Mike Trevisan, dean of the WSU College of Education, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State. The program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to various academic institutions abroad for 2-6 weeks to serve as expert consultants on curricula, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects.

A professor in the college’s educational psychology program, Trevisan is an expert in program and policy evaluation, and will be going to Seoul, South Korea, for two three-week visits to work with faculty and students at Korea University, one of the top research universities in the country.

Award recipients are selected not only because of their academic and professional achievement and leadership skills, but also because of their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in both countries. In this case, Trevisan will work with faculty and students at Korea University to develop evaluation models that will be piloted in K-12 schools in Korea to support recently implemented programs designed to enhance student well-being.

“Our college already has a wonderful relationship with scholars in South Korea, but this award helps WSU continue its mission of advancing, extending, and applying knowledge,” Trevisan said. “This opportunity also speaks to the College of Education’s strong commitment to WSU’s Drive to 25 initiative.”

One of the metrics used in this initiative is that of faculty awards, specifically “prestigious/highly prestigious faculty awards.” This is one of the 11 metrics used in recognizing the university as a top 25 public research university. Fulbright awards are among a short list of awards that can be counted in this metric.

For further information about the Fulbright Specialist Award program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.