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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 7, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Teigen was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at Tibilisi State University in Georgia for the fall 2011 semester.  Teigen will teach American government classes as well as research methodology on political institutional and electoral forms.

Teigen is a member of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad in the 2011-2012 academic year under the Fulbright Scholar Program.  Fulbright recipients are among the over 40,000 individuals who study, teach and research international concerns in the U.S. Department of State exchange each year.

“Dr. Teigen’s achievements in teaching, scholarship, and community service have been outstanding,” said Dean Hassan Nejad, of the College’s School of American and International Studies. “His expertise on the American electoral process, campaign strategies, party politics, and research methodology have enriched our  curriculum and his scholarly work has been published in several peer reviewed journals, including Political Communication, European Security, Armed Forces & Society, Political Research Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.”

Teigen joined Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2005. He resides in Emerson, NJ.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.  The program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.  The program is geared toward creating understanding between the people of the United States and residents of other nations.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and supported programs promoting respect between the U.S. and other countries.

Individuals selected as Fulbright recipients are given grants based on academic and professional achievement as well as leadership potential in their chosen field.  Forty three Fulbright scholars have received the Nobel Prize, and 75 scholars have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

For more information regarding the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit the Website at


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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