Fulbright Center Grantees 2014-2015

Final list: Fulbright Center Grantees 2014-2015 (pdf)

FINNISH GRANTEES

Click the map and see where our Finnish Fulbrighters are located in the U.S each year.

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Mikkonen, Simo
History
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Soviet Transnational Networks: Informal East-West Connections During the Cold War Era
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
12 months, beginning August 2014

Rannila, Päivi
Geography
University of Turku
Syracuse University, NY
Cities, Law and Public Spaces in the Contexts of the USA and Finland.
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
3 months, beginning February 2015

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Senior Scholar Program: 2

  

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Lehtivuori, Heli
Biological Sciences
University of Jyväskylä
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Controlling Primary Reactions of Photoswitchable Proteins by Site-selective Mutations
The grant is cost-shared with University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning August 2014

Malinen, Olli-Pekka
Education
Niilo Mäki Institute
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Culturally Responsive School-wide Positive Behavior Support in United States and Finland
6 months, beginning August 2014

Miihkinen, Antti
Accounting
Aalto University
University of Florida, FL
Multifaceted Aspects of Corporate Governance and the Reporting of Supplementary Accounting Information
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University
12 months, beginning August 2014

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Junior Scholar Program: 3

 

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

for scholars and professionals to lecture at U.S. institutions for one semester or academic year

Alanen, Riikka
Education
University of Jyväskylä
Daemen College, Amherst, NY
Future Educator Charter High School
3 months, beginning September 2014

Luomakoski, Jari
Business Administration
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
North Central State College, Mansfield, OH
Visiting faculty at North Central State College
4 months, beginning August 2014

Total grantees for Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program: 2

 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

for doctoral dissertation research

Alahuhta, Kirsi
Biology
University of Oulu
Tufts University, MA
Do good things come to plants who wait? Life history consequences of prolonged dormancy in Northern orchid
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Oulu
6 months, beginning September 2014

Karjalainen, Maija
Political Science
University of Turku
Harvard University, MA
Democratic Innovations in Local Politics: Determinants and Impacts
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
6 months, beginning August 2014

Oksanen, Minna
Medical Sciences
University of Eastern Finland
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Modeling Alzheimer’s disease with disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cells – special emphasis on astrocytes and cholinergic neurons.
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Eastern Finland
6 months, beginning October 2014

Rantanen, Tytti
Language and Literature
University of Tampere
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Sabotage of narrative and narrative of sabotage in French literature and cinema before 1968 and after
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Tampere
6 months, beginning September 2014

Saxén, Heikki
History
University of Tampere
Harvard University, MA
The History and Future Directions of Bioethics
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Tampere
10 months, beginning September 2014

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 5

 

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Lukin, Kimberly
Computer Science
University of Helsinki
George Washington University, DC
Technical Counter Acts against Cyber-Attacks and Multinational Cooperation Model
3 months, beginning February 2015

Taajamaa, Ville
Engineering
University of Turku
Stanford University, CA
Creation of Interdisciplinary Engineering Excellence
3 months, beginning October 2014

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 2

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators.

Granat, Tero Petteri
Vaskivuori High School, Vantaa
Indiana University, Bloomington
Cooperation with an American School and Material (Printed/Online) for a Multidisciplinary Class

Wewer, Taina
Teacher Training School of Turku University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Academic Language in Basic Education: Raising Awareness of Subject-Specific Literacies

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 2

 

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grants

for graduate study and post-doctoral research in projects with relevance to the fields represented by the technology industries. Program in cooperation with Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.

Kalm, Matias
Business
Graduate of Aalto University
Arizona State University
Doctoral Degree in Business

Kurvinen, Emil
Engineering
Lappeenranta University of Technology
University of Virginia, VA
Rotordynamics in Electric Machines

Lastunen, Jesse
Public Policy
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
University of Chicago, IL
Doctoral Degree in Economics

Total grantees for Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant : 3

 

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Renewal Grant

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Antikainen, Aku
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grantee 2013-14
Optics
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Total grantees for Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Renewal Grant : 1

 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants

for graduate studies and doctoral dissertation research

Baumeister, Stefan
Business
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Corporate Environmental Management
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä

Heinonen, Matti
Philosophy
University of Helsinki
City University of New York
From Mindreading to Collective Intentionality: a Model-Based Perspective
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki

