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American Fulbright Grantees

in Hungary

Academic Year 2009/2010

Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange

H-1082 Budapest, Baross u. 62.

Tel: (36-1) 462-8040 Fax: (36-1) 252-0266




I. Lecturers

Dr. Joan M. Borst Social Sciences

Dr. Scott H. Huffmon Political Science

Dr. Richard O. Kellems Agriculture

Dr. Sue G. Lurie Anthropology

Dr. Harry Perlstadt Sociology

Mr. Bruce H. Rogers Creative Writing

Dr. Thaddeus W.Usowicz Business Administration

Dr. Louise O. Vasvari Language and Literature

Dr. Luther Waters, Jr. Agriculture

Dr. Lorene A. Wedeking Public/Global Health

II. Researchers
Dr. Thomas S. Burns History

Dr. Lynn M. Hooker Music

Dr. Janos Szanyi Chemistry

III. Students

Ms. Allison P. Beresford Literature

Ms. Adee Braun Art/Architectural History

Ms. Ameerah N. Chowdhury Mathematics

Ms. Barbara E. Coons Public/Global Health

Mr. Brett S. Frankel Mathematics

Mr. Christopher P. Maroshegyi Economic Development

Ms. Leslie M. Waters Modern History

Teaching Assistants
Mr. Benjamin C. Brooks TEFL

Ms. Kristina E. Poznan TEFL

IV. Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
Mr. John M. Dater English

Mr. Mark F. Deebold English

Ms. Joyce I. Mannel English

I. Lecturers
Fall semester
Dr. Joan M. Borst

Dr. Scott H. Huffmon

Dr. Sue G. Lurie

Dr. Louise O. Vasvari

Dr. Luther Waters, Jr.

Spring semester
Dr. Richard O. Kellems

Dr. Harry Perlstadt

Mr. Bruce H. Rogers

Dr. Thaddeus W. Usowicz

Dr. Lorene A. Wedeking

Dr. Joan M. Borst

Associate Professor

School of Social Work

Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Date of Birth: 11/27/55
Grant Category: Researcher/Lecturer
Discipline: Social Work
Specialization: Chronic Illness; Health Care; Dying and Death; AIDS; Grief and Loss; International Learning
Affiliation in Hungary: University of Pécs

Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pecs

7624 Rokus Street 2, Pecs Hungary
Duration of Stay: September 2009- January 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005

M.S.W., Grand Valley State University, 1990

B.A., Calvin College, 1978
Professional Background: Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University,


Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University,


Selected Publications:

Borst, J. (2010). Social work and health care: Policy, practice, and professionalism. Boston:

Allyn & Bacon.

Borst, J. (2005). Annie. Casebook: Medical Social Work. In J. L. Johnson & G. Grant (Eds.),

Casebook Series, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Borst, J. (2005). Bob and Phil. Casebook: Medical Social Work. In J. L. Johnson & G. Grant

(Eds.), Casebook Series, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Dr. Scott H. Huffmon

Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Social & Behavioral Research Lab

Winthrop University

Dept. of Political Science, Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC 29732 USA

Date of Birth: 05/13/1969
Grant Category: Lecturer

Discipline: Political Science
Specialization: American Public Opinion; American Campaigns and Elections; American Political Parties; Politics of the American South; American State and Local Government
Affiliation in Hungary: University of Debrecen

North American Department,

Institute of English and American Studies;

Department of Political Science,

Institute of Political Science and Sociology
H-4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1. Hungary
Duration of Stay: August 2009- January 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2001

B.S., James Madison University, 1991

Professional Background:

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Winthrop University, 08/2006 - Present

Director, Social & Behavioral Research Laboratory, 2002 – present

Director of the Winthrop/ETV Poll

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Winthrop University, 08/2001 – 08/2006

Selected Publications:

“Community Context, Personal Contact, and Support for an Anti-Gay Rights Referendum.” with Jay Barth and L. Marvin Overby. 2009 Political Research Quarterly vol. 62 no. pp 355-365.

“The Student-Athlete Model and the Socialization of Intercollegiate Athletes.” with Jonathan Marx and Andy Doyle. 2008 Athletic Insight, March Vol. 10 Issue 1.

“A Case Study of Public Attitudes Toward Taxation in Anderson County, South Carolina.” with Adam Smith and Jeremy Winkler 2006. Public Policy & Practice. vol. 5. no. 1.

“Revisiting the Role of Information Format in Candidate Evaluation: An ‘Update’ Model of Evaluation.” 2003. Journal of Political Science. vol. 31. pp 35-69.

“Public Attitudes Toward Planning and Development in Rock Hill.” with B.J. Thomas 2003. Public Policy & Practice. vol. 2 no 4 pp. 23-32.

