Two Faculty Named Fulbright Scholars
For the first time in Viterbo’s history, two faculty members were awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to teach abroad during the spring semester.
Lyon Evans (right), a Viterbo professor of English, is lecturing on American literature at Silesian University in Sosnowiec, Poland, from February to July. Larry Harwood (left), an associate professor of philosophy, is lecturing on “The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Literature” at the University of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal, from February to May.
“It is quite an honor, not only for the two faculty involved, but also for the university in general,” said Viterbo University interim academic vice president Wayne Wojciechowski. “They are outstanding faculty members, and Viterbo is proud of them and supportive of their efforts to strengthen the global reach of the Viterbo community.”
Viterbo’s most recent Fulbright Scholarship recipient was Rev. Thomas O’Neill, vice president for mission and ministry, who traveled to Australia in 2005 to learn about the past and present of the country and to study the utilitarian influence of Jeremy Bentham.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholarships are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
The Fulbright program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is designed to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and other nations.