Physical therapy professor receives fourth Fulbright award to teach in Ireland

Dr. Donald Neumann, professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, received a prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to teach in Ireland. This is the fourth Fulbright award of Neumann’s career; he has previously received awards to teach in Lithuania, Hungary and Japan.

“I’m grateful to the Fulbright scholarship board for this award,” Neumann said. “I’ve had the opportunity to teach the fundamentals of kinesiology and physical therapy throughout the world, and the mutual benefit of teaching and learning about our field in other cultures has been a rewarding experience. That experience would not have been possible without their support.”

Neumann will travel to the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, where he will teach kinesiology in their physiotherapy program.

Neumann is the author of the authoritative text on the topic of kinesiology , Human Kinesiology: Foundations for Rehabilitation, which has been translated into eight languages. In addition, Neumann has contributed chapters to the medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy.

“We believe it is unprecedented for one professor to receive four Fulbright awards – we know of no other individual who has received that many,” said Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Marquette. “It’s a testament to Don’s commitment to teaching and his contributions to the field of physical therapy.”

The Fulbright Program is “devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Previous Fulbright award winners include Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and MacArthur Fellows.