Daryl Harris named a Fulbright Specialist

An associate professor of performance art at NKU’s School of the Arts has been selected to be a part of the Fulbright Specialists program, according to a statement released by the university on March 23.


Dr. Daryl Harris, who specializes in multicultural programming and connecting theatre with other disciplines, will serve as an expert consultant for other universities across the globe during his five-year appointment at the Fulbright Specialists Program.


“Theatre helps students gain confidence when speaking, to think broadly by finding multiple solutions to a problem, and to develop the ability to think quickly on one’s feet,” said Harris.  “These lessons can be applied to many fields.”


Harris, who has worked on nearly every continent, will help to teach students and asset faculty in developing curriculum.


“Daryl brings great joy to all that he does, both in the classroom and on the stage,” said Dr. Katherine Frank, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  “His impact on students is felt across out NKU community, and we are proud that he will now have the opportunity to share that joy and expertise with students across the globe.”


The Fulbright Specialists program takes academic institutions across the globe who are in need of the experts in the program and pairs them with prominent U.S. faculty and professionals.


The program helps train foreign faculty, hosts seminars and lectures, organizes workshops, as well as helps develop curriculum in over 140 nations.


All appointments to the program must be approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and are peer-reviewed as well.


Harris will join Dr. Linda Wermeling, associate professor of social work in the College of Education and Human Services, at the Fulbright Specialists program.


Wermeling helped faculty and government officials in Moldova develop their first Master of Social Work program at the Free International University in Chisinau in 2013.  She also helped develop social work curriculum at the Volodymyr Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University in Ukraine last fall.