Dr. Timothy Mahoney

Thanks to a Fulbright Fellowship, Millersville University’s Dr. Tim Mahoney will be in Poland this fall to help doctoral students and teachers who work with minority/immigrant children. The associate professor in the Educational Foundations Department is on sabbatical leave for the fall 2018 semester. He will leave for Poland in early October.

Mahoney was selected for a Fulbright Fellowship that will send him to the University of Lower Silesia in Poland to work with the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education.

This fellowship puts Mahoney in esteemed company. The Fulbright Program is supported by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The goal of the program is to improve intercultural relations and cultural diplomacy between countries through the exchange of persons and knowledge. Approximately 8,000 grants are awarded annual, and approximately 900 of those are given to visiting scholars.

At the University of Lower Silesia, Mahoney will teach a module titled, “EDiTE Doctoral Research Seminar in Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning in an Emerging European Context.” In the position, he will help advanced doctoral students formulate their research, conduct literature reviews and finalize their dissertations on educational policy. Mahoney will also run open seminars and workshops for Polish teachers and teacher educators on teaching minority/immigrant children/youth.

The University of Lower Silensia said this about Mahoney’s fellowship: “Dr. Timothy Mahoney’ expertise in multicultural education and language training is of great interest to the doctoral students in the program who are being trained as future leaders in Teacher Education in Europe.”

“I think it will be really interesting to work with higher level graduate students. It will be a good way to push myself,” says Mahoney. “It will be really fun. I’m not sure how much they will learn from me, but I will certainly learn a lot from them.”

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