University of South Florida (USF) Assistant Professor Jenifer Hartman, EdD, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Kenya for the 2021-22 school year.
While in Kenya, Hartman will serve as a visiting professor in the School of Education Social Sciences at Kenya Methodist University (KeMU). She will be engaged in teaching and research activities focused on culturally responsive education leadership practices in diverse communities to promote student success and will mentor university students who are orphans on scholarship at KeMU.
Hartman is an assistant professor of educational leadership in the College of Education at USF’s St. Petersburg campus. Her research interests include online teaching and K-12 to university administration collaborations, which aim to foster success in students, particularly during their transition from high school to college.
“I am honored to be offered this exciting opportunity for scholarship and cultural exchange,” Hartman said. “Kenya is a very diverse country in ways that are different than the United States. I believe observing diversity and equity through a different lens will provide new insights about culturally responsive educational practices to apply in my own work and share with others.”
For 75 years, the Fulbright Program has served as the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. As a Fulbright Scholar, Hartman will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Kenya.
USF is one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars in the United States. Faculty members who receive Fulbright awards are given the opportunity to travel abroad, explore new perspectives, establish new international collaborations and potentially discover new breakthroughs that can have a global impact. These new insights and experiences are then integrated into their classroom, allowing their students and fellow faculty to mutually benefit and further the development of the USF community as global citizens.
Hartman’s Fulbright Program will begin in September and continue through May 2022.
About the USF College of Education:
Home to more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members, the University of South Florida College of Education values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching and learning. The College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and its educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.