Education Adjunct Professor Mathew Swerdloff receives Fulbright award to teach mindfulness in India

Education Adjunct Professor Mathew Swerdloff will spend the next three weeks in Bihar, India at the Indian Institute of Management (IIMBG) in Bodh Gaya, as part of the Fulbright Specialist Award he received in 2020.

Swerdloff is working in Bodh Gaya offering mindfulness trainings to business administration students, faculty and community members.  He will also be reviewing curriculum and meeting with faculty to discuss best practices in pedagogy.

The mission of IIMBG’s program is “to develop mindful leaders of business and social relevance in the global economy and to enhance academic excellence in learning practices and research”, and mindfulness is a key component of all classes at IIMBG.

After the program at IIMBG concludes, Swerdloff will travel north to Motihari to speak on “STEAM Education for Sustainable Development” at Mahatma Gandhi Central University.

In 2013, Swerdloff was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to Santiniketan, India, where he offered lectures and workshops to students and staff at Visva-Bharati University and several other schools in the states of Bihar and West Bengal.

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational and cultural exchange program, creating connections in a complex and changing world. Led by the U.S. government in partnership with 160 countries worldwide, Fulbright builds lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries—building mutual understanding between nations, advancing knowledge across communities, and improving lives around the world.