Associate Professor of Social Work E. Michael Gorman has received a Fulbright Scholar award for teaching in spring 2012 at the Faculty of the Social Sciences of the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“I feel honored and privileged,” Gorman said. “I want to thank especially Jerry Flanzer, Mike Conniff, Alice Hines and my long term mentor from the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Richard Needle, now at the U.S. Department of State, Office of HIV. I also want to express my appreciation to Carmen Sigler, former SJSU provost, for her support of my work in her native Argentina, her leadership in the area of international education, and her vision in promoting San Jose State’s awareness and increased engagement in this arena.”
Gorman will also undertake research on human rights issues, including a recently passed gay marriage law. This will be Gorman’s third Fulbright and his second “core” Fulbright under the auspices of the Council on the international Exchange of Scholars. He also received a Fulbright-Hays award in 2009 to Jordan.
As a representative of our nation in Argentina, Gorman will help fulfill the principal purpose of the Fulbright program, which is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of more than 150 countries.
Fulbright grants are made possible through funds appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and, in many cases, by contributions from partner countries and the private sector. Approximately 300,000 individuals have participated in the program since its inception more than 60 years ago. #