The District 5100 University Scholar Fellowship Committee, (Birol Yesilada, David Jay, and Reg Keddie), interviewed applicants for the University Scholar Fellowship for 2007-2008 and unanimously selected Professor Jack Corbett as the District’s nominee for this program. Dr. Corbett is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1974. Dr. Corbett plans to spend 9 months in Oaxaca, Mexico at the Instituto Tecnologico de Oaxaca and assist in development of courses in resource management and policy designed to meet the needs of students who seek to integrate these materials into their engineering and planning programs, more advanced course for graduate students, faculty development that will result in exchange programs with Portland State University, and provide assistance with local community projects such as management of clean water projects, natural resources management, and public administration. Dr. Corbett is familiar with the terrain as he has frequently visited this region of Mexico and worked closely with academics, community volunteers and Rotarians.
Birol Yesilada, Ph.D.
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