Ithaca College Continues Faculty Fulbright Success
ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College continues to rank among the top master’s-level colleges and universities in the nation in having faculty awarded Fulbright grants for research or teaching abroad. For 2010–11, three faculty members were given the opportunity to take part in the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
G. Scott Erickson
Professor of Marketing/Law
Erickson served as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Monieson Centre for the Study of Management of Knowledge-Based Enterprises at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
His projects there included examining social media use in the insurance industry and studying how entrepreneurs/small businesses make decisions about bringing on external business partners such as bankers, accountants, lawyers and insurance providers. He also gathered and began analyzing data on knowledge development and protection in industry for a project on which he and a coauthor have landed a book contract with publishers Palgrave Macmillan.
Associate Professor of Art History
Jolly was awarded a Fulbright Garcia-Robles fellowship to carry out sabbatical research in Morelia, Mexico, in affiliation with the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.
Her research focuses on understanding the Mexican Muralist Movement within the context of international politics of the 1930s, the intersections of art and technology, and the regional dissemination of Mexican muralism. Her current project investigates the art — murals, sculptures and their architectural settings — commissioned by Lázaro Cárdenas when he was president as part of a program of economic development and national integration.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Larsen was awarded a Fulbright lecture/research scholarship for a project titled “Carboranes Chemistry in Upper-Level Organometallics Course; Synthesis, Catalysis, and Stabilization of Nitroxyl and Diazene,” which she conducted with colleagues in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Their work focused on finding new, less expensive methods of breaking down precious metals, an important part of many industrial-scaled processes. After a round of rigorous peer reviews, a paper on their research has been accepted for publication by the “Journal of Coordination Chemistry.”
The Fulbright Program was established by the U.S. government at the end of World War II as a way to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. For more information, visit www.cies.org.