Texas Tech History Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

A Texas Tech University history professor has recently received a Core Fulbright Scholar Award.

In the spring of 2012, Texas Tech associate professor, Ron Milam, will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to teach the course “America’s Historical Role in International Relations” at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

“This will be academically challenging for me, even though I teach this course every year here at Texas Tech.” Milam said, “Teaching it in the country that defeated America will be very special. To be able to return to the country that I fought against many years ago and to contribute to their educational system will be very rewarding.”

Milam teaches classes on U.S. history, the Vietnam War, and graduate and undergraduate courses in military history. He serves as the academic advisor for the annual student trips to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. He also has received the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Distinguished Faculty Award, and was recently named an Academic Fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

The Fulbright Program is a competitive international exchange designed to promote a mutual appreciation of knowledge and cooperative research worldwide. Founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, the Fulbright program is one of the most prestigious awards in the world, and each year sends 800 American professionals abroad to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic fields. Forty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and 78 have won Pulitzer Prizes for their work done abroad.

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CONTACT: Jane Bell, Director, ICC Operations, Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs, (806) 742-2974, jane.bell@ttu.edu