Gudrun Nyunt, a visiting assistant professor in Higher Education in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education, received a $1,550 grant from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation Grant Committee.
The grant supports her longitudinal study that explores how students integrate the intercultural learning from study abroad into their lives back home. Nyunt is collaborating on the project with Elizabeth Niehaus, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“Your research on how students integrate their intercultural learning is compelling and important at a time when global connections are increasingly important,” the ACPA wrote. “We look forward to your work and how it informs work across student affairs.”
ACPA officials also invite Nyunt and Niehaus to share their scholarship through journal submissions and a presentation at the 2021 ACPA Convention in Long Beach, Calif.
Nyunt teaches courses on college student development, academic writing, applied research designs, and legal issues in higher education. Her research interests focus on educational practices that foster the development of intercultural maturity and prepare students for active engagement in a global society.