Mercy College School of Education Professor Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship

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The focus of Dr. Ramaswamy’s research in Austria will be to create bachelor’s and master’s level tracks targeting teaching children who have disabilities.

It is my hope that this Fulbright project will provide me with a unique opportunity to shape the scientific frameworks that will provide teacher candidates with thae skills necessary to affect the best outcomes for all children.

Mercy College School of Education Professor, Dr. Sudha Ramaswamy, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for research and teaching at the University College of Education-Lower Austria.

The focus of Dr. Ramaswamy’s research in Austria will be to create bachelor’s and master’s level tracks targeting teaching children who have disabilities. Dr. Ramaswamy says her work at Mercy College, specifically in the areas of course development and accreditation, has prepared her for developing this important coursework in Austria. In addition, she says her research will strengthen the connection between Mercy College and the University College of Education-Lower Austria.

Dr. Ramaswamy says, "It is my hope that this Fulbright project will provide me with a unique opportunity to shape the scientific frameworks that will provide teacher candidates with the skills necessary to affect the best outcomes for all children. It is also my expectation that this project will increase the number of Mercy College faculty involved and committed to the international mission of the College, and serve as an example of the College’s commitment to professional development."

School of Education, Dean Dr. Alfred S. Posamentier, says, "We are very proud of Dr. Ramaswamy and wish her the very best. We are certain she will do her work with the fine expertise that she demonstrated here at Mercy College."

About Mercy College

Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring.

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