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Murry Nelson Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Hungary

Nelson will serve as the László Országh Chair in American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

By Joe Savrock (March 2007)

 

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Murry Nelson, professor of education and American studies and head of the Curriculum and Instruction department, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the academic year 2007–08.

Nelson will serve as the László Országh Distinguished Chair in American Studies with the School of English and American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. He will be teaching graduate courses in American Studies and English.

This is the third time Nelson has been named a Fulbright Scholar. He has held Fulbright Senior Awards to Iceland (1983), where he taught at the University of Iceland, and Norway (1990–91), where he was a roving instructor of American studies, attached to the Ministry of Education.

Murry received his Ph.D. in education and an M.A. in anthropology from Stanford University, and an M.A.T. from Northwestern University. His major educational foci are social studies curriculum and curriculum history. He developed student teaching exchanges with the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.