Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Since its beginning in 1946, more than 360,000 Fulbrighers has participated in the program.

Lori A. Spies, PhD, RN, NP-C
Dr. Lori A. Spies was selected for a 2017-19 Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar Award. The award will allow her to teach and collaboratively conduct research in India, Vietnam and Zambia to determine best practices for educating nurses about hypertension.



Shelby Garner, PhD, MS, BSN
Dr. Garner was selected for a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant award to India. LHSON is proud of her work in India with the new Simulation Education and Research Center for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India.



Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, FACM
Dr. Hastings-Tolsma was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 2012 to commence a study entitled Herb Use During Pregnancy and Birth in South Africa. Dr. Hastings-Tolsma continues as a Visiting Professor of Nursing at the University of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa.