College of Education professor receives Fulbright award

Closeup of Margaret Vaughn
Margaret Vaughn

Washington State University professor Margaret Vaughn has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award from the U.S. Department of State.

Vaughn, a language, literacy, and technology professor in the College of Education, will spend three weeks in Vienna, Austria in October.

Vaughn’s research focuses on equitable literacy and learning practices and the role of student agency. For this Fulbright trip, she said she will be working with a research team of university faculty, teachers, and preservice teachers to discuss student agency and the role of adaptability in classroom learning environments. This will include presenting lectures and conducting workshops with faculty and teachers as well as observing classroom settings.

While she has never been to Austria before, Vaughn said she is both excited to see the country and collaborate with others.

I am most excited about learning alongside my colleagues in Vienna, seeing other ways of doing literacy, and how educational systems are structured outside the U.S.

Margaret Vaughn, language, literacy, and technology professor
WSU College of Education

“I am most excited about learning alongside my colleagues in Vienna, seeing other ways of doing literacy, and how educational systems are structured outside the U.S.,” she said. “I am so grateful and honored to Fulbright for the opportunity to learn about a new culture and experience cultures outside of what I have known in the United States.” 

The Fulbright 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.

Visit the Fulbright Specialist Award program web page for more information.

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