HCC professor named Fulbright Scholar
Highline faculty member awarded Fulbright grant
Highline Community College faculty member Dr. Emmanuel Chiabi has been awarded a Fulbright grant to lecture and perform research in Cameroon, Africa for the 2013-2014 academic year. He will be teaching a hybrid course of American history and government, and cultural anthropology at the Catholic University of Cameroon while continuing his research on the history of Cameroon.
“In the higher education community, it’s a significant honor to be selected for a Fulbright. Beyond the prestige of Dr. Chiabi’s award, the project itself is important,” said Jeff Wagnitz, Highline’s vice president for academic affairs. “His work in Cameroon builds on his prior academic work and will enrich Highline Community College’s efforts in internationalizing curriculum.”
This is Dr. Chiabi’s second time receiving a Fulbright award. In 1993 he was given a Fulbright research grant to the University of Florida, Gainesville, as well as other additional exchange grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Dr. Chiabi joined the Highline faculty in 1997.
“Although I will be a passionate teacher, I will also be an avid learner, using every occasion to interact with the students, faculty and community members to collect and bring back data and expertise from Cameroon to share with my colleagues,” said Dr. Chiabi.
Dr. Chiabi is one of approximately 1,100 American scholars the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends each year to nearly 125 countries to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946, was created to build relationships and knowledge between the U.S. and other nations.