Bradley University Professor Receives Third Fulbright Award

Nancy Sherman

June 10, 2014

Dr. Nancy Sherman, Professor of Education at Bradley University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, Russia during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Dr. Sherman will teach substance abuse and career counseling as well as consult with faculty at the Institute of Socio-Humanitarian Technologies and Communication of IKBFU.

Sherman is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2014-2015. The program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

This is the third Fulbright Lecturing/Research Award granted to Dr. Sherman. In her previous Fulbright assignments, she taught career counseling at the University of Oradea in Oradea, Romania, and conducted research on the vocational identity of Romanian University students, and taught at the Higher School of Social Work and Social Pedagogy “Attistiba” in Riga, Latvia. She is a professor in the Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services and Counseling and served six years as director of the Counseling Research and Training Clinic. Currently, she is the clinical coordinator for the Human Development Counseling program. Dr. Sherman is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Illinois), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She earned a B.A. from the State University of New York, an M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and the Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

Bradley is a top-ranked private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,700 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Its size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.