Joshua Lovett named Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Joshua Lovett named Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations to senior psychology major Joshua Lovett, who has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to South Korea from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

Josh will teach English in South Korea as part of a project to directly address educational inequity and help students in under-resourced areas learn about the United States through English instruction.

“I am so excited and humbled to have this amazing opportunity,” Lovett said. "I actually did DukeEngage South Korea in 2015, so it will be nice to return to where my interest in teaching originated. As a Fulbright Scholar, I will represent the United States as both a teacher and cultural ambassador to South Korea. During my time there, I plan to engage in local community activities to foster mutual understanding between the United States and South Korea.”

In the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N), Lovett has served as a Philip R. Costanzo Teaching Fellow and worked as a research assistant in Dr. Bridgette Hard’s BRITE lab.

“Josh is an inspiring young educator who has done so much to enhance the educational experience for his peers at Duke,” said P&N Professor Bridgette Hard. “In his honors research, he has worked to understand the experience of first-generation college students so that universities can provide the necessary supports to help them thrive. As a Costanzo Teaching Fellow, he worked tirelessly to give his Psych 101 students a supportive and worthwhile experience each week. He is also a promising educational researcher with innovative ideas that tackle important problems in education. The Fulbright program is so lucky to have Josh—he will represent them (and Duke) extraordinarily well. We are so proud!”

Lovett’s long-term plan is to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in Educational Psychology.