Junnilainen, Lotta
Sociology
University of Helsinki
New York University
New Urban Poverty and the Forms of Local Social Order – a Comparative Ethnography in Two Finnish Neighborhoods

Makkonen, Antti
Law
Graduate of University of Lapland
University of Pennsylvania, PA
Master’s Degree in Law
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Lapland

Mattila, Maija
Political Science
University of Tampere
The New School, NY
Conditions of Democratic Representation – Analyzing Case Talvivaara

Munck af Rosenschöld, Johan
Environmental Policy
University of Helsinki
Cornell University, NY
Addressing Time in Environmental Governance: A Study of Environmental Projects and their Capacity for Spurring Innovations

Oiva, Mila
History
University of Turku
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Creating Action Space: Marketing Practices of Polish Ready-to-Wear Clothes in the Soviet Market, 1956-1982
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku

Saari, Paula
History
University of Helsinki
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Wild Nature Created: The U.S. National Park Idea and National Parks in Canada and Finland

Siivonen, Eeva
Arts
Aalto University
Syracuse University
Master’s Degree in Arts

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 9

 

Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants

for Finnish teaching and graduate study. Program in cooperation with CIMO, the Centre for International Mobility, operating under the Finnish Ministry of Education.

Repo, Elisa
Finnish Language
University of Tampere
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Mäki, Marita
Finnish Language
University of Tampere
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Varjo, Mikael
Finnish Language
University of Turku
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Total grantees for Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program: 3

 

Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grants

Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund

Herranen, Henna
Psychology
Kuopion lyseon lukio
Brown University, Providence, RI

Rauhala, Onni
Biology
Helsingin normaalilyseo
Boston University, Boston, MA

Total grantees for Undergraduate Grant Program for undergraduate studies: 2

 

Fulbright Center Renewal Grants

for continuing studies after the initial grant year.

Eskola, Jyri
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Architecture
Harvard University GSD, Cambridge, MA

Hakanpää, Milena
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2013-14
International and Global Studies and Business
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Lundstedt, Jussi
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2013-14
Economics
University of Pennsylvania, PA

Saajola, Ninni
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2012-13
Writing for Film and Television
The University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA

Takkinen, Jaakko
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Vasko, Petra
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Chemistry
University of California, Davis, CA

Vuolajärvi, Niina
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Sociology
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Zhang, Wanmeng
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2012-13
Business Administration
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NY

Total grantees for Fulbright Center Renewal Grants: 8

 

Study of the U.S. Institutes

summer programs for scholars, secondary school educators, and youth leaders

Höyssä, Ari
Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators
History
Elisenvaara Upper Secondary School
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Kallunki, Valdemar
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Pluralism in the U.S.
Religion
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Kähkönen, Juho
Study of the U.S. Institute for European Youth Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship
Political Science
University of Lapland
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Möttönen, Helmi
Study of the U.S. Institute for European Youth Leaders on Environmental Stewardship
English
University of Jyväskylä
Kansas State University, KA

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institutes: 4

 

U.S. GRANTEES

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Gillette, Jay
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Information Sciences
Ball State University, IN
Project title: “ICT for ICD”: Information and Communications Technologies for Intelligent Community Development
University of Oulu
5 months, beginning January 2015

Miller, Mark
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
Political Science
Clark University, MA
Project title: The Supreme Court in U.S. History
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2014
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Wroclaw, Poland

Ruiz-Torres, Alex
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Business
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Project Title: Modeling Regional Logistics Capabilities: A Study of Nordic and Caribbean Basin Countries
Aalto University, School of Business
4.5 months, beginning August 2014

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 3

 

U.S. Scholar Program

Alexander, Martha Lee
William and Mary, VA
Literature
Project title: Many Runes the Cold Has Told Me: Finnish Influence on the Works of Tolkien
University of Turku
9 months, starting August 2014

Bostian, AJ
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar
University of Virginia, VA
Economics
Project title: Intertemporal Choices of Finnish Households: Empirical Analysis and Policy Implications
University of Tampere
9 months, starting in August 2014

Bostian, Moriah
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar
Lewis and Clark College, OR
Economics
Project title: Productivity Change and Environmental Performance Under Finland's Agri-Environmental Program
University of Turku
12 months, starting in August 2014

