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Texas State's Coryell awarded Fulbright Scholar appointment to Italy

Joellen Coryell
Joellen Coryell

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
April 17, 2018

SAN MARCOS – Joellen Coryell, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology at Texas State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar program grant to work with the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA) in Rome, Italy.

Coryell will both teach and conduct research about adult and higher education in Italy. In particular, her research will focus on the needs created by the internationalization of higher education.

“I feel like I have worked my entire adult life to reach this moment,” Coryell said. “It is an incredible honor to represent my discipline, Texas State University and the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar.”

The Fulbright program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Coryell is one of over 1,100 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2018-19 academic year through the program.

While in Rome, Coryell will conduct faculty development seminars on teaching and internationalization, as well as teach an interdisciplinary class to undergraduates and master’s students on international cross-cultural learning, development and engagement. This stay in Italy marks a return for Coryell, who studied there as an undergraduate.

“Not only will I be able to continue my work in this incredible historical and culturally vibrant city, but this award is genuinely exciting for me," Coryell said. "I have wanted to immerse myself again in Italian education, language and life, as I had as a young woman studying in Florence at 21.”

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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