Ferris State University professor Daniel Ding has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Debrecen in Hungary during the fall semester.
Ding, a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Languages and Literature department, will teach international technical communication at the University of Debrecen, which recently developed its own technical communication program. He also will conduct research on the topic through interviews and surveys, and said he hopes to learn how common themes manifest in Hungary.
“I believe this is a great opportunity to contribute to Debrecen’s program,” said Ding, who visited Hungary for a seminar in 2006. “Hungarian students have different study habits than American students, so I will have to adapt my teaching style to theirs and also learn Hungarian.”
Ding, who joined Ferris in 1998, teaches technical communication, composition, business communication and advanced scientific writing. In 2008, he taught technical communication at Zhengzhou University in China for a semester while on sabbatical leave.
“I am excited to be awarded with a Fulbright scholarship,” Ding said. “With this opportunity, I will bring my teaching and research experiences to the University of Debrecen, and will also bring back my Fulbright experience to Ferris.”
The Fulbright Program is a prestigious, international academic exchange program sponsored by the United States Government designed to promote mutual understanding and respect between nations.
Ferris has more than 20 Fulbright scholars on its staff. In addition to Ding, College of Business professor Greg Gogolin received a Fulbright award to work in Chile, and graduating senior Danielle Voorhies was selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and will travel to South Korea in July.
For additional information on the Fulbright Program and Fulbright Scholars at Ferris, visit here.