LMU professor receives Fulbright Award

Published 6:33 am Wednesday, July 25, 2018

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) media communications Assistant Professor Richard Vogel was selected for a Fulbright Award by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The award allows him to travel to Bangkok in August to create a media literacy curriculum for K-12 students.

“I have been to Bangkok many times before. I know there are great people there,” said Vogel. “I also know that, like many countries, their approach to media is to warn the young against it. I hope to help educators there see that the media is not an enemy, but used well, it is a remarkable tool. This is a great opportunity to share and extend my research.”

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from State University of New York, Oswego, Vogel worked in television for four years before pursuing a master’s degree at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and remained active as a writer, producer and director of corporate videos and commercials. He has served as a consultant to news organizations. Vogel is beginning his sixth year teaching at LMU.

“It is a challenge to be away from LMU and my students for so long,” Vogel said. “But I will bring back unique experiences I can share and perhaps create future opportunities for our students.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government with the goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Vogel joins the ranks of distinguished participants that include heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists and teachers. Among the distinguished Fulbright honorees are 58 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 370,000 scholars have participated in the Fulbright program.