Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association

About Us
The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright Program and promote international education. Our vision is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace.

Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association
The Western New York/Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association is a regionally based chapter serving Fulbright alumni and friends of international exchange. The chapter hosts engaging programs and events for Fulbright alumni and visiting Fulbright students and scholars throughout the region, including Buffalo, Rochester and Erie. The chapter is closely affiliated with colleges and universities in the region, and often co-sponsors events with these institutions.
Leadership
PRESIDENT
Ted Schwalbe
Ph.D. Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Communication and Coordinator of International Learning at SUNY Fredonia. Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria (1997), Hungary (2004), Fulbright Senior Specialist to Swaziland (2002), Namibia (2007), Albania (2017). Email: ted.schwalbe@fredonia.edu.
VICE PRESIDENT
Jean Gounard
Ph.D. Director, International Student Affairs, Buffalo State College. Fulbright Scholar to West Germany (1985-1986). Fulbright Grant to the United States: Université de Bordeaux-University of Colorado-Boulder in Junior Faculty Exchange Program (1964-1966). Email: gounarif@buffalostate.edu.
SECRETARY
Richard Herdlein
Ph.D. Associate Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Buffalo State College. Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to the Université Catholique de Lille, France (2009). Email: heardleri@buffalostate.edu
TREASURER
Joseph Sankoh
Ph.D., M.A.I.S., M.A., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Africa Initiative, Immigrant and Refugee Studies, and African and Black Studies, Daemen College. Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar to India, 2015. Email: jsankoh@daemen.edu.
Other Board Members
Laila E. Denoya
Ph.D. Independent Bilingual Higher Education Consultant, Fulbright Scholar to Honduras (2000), Fulbright Specialist to Dominican Republic (2001), Venezuela (2002), Honduras (2003-2004), Ethiopia (2006), and Bolivia (2008). Email: lai@netsync.net.
Cheryl Drout
Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology at SUNY-Fredonia. Fulbright Scholar at Aichi University of Education in Kariya, Japan (2008). Fulbright- Hays Faculty Travel-Study Program, Japan (1995). Email: Drout@fredonia.edu.
Michele Flint
Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Daemen College. Fulbright Specialist Award. Email: mflint@daemen.edu.
Walter Hakala
Ph.D Assistant Professor, Asian Studies Program and Department of English, University of Buffalo. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA), India and United Kingdom (2008-2009). Email: walterha@buffalo.edu.
Constantine K. Kliorys
Ph.D. Professor of Management, Gannon University of Erie, Pennsylvania. Fulbright Scholar to Lithuania (2000), Fulbright Senior Specialist to Lithuania (2008). Email: kliorys@gannon.edu.
Shannon M. Risk
Ph.D. Associate Professor of History at Niagara University. Fulbright Fellow to Canada (2008-2009). Email: srisk@niagara,edu.
Peggy Terrell, M.S.
Senior Associate Director, Graduate Business Programs and Admissions, Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology. Email: ptirrell@saunders.rit.edu.
Richard Wnuk
Executive in Residence Blue Heron Ventures. Fulbright Specialist to Estonia (2014) and Malaysia (2016). Email: wnuk@aol.com.