Millikin University is pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Magagna, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a prestigious Junior Fulbright Lectureship in American Studies. Magagna will be a lecturer within the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, offering opportunities for American faculty members and professors to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad. Approximately 310,000 people worldwide have participated in the program since its inception over sixty years ago.
“This is a very exciting moment and I’m looking forward to the opportunity and the experience,” remarked Magagna. “To have the opportunity to be a spokesperson of American Studies for another culture will be a wonderful experience.”
Magagna becomes the second Millikin University Faculty member in two years to be honored with a Fulbright position. Dr. David Jervis, associate professor of political science, was awarded the Fulbright Scholar of International Politics at Marie Curie Skladowska University in Lublin, Poland last year.
“This is an opportunity that I have always been interested in because of the intriguing aspect of how other people think of American Literature,” remarked Magagna. “To have two Fulbrighters in two years is a great accomplishment for Millikin University. Millikin Faculty members are focused on teaching and innovation, and the culture of Millikin University makes Faculty members strong candidates for the Fulbright Program.”
For more information on the Fulbright Scholar Program, visit http://fulbright.state.gov.