Dr. Trena Paulus of East Tennessee State University has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 2022-2023.

Paulus is a Professor in the Research Division of the Quillen College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at Honors College, and an Affiliate Faculty Member of ETSU’s Applied Social Research Laboratory.

As a Fulbright scholar, Paulus will travel to Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan, Poland for a six-month appointment in 2023. While there, she will work with the Faculty of English to identify qualitative research methods relevant to this community and what methodological and technological innovations may still be needed. She will work with faculty and students to design, develop and co-teach a bachelor’s level course in qualitative research methods for language and linguistics students. Additionally, she will provide mentorship and workshops on the use of qualitative data analysis software and deliver a seminar for a new AMU program in medical humanities on how to apply qualitative interview skills to patient-centered communication in healthcare settings to improve patient outcomes.

Paulus sought this collaboration after giving an invited talk at AMU as part of a series entitled “Challenges and Affordances of Qualitative Methodologies”, an initiative of the new Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and discovering areas of mutual interest with AMU. officials.

Paulus specializes in the field of methodological innovation, more specifically in the use of new technologies and the adaptation of language-based analysis methods. She holds a doctorate. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University, and a BA in English and Philosophy from Franklin College.

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She has over 15 years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate research methods, as well as six years of teaching English to international students. Since 2014, she has co-authored three books on the intersection of methodological and technological innovation. She is also a certified professional trainer for the qualitative data analysis software ATLAS.ti.

In addition to her Fulbright scholarship, Paulus was recently named a 2022 Provost Academy Scholar at ETSU. Established in 2021, the Provost Academy provides leadership experiences and opportunities for ETSU faculty who wish to learn more about the services and responsibilities of the Provost’s Office. Fellows selected for the Academy spend a year working toward the completion of a project identified as a critical need in the Provost’s Office, and also receive one-on-one leadership coaching and professional development opportunities.

“I am thrilled and proud of Dr. Trena Paulus for being selected to receive this prestigious honor,” said Kimberly D. McCorkle, ETSU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academics. “His record of teaching and scholarship in the field of qualitative research is impressive. She does a great job advancing research initiatives for students and faculty at East Tennessee State University, and we know that the expertise she will share during her tenure as a Fulbright Scholar will be of great benefit to students and faculty at Adam Mickiewicz University for years. to come.”

The Fulbright Scholar Awards offer unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbright scholars also play a vital role in American public diplomacy, building long-term relationships between people and nations. Alumni include 61 Nobel Prize winners, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 76 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of world-renowned leaders and experts in academia and many other fields in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. lucrative.FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES DOWNLOAD THE JOHNSON CITY PRESS APP