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Creighton Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

Creighton Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

Jeffrey P. Hause, Ph. D., associate professor of Classical and Near Eastern Students and Philosophy and Jennifer K. Ladino, Ph. D., assistant professor, Department of English, have been named Fulbright Scholar grantees for 2009-2010. Hause is doing research on Thomas Aquinas at the University of Nantes, Nantes, France from January, 2010 to April, 2010. Ladino is teaching courses in American literature and culture at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway and will be there until June, 2010.

Hause, a Creighton faculty member since 2002, teaches ethics and moral psychology and has written numerous articles on Thomas Aquinas, philosophy and religion. He is co-editor of the Hackett Aquinas Project, a series of translations and commentaries of Aquinasís works published by Hackett Publishing Company. He also received Creighton Universityís Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching achievement in 2006 and held a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Cornell University. He was an associate professor at St. Johnís Seminary College from 1995-2000 and served as an instructor or visiting instructor at Cornell University, the University of Virginia and University of Massachusetts as well as Bentley College and Merrimack College. He holds a bachelorís degree in English and in Classics and Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Irvine, respectively, and masterís and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Cornell University.

Ladino, a faculty member since 2006, has areas of interest that include twentieth-century American literature and culture as well as environmental history, American Indian studies and world literature. She has received numerous fellowships and research awards, including the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Research Award, and the Society of Scholars Research Fellowship from the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for Humanities. Her current teaching and research focuses on representations of nature as depicted by landscape, symbol, everyday environment and space. She has published numerous articles on this subject and has spent the last 13 years working as a park ranger in the Grand Teton National Park. She also was an instructor at the University of Washington from 2000-2006 and received her doctorate from that university in 2006 and her masterís in English in 2001.

The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.

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