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David Jaffee, professor of sociology and assistant vice president for Undergraduate
Studies at the University
of North Florida, has
been appointed as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the City
University of Hong Kong for a 10-month term starting in August.
Ponte Vedra resident will be working with faculty and administrators at City
University of Hong Kong to develop general education courses, curriculum and
teaching/learning strategies as well as programming for first-year students. He
also plans on conducting research on Hong Kong’s
port economy, the world’s second largest port, during his stay in the country.
says his teaching grant in Hong Kong is an
honor and should be an incredible learning adventure. “This is a unique
opportunity to work with faculty, administrators and students in a very
different institutional environment to advance the cause of liberal arts
The Fulbright Hong Kong General Education Program is a major initiative in support of the development
of broad-based general education in the liberal arts in Hong
Kong’s universities as they prepare to introduce four-year
undergraduate degree programs in 2012.
is among a handful of American experts that will be collaborating with local Hong Kong faculty to design, develop and refine an interdisciplinary,
student-centered curriculum, focusing on broad themes of Western and Asian
He has been a faculty member at UNF since spring 2000,
serving in a variety of capacities at the University, including founding
director for the Office of Faculty Enhancement/Center for Instructional and
Research Technology as well as associate and acting dean for the College of
Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming to UNF, he was an associate professor of
Sociology at State University of New York at New Paltz.
Jaffee is currently involved in a research project on
Jaxport as a port economy and the implications of the port economy on labor
market dynamics, organizational strategies, environmental conditions, logistics
and supply chain management and regional economic development. Additionally, he
is working on a book project applying organizational tensions identified in
“Organization Theory: Tension and Change” to analyze current issues and trends
in institutions of higher education.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including
the American Sociological Association; Southern Sociological
Society; Association of American Colleges and Universities; Association for the
Study of Higher Education; and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
and his master’s degree in political science from Washington University-St.
Louis. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida.
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