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CEIS Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Japan

Dr. Nancy Sanders

The College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS) is proud to announce that Dr. Nancy Sanders, a faculty member within the Education Leadership Doctoral Program in CEIS, has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research on educational equity in Japan for five months.

The annual Fulbright Scholarship, sponsored by the United States Department of State, is awarded on the basis of academic achievement or demonstrated leadership in a selected field. The recipient receives a scholarship to teach or conduct research abroad.

“I am extremely excited about this honor,” said Dr. Sanders. “This is something that I have looked forward to for a long time. One of the reasons why American test scores are lower in comparison to developing countries is because these countries provide more opportunities to learn. The goal of this project is to seek innovative ways to advance educational equity in America.”  

Dr. Sanders has been with CEIS since 2012. She has taught a variety of courses in the doctoral program on educational leadership.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Sanders on receiving this prestigious award,” said CEIS Interim Dean Nancy Hurlbut. “I applaud her contributions toward enhancing international relations and improving educational opportunities. Further, I commend Cal Poly Pomona for supporting her research efforts.”

Dr. Sanders will be teaching from Chuo University in Japan. Largely, her research will focus on identifying historical, political and cultural conflicts that have influenced educational equity.

“Being able to conduct international research will contribute to my teaching and scholarly work when I return,” she concluded.

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