Jantz to conduct brain injury work as Fulbright Scholar to Vietnam

Paul Jantz
Paul Jantz

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
May 28, 2018

SAN MARCOS – Paul Jantz, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology at Texas State University, has received a 10-month Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he will be hosted by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities-Vietnam National University (USSH-VNU).

Jantz is one of more than 1,200 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

During his time in Hanoi, Jantz will present lectures, seminars and workshops on the biomechanics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how the neurological consequences of moderate and severe TBI can affect children's social, emotional, behavioral and educational functioning. He will also collaborate with psychology program faculty at USSH-VNU as they develop a graduate-level school psychology training program.

“I sincerely thank the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for selecting me to receive this grant," Jantz said. "I am very passionate about helping children who live with the consequences of a moderate or severe TBI and this grant gives me the opportunity to do so at the international level.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

“Vietnam has a rich, diverse culture and I am very excited about the upcoming opportunities I will have to experience the many nuances firsthand," Jantz said.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact ECA Press, via telephone at (202) 632-6445 or e-mail at ECA-Press@state.gov.

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