Marsha Fowler, Ph.D., professor of spirituality and ethics at Azusa Pacific University, received a prestigious Fulbright Award for the 2018-19 school year.

Fowler received a Fulbright Scholar Research Award to study early nursing ethics in Britain from 1860-1965 at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.

“I am honored to receive a Fulbright Scholars Research Award. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for me to participate in furthering the development of the field of nursing ethics,” Fowler said. “The results will enhance my ongoing programs of research and publication in nursing ethics heritage.”

Fowler, who studied this subject throughout her academic career, also received a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Fellowship in Medical Ethics from Harvard University in 1978, an Honorary Human Rights Award from the American Nurses Association in 1992, and a Scholarly Achievement Award from APU in 2002.

Fowler received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of San Francisco before earning her M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. from University of Southern California. She also holds a diploma in Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Fowler teaches several courses at APU, including a Seminar Christian Ethics, Bioethics, Spiritual Care, and Parish Nursing/Health Ministries.

The Fulbright Program currently awards only 1,900 grants per year out of hundreds of thousands of applicants. APU boasts 15 Fulbright faculty members since 2002.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Fulbright participants receive the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Since the program’s origin in 1946, there have been approximately 370,000 Fulbright participants.

Marsha Fowler, Ph.D.
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