Sam Ham Receives Fulbright Award to LaTrobe University, Australia

Friday, April 2 2010

Sam Ham, professor of conservation social sciences and director of the Center for International Training and Outreach, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend October and November 2010, with LaTrobe University, Australia, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. His work will focus on strengthening the expertise of LaTrobe faculty and graduate students to conduct research related to community adaptive strategies for climate change in regional Australia.

Ham also recently received the Director's Award for Excellence in Interpretation Training from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. The award recognizes Ham's decade of contributions to professional development for employees of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A sought-after speaker, last month Ham presented the keynote address to the South Carolina Federation of Musuems Conference in Greenville, SC. He titled his presentation: "Lessons for Museum Interpretation from Cognitive Science."