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Séamus O’Sullivan

Mr Seamus O’Sullivan completed a B.A. in English and Modern Irish in National University of Ireland Galway in 2013 and went on to complete an M.A. in Modern Irish at University College Cork in 2014. During his B.A. he completed a year-long apprenticeship in creative writing funded by Foras na Gaeilge. He will be the first…

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Lazelle Benefield

Dr Lazelle Benefield is Dean of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing, Professor and Parry Endowed Chair, Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine, and founding Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. As a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, her research, teaching and interprofessional efforts…

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Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhicíl

Dr Mairead Nic Giolla Mhichil is a Lecturer in Information Technology in Fiontar and an Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in Dublin City University. As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, Mairead will research user experiences in MOOCs with the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame.

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Méabh Ní Choileáin

Ms Meabh Ni Choileain studied Applied Communications at NUI Galway and is a recent graduate of St. Patrick’s College, where she qualified as a primary teacher. She currently works as Children’s and Education Editorial Assistant for Penguin Books, London. Meabh will be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

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Meg Benke

Dr Meg Benke is Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Adult Learning and the Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technology at SUNY Empire State College in New York State. Dr. Benke will be the first Fulbright visiting researcher with the Waterford Institute of Technology, working with the School of Lifelong…

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Robert Schehr

Dr Robert Schehr is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Co-Director of the Arizona Innocence Project at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Schehr will be based at both Griffith College Dublin Law School, and Trinity College Dublin Law School, where he will deliver courses on Wrongful Conviction and American Criminal Procedure. Dr. Schehr will also…

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Tracy L. Cross

Dr Tracy L. Cross is the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and the Executive Director of the Centre for Gifted Education at The College of William & Mary. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters, and columns; made over 200 presentations, and published nine books. He is the President…

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Vicki Callahan

Dr Vicki Callahan is an Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Professor Callahan will be in residence at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSS) Graduate School at University College Cork. She will lead a series of master…

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Liam M. Carr

Dr Liam M. Carr is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He will join the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he will examine how the local knowledge of Galway’s inshore commercial fishing community might be applied to fisheries policy, in an effort to strengthen sustainability goals and economic…

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Kenneth D. Ward

Proffesor Kenneth D. Ward is the Director of the Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Memphis, School of Public Health. At the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he will collaborate on research and training activities related to smoking cessation in patients with chronic medical conditions.

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