Dr. Sue Gena Lurie

Assistant Professor

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Public Health

University of North Texas Health Science Center

3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76107 USA

Date of Birth: 10/21/41
Grant Category: Lecturer

Discipline: Anthropology
Specialization: Social and Behavioral Health, Medical Anthropology, Comparative Health Systems, Healthcare Ethics,

Mental Health Policy, Qualitative Research Methods

Affiliation in Hungary: Semmelweis University

Institute of Behavioral Science

H-1089 Buadpest

Nagyvarad ter 4
Duration of Stay: September 2009- January 2010
Academic Background: NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University Program in Ethnography and Public Policy, l984-1985

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1983

M.A., University of North Carolina, 1965

B.A., University of South Carolina, 1963

Professional Background: Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2004-2009

Assistant Professor/Medical Humanities Director,

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1987-2004

Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 1984-1985

Foreign Languages: (Spanish)
Selected Publications: Reinventing Mental Health Care: Public-Private Systems. S. Lurie. In Economics of Health and Wellness: Anthropological Perspectives. Wood, ed. San Diego, Calif.: Elsevier. 2008.

Health-Seeking Behavior in Ethnic Populations. Gibbs,

S. Lurie, eds. Lewiston,N.Y.:Edwin Mellen Press. 2007.

Ethical Choices in Public Health Policy and Practice.

S. Lurie. The Applied Anthropologist 26:1, 37-45. 2006.

Dr. Louise O. Vasvari

Professor Emerita & Adjunct Professor

Comparative Literature & Linguistics

Stony Brook U + New York University

Stony Brook NY + New York City

Date of Birth: 05/13/1943
Grant Category: Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Cultural Studies & American Studies
Specialization: Gender Studies, Language and Gender, Holocaust Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, & Folklore, Romance languages
Affiliation in Hungary: Eötvös Loránd University

H-1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5

University of Szeged

H-6722 Szeged, Egyetem u. 2
Duration of Stay: September 2009- January 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 1969

M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1966

B.A., Montclair State University, 1963
Professional Background: Professor, Stony Brook University, 1984-2005

Adjunct Professor, New York University, 2000-present

Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, 1977-1983

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, 1973-1977

Foreign Languages: Hungarian, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Selected Publications: [selected & since 2004 only]

[with Steven Totosy]. CLCWeb 11 (2009) Thematic Issue: New Work in Holocaust Studies

[with Steven Totosy]. Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies. West Lafayette IND: Purdue UP, 2009.

[with Steven Totosy]. Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature. Books in Comparative Cultural Studies. West Lafayette IND: Purdue UP, 2005 .

[with Louise Haywood]. A Companion to the “Libro de Buen Amor.”London: Tamesis, 2004.
“A töredékes (kulturális) test irása Polcz Alaine Asszony a fronton cimü müveben.” In Erzsébet Barát & Klára Sándor, eds.2009 [in press].

“’A megcsalt férj,’ or Cunningly Lingual Wives in Hungarian Ballad Tradition.” Folklorika


“Lefordított traumák, lefordított életek: holokauszt-túlelö magyar nök az emigrációban.” Mult és Jövö (Budapest), 2009.1.

Dr. Luther Waters, Jr.

Professor and Coordinator of International Education

Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture

Auburn University,101 Funchess Hall

Auburn University, Alabama 36849
Date of Birth: March 29, 1942
Grant Category: Lecturer
Discipline: Horticulture
Specialization: Crop Physiology; seed science; post-harvest technology.
Affiliation in Hungary: Szent Istvan University, Samuel Tessedik College

Faculty of Water and Environmental Management

H-5540 Szarvas, Szabadsag ut 2
Duration of Stay: August 2009-December 2009
Academic Background: Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1979

A. A., Hillsborough Community College, 1974

M. S., Clemson University, 1966

B. S., Clemson University, 1964

Professional Background: Professor, Auburn University, 2001-2009

Dean and Director, Agriculture, Auburn University, 1999-2001

Chair and Professor, The Ohio State University, 1990-1999

Professor, Horticulture, University of Minnesota, 1989-1990

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, 1982-1989

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 1978-1982

Agriculture Research Manager, Del Monte Corp., 1970-1975

Horticulturist, Del Monte Corp., 1968-1970

Active Army Duty, 1966-68

Farmer in South Carolina, 1956-60

Languages: Limited Spanish
Selected Publications:

McElhannon, L. M., L. Waters, Jr., J. R. Kessler, C. Robinson. 2008. Temperature effects of

seed Germination of Lenton Rose (Helleborus orientalis Lam.). International Plant

Propagators Society Vol. 58:25-29.

