April 8, 2024

NDSU professor receives Fulbright Specialist award

John K. Cox

John K. Cox

John K. Cox, NDSU professor of East European history, has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award, which he will use to assist the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia, by advising them on Balkan programming in the humanities and social sciences.

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at academic institutions abroad. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

"I am thrilled to have been awarded another Fulbright opportunity,” Cox said. “This time I'll be working in the middle of educational cooperation between Croatia and its Southeast European neighbors. Spending May in Dubrovnik will give me a chance to use my expertise, and my contacts in Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova and other Balkan countries, in new ways. My task is to cooperate with IUC staff to plan ways to increase the participation of faculty and graduate students from the region in the institute's highly regarded seminars and studies." 

Last year Cox was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research in Serbia. 

Cox earned his bachelor’s degree at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Indiana University.

The Fulbright program is overseen by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the program.

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