The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced Suzanne Frasier, Associate Professor at the Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning, as the university’s latest Fulbright Scholar grant recipient. Frasier will teach and do research at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Frasier’s Fulbright course focuses on the impact of the American construction industry’s technological innovations on the nation’s built urban form. In combination with her teaching award, Frasier’s Fulbright-Nehru research project focuses on contemporary urban development in New Delhi.
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Morgan is a national leader in the production of Fulbright scholars, and is number one among historically black colleges and universities.