Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year.
FSU College of Fine Arts is proud that Pat Villeneuve, professor and program director for Arts Administration in the College of Fine Arts, is one of these nine record-breakers.
Villeneuve received a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct collaborative research in Belgium starting Spring 2021. She plans to work with colleagues from FARO, the Flemish cultural and heritage agency; KUL (Catholic University Leuven); Museum M (Leuven); SMAK, the City Museum of Contemporary Art (Ghent); and the Museum on the River (Amsterdam) on two upcoming books advocating paradigmatic change to visitor-centered museum practices.
Villeneuve has been with Florida State University since 2003. In that time, she has developed a new graduate programs in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions as well as supported interpretation, a model for visitor-centered exhibitions. Pat is editor of the book From Periphery to Center: Art Museum Education in the 21st Century and recipient of the National Art Education Association museum educator of the year award in 2009. Other research interests include organizational sustainability and constructivist teaching. Pat has published and presented extensively nationally and internationally.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) has administered the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program for nearly 70 years on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The program awards nearly 470 teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries to university scholars and other professionals, including artists, attorneys and scientists.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some plans have been changed or modified to reflect travel advisories.
The Fulbright Program Team continues to monitor the progression of COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the world. They are “working closely with partner governments, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassies, Fulbright cooperating agencies and U.S. and foreign host institutions to provide guidance and information to exchange participants.”