Baxter, L. and L. Waters, Jr. 1991. Quality changes in asparagus spears stored in a

flow-through CA system or in consumer packages. HortScience 26(4):399-402.

Bennett, M.A. and L. Waters, Jr. 1988. Kernel maturity, seed size, and seed hydration effects

on the seed quality of a sweet corn inbred. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113(3):348-353.

Waters, L.,Jr.,Breen, P.J. Mack, H.J. and P.H.Graham. 1980. Trans­location of 14C

photosynthate, carbohydrate content and nitrogen fixation in Phaseolus vulgaris L. J. Amer.

Soc. Hort. Sci. 105(3):424-427.

Dr. Richard Owen Kellems

Professor, Emeritus

Department Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602

Date of Birth: 01/30/46
Grant Category: Lecturer
Discipline: Animal Science – Animal Nutrition and Management
Specialization: Dairy Feeding and Management, International Animal Production, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, Ruminant Nutrition
Affiliation in Hungary: University of Kaposvar

Animal Science Faculty

Kaposvar, Hungary
Duration of Stay: February 2010 – June 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., Oregon State University, Animal Science

- Ruminant Nutrition, 1976 M.S., Oregon State University, Food Science

– Animal Nutrition, 1975

B.S., Brigham Young Univ., Animal Science

- Dairy Processing, 1969

Professional Background:
1998 – 2009 Professor, Teaching/Research, Plant and Animal Sciences Dept., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.

1986-98 Associate Professor, Teaching/Research, Animal Science Dept., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.

1985-86 Nutritionist, 85% Dairy Nutrition 15% Nutrition of Other Species, MoorMan Mfg. Co., Stockton, CA.

1980-85 Assistant Professor, Teaching/Research, Animal Science Dept., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR

1978-80 Research Associate, Regional Single Cell Protein Research Project Animal Science Dept., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR.

    1. Research Associate, FDA Validation Project, Pathology Dept., Medical School, Univ. of California at Davis, Davis, CA.

1975-77 Postdoctorate Research Associate, Regional Forage Research Project, Animal Science Dept., Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI.
Selected Publications:

Kellems, R.O. and D.C. Church. July 2009 Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 6th Ed. Prentice Hall, Simon & Schuster, New Jersey

Kellems, R.O and D.C. Church, 2006.Livestock Feeds and Feeding –Chinese Translation Published by China Agricultural University Press, Edition 5th

Kellems, R.O., 2008. Overview of Dairying in the World and Factors Influencing Dairy Cattle Feeding, Chinese Journal of Dairy Science, Oct.

S. Gy. Fekete and Richard Kellems. 2007. Interrelationship of feeding with immunity and parasitic infections: A Review. Jounral Veterinarni Medicina, 2007.

Dr. Harry Perlstadt


Department of Sociology

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1111 USA

Date of Birth: 08/23/1942
Grant Category: Visiting Lecturer
Discipline: Medical Sociology/ Public Health
Specialization: Health Care Organization, Delivery, Politics;

Evaluation Research; Applied Sociology.
Affiliation in Hungary: Semmelweis University, College of Health Care

Department of Public Health

H-1088 BUDAPEST, Vas u. 17.
Duration of Stay: February 2010– June 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., (Sociology) University of Chicago, 1973

M.P.H., (Health Planning) University of Michigan, 1979

B.A., (Political Science) University of Michigan, 1963
Professional Background: Asst to Full Professor, Michigan State University, 1968--

Director, Program in Bioethics, Humanities and Society, Michigan State University, 2003-2007.

Interim Exec Dir. Michigan Public Health Institute 1993

Selected Publications:
Comparing Lead Poisoning Risk Assessment Methods: Census Block Group Characteristics vs. ZIP Codes as Predictors with S Kaplowitz and L Post. Public Health Reports forthcoming
A Framework for Decision Making on Funding State Retiree Health Care Benefits Center for State and Local Government Excellence with AM Schneider and RK Kelly, June, 2008.
"The Environment and Health and Process in Europe" with ID. Ivanov, in Health and the Environment in the WHO European Region: Situation and Policy. p 157-176. Copenhagen, DK. WHO Regional Publications, 2005
"An Overview of Citizen Participation in Health Planning: Lessons Learned from the Literature," with C Jackson-Elmoore, PP. Freddolino and C Reed. National Civic Review 1998 87:4 (Winter) 347-367
"The Development of the Hill-Burton Legislation: Interests, Issues and Compromises," Journal of Health & Social Policy, 1995, 6(3): 77-96.
Mr. Bruce Holland Rogers

Permanent Fiction Faculty

Whidbey Writers Workshop

Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

Freeland, Washington, U.S.A.

