Dr. Ralph Carlson, educational psychology professor at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been named a Senior Fulbright Scholar for 2002-2003. Carlson will use the grant to lecture and serve as a research consultant to universities in Brazil.
Carlson teaches graduate courses in statistical analysis/data analysis and psychometric theory/data theory. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's and doctorate in psychology from the University of Houston.
Among his honors, Carlson received UTPA Outstanding Teaching Awards in 1999, 1996 and 1989. He also was a visiting professor in Brazil.
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, provides grants to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Both U.S. and Visiting Fulbright Scholars lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields ranging from journalism and urban planning to music, philosophy, business administration and zoology.
The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 scholars and professionals each year to more than 140 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.