Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Steven Konkel Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Steven Konkel Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

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Steven Konkel, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award. Dr. Konkel will travel in August to Dublin, Ireland, where he will teach and research at the Dublin Institute of Technology for nine months. He will be teaching Environmental Policy Risk and Environmental Decision Making.

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Recipients of the Fulbright award are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and leadership potential in their respective fields. Dr. Konkel is one of approximately 750 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to more than 150 countries in 2007-2008 as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.

"This experience will allow me to become more culturally competent and a better scholar and teacher," Dr. Konkel said. "It will allow me to improve the outcome of my teaching and could provide the basis for a collaboration between EKU and international institutions. Both EKU students and students abroad should benefit. …

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