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College of Education's Stewart named to Fulbright Specialist Program

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
March 3, 2015

Trae Steward
Trae Stewart

Trae Stewart, an associate professor in the College of Education at Texas State University, has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program roster.

The program, coordinated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), hosts opportunities for international collaboration to further the development of curriculum and faculty, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

"To be selected for the roster of specialists is quite humbling and a much appreciated recognition of my work by respected peers," Stewart said. "I look forward to exceeding CIES’ expectations as I represent Texas State University and the United States in collaborative projects on education and community development."

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in more than 140 countries worldwide.

"Dr. Stewart’s recognition brings great credit to the College of Education and the university, but more importantly indicates our engagement with the international community," said Stan Carpenter, dean of the College of Education. "When we give more, we learn more and that helps our students and our state."

Stewart specializes in service-learning and community engagement, international education, teacher education, instructional and civic leadership, and youth psychosocial development. He has consulted all over the world on these topics, including New Zealand, Afghanistan, Palestine, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland.

For more information regarding the Fulbright Specialist program, visit www.cies.org/programs.

For more information regarding Stewart’s work, visit www.traestewart.com.