Jackson Receives 2013 Fulbright Scholarship to IEA Seminar in the UK

Stephanie Jackson, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Advising & Professional Development at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has received a Fulbright International Education Administrator Award (IEA) to the United Kingdom (UK).  Jackson is among the initial cohort of twenty U.S. international education and senior-level University administrators that were awarded a grant to the UK.  The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The IEA program in the UK is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with the United Kingdom’s higher education systems, society and cultures through campus visits, cultural events, meetings with government officials and briefings.  Interactive sessions of U.S. and U.K. administrators will be facilitated to share best practice in both directions across the Atlantic.

At the seminar, Jackson will continue to cultivate the international reputation of both the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs as well as the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.   Her selection for the IEA award will leverage her role as advisor for the International Plan and build on the Georgia Tech Strategic Plan to graduate good global citizens.  "A significant component of the strategic plan is the globalization of our education with emphasis on cultural competency. This Fulbright award allows me to enhance, influence and inform these strategic plan implementation steps as the Nunn School and Georgia Tech collaborate to promote global leadership."

Jackson manages the full range of student support services for undergraduates, as well as career development for all graduate students in the Nunn School and leads career initiatives for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She is a Past President of the Georgia Tech Academic Advising Network (GTAAN) and has been recognized at the college, Institute, and state level for her exemplary performance.  She has a Master’s of International Affairs degree in International Development from Ohio University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Howard University. She is an active liaison with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and a member of the Georgia Association of International Educators and the National Academic Advising Association.

For more information about the Fulbright International Education Administrators programs, visit www.cies.org/iea.