program seeks to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. Recipients are selected based on academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated unusual leadership potential in their fields.


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