Bräuer, Suzanna
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Appalachian State University, NC
Biology
Project title: Linking Microbial Community Composition to Methane and Carbon Dioxide Flux: Assessing Climate Change from Boreal to Arctic Regions in Finland
University of Eastern Finland
5 months, starting in January 2015

Cowles, Robert
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY
Music
Project title: A Study of Finnish Choral Music and Culture
Sibelius Academy
9 months, starting September 2014

Goings, Aaron
Saint Martin’s University, WA
History
Project title: Finnish American Social and Labor History
University of Jyväskylä
9 months, starting August 2014

Jamali, Mohsin
Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar
University of Toledo, OH
Engineering
Project title: Real-Time Birds/Bats Tracking for Windfarm Applications
Tampere University of Technology
5 months, starting January 2015

Lee, Luke
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Biomedical Engineering
Project title: Intelligent Paper Optoelectronics for Global Healthcare
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Oulu
6 months, starting June 2014

Li, Yue
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Michigan Technological University, MI
Engineering
Project title: Advancing Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Design for Resilient Civil Infrastructure
VTT Espoo
5 months, starting August 2013 (Flex grant for academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015)

Major, David
Columbia University, NY
Economics
Project title: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation; Cross-cultural Guidelines for Coastal Cities
University of Helsinki
4 months, starting October 2014 (Flex grant for academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016)

Michaeli, Shalom
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Biomedical Engineering
Project title: MRI Contrasts in High Rank Rotating Frames
University of Eastern Finland
6 months, starting in September 2014

Pullins, Ellen
Fulbright-HAAGA-HELIA Scholar
University of Toledo, OH
Marketing
Project title: Professional Sales and Sales Management Alignment and Curriculum Enhancement
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
3 months, starting in February 2015

Self, John
Fulbright-HAAGA-HELIA Scholar
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Business
Project title: Visiting Faculty: Teaching at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
4 months, starting August 2014

Total grantees for Core Fulbright Scholar Program: 13

 

U.S. Student Program

Barthelemy, Ramon
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Western Michigan University, MI
Science Education
Project title: Educational Pathways of Women in Finnish Physics Programs
University of Jyväskylä

Boehringer, Bradley
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Drexel University, PA
Medical Sciences
Project title: To assist in establishing and implementing a mobile simulation center that will aid in the outreach in nursing education both in rural Finland and beyond.
Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Brooks, Melanie
Saint Olaf College, MN 
Conducting
Project title: The art of wind orchestra conducting and pedagogy in Finland
University of the Arts, Sibelius Academy

Brown, Michael
University of Washington, WA
International Relations
Project title: The Rovaniemi process today: a comparative study of American and Finnish Arctic Policies
University of Lapland

Donovan, Mitchell
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
University of Maryland – Baltimore County, MD
Environmental Studies
Project title: Decedal-scale catchment and bank erosion and their impact on eutrophication in SW Finland
University of Turku

Lai, Kenneth
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
University of California, Irvine, CA
Theology & Religion
Project title: Completing a Master's degree in Religious roots of Europe: Religious critique in gnosticism
University of Helsinki

Parekh, Krishna
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
College of New Jersey, NJ
Ecology
Project title: Gene expression in marine, brackish, and freshwater treespine stickleback in Finland
University of Turku

Salama, Olivia
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
University of Scranton, PA
Law
Project title: Economic crime policing in post-global financial crises in Finland
University of Turku

Schwartz, Molly
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Information Sciences
Project title: User-centered design for digital cultural heritage portals
Aalto University and National Library of Finland

Semler, Elizabeth
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
History
Project title: Got milk?: Dairy advertising and heart disease in the U.S. and Finland 1970-2000
University of Helsinki and the National Institute for Health and Welfare

Tyger, Taylor
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
Urban Development and Planning
Project title: Environmental health benefits of urban aquatic environments
Aalto University and University of Helsinki

Total grantees for Fulbright Graduate Student Grantees: 11

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators.

Allen, Yvonne
Horseheads Middle School, Horseheads, New York
Music
Project: Is the United States Losing a Generation of Music Makers? What US Schools Can Learn From Finland.
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
3 months, beginning February 2015

Chavez, Tina
High Tech High North County, San Marcos, California
Social Studies
Project: Risk-taking in Teaching in Finland: What Factors Allow Teachers to Innovate in the Classroom?
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
3 months, beginning January 2015
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to Danube International School, Vienna, Austria

Chavez-Miller, Jennifer
Mountain Mahogany Community School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Language Arts
Project: Global Learning: Fostering Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills for Global Citizenship
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
3 months, beginning January 2015

Damon-Wynne, Audrey
McFarland High School, McFarland, Wisconsin
Social Studies
Project: Democracy Is a Verb: Best Practices for Engaging Students in Civic Education
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
3 months, beginning January 2015

Day, Kelly
Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana
Mathematics
Project: Breaking Through the “Math” Ceiling: Helping Girls Gain Confidence and Competence in Mathematics
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
3 months, beginning March 2015

Dix, Cheryl R
Strong Vincent High School, Erie, Pennsylvania
Science
Project: Mind the Gap: Teacher Practice Bridging High Elementary to High Middle School Performance
University of Turku, Faculty of Education
3 months, beginning January 2015

Fisher, Sherri
Patapsco High School & CFA, Dundalk, Maryland
Art
Project: Charting the Culture of the Classroom
Aalto University, Department of Art
3 months, beginning March 2015
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden

 

Kissel, Stacy
Brookline High School, Brookline, Massachusetts
Science
Project: Supporting Special Education Students in Science: Lessons from Finnish Comprehensive Schools
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
3 months, beginning February 2015

Lioz, Melissa
Joseph J. Hurley K-8, Boston, Massachusetts
Mathematics
Project: Depth vs. Breadth and Critical Thinking in Finland’s Middle School Math Classes
University of Turku, Faculty of Education
3 months, beginning February 2015

O'Donnell, Ellen
Deerfield Community School, Deerfield, New Hampshire
Science
Project: Science Teacher Preparation in Finland: What Does It Entail and How Does It Look in the Classroom?
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
3 months, beginning January 2015

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 10

 

Inter-Country Travel Grants

for one week lecturing visits by U.S. Fulbright scholars based in another country to Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences

Chernega, Jennifer
Winona State University, MN
Sociology
Project: Lecture at the John Morton Center at the University of Turku
University of Turku
May 2015

Sheetz, Mark
Fulbright-NATO Chair of Security Studies
Williams College, MA
Media History
Project: Lecture at the John Morton Center at the University of Turku and University of Helsinki
University of Turku and University of Helsinki
February 2015

 

Fulbright Specialist Program

for short-term lecturing and professional collaboration visits by U.S. faculty and professionals to Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences.

Evrigenis, Ioannis
Tufts University, MA
Political Science
Lecturing, conducting seminars, and meeting with researchers and students
University of Jyväskylä
December 2014

Hellmann, Jessica
University of Notre Dame, IN
Environmental Science
Evaluating research projects and upcoming exhibitions, giving lectures and workshops 
Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS, University of Turku, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
May 2015

Shermock, Kenneth
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD
Public Health
Participating in establishing a collaborative research and training center that integrates doctoral and postgraduate specialization training
University of Helsinki, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)
August-September 2015

Tenopir, Carol
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Library Science
Lecturing and giving a workshop for university library staff
University of Tampere
September 2015

   

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Finnish grantees: 46
U.S. grantees: 43
Total:  89

 

The Fulbright Center

The Fulbright Center (the binational Fulbright Commission in Helsinki, Finland) is a service organization that specializes in cultural exchange between Finland and North America. The Center administers grant programs and provides advising, training and information services for students, researchers and working professionals. The year 2012 marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Fulbright agreement between Finland and the United States.

The Fulbright Center is an independent, private, not-for-profit organization funded by the Finnish, U.S. and Canadian governments, the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund founded by the U.S. and Finnish governments, and increasingly by private Finnish foundations and Finnish higher education institutions. 80 % of the Fulbright Center funding comes from Finland. The Fulbright Center Board of Directors consists of eight members appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Finland. The U.S. Ambassador to Finland serves as the Honorary Chair of the Board. The Fulbright Center has a staff of six.

Further information: Fulbright Center, Hakaniemenranta 6 (5. floor), 00530 Helsinki, +358-44-5535-286, office@fulbright.fi, www.fulbright.fi