Our Aggarwal-Blackburn scholars have visited from over 26 countries, including China, Brazil, Turkey, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan

Map of Visiting Scholars

Simple exchanges can break walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.  We are reminded that we're joined together by our pursuit of a life that's productive and purposeful, and when that happens mistrust begins to fade and our smaller differences no longer overshadow the things that we share.  And that's were progress begins. 

Barack Obama, remarks at a student roundtable in Istanbul, Turkey, April 7, 2009.

To see where some of our Aggarwal-Blackburn scholars come from and what they have accomplished during their residency at Kent State, read the stories below:

Huang Song | Guangxi Normal University in China | Research under the supervision of Dr. Philip Wang, professor of the School of Foundation Leadership and Administration 

Lei Zuo | Shandong College of Tourism and Hospitality in China | Research under the supervision of Dr. Philip Wang, professor of the School of Foundation Leadership and Administration 

Ramon Oliveira | Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil | Research under the supervision of Dr. James Kingsley, professor of the School of Health Science 

Mehmet Kandemir | Kirikkale University in Turkey | Research on therapeutic alliance, attachment style, counselor self-efficacy and counselor education under the supervision of Dr. Marty Jencius, professor of the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences 

Yamin Wang | China | Research on intercultural communication under the supervision of Dr. Marty Jencius, professor of the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences 

Xia Liu | South China Agriculture University | Research under the supervision of Dr. Gumiko Monobe, professor in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University

Fethi Arslan | Mersin University in Turkey | Research under the supervision of Dr. James C. Hannon, professor and dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services 

Kim Jin Hyun | Chung-ang University in South Korea | Research under the supervision of Dr. Angela Ridgel, professor in exercise science and physiology 

Koji Yamatsu | Saga University in Japan | Research under the supervision of Dr. Takahiro Sato, professor in the school of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education Health and Human Services.