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NMSU professor receives second Fulbright Award

Charles Townley, New Mexico State University professor of educational management and development, has been awarded a second Fulbright Grant to teach and conduct research at Beijing Normal University in China.



Charles Townley, New Mexico State University educational management and development professor in the College of Education, has been awarded his second Fulbright Grant to lecture and research in China. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips).


The Fulbright Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, pays for recipients to lecture and research in more than 140 countries. Awards range from two months to a full academic year.

Townley first received a Fulbright Grant to China in 1999, where he served as a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University, periodically teaching and advising on curriculum. He will be returning for a year of research and lecturing in January 2006.

"This is wonderful. China is one of the most exciting places I have ever visited," Townley said. "The commitment of Chinese students and their willingness to experiment is a positive experience."

Townley's research will concentrate on comparative studies on knowledge management in China and in the U.S.

"This has been and will continue to be a great learning experience for me," Townley said of his research in China. "It helps me be a better researcher and teacher and it helps me be more comfortable at crossing cultures."

Townley has been a professor at NMSU for 16 years and was dean of the University Library from 1990 through 1999.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in other countries.