Dr. Matthew R. Shupp ’00 – ’03M, associate professor of Counseling, received a recommendation from the U.S. Department of State and World Learning for candidacy on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. 

“I’m honored to have been selected as a Fulbright Specialist. It is a prestigious recognition and I am humbled by the opportunity, said Shupp. 

As a candidate on the roster,  Shupp is eligible for placement on a variety of projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries. 

Shupp expressed, “I’m excited at the variety of opportunities that exist. The Fulbright Specialist program focuses on short, intense programs in a variety of disciplines in countries all over the world. Being on the Specialist Roster for four years will, hopefully, allow me at least two project opportunities in host countries.  

As countries confirm their ability to host specialists, World Learning advertises projects to candidates. If matched to a project, World Learning contacts Shupp to gage his interest. “Hopefully, my expertise and qualifications will fit with what a host institution is looking for,” said Shupp. 

He expressed his gratitude toward fellow colleagues and friends, owing his nomination to their constant support. 

“I think it’s important to acknowledge the support that I received from the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, specifically from my colleagues Drs. Ford Brooks and Kurt Kraus (who is a former Fulbright recipient), as well as Dr. Amy Wilson from SUNY Buffalo State. I am grateful for the time and effort they took to support my nomination.”