Date of Birth: 06/11/1958
Grant Category: Lecturer
Discipline: Creative Writing
Specialization: Fiction, Abbreviated Prose Forms
Affiliation in Hungary: Eötvös Loránd University

Department of American Studies

Duration of Stay: January 2010 – June 2010
Academic Background: M.A., University of Colorado, 1987

B.A., Colorado State University, 1982

Professional Background: Freelance Fiction Writer, 1988 - present

Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois, 1992

Instructor, University of Colorado, 1987-1991
Foreign Languages: Spanish
Selected Publications:
The Keyhole Opera: Wheatland Press, 2005

Thirteen Ways to Water: Wheatland Press/Panisphere Books, 2004
Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer: Invisible Cities Press, 2002
Wind Over Heaven: Wildside Press, 2000

Dr. Thaddeus W. Usowicz

Associate Professor

Department of Information System, College of Businesss

San Francisco University

1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

Date of Birth: 10/02/43
Grant Category: Senior Fulbright Lecturership
Discipline: Information Systems and Data Analyses
Specialization: Systems Analysis and Design; Object-Oriented Design; IT Project Management; Medical and Biological Informatics; Management Sciences.
Affiliation in Hungary: Veszprém. University of Pannonia

Department of Management, Faculty of Economics Institute of Political Science and Sociology

H-8200 Veszprém. Egyetem u. 10.
Duration of Stay: January 2010- June 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1991

M.S. Management, Mass. Institute of Technology, 1968

M.S.C.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968

S.B.M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965

Professional Background: Assoc. Professor, San Francisco State University, 1983

Capital Improvements Program Engineer (included internal management consulting, patronage forecasting), Bay Area Rapid Transit District, 1975-1980.

Transportation Syst. Analyst, INTERPLAN Corp., 1973-1974

Member, Economics Dept., General Research Corp., 1971-1972, 1968-69

Captain, U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, 1969-1971.

Foreign Languages: Polish
Selected Publications: “The Challenges and Directions of MIS Curriculum Development in Respect of Transformation of Business Requirements”. (with Wrycza, S., and others). Proceedings of ITiCSE ’99, 4th Annual SIGCSE/SIGCUE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Cracow, Poland, 1999.

"Current Trends in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Methodologies in the U.S." Proceedings of Business Information Systems '97 (BIS'97), Poznan, Poland, 1997.

“Trip Distance and Fare Paying Characteristics of BART Patrons in May 1978”. (with W. Belding). 60th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 1981. Published in the Transportation Research Record Series.

Integration of Transit Systems. Volume 2: Integrated European Transit Systems. (with R. Krzyczkowski, Dr. Vukan R. Vuchic, and others). Report 7123 R, INTERPLAN Corp., Santa Barbara, CA, May 1973.

Dr. Lorene A. Wedeking


Department of Nursing

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Date of Birth: 10/22 /1944
Grant Category: Lecturer
Discipline: Global/Public Health
Specialization: Public Health Nursing, Health Policy, Nursing Informatics
Affiliation in Hungary: University of Pécs

Faculty of Health Sciences

H-7621 Pé.cs

Duration of Stay: February- June, 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., Capella University, 2001

M.S., University of Minnesota, 1972

BSN, University of Iowa, 1970
Professional Background: Professor, Metropolitan State University, 2005

Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University, 2002-2005

Consultant and Director positions, Minnesota Department of Health, 1975-2001

Assistant Professor, Winona State University, 1972-1975

Foreign Languages:
Selected Publications and Presentations:
Josten, L, Wedeking, L, Block, D.E., Savik, K, & Vincent, P. (1997). Linking High-Risk, Low-Income Pregnant Women to Public Health Services. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 3(2), 27-36.
Decker, F A., Vancini, M, Wedeking, L. A. & Stevens, L. (1979). Using Patient Outcomes to Evaluate Community Health Nursing. Nursing Outlook, 27 (April), 278-282.
Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning. Presented at the 2007 Spring Faculty Conference, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN.
The Wheel: A Language for Public Health Nursing Practice Spreading Across the World. Presented at the Hawai’i Department of Health, May 18, 2005; Hilo, Hawaii; sent by videoconference to Kona side of the Big Island and to offices in Maui and Kaui’i.

