Four WWU faculty head to Hungary, France, Japan and Greece as Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Four WWU faculty members have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards for the 2024-2025 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The WWU faculty members, areas of study and their host countries are listed below:

  • Cynthia Horne, Professor of Political Science, Hungary
  • Robin Kodner, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, France
  • Jason Query, Associate Professor of Economics, Japan
  • Michael Tsikerdekis, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Greece

Earlier this year, Western Washington University was named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with Western sitting atop the national list for Fulbright Scholars – faculty members receiving the prestigious fellowship to study and research abroad – with four fellowships awarded for the previous academic year. 

For more information about Western’s participation in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, visit the WWU Institute for Global Engagement Fulbright page here: https://global.wwu.edu/fulbright.

Fulbright U.S. Scholars are faculty, researchers, administrators, and established professionals teaching or conducting research in affiliation with institutes abroad. Fulbright Scholars engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad.