Nancy Sanders, a faculty member in the College of Education and Integrative Studies’ (CEIS) Education Leadership Doctoral Program, has earned a Fulbright Scholarship.
The annual Fulbright Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is awarded based on academic achievement or demonstrated leadership in a selected field. The recipient receives a scholarship to teach or conduct research abroad.
“I am extremely excited about this honor,” Sanders said. “This is something that I have looked forward to for a long time. One of the reasons why American test scores are lower in comparison to developing countries is because these countries provide more opportunities to learn. The goal of this project is to seek innovative ways to advance educational equity in America.”
Sanders will head to Japan where she will spend five months teaching at Chuo University. Her research will focus on identifying historical, political and cultural conflicts that have influenced educational equity.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Sanders on receiving this prestigious award,” said CEIS Interim Dean Nancy Hurlbut. “I applaud her contributions toward enhancing international relations and improving educational opportunities. Further, I commend Cal Poly Pomona for supporting her research efforts.”
Sanders has been with CEIS since 2012. She has taught a variety of courses in the doctoral program on educational leadership.
“Being able to conduct international research will contribute to my teaching and scholarly work when I return,” Sanders said.