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Professor Pat Fox Honored with Susan Buck Sutton Award

March 14, 2019

Pat Fox, Clinical Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership

Pat Fox, Clinical Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership

IUPUI's Office of International Affairs has selected Professor Pat Fox, Clinical Assistant Professor and ASEE Fellow, to receive the Susan Buck Sutton Award for her efforts to support and enhance the School of Engineering and Technology's study abroad programs the past 16 years.

The award is in honor of Dr. Susan Buck Sutton, the first Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs. Each year, this award is given to a faculty member and a staff member who promote a campus climate where students are encouraged to study abroad and new programs are developed and supported. Recipients are recognized for their commitment to international education, going above and beyond their primary job duties.

"Professor Fox has always been big enthusiast for the school's study abroad programs, encouraging students to find a program that satisfies their needs and desires," explained Charlie Feldhaus, Ed.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Technology Leadership and Communication. "Pat has steered students to other IUPUI programs when discussing study abroad options if that was the best option for the student."

Pat Fox

Fox has always participated in campus study abroad fairs in support of her program and other school programs. In addition, she has served for years as the School's representative for the study abroad committee.

I'm incredibly honored to receive this award, particularly because it highlights the study abroad experience," said Fox. "I have always believed study abroad programs are so important to a student's educational journey, and that's why I fully support and encourage student participation."

Feldhaus pointed out that Fox has made an impact with her record of published work about study abroad education, including collaborations with foreign colleagues on some publications. And even more significant is her work with students to publish and present papers about their study abroad experiences.

Fox always finds ways to improve her course and content. An example of this is when she added a community-service learning project to her Go Green course, giving students the opportunity to use what they learned about sustainability in Germany and then apply the lessons to a community project in Indianapolis.

In the nomination Feldhaus wrote on her behalf, he said: "Professor Fox has gone beyond the normal practices of teaching a study abroad class, given the related extra activities she continues to be involved in. Pat has excelled in demonstrating that she has made an impact in her program, in students who have participated, in the community, in the School and at IUPUI."