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Dr. Meg Dillon receives Fulbright Specialists Award

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Dr. Meighan I. Dillon, professor of mathematics, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Specialists project in France by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world.

Dr. Dillon, who will be at the Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) for most of May and June, will teach a mathematics course in the institution’s English language program. She will also give a series of lectures on mathematics history and pedagogy.

Dr. Dillon has visited the French institution twice since 2010 and hopes that this project paves the way for more exchanges between students and faculty at SPSU and UTBM.

A member of the SPSU faculty since 1992, Dr. Dillon has written research articles on infinite dimensional Lie algebras, co-authored an upper-division textbook on geometry, and is now developing a project with a Chicago artist. Dr. Dillon was SPSU’s 2000-2001 Teacher of the Year.

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