Three NC State faculty members will teach and study abroad as Fulbright scholars during the 2009-10 academic year.
Dr. Bronson Bullock, associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, will perform research and lecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. He will collaborate on forest biometrics research and work on refining current forest growth models used to estimate growth in Swedish forests and make natural resource management decisions. Bullock will also co-teach two graduate level courses and one undergraduate course.
Dr. Nora Haenn, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will research the effects of international migration alongside Mexican colleagues at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. She will study how women in rural, tropical southern communities take on full household responsibility once their husbands migrate. Haenn will document farm families’ spending to determine whether it becomes an investment in new kinds of land use that change tropical ecologies. She will also examine how local governments plan for social and economic changes associated with migration.
Dr. William J. Kinsella, associate professor in the Department of Communication, will study in Germany at the University of Stuttgart from March to June of 2010. His research project is titled “Nuclear Energy in Germany: Institutional, Political, and Public Communication in a Changing Social Context.” He will also lecture on communication perspectives on energy and environmental issues.