Camarillo, Calif., March 19, 2013 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) Professor of Applied Physics Geoff Dougherty has been selected to the prestigious national Fulbright Senior Specialist program. The program provides short-term academic opportunities linking prominent U.S. faculty to their counterparts at institutions worldwide for curricular and faculty development and institutional planning. Developed by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals to engage in collaborative projects at higher education institutions in more than 150 countries. Roster candidates are rigorously reviewed by specialist peer review committees and are eligible for a period of five years. Recipients of the awards are selected on the basis of professional or academic achievement.