For release: May 4, 2009
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Dr. Lee Allen, assistant professor of instructional design and technology/information
science in the University of Memphis’ College of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright
Scholar grant to lecture at Ostrohradsky Poltava Regional Pedagogical Institute in
Ukraine during the 2009-10 academic year. Allen will be lecturing on “Free Technologies
and their Potential Benefits in Education,” providing instruction to working teachers
in Ukraine to improve their technological qualifications, gain new knowledge and skills,
and improve teaching techniques to better understand how to use these applications
and to encourage their students to use them.
Dr. Lee Allen
Allen will train Ukrainian teachers in the use of Web-based technologies, including
Web applications and freeware, so that they can use the knowledge and skills with
their own students. He also will demonstrate how teachers can incorporate Web applications
into research and products in various academic contexts.
“I am quite honored and pleased to have been selected by the Fulbright committee to
work at the Poltava Regional Institute in Ukraine,” said Allen, “and I am looking
forward to a very beneficial collaboration that will flourish while there, and will
surely continue when I return to the University of Memphis. I am especially excited
about working with educators in the Ukraine, as that is what I also do as a professor
here in the United States.”
Allen is the second Fulbright award recipient from the College of Education.
A graduate of the College of Santa Fe, Allen earned his master’s from the University
of New Mexico and doctorate from Pepperdine University.
Each year, the Fulbright Scholar Program sends some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals
to 140 countries to lecture, research, or participate in seminars. At the same time,
approximately 800 foreign faculty members come to the U.S. Awardees lecture and conduct
research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.