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Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty to travel to Finland on Fulbright scholarship

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently awarded Georgia Southern Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Associate Professor Bryan Lee Miller, Ph.D., a grant to travel to Finland.

Miller was awarded the Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award 2018-2019, which is funded jointly by the University of Tampere and the Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki. For five months, Miller will teach a graduate-level qualitative methods course and an undergraduate drugs and society course. He will also conduct research on Finnish practitioner responses to emerging drug problems.

“I am extremely thankful for my department’s support and greatly look forward to this opportunity to conduct my research and teach in Finland,” said Miller.

The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and of other countries. Fulbright alumni have gone on to pursue careers as heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers and CEOs. In addition, 59 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 71 MacArthur Fellows and thousands of other successful leaders have graduated from the program.

Miller is the author or co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, including Pediatrics, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Punishment & Society, Journal of Criminal Justice and the Journal of Drug Issues.  He is also the author of the book Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution. In addition, Miller was the 2014 recipient of the Georgia Southern University Award of Excellence in Contributions to Instruction.

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