Apr 9, 2013

Education professor receives Fulbright award to teach in Botswana

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., associate professor of education at the University of South Dakota, is the recipient of Fulbright award to conduct research and lecture in Botswana.

The award from the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board provides Avoseh with an opportunity to expand the Fulbright Program in Botswana, which is located in southern Africa between Namibia and Zimbabwe. Avoseh is one of nearly 1,100 faculty and professionals from the United States who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

A member of the USD faculty since 2004, Avoseh has taught at different levels of education in Nigeria, Namibia and the United States. He has presented and published widely in different areas of adult and higher education. His teaching interests include adult education, multicultural education and indigenous pedagogy while his research interests focus on adult education, diversity issues, multicultural education and international education. Avoseh earned a Ph.D. in adult education, and both a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Ibadan. A photo of Avoseh is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Mejai_Avoseh.jpg.

The Fulbright Program is America’s flagship international educational exchange activity. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement. The Fulbright Program provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions around the world.

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