UNT Education Faculty Member From Signal Mountain Named Fulbright Scholar

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Marc Cutright
Marc Cutright

Dr. Marc Cutright, a resident of Signal Mountain, and an associate professor of higher education at the University of North Texas’ College of Education and director of UNT’s Center for Higher Education, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Uganda in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Cutright’s primary appointment will be with Uganda Martyrs University, starting in the fall. At Uganda Martyrs University, he will teach graduate students and further develop a “work college” concept, in which students earn a college education while working on campus to pay off debt before graduating.

In addition, Cutright will work with the Inter-University Council for East Africa on a project aimed at addressing the Ph.D. shortage in sub-Saharan Africa. He also will work with the Uganda Management Institute, which runs graduate programs in higher education management, and the National Council for Higher Education, an accrediting agency for higher education in Uganda. 

“My focus and interests the past few years have been on expanding access to and enhancing the quality of higher education,” Dr. Cutright said. “This opportunity affords me extensive time to make real progress on these projects. I’m passionate about higher education and the differences it can make in societies and individual lives.”

Dr. Cutright earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from Lindenwood College, a Master of Education degree in secondary social sciences education from North Georgia College & State University and a Doctor of Education degree in leadership studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also received a Fulbright scholarship to Canada in 1996-1997 while earning a doctoral degree.

The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals across the world each year to lecture and conduct research, according to its web site.


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