Dr. Greg Clark, left, and Dr. Steve Naragon
Two on faculty will do
in Europe as Fulbright
Two members of the Manchester College faculty
will do research in Europe next year as Fulbright Scholars. Selected for
their academic achievement and extraordinary leadership potential in
their fields are Dr. Gregory W. Clark, associate professor of physics,
and Dr. Steven S. Naragon, associate professor of philosophy.
Established in 1946 under legislation
introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the
Fulbright Scholar program is America’s flagship international
educational exchange activity, sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Dr. Clark, a member of the MC faculty since
1992, will travel to Cardiff University in Wales to work with Dr. J.
Emyr MacDonald on nanoscience research involving conducting polymer
(plastic) molecules. He will spend fall 2006 and January session in
Wales, returning to his Manchester classrooms in February.
“The research I’ll be doing is on the
fundamental level – trying to understand the interactions at the nano-scale,”
said Dr. Clark. “In the future, we may be able to use this knowledge
for a true nanotechnology.” For example, such nanoscience could
revolutionize electronics in the creation of much-smaller circuits, with
millions of transistors on a single integrated circuit chip.
Dr. Naragon will use his Fulbright grant in spring 2007 to transcribe,
edit, and translate into English a set of student notes from Kant's
"Kant is the most-important philosopher of the 18th century,
and his student, Johann Herder, went on to become one of his most
important early critics," said Dr. Naragon, who will work in Marburg,
Germany, on a first draft of a German-English edition. He recently spent
six months writing encyclopedia articles about Kant's philosophy and
other German philosophers.
Naragon, a 1982 Manchester College grad, earned his Ph.D. from the
University of Notre Dame. Dr. Clark’s doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s
degrees are from Indiana University.