Bryan Hall named to Fulbright Specialist program

Bryan Hall, Ph.D., a professor and dean of the School for Professional Advancement, has been named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in the area of Higher Education Administration, joining an international program that matches faculty experts in different disciplines with host institutions worldwide. At least 150 institutions are working with Fulbright Specialists.

Hall, a philosophy professor who combined his interest in ethics and horror in his 2020 book, An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain without Losing Your Heart,will be eligible to participate in up to two short-term projects during the four-year program that began this month. When he receives his assignments, Hall’s travel and work expenses will be covered by the program. 

“I may propose a project with the American University of Beirut, where I already have some professional relationships,” Hall said. “Institutions abroad also post projects to the Fulbright website for which specialists may apply, so I’ll be looking at some of those.”

COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place on a country-by-country basis, so Hall may have to wait until he learns of his first project or is able to travel to it.

“Typically, this program lasts for three years, but because of the travel and other obstacles caused by the pandemic, the Fulbright Commission extended it to four years,” Hall said. “I should have plenty of time to select and pursue my projects.”

The Fulbright Specialist Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. It’s administered by World Learning, which provides global education, development and exchange programs