Marc Cutright, associate professor of higher education in the College of Education and director of UNT's Center for Higher Education, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Uganda for the 2013-14 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," Cutright says. "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."
Cutright earned a bachelor's degree in American studies from Lindenwood College, a master's degree in secondary social sciences education from North Georgia College & State University and a doctorate in leadership studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also received a Fulbright scholarship to Canada for 1996-97 while earning a doctoral degree.
The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 faculty and professionals working in the United States across the world each year to lecture and conduct research, according to its web site.
Ellen Rossetti with UNT News service can be reached at Ellen.Rossetti@unt.edu.