Anthony P. LaRose, assistant professor of criminology at The University of
Tampa, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct
research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico-Mexico City during the
2004-05 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and
the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He is the sixth UT faculty
member to receive a Fulbright.
LaRose, a 1988 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, earned
his MA in 1992 and Ph.D. in 1997, both at Washington State University. He taught
at the Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies and Fitchburg State
College before coming to UT. His research background includes police value
systems, ethics in the criminal justice system, and comparative studies of
American and Mexican legal systems. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal
Justice Sciences and the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor
As a Fulbright Scholar, LaRose will lecture and conduct research on
community-based policing—a policy of proactive community involvement versus
reacting only when crime occurs— in the U.S. and in Mexico as one of about 800
Americans who will travel abroad to some 140 countries next academic year.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William
Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding
between the people of the United States and other countries.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange
activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs. During the 57 years of the program’s existence, thousands
of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad,
and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar
activities in the U.S. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign
university students, K-12 teachers, and college faculty and professionals who
have participated in one of the Fulbright exchange programs.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic
or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary
leadership potential in their fields. Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright
Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner,
CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Rita
Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel
Previous UT Fulbright recipients include Dr. Richard Piper, Honors program
director and Dana professor of government and world affairs; Dr. Kathryn
VanSpanckeren, Dr. Mary Jane Schenck, and Dr. Donald Morrill, professors of
English; and Dr. William Leith, professor of languages.
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