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. The Junior Faculty Development Program (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 by attending classes and working with faculty members at universities in the United States;
* 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, in order to support ongoing contact and collaboration.
In Spring 2010, Besa Berberi and Marina Radulj served as JFDP scholars at ASU. Berberi received her Ph.C. in Singing from