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AU alum Dr. Matthew R. Kutz receives Fulbright Scholar award

Fri, 2012-03-23 16:16 -- univcomm
March 23, 2012

Dr. Matthew Kutz (BA '95) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Kigali Health Institute in Rwanda during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He currently serves as Clinical Education Coordinator of Athletic Training at Bowling Green State University.

KutzDr. Kutz will be teaching in the physiotherapy department at Kigali Health Institute. Kutz earned his M.Ed. and M.S. from the University of Toledo, and his Ph.D. from Lynn University. Kutz’s research has been published in dozens of journals such as Journal of Allied Health, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice, Strength and Conditioning Journal, International Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation Journal, Clinical Kinesiology, Athletic Training Education Journal, and many others. In addition, he has written a textbook entitled “Leadership and Management in Athletic Training: An Integrated Approach” published by Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. Kutz was the head athletic trainer for USA Track & Field during 2007 Pan American Race Walking Cup in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, the 2003 Ekiden Road Relay in Seoul, South Korea and Sports Medicine Educator to the Honduran Olympic Committee in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (summer 2009).

Kutz is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-2013.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Forty-three Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 75 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes, and many other prestigious honors, awards, and positions.

Fulbright recipients are among over 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit our website at or contact James A. Lawrence, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, telephone 202-632-3241 or e-mail

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