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Keystone Welcomes Its First Fulbright Scholar

Aug 24, 2017 | Campus News, News - Featured

Keystone College will host its first-ever Fulbright Scholar during the 2017-18 academic year.

Fulbright Scholar Rahman Bhuiyan, Ph.D. will teach several literature courses at the college. Dr. Bhuiyan is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, an institution of about 22,000 students. His department has about 6,000 students. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary literary theory, romanticism, twentieth-century fiction in English, and nineteenth-century British fiction.

Dr. Bhuiyan is the editor of Panini, an academic peer-reviewed journal in language and literature and is also the editor of NSU News, North South University’s monthly newsletter. Dr. Bhuiyan has traveled extensively and has presented academic papers in Asia, Europe, and North America. He received a junior and a senior research fellowship in science and humanities from the University Grants Commission of the Government of India.

Dr. Bhuiyan attended high school in Tokyo, Japan, and subsequently received an international baccalaureate degree in Geneva, Switzerland.  He completed his bachelor and master’s degrees in English Literature from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India and his master of philosophy and doctorate in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Bhuiyan’s writing has been published in a wide variety of journals and books. He has served as a reviewer and has attended and chaired sessions at many international conferences. He speaks and reads Bangla, English, Japanese, and Hindi and can read Arabic.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bhuiyan to Keystone College and honored to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program,” said Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D. “Our entire campus community will benefit greatly from his knowledge, dedication, and expertise.”      

The prestigious Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and grants approximately 800 awards annually to foreign scholars to teach in the United States.

Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, natural science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.