SUNY Oneonta News

January 27, 2010



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Dr. William Ashbaugh, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the SUNY College at Oneonta, has been awarded an international Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Kyoto, Japan.

As part of his assignment, Ashbaugh will teach courses on U.S. Foreign Relations and the Cold War through Film to graduate students in the new Global Studies program at Doshisha University in Kyoto.

Dr. Ashbaugh is the author of the extensive section on East Asia in the three-volume "Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global and Medieval Life and Culture," which was published in 2009.

A recipient of the 2008 SUNY Chancellorís Award for Excellence in Teaching, William Ashbaugh joined the SUNY Oneonta faculty in 2001. He holds a doctorate in history from Temple University and a masterís in Asian history from San Diego State University. He taught previously at San Diego State, California State at San Marcos, Drexel, and Penn State. At SUNY Oneonta, Dr. Ashbaugh has developed and taught history courses on Japan, China, India, and American foreign policy, and he teaches courses on World War II and the Cold War.

The flagship international educational program sponsored by the United States government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of more than 150 other participating countries. Since it was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has had over 300,000 participants. Chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, Fulbright Scholars have the opportunity to study and teach in each otherís countries, exchange ideas, and develop joint solutions to address shared concerns.



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