Arkansas Chapter of the Fulbright Association

About Us

The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright Program and promote international education. Our vision is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace.

Arkansas Chapter of the Fulbright Association

The Arkansas Chapter of the Fulbright Association is a statewide chapter serving Fulbright alumni and friends of international exchange. The chapter is focused on hosting engaging programs and events for Fulbright alumni and visiting Fulbright students and scholars throughout Arkansas. The chapter primarily hosts programs in Fayetteville, and is closely affiliated with universities and colleges throughout the state, often co-sponsoring programs with these institutions.

Leadership

PRESIDENT

Glen Harrison
glenhar@gmail.com | (865) 776-0976

Glen was awarded two Fulbright Fellowships to teach at three different universities in Seoul, South Korea. Since returning to the US, he has been active in the Fulbright Associations in Tennessee and Arkansas. Glen attended the last two FA annual meetings in Washington, DC, and participated in the Advocacy Day activities. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Arkansas, Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Most of his career was spent as a researcher in the Center for Transportation Analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. While at ORNL, he worked on projects for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, World Bank, and US Agency for International Development. Glen did international work in Bangladesh, India, Japan, Panama, and West Africa. He also taught three years at Lincoln University in New Zealand.

Glen currently live in Little Rock and works as a volunteer teacher at the LifeQuest Adult Education Program and as a US Rowing Referee. His vision for the Arkansas Fulbright Association Chapter is to expand it to a statewide organization that supports activities for current Fulbright recipients and FA members.

VICE PRESIDENT

H. Micheal Tarver
m@tarver.org | (479) 970-4716

Micheal was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela in 1998-1999. He was also a 2001-2003 recipient of a Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award and a recipient of a 2008 Fulbright-Hays Award to direct a group study in Mexico. 

Tarver is currently a Professor Emeritus of History at Arkansas Tech University and a Miembro Correspondiente of the Academia Nacional de la Historia (Venezuela). Retired from full-time teaching in 2023, Tarver currently serves on the Arkansas History Commission, having been appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson in 2018.

Headshot Micheal Tarver

TREASURER

DeDe Long
dslong@uark.edu (479) 871-5088

DeDe retired in July 2019 as Emeritus Director of the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange at the University of Arkansas. She has a 35 year history at the UofA and was involved in all facets of international education.  She received a Fulbright International Administrators grant to Germany in 2006 and served as the Fulbright campus program advisor (FPA) between 1993-2019.

DeDe was elected to the Fulbright Association Board of Directors in 2018 and is the current Chair of the Board. She has been very active with the Arkansas Chapter of the Fulbright Association since it was reactivated in 2015 and has submitted multiple grants in order to identify more Fulbrighters throughout the state and create a network.  She continues to host visitors from the Fulbright global community who come to the University of Arkansas to learn more about the life of Senator Fulbright and conduct research in Mullins Library Special Collections which houses the Fulbright papers along with other archives related to international educational exchange.