Sociologist Named Fulbright Scholar

Emeritus Professor Heading to Hong Kong

Dennis F. Berg, emeritus professor of sociology at Cal State Fullerton, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the second time.

The first time, he spent the 2001-02 academic year in Vietnam working with Vietnam National University. This time, he will spend 10 months, starting in September, in Hong Kong.

“I will be attached to the Hong Kong American Center on the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong,” Berg said. “Four years ago, Hong Kong, in conjunction with the Fulbright program, began a major general education project, extending their three-year baccalaureate degrees to a full four years. This coming fall, all eight public universities will implement the new curriculum and set of requirements.”

Berg's assignment will be to work with the eight public universities to help them in their transition to the four-year degree. Among his duties will be developing policy and curriculum and training faculty members to teach students from outside of their disciplines.

During his stint as a Fulbright Scholar, Berg, who splits his time between Yorba Linda and Vietnam, periodically will fly into Saigon to provide workshops for the Southeast Asian Ministries of Education Organization and into Manila to provide teacher training for the Southeast Center for Training and Development of the Philippines.

Berg joined the CSUF faculty in 1970 and held a number of administrative posts before being awarded emeritus status in 2008. The 71-year-old Air Force veteran earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from CSUF in 1967 and 1968, respectively, and his doctorate in sociology from USC in 1974.

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