Dai Selected as Fulbright Scholar

Albany, NY (March 9, 2015) - Dr. David Yun Dai, professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar grantee to Germany by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, from September 2015-January 2016.

His host institution, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, is home to the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence, a hub in Europe on gifted education led in part by Professor Albert Ziegler, an internationally renowned professor and leading scholar in the field. Dr. Dai intends to share his scholarly work on gifted education in North America and East Asia with European students and colleagues interested or specialized in this area, and to work with Professor Ziegler to map out the details of a new vision of gifted education.

Dr. Dai’s project, Gifted Education in the Global Context; A New Paradigm of Gifted Education and Related Research, consists of both teaching and research. Dai will deliver four three-day intensive seminars on critical issues in gifted education, especially in the global context, for the teaching component, and he will undertake a writing project and research study with Dr. Ziegler for the research aspect of the award.

Dr. Dai’s first Fulbright experience was a six-month Research Scholarship to China in 2008-2009 at Beijing Normal University.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The intent of the Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the over 155 countries that currently participate. Since beginning in 1946, more than 360,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program.