LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is pleased to welcome a Fulbright Scholar into its educational community. Dr. Sylvester Bongani Maphosa, the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence awardee, will be working with Red Rocks Community College and University of Colorado Boulder to advance their international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development, and diversify the educational experiences of their students, scholars, and surrounding community. He is currently the Chief Research Specialist and Head of Unit: Peace and Security at the Africa Institute of South Africa.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, which is managed and funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both U.S. institutions and the scholar grantee benefit. After his arrival in August, Dr. Maphosa will be assisting both Red Rocks Community College and their Fulbright partner university, University of Colorado Boulder during their 2014-2015 academic years.
Dr. Maphosa holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a M.A. in Peace and Governance from the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University, Zimbabwe. Dr. Maphosa has more than 10 years of professional experience and extensive knowledge of politics and society in Africa with significant field experience in research, community-based peace building entrepreneurship, higher education, and non-government work. He is a peace building participant, monitoring, evaluating, and learning expert who has worked across violently divided and multi-cultural environments. He is the author and editor of numerous scholarly articles and books including Building Peace from Within: An Examination of Community –based Peacebuilding in Africa.
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More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.