Colorado State University-Pueblo sociology professor named to Fulbright Specialist Roster


Colorado State University-Pueblo sociology professor named to Fulbright Specialist Roster

PUEBLO – Dr. Timothy McGettigan, professor of sociology at Colorado State University-Pueblo, was named in May to the Fulbright Specialist Roster.
The Fulbright Specialist Roster, which was developed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a non-governmental organization, is a directory of U.S. scholars and professionals who applied through an open competition, were selected by a panel of their peers, and were approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as potential candidates for Fulbright Specialist awards. Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Sections, and selected host institutions use the Roster to select scholars or professionals specifically for Fulbright Specialist projects. The Roster is a list of all approved candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming program requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists.

McGettigan has been a faculty member at CSU-Pueblo for 13 years, where he received the 2013 Students' Choice Award and the 2006 CHASS Outstanding Faculty Member Award. He received a 2002-2003 Fulbright Scholarship at the Centre for Social Studies in Warsaw, Poland. McGettigan teaches courses on science, technology and society, social theory, popular culture, political sociology, and film and society with primary research interests in the areas of science, technology, society (STS) and the future. His latest book, tentatively titled Star Warriors: Friends and Foes on the Frontiers of Cosmology, will examine controversies in the field of scientific cosmology.

McGettigan has applied for a 2014-15 Fulbright Scholarship at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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