JSU professor selected for Fulbright Specialist Program peer review committee


Dr. Paul Tchounwou

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University presidential distinguished professor Dr. Paul Tchounwou has been selected by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to serve on the 2012-13 Engineering Education Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program.

CIES pointed out that Tchounwou is “one of the experts whose credentials were successfully vetted by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council or the National Academy of Sciences” to serve in this capacity.

“Dr. Tchounwou is one of the experts in his discipline committee, representing a range of specializations and institutions, who will review applications during this review term,” said Debra Egan, director of the Scholar Program at the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C.

An internationally recognized scholar, Tchounwou is editor-in-chief of two international journals including the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (MPDI, Basel, Switzerland) and Environmental Toxicology (John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA). He is author of 173 peer-reviewed publications, and 429 presentations at national and international conferences.

Tchounwou currently serves as presidential distinguished professor and interim dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He also serves as director of National Institutes of Health-funded RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, and as principal investigator and director of Department of Defense-funded Center of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education at JSU.

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at universities abroad. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative projects at higher education institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. For more information about the FSP, please visit the Institute of International Education – Council for International Exchange of Scholars’ website at www.iie.org/cies

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