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UIS School of Education Professor Hanfu Mi named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar

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    SPRINGFIELD – Hanfu Mi, professor in the School of Education at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been selected to serve in Jordan as a U.S. Department of State Fulbright U.S. Scholar for the 2024-2025 academic year. He will be teaching English linguistic and cultural studies courses at the University of Jordan.

    Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbrighters exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections and work to address complex global challenges. Notable Fulbrighters include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, 41 heads of state or government and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.

    “I am so honored that I have been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar award, which marks a truly remarkable milestone in my academic career,” Mi said. “This opportunity presents a chance to contribute to international understanding and collaboration, while also enriching my own scholarship. I look forward to the transformative experiences that lie ahead and to representing my institution with pride and excellence.”

    Over 800 individuals teach or conduct research abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program annually. In addition, over 2,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program participants—recent college graduates, graduate students and early career professionals—participate in study/research exchanges or as English teaching assistants in local schools abroad each year.

    Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

    In the United States, the Institute of International Education implements the Fulbright U.S. Student and U.S. Scholar Programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit

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