John McCarthy, professor in the Department of Counseling, has been selected to participate in the International Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) in the Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Institute for the 2011–2012 academic year.
This is the third year that McCarthy has been chosen to serve as an International Scholar in the program.
The International Scholars Fellowship Program brings highly qualified scholars from around the world to serve as experts and consultants, facilitating processes of individual academic and professional development of AFP returning scholars and non-AFP local faculty, as well as processes of curriculum and research reforms at AFP partner departments in the region. International scholars also collaborate with host institutions on the development of new courses and encourage the development of skills critical to academic work.
The program was launched in 2004 to support and guide higher education reform in South Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic states), and Mongolia.
In this capacity, Dr. McCarthy will be consulting with the Applied Psychology Program of Yerevan State University (YSU), an institution of approximately 9,000 students in the capital city of Yerevan, Armenia. In addition to visits to YSU, he will be attending HESP Discipline Group meetings in Turkey and Hungary throughout the year.