Saint Martin’s University Dean Roger Douglas, Ed.D., Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2024-2025

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LACEY, Wash. — Roger Douglas, Ed.D., Dean of International Programs and Development & Office of Graduate Studies at Saint Martin's University, has received a Fulbright International Education Administrator’s (IEA) Award for the 2024-2025 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

"Dr. Douglas' Fulbright award highlights his significant impact on international education," said President Bill Brownsberger, S.T.D. "We are proud of his vision and leadership, which enhance our academic community. His commitment to promoting global understanding sets a high standard for excellence in higher education." 

The IEA Award is a fully funded opportunity for higher education administrators to participate in intensive two-week seminars abroad to learn about other countries’ higher education systems. Douglas will attend a seminar in Germany this fall to gain insights about the latest trends in Germany’s higher education system within a broader European context. The seminar will feature lectures, workshops and campus visits in Berlin and other German regions, where Douglas will participate in discussions on the challenges facing higher education with other leaders and explore opportunities for new academic partnerships in Germany. 

“Being recognized with any Fulbright award is a distinct honor that endorses the recipient as one of the brightest leaders in their field,” said Provost Tanya Smith Brice, Ph.D. “Dr. Douglas has transformed the international programs at Saint Martin’s, and we are delighted to celebrate the international recognition of his exceptional work conferred by this exciting opportunity.” 

As stated on their website, the goal of the Fulbright U.S. Administrators in International Education Program is “a frank and imaginative assessment of how to deepen and expand transatlantic academic exchanges.” The program operates in approximately 160 countries and receives additional support from participating governments, host institutions, corporations and foundations in those countries. 

“I feel very honored to have been awarded the Fulbright,” said Douglas, “and look forward to connecting with my international colleagues and making the most of the opportunities for Saint Martin’s that this seminar in Germany will bring.” By receiving this Fulbright award, Douglas joins the ranks of several other Saint Martin’s faculty who have been recognized by the Fulbright Scholar Program. 

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries with opportunities to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit https://fulbrightprogram.org or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by emailing ECA-Press@state.gov.


Saint Martin’s University is an independent coeducational university, with undergraduate and graduate offerings, located on a wooded campus of more than 380 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University empowers students to pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment through its 31 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program and seven certificate programs spanning the arts and sciences, business, counseling, education, engineering, nursing, and leadership. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 

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