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Four faculty members receive support for projects from International Fellowship for Faculty Development

Four Alfred University faculty have been awarded funding through the University’s International Fellowship for Faculty Development program, supported by the Pamela and Gene Bernstein Fund for Faculty and Student Development.

The International Fellowship for Faculty Development Committee, which oversees the program is drawn from across Alfred University. The program supports faculty development through the broadening of international perspectives related to the subjects individual faculty members teach. Nick Schlegel, chairperson of the program and associate professor Communication Studies, noted each of the awardees submitted detailed plans for internationalizing their curricula.

The awardees:

Chase Angier, professor of Dance. Angier’s project will involve walking and site research in Paris. As a site choreographer and walking artist at the Cité Internationale des Arts, she looks forward to conducting embodied research of the unique Parisian urban landscape.

Meredith Field, assistant professor of Sociology. Field’s project will involve travel to Puerto Rico to support an interdisciplinary short-term study-away program for Alfred University students. The course would explore the history, politics, and sociology of Puerto Rico with respect to its colonial relationship with the U.S.

Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao, associate professor of Political Science. Sluyter-Beltrao’s project will involve travel to Turkey to study directly populism and populist leaders.

 Will Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies. Wheeler’s project will involve travel through Japan and exploring Japan’s toy industry and communities, to enhance the Special Topics Course: Playful Objects.