II. Researchers
Fall semester
Dr. Janos Szanyi
Spring semester
Dr. Thomas S. Burns

Dr. Lynn M. Hooker

Dr. Janos Szanyi

Staff Scientist

Chemical and Materials Sciences Division

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

902 Battelle Blvd., Richland WA 99352

Date of Birth: 01/18/58
Grant Category: Researcher
Discipline: Chemistry
Specialization: Surface Science/Catalysis
Affiliation in Hungary: Chemical Research Center

Institute of Nanotechnology and Catalysis

H-1025 Budapest, Pusztaszeri ut 59-67..
Duration of Stay: August 2009-December 2009
Academic Background: Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1993

Dr. of Univ., University of Szeged, 1996

B.A., University of Szeged, 1982
Professional Background: Staff Scientist, PNNL, 2007

Senior Scientist, PNNL, 2001

Senior Research Scientist, PPG Ind., Pittsburgh, 1996

Research Associate, Los Alamos Nat.Lab., 1993

Foreign Languages: Hungarian
Selected Publications:

“Understanding the nature of surface nitrates in BaO/γ -Al2O3 NOx storage materials: A combined experimental and theoretical study”, Journal of Catalysis, 2009, 261, 17.

“BaO/Al2O3/NiAl(110) Model NOx Storage Materials: The Effect of BaO Film Thickness on

the Amorphous-to-Crystalline Ba(NO3)2 Phase Transition”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 716.

“Reaction of NO2 with a Pure, Thick BaO Film: The Effect of Temperature on the Nature of

NOx Species Formed”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 2134.

“Oxygen Coverage Dependence of NO Oxidation on Pt(111)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 5766.
“Role of Pentacoordinated Al3+ Ions in the High Temperature Phase Transformation of

γ-Al2O3”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 9486.

Dr. Thomas S. Burns

S. C. Dobbs Professor of History

Department of History

Emory University

Date of Birth: 07/ 06/ 45
Grant Category: Researcher
Discipline: History
Specialization: Ancient History and Archaeology
Affiliation in Hungary: University of Pécs

Department of Ancient History and Archeology

H-7624 Pécs

Rókus u. 2.

Duration of Stay: January – June 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1974

M.A., University of Michigan, 1968

B.A., Wabash College, 1967
Professional Background: Professor, Emory University, 1985 -

Assoc. Professor, Emory University, 1980 - 1985 Assist. Professor, Emory University, 1974 - 1980

Foreign Languages: Latin, ancient Greek, French, German, Spanish
Selected Publications:

Die römische Siedlung bei Babarc, Komitat Baranya/Ungarn / The Roman Settlement

near Babarc, Komitat Baranya, Hungary, with Helmut Bender (U. Passau, Germany) and Z. Visy and F. Fazekas (U. Pécs, Hungary), Passauer Universitätsschriften zur Archäologie, Band 12, Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH (Passau, 2007).
Rome and the Barbarians, 100 BC to AD 400 (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University

Press, 2003).

Barbarians within the Gates of Rome: A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, ca.375-425 AD (Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1994).
A History of the Ostrogoths, (Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1984).
The Ostrogoths; Kingship and Society, Historia, Einzelschriften, No. 36, Wiesbaden, 1980.
Dr. Lynn M. Hooker

Assistant Professor of Central Eurasian Studies

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Indiana University

Goodbody Hall 157

1011 East Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Date of Birth: 11/10/1968
Grant Category: Researcher

Discipline: Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Specialization: music and modernism; Béla Bartók and Ferenc (Franz) Liszt; Eastern European minority issues, particularly Roma (Gypsies) and the minorities of Transylvania; gender in music and dance; national, transnational, and global identities, as seen though music
Affiliation in Hungary: Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Ethnology

1014 Budapest, Országház u. 30.
Duration of Stay: January - May 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001

M.A., University of Chicago, 1994

A.B., Duke University, 1990
Professional Background: Assistant Professor, Indiana University, 2003-present

Assistant Professor, University of Richmond, 2001-2003

Foreign Languages: Hungarian, German, French
Selected Publications:

“Festivalization, the Carnivalesque, and the Creation and Maintenance of Community in North American Hungarian Folk Music and Dance Camps,” Hungarian Studies 22, no. 1-2 (2008), 89-101.

“Controlling the Liminal Power of Performance: Hungarian Scholars and Romani Musicians in the Hungarian Folk Revival,” Twentieth-Century Music 3, no. 1 (March 2006), 51-72.

“Modernism on the Periphery: Béla Bartók and the New Hungarian Music Society of 1911-1912,” Musical Quarterly 88, no. 2 (Summer 2005), 274-319.

“Gypsiness and Gender in the Hungarian Folkdance Revival,” Anthropology of East Europe Review 23, no. 2 (Autumn 2005), 52-62.

“Transylvania and the Politics of the Musical Imagination,” European Meetings in Ethnomusicology 9 (2002), 45-76.

“The political and cultural climate of turn-of-the-century Hungary,” The Cambridge Companion to Bartók, ed. Amanda Bayley. Cambridge University Press, 2001, 7-23.

Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók, book manuscript under review.

