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Bodine Al-Sharif Named a 2024-25 Fulbright Scholar

by Belinda Breeze

Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has received a Fulbright United States Scholar Programme award for Saudi Arabia.

Beginning her Fulbright journey in November 2024, Bodine Al-Sharif will live in Riyadh and work with the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Department of Medical Education while focusing on her research project, ‘An Institutional Perspective of the Practice, Policy, and Context of Saudi Higher Education’. This will allow her to assess the structures and functions of higher education within the Kingdom, as well as provide training for qualitative research and methodologies to aid in the research process.

“This is an exciting opportunity to create a collaborative research partnership within Saudi’s developing higher-education system, and I am extremely appreciative of the faculty at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University and their leadership who have agreed to work with me on this project,” Bodine Al-Sharif said.

For the past 78 years, since 1946, the Fulbright Programme has allocated more than 390,000 professionals of all backgrounds and fields to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.