ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Dr.
Ashbaugh, Associate Professor and Chair of the
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.