It will be a year of firsts for Amanda Richey, assistant professor of TESOL, when she accepts a 10-month faculty position at the University of Jordan in Amman for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Richey is the first member of the Department of Inclusive Education in the Bagwell College to receive a Fulbright Scholar award.
“This means a lot to me, personally and professionally,” Richey said. “I’m interested in that region because I think it is a misunderstood part of the world.”
Richey’s Fulbright grant is a teaching-centered award focused on culturally relevant pedagogy in the field of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at the postsecondary level. At the University of Jordan, she will teach and develop curriculum.