Wayne Adams, chair of the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to develop psychological tests for Chinese elementary students.
Adams will work with faculty at Wuhan University, the oldest university in China, to develop the tests. To date, no scientifically sound instruments are available to assess Chinese students’ cognitive abilities, specifically intelligence and memory. Adams is co-author of four nationally normed psychological tests of cognition in the United States.
Adams and his wife, Nora, participated four years ago in George Fox’s faculty exchange program with another Chinese university in the region, Wuhan University of Technology. Two years later, Adams returned to China to consult with Wuhan University faculty regarding development of a campus psychology clinic with a spiritual emphasis.
The Fulbright Scholar program has been the flagship program in international educational exchange for more than 50 years. The grants are awarded each year to leading researchers, teachers, and administrators at universities worldwide, allowing the recipients to travel, conduct research, and teach abroad at host universities for up to one year.
Three other current George Fox professors have received Fulbright grants. Martha Iancu, associate professor of English as a second language, taught in Romania three times. Chris Koch, associate professor of psychology, visited Russia. Paul Otto, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, researched in the Netherlands.
Glenn Moran — faculty member, department chair, dean, and director of the Boise Center — retired from the university in July after 23 years of service. In the early 1980s, he was involved in creating a four-year education program.
After a five-year stint working in the West Linn (Ore.) School District, he returned to George Fox and was instrumental in developing the university’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Later, he helped develop the administrative licensure program.
Moran plans to volunteer and teach occasionally at the Boise Center.
Boot camp Brianna
Graduate Brianna Fredericks (’06), a political science major, was accepted into the Reagan Ranch Leadership Academy this summer. Fredericks was one of only 24 college students accepted into the highly competitive program aimed at political conservatives. Selection is based on academic record, accomplishments, communication skills, and leadership potential. The academy, described as “an intense, month-long boot camp for rising leaders,” is based near the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.
In the fall, Fredericks will serve as an intern for U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith.