Dr. Nicole St. Germaine, a professor of English in Angelo State University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, has been selected for the U.S. Department of Education’s 2022 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program to conduct research in Norway this summer.
St. Germaine will receive funding support for travel and lodging expenses as she spends four weeks with 15-20 other college and university educators immersed in the Norwegian culture for the seminar titled “Typically Atypical: The Many Facets of Modern Norway.” Educators were selected for the prestigious and competitive program based on proposals submitted earlier this year.
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to travel to Norway to study Norwegian culture and government systems,” St. Germaine said. “I look forward to sharing what I learn with the ASU community, as well as with my students in my Technical Writing courses.”
The Fulbright-Hays program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to the social sciences, humanities, languages and area studies. St. Germaine’s research interests include technical communications in the health fields, communicating health information to Spanish speakers, and improving communication for children with autism and other special needs. She has written dozens of professional journal articles, book chapters and book reviews, and has also made numerous presentations at professional conferences.
An ASU faculty member since 2007, St. Germaine is a member of ASU’s Americans with Disabilities Act Committee, co-founder and faculty sponsor for the Spectrum student organization for neurodiversity awareness, faculty sponsor for the Technical Writing Club, a former member of the Faculty Senate, and a current member of numerous other university committees. She won the 2016-17 ASU President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Leadership/Service, and has also won numerous awards from the Society for Technical Communication.
Off campus, St. Germaine is an editorial board member for the Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication and Globalization, and she is the founder and co-director of the San Angelo Parents of Children with Autism organization. She earned her Ph.D. in technical communication and rhetoric from Texas Tech University.
St. Germaine is the third ASU faculty member to be selected for a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program, all from the Department of English and Modern Languages. Dr. Karen Cody, a professor of French and Spanish, participated in the 2016 program in Senegal – and Dr. David Faught, a professor of Spanish, participated in the 2017 program in Chile.