III. Students

Ms. Allison P. Beresford

Ms. Adee Braun

Ms. Ameerah N. Chowdhury

Ms. Barbara E. Coons

Mr. Brett S. Frankel

Mr. Christopher P. Maroshegyi

Ms. Leslie M. Waters

Teaching Assistants
Mr. Benjamin C. Brooks

Ms. Kristina E. Poznan

Ms. Allison P. Beresford


English and Comparative Literary Studies

Occidental College

1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041

Date of Birth: 12/12/1986
Grant Category: Student Full Grant

Discipline: Language and Literature
Project Title: From Reform to Revolution: Changes in the Hungarian Literary Language
Affiliation in Hungary: ELTE Eötvös József Collegium

H-1118 Budapest

Ménesi Út 11-13

Duration of Stay: September 2009- May 2010
Academic Background: B.A., Occidental College, 5/2009

Professional Background:
6/2007 – 5/2009: Slide Registry Assistant, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

6/2007 – 8/2007: Community Arts Intern, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

9/2005 – 9/2007: Office Assistant, Occidental College Office of Alumni Relations

Foreign Languages: Spanish, Hungarian, Russian

Honors, Publications, Presentations (selection):
Theodore and Ellen Stearns Scholarship, Occidental (2007-2009);

Presenter, paper titled “Voices of Subversion: Hungarian Literature under Communism.” at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (Nov. 2008);

Presenter, paper titled “Dreaming in Hungarian.” at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in La Crosse, WI (2009);

Member of Phi Beta Kappa (2009);

Magna Cum Laude Graduate: Occidental College (May 2009)

Ms. Adee Braun


Columbia University

New York, NY 10027

Date of Birth: July 1, 1982
Grant Category: Student Full Grant

Discipline: Art History
Specialization: National Exhibitions; National Myths, Symbols and Monuments; National Identity and Identity Construction; Nineteenth Century Hungarian Nationalism
Affiliation in Hungary: Academy of Sciences

Research Institute for Art History

H-1014 Budapest, Úri utca 49
Duration of Stay: September 2009- May 2010
Academic Background: M.A., Columbia University, 2009

B.A., State University of New York, Geneseo, 2004

Professional Background: Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Teachers College Press: 2004-2009

Foreign Languages: French, Hebrew (spoken)

Ms. Ameerah N. Chowdhury



University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 92093-0112

Date of Birth: 03/03/82
Grant Category: Student Full Grant
Discipline: Mathematics
Project Title: Intersection Theorems in Vector Spaces
Affiliation in Hungary: Afréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Reáltanoda utca 13-15, H-1053, Budapest, Hungary

Duration of Stay: January 2010 – September 2010
Academic Background: Ph.D., UC San Diego, 2012 (expected)

MMath., University of Waterloo, 2005

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2004
Professional Background: NSF-CESRI Fellow, 5/2008 - 7/2008

Research Assistant, UC San Diego, 2008 - 2009

Course Assistant, UC San Diego, 2006 – 2009

Math Instructor, Upward Bound, 6/2006 - 8/2006

Course Assistant, University of Waterloo, 2004 – 2005

GRE Instructor, Kaplan Inc., 2003 – 2005

Math Tutor, Caltech, 2000 - 2004
Foreign Languages: Spanish, Hungarian
Selected Publications:

A. Chowdhury, C. Godsil, and G. Royle, ``Colouring Lines in Projective Space,"

Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, 113/1, (2006), 39-52.
A. Chowdhury and B. Patkos, “Shadows and Intersections in Vector Spaces,” submitted.

Ms. Barbara E. Coons


Department of Biology; Department of History

University of Pennsylvania

College Hall 208

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Date of Birth: 11/11/86
Grant Category: Student
Discipline: Public Health and Epidemiology
Project Title: “The Implications of Privatization of the Hungarian Medical System on Ethnic Minorities”
Affiliation in Hungary: University of Debrecen

Faculty of Public Health

H4028 Debrecen, Kassai út 26
Duration of Stay: September 2009- May 2010
Academic Background: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2009
Professional Background: English Teacher, Kabay János Általános Iskola, 2004 -


Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Surgical Research, 2007 - 2009
Foreign Languages: Hungarian; French
Selected Honors, Publications, Presentations:

Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Undergraduate Fellow,

Project titled: “The Potential for Violence in 1990s Eastern Europe: Why Did

Transylvania Simmer While Kosovo Boiled?” (2008 – 2009)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine,

University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008

Poster Presentation, “In Utero Delivery Enhances Transduction Efficiency, Distribution and

Muscle Tropism of Systemically Delivered rAAV1, 6, 8, and 9,” American Society of

Gene Therapy Conference (Boston, Massachusetts: May 2008)

University Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (December 2007)

Presentation, “Magyar Hegemony and the Suppression of Romanians in Transylvania,”

Midwest Slavic Conference (Columbus, Ohio: April 2007)

Mr. Brett S. Frankel

The Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD 21218

Date of Birth: 12/15/86
Grant Category: Student Full Grant
Discipline: Mathematics
Specialization: Experiencing Hungarian Mathematics Education From Both Sides of the Classroom
Affiliation in Hungary: Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Mathematics

1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C..

Duration of Stay: August 2009- June 2010
Academic Background: B.A. and M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 5/2009
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, Spring 2008

IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute, Undergraduate

Summer School, Summer 2009
Professional Background: Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University Mathematics:

Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009

NSF-funded research programs:

East Tennessee State University, Summer 2007

Mount Holyoke College, Summer 2008
University of Utah, Summer 2009

Honors, Publications, Presentations (selection):
J. J. Sylvester Award, awarded to up to two graduating Johns Hopkins undergraduates for outstanding acheivement in mathematics.
Richard A. Macksey Award, presented to the graduating senior member of Phi Beta Kappa whose academic career best emulates the wide-ranging intellectual interests of Professor Macksey.

Mr. Christopher P. Maroshegyi


Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Date of Birth: 12/01/87
Grant Category: Researcher

Discipline: Economic Development
Specialization: Economic and Political Development; Foreign Aid; Migration
Affiliation in Hungary: Hajdu Laszlo

Mayor of Budapest, 15th district

Member of Parliament

1153 Budapest XV, Bocskai u 1-3, 1601 pf. 46

Duration of Stay: September 2009- May 2010
Academic Background: B.A., Boston College 2009

Professional Background:

Project Consultant, UNESCO Iraq – 2009 – Present

Founder, Editor-In-Chief of Al-Noor Sept. 2006 – May 2009

Globalization and Development Specialist, Columbia University – Summer 2008

Economic/IT Development Researcher, American University in Cairo – Spring 2009

Congressional Intern – Summer 2007

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Sept. 2006 – May 2007

Foreign Languages: Hungarian, Arabic
Honors, Publications, Activities:

“The Role of International Migrant Remittances in Poverty Reduction,” Elements, Boston College, Forthcoming

Bachelor’s Thesis with Honors, Exporting Citizens: The Power Politics and Economics Behind Emigration Policy in Morocco, 2009.

Advanced Study Grant Recipient for field research in Budapest, Hungary

Boston College Undergraduate Research Fellow

Ms. Leslie M. Waters

PhD Candidate

Department of History

University of California Los Angeles

6265 Bunche Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Date of Birth: 24/12/1981
Grant Category: Student Full Grant
Discipline: History
Specialization: Modern History of East-Central Europe; Nationalism; Right-wing Politics.
Affiliation in Hungary: Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of History

1014 Budapest

Úri u. 53
Duration of Stay: September 2009-June 2010
Academic Background:

M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

B.A., University of San Francisco, 2003
Professional Background:
Teaching Assistant, UCLA, 2007-2009

Research Assistant, J. Paul Getty Research Institute, 2007-2008

Lecturer, J.M. Hurbana Gymnazium, Cadca, Slovakia, 2005
Foreign Languages:


Honors, Publications, Presentations:
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, 2008

Awardee, Summer Institute for Conducting Archival Research, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in conjunction with George Washington University, 2008

Slavic Studies Language Award, UCLA, 2007

History Department Summer Research Grant, UCLA, 2007

David Herlihy Prize for Excellence in History, University of San Francisco, 2003

Finalist, Dean’s Medal and Valedictorian, University of San Francisco, 2003

Mr. Benjamin Chaffin Brooks

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Educational Studies

University of Cincinnati

Date of Birth: 09/10/1979
Grant Category: English Teaching Assistantship

Discipline: Education
Specialization: Social, Cultural, Historical Foundations of Education; Oral History; Philosophy and Policy in Education
Affiliation in Hungary: Eszterhazy Karoly College

Department of American Studies
American Corners-Eger
Duration of Stay: September 2009- May 2010
Academic Background: ABD, University of Cincinnati, 2009

M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, 2005

B.S., James Madison University, 2001
Professional Background:

2009, Graduate Teaching Assistant/Professor, Introduction to Oral History.

2009, Guest Lecturer, Cincinnati State University, Issues in Human Diversity
2008, Instructor, Upward Bound of Mount St. Joseph’s College, English II and Algebra/Geometry.
2007-2009, Graduate Teaching Assistant/Professor, Ed. Studies, Schooling and Teaching in America.
2005-2007, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Ken Howey and Dr. Nancy Zimpher, Leadership and Collaboration in P-16 Partnerships.
2005-2007, Graduate Assistant, President Nancy Zimpher, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Selected Publications: Brooks, B., & Allen-Brown, V. (2008). A brief oral historical account of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.

