Jane Britt Greenwood AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture and former Associate Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Design at Mississippi State University has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and perform research at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction in Yerevan, Armenia during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Prof. Greenwood will spend one semester lecturing on the historical, philosophical, and social factors that influence the presence or absence of cultural identity in architecture. She will also co-direct year-long graduate thesis design projects. Using the Kumayri Historic District in Gyumri, Armenia as a case study, she will research the underlying political, environmental, and/or architectural factors contributing to the success and/or failure of â€œpreserve museumsâ€ — the current Armenian model for protecting cultural identity as embodied in historic residential architecture.
Prof. Greenwood is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2010-2011.
The Fulbright 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. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.