Jones earns Fullbright Scholar Award

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Jones earns Fulbright Scholar Award

March 25, 2015

${image-alt} Dr. Sosanya Jones

The College of Education and Human Services is proud to announce Dr. Sosanya Jones as a J. William Foreign Fullbright Scholar in 2015-2016. Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methods & Higher Education within the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education. Dr. Jones was awarded the 2015-2016 Visiting Research Chair in Education at the University of Alberta for her proposed research project, "Inclusionary Internationalization: A Multi-Case Study of Policies and Practices in Alberta’s Institutions of Higher Education." This research project will be an institutional multi-case comparative study that will be beneficial to both Canada and the United States by identifying policies and practices used to promote greater institution inclusion.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Jones will be responsible for conducting her proposed research project over a period of four months from January to April of 2016. She will have the opportunity to engage in workshops and lectures as a guest speaker, as well as learn from her colleagues at the University of Alberta. She plans to disseminate the results of her research in academic journals and conferences.

The opportunity to be a Fulbright Scholar will help her expand the scope of her inquiry beyond the context of United States institutions of higher education. It will offer her a chance to gain new knowledge, experience, and networks that will deepen and expand her equity and diversity research agenda. She anticipates building new life-long professional and social relationships with the academic and administrative community at the University of Alberta, which will be invaluable towards her overall growth and development as a scholar. She believes that this opportunity will complicate and deepen her research and personal reflection about what it means to be inclusive in education, and how we can improve equity, access, and inclusion in higher education.