Ms. Kristina E. Poznan

M.A. Candidate

Lyon G. Tyler Department of History

College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA 23187

Date of Birth: 07/09/86
Grant Category: English Teaching Assistant (ETA)
Disciplines: History; Education
Affiliation in Hungary: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church

Department of English Languages & Cultures

H-1088 BUDAPEST, Reviczky u. 4.
Duration of Stay: September 2009- May 2010
Academic Background:
M.A., College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 2010

Field: American History

B.A., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2008

Major: History; Teaching Certification: Secondary Social Studies

Professional Background:
Editorial Apprentice, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (William & Mary Quarterly), Williamsburg, VA
Head Residential Program Assistant, National Institute of American History & Democracy, Williamsburg, VA
Student Teacher, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY
Research Assistant, Vassar College Department of History, Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project, and Bedford/St. Martin’s Press
Writing Consultant, Vassar College Writing Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Assistant, Lewis & Clark Experience Inc., Fairfield, CT, and Helena, MT
Counselor, Hungarian Reformed Youth Camp/Magyar Református Ifjúsági Tábor, Laurelville, PA

IV. Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
Mr. John M. Dater

Mr. Mark F. Deebold

Ms. Joyce I. Mannel

Mr. John M. Dater

ESOL Teacher

Wheaton High Schoool

12601 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Date of Birth: 05/25/75
Grant Category: Classroom Teacher Exchange
Discipline: English as a Second Language
Specialization: Social Studies
Affiliation in Hungary: Szerb Antal Gimnázium

1164 Bp. Batthyány Ilona u. 12.


Department of English as a Foreign Language

Duration of Stay: August 2009 – June 2010
Academic Background: M.Ed., The George Washington University, 2007

B.A., Vassar College, 1998

Professional Background: Social Studies Teacher, Escuela Internacionale Sampedrana, San Pedro Sula, Honduras 2003-2004

Peace Corps Volunteer, Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Benin, Africa, 2001-2003

Sociology Researcher, Wellesley College, 2000
Foreign Languages: French, Spanish, Bariba

Mr. Mark Francis Deebold

Sheltered Instruction Coach, ESL Instructor

English as a Second Language

Atlantic City High School

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Date of Birth: 01/08/1965
Grant Category: High School Teacher Exchange
Discipline: English as a Second Language
Specialization: Teaching English as a Second Language;
Sheltered Instruction; American Culture; World History;
Educational Administration
Affiliation in Hungary: Radnoti Miklos Economic Secondary School

7633 Pécs, Esztergár Lajos u. 6.

Duration of Stay: September 2009- June 2010
Academic Background: M.A. Educational Administration,

Rowan University, 2008

M.S. Teaching, Rowan University, 1997
B.A. History, Richard Stockton College, 1991
Professional Background: Sheltered Instruction Coach, ACHS, 2007-Present
Owner, On the Job English, 2000-Present
Sheltered World History Teacher, ACHS, 1998-Present
ESL Teacher, ACHS, 1998-2008
Program Coordinator, ACIT, 1997-2002
ESL Teacher, Atlantic Cape Community

College, 1997-1998

Foreign Languages: Chinese
Selected Presentations: Utilizing Student-Produced Films to Facilitate Second Language

Acquisition: National TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA

The Regional Immigrant Newcomer Center at Atlantic City High School: NJ TESOL/NJBE Convention, Somerset, NJ

Improving Communicative Competence Through Courtroom Dramas: PENN TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Techniques for Teachers of ELLs: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Implementing the SIOP Model: Atlantic City School District, Atlantic City, NJ

Ms. Joyce I. Mannel

ESL Teacher & Chair

ESL Department

Port Chester High School

1 Tamarack Rd., Port Chester, NY 10573

Date of Birth: 11/11/63
Grant Category: Teacher Exchange
Discipline: TESOL
Specialization: NYS English Regents Preparation, Literacy & Grammar, Literature, Fundamentals of Expository Writing
Affiliation in Hungary: Zrinyi Ilona High School

4400 Nyiregyhaza

Szechenyi utca 29-37
Duration of Stay: September 2009 - June 2010
Academic Background: M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, 1997

B.A., New York University, 1989

Professional Background: Port Chester - Rye Union Free School District, 2001 - date; Brandeis H.S., 1996 - 2001; G.W. H.S., 1995-1996; Adlai E. Stevenson H.S., 1994-1995
Foreign Languages: some Greek, some Spanish

American Fulbright Grantees in Hungary, Academic Year 2009/2010

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