The University of New Mexico is listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of a small group of research universities who produced the most Fulbright Scholars during the 2015-16 term. The Fulbright Program is considered the U.S. flagship international educational exchange program.
Other universities in the group include Arizona State University at Tempe, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cornell, Florida State, Ohio State, Colorado State, University of Arizona, Florida International, University of South Florida, University of Kansas, George Washington University, Michigan State, University of Wisconsin at Madison, North Carolina State and University of California at Los Angeles.
UNM faculty members who has Fulbright Scholarships for 2015-16 include:
Reed Benson – UNM School of Law
Reed Benson is the Keleher & McLeod Professor at the UNM School of Law. He specializes in environmental law at UNM and writes about water law and environmental issues facing the West. Benson’s Fulbright Scholarship as a visiting profess in Water and the Environment at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada will allow him to teach and conduct research on dam and reservoir operations and whether they may be revised to address changing needs and values and mitigate impacts of climate change.
Katherine Crawford-Garrett – UNM College of Education
Katherine Crawford-Garrett is an assistant professor of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy in the UNM College of education. She is working in New Zealand. Her research explores neoliberal contexts of schooling, teacher activism, critical literacy and arts integration. In New Zealand Crawford-Garrett will explore how participants in a teaching program work with marginalized youth in urban and indigenous communities.
Dr. Stuart Winter – Health Sciences Center
Dr. Stuart Winter is the vice chair of research and professor of pediatrics in the hematology/oncology section at the UNM Health Sciences Center, where he performs translational research in the pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemias.
In addition to providing direct clinical care to UNM children, adolescents and young adults since 1995, he participated in teaching, cultural exchange in cancer clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research at the Robert Debré and Saint-Louis hospitals, L’Institut Universitaire D’Hématologie, in Paris, France.
Ron Lumia – School of Engineering
Ron Lumia is a professor in the Department of Mechanical engineering. He is researching and teaching in Thailand. He will teach “Design for Manufacturing” a course that optimizes mechanical designs to minimize assembly time. His research involves exploration into “Delta” robots, small robots that have motorized rack and pinion arts that perform much like marionettes and are used for pick-and-place manufacturing.
Sally Seidel – College of Arts and Sciences
Sally Seidel is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She is in residence at the University of Columbo in Sri Lanka. She is teaching graduate and undergraduate physics, consulting on curriculum and contemporary teaching techniques and will development a book on related topics.
At UNM Seidel conducts research on heavy quarks as a probe for new physics, QCD and semiconductor tracking detectors.
Ruth Trinidad-Galván – College of Education
Ruth Trinidad-Galván is an associate professor in the Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies Department at the College of Education where she conducts research on immigrants returning or being forced to return to their communities. Trinidad-Galvan is also an adjunct faculty member in Women's Studies and the Chicana & Chicano Studies Program.
She is currently teaching and conducting research in Zacatecas, Mexico, which she says is one of the few states in Mexico that has maintained a history of migration since the early 20th century. She is also teaching two courses at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas.