The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) is a program of Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. JFDP is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. JFDP is a non-degree, professional development program that provides promising junior university faculty with the opportunity to:
- expand knowledge and expertise in their respective academic fields;
- garner new educational perspectives with exposure to U.S. educational philosophy and methods;
- gather new academic materials and resources, and;
- forge relationships between U.S. universities and their home universities.
Prof. Ani Manukyan - Spring 2013 Junior Faculty Development Program Fellow from Yerevan, Armenia. In Armenia, she serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Armenian State Pedagogical University in Yerevan where she teaches English language and culture courses. At ASU, Manukyan works with Prof. Sybil Thornton, who serves as Manukyan's JFDP academic advisor an is an associate professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies. She attends courses in History as well as Women and Gender Studies while at ASU.