Political Science Professor Named Fulbright Specialist

February 01, 2016

MISSOULA – Sara Rinfret, University of Montana political science assistant professor, recently was named a 2016 Fulbright Specialist for public administration.

Rinfret will serve as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of Aarhus in Denmark during February and March. She will work with top public administration practitioners and scholars at UA to lead an environmental policy analysis workshop on innovative regulatory solutions; write environmental science and policy curriculum for UA’s master’s degree program; and help to develop a new survey research tool to examine the relationships between environmental regulators and the regulated community.

The Fulbright Scholar Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards teaching and research grants to nearly 800 U.S. faculty and professionals in a variety of fields. Currently, the Fulbright Scholar Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

For more information on the Fulbright Scholar Program, visit http://www.cies.org.

Contact: Sara Rinfret, UM assistant professor of political science, 406-243-4076, sara.rinfret@mso.umt.edu.