Date: 16th May 2012
Judson University announced last month that two of its professors, Dr. Varghese Mathai and Dr. Rani Mathai, have each been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2012-13 academic year.
Varghese and Rani are spouses, and though both are Fulbright awardees of the 2012-13 application year and grantees for the same country (India) and for the same city (Delhi), the Indian American couple are to fulfill their grant terms at two separate institutions and their terms differ in length.
Varghese Mathai, the Benjamin P. Browne Chair of Communications at Judson University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, India during the 2012-13 academic year.
He has been invited to teach British poetry in the honors program at St. Stephen's College.
Rani Mathai, a professor of science cducation at Judson University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi during the 2012-13 academic year.
She has been invited by IGNOU at their Delhi campus to design middle and secondary science dducation curricula for distance learning and to teach science dducation courses at the IGNOU centers.
Both Varghese and Rani earned their undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kerala University in Trivandrum. Varghese went on to earn his master of philosophy from Osmania University of Hyderabad, India, and later earned his Ph.D. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Rani earned her Ph.D. from theUniversity of Minnesota.