Megan Myers, associate professor of Spanish, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for Research and Teaching. Myers will teach at the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago, in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
She will also work with the Mariposa Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Cabarete.
Myers’ research projects merge interests in both the literature of Hispaniola and community engagement. Her research addresses the impact of community-based learning courses for local university students in the Dominican Republic. In addition, a secondary research focus involves an analysis of how high school students gain new perspectives on Dominican-Haitian relations through literature.
The Fulbright Program is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world, supported for more than half a century by the American people through an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress and by the people of partner nations.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.