Lee, an associate professor in the School of Communications, spent
the past year working in South Korea under a Fulbright Scholar grant
for lecture and research. These awards are coordinated through the
United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign
and continued his media research work at Hanguk University of Foreign
Studies in Seoul, South Korea. His primary research topic is "The
Koreans' Adoption of the Internet."
School of Communications
Advisory Board member Mary Beth Marklein, higher-education reporter
for USA Today, was also a Fulbright Scholar over the past year,
teaching journalism to hundreds of students at universities in Romania.
Lee and Marklein
are two of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who
traveled abroad to more than 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic
year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. William J.
Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and the people
of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected
on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because
they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their
of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman,
Nobel Laureate in Economics, and James Watson, co-discoverer of
the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine.