October 31, 2006
Dr. James K. Van Dover Receives Fulbright
UNIVERSITY, PA. - Dr. James K. Van Dover, a professor
of English and American Literature at Lincoln University, has
been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University
of Vienna, Vienna, Austria during the 2006-2007 academic year,
according to the United States Department of State and the
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
The title of Dr. Van Dover’s lecture is “Detective
Fiction and Theory and Development of the Novel.” His
lecture begins in March and ends in July 2007.
Dr. Van Dover is one of the about
800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad
through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established
in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J.
William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose
is to build mutual understanding between the people of the
United States and the rest of the world.
Dr. Van Dover previously served
as a Fulbright professor in Germany and China. He joined
the Lincoln University faculty in 1978 and has been chair
of the English department. A
prolific writer, he is the author of 10 volumes of literary
criticisms and numerous articles.
Fulbright recipients are among over
30,000 individuals participating in the U.S. Department of
State exchange programs each year. For
more than forty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual
understanding and respect between the people of the United
States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright
Scholar Program is administered by the Council of International
Exchange of Scholars.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international
educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since
its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged approximately
273,500 people – 102,900 Americans who have studied,
taught or researched abroad and 170,600 students, scholars
and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar
activities in the United States. The Program operates
in over 150 countries worldwide.
Recipients of Fulbright awards are
selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement
as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln
University is a premier, Historically Black University that
combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based
undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs
to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological
and global society. The university
is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans
with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences. For
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of Admissions at (484) 365-8000 or (800) 790-0191. For
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