NATCHITOCHES – Dr. Patrice Moulton, a professor of psychology at Northwestern State University, has been named president of the Louisiana Fulbright Chapter. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Fulbright program provides participants who are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Moulton received a Fulbright Award in 2017 for her work in Nepal, where she served as a consultant and cultural ambassador while launching the country’s inaugural degree program in counseling psychology.
In addition to Moulton, the Louisiana Fulbright executive board includes Dr. Harald Leder, Louisiana State University; Dr. Charlotte Maheu-Vail, Tulane University, and Dr. Richard Shrubb, Louisiana Tech University.
As president of the Louisiana chapter, Moulton will serve on the Fulbright Association Chapter Advisory Board, lead the executive board for the state of Louisiana, develop membership, administer the social media communication tools of the Fulbright Association and direct activities in Louisiana for networking, service and education related to Fulbright initiatives.
“Being chosen as a Fulbright Specialist has been the highlight of my career,” Moulton said. “It is an honor to be associated with the caliber of professionals that Fulbright brings together across the world. Fulbright has provided a global experience and a global perspective to my work.”
Moulton served as a Fulbright Specialist to Nepal in 2018 and has been a member of the Fulbright Association since her return as a Fulbright alumna. She recently traveled to Thailand to serve as a Fulbright representative and will be working as liaison to the Fulbright Association housed in Washington D.C.
State chapters provide Fulbright alumni and visiting Fulbrighters with diverse opportunities for networking, professional development, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and community service.