GSEAP Professor Part of Team to Aid Senegalese Teachers, Students

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on March 2, 2011

Fairfield has been awarded $299,607 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Higher Education for Development (HED) for a three-year grant that will integrate service learning, middle school health education, and educational technology for faculty, students, and local middle school teachers in Senegal. The University will leverage new learning technologies as appropriate for the local environment for teaching health education topics, through the Collège Universitaire Régional de Bambey (CUR-Bambey).

Three Fairfield professors share co-directorship of the grant: Dr. Winston Tellis, Stephen and Camille Schramm Chair in Information Systems and Operations Management, and Dr. Vishnu Vinekar, assistant professor in Information Systems and Operations Management, both of the Dolan School of Business; and Dr. Elizabeth Langran, assistant professor and director of the Educational Technology Program in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

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