English & Philosophy Faculty Fulbright Scholars
Dr. Brian Dillon, a Professor of English in the English and Philosophy Department, spent Fall Semester 2004 at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik teaching graduate seminars on the teaching of literature. He also taught British Victorian literature and supervised Master’s-level theses. Dr. Dillon joined the faculty in 1990 as a generalist, teaching a wide range of writing and literature courses. He earned his Master’s and Ph.D. at Washington State University in Pullman.
Dr. Walter Gulick spent January through July 1993 in Budapest, Hungary. Walt taught Business Ethics at the Technical University of Budapest just a few years after the fall of communism and the embrace of capitalism. He also taught Contemporary American Philosophy at the University of Budapest and found there to be keen interest in American thought and culture. He was the annual lecturer for a philosophical society, edited a journal issue (he is now on the editorial board of the Hungarian journal), and established contact with a number of leading Hungarian artists and thinkers. Meanwhile his wife, Barbara, played in a chamber group at different sites and served as tour guide showing the Rembrandts, El Grecos, Raphaels, etc. at the Budapest Art Museum. They visited castles (including Dracula's), experienced village life in Rumania where folk dress and folk culture still are the norm, vacationed in a thatched village home, and got to know leading musicians (Barbara arranged for the music of one to be published in America; Walt arranged for another to solo with the Billings Symphony). Walt has been accepted as a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova in 2001.
Dr. James Healey was a visiting professor at Comenius University in Bratislavia, Czechoslovakia, about 40 miles from Vienna on the Danube. Healey taught English conversation from September 1988 until June 30, 1990. He saw the last year of the communist regime and the dismantling of the communist stronghold on the country.
Dr. David Karnos spent Summer 1987 touring India on a Fulbright Scholarship. Karnos visited 18 sights in India from Kashmir to Madras and Bombay to Calcutta conferring with government, academic, and cultural officials. He was there to learn about the country so he could share an appreciation of the Indian culture with American institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Ruth Carrington, former assistant professor of English, received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach American Literature at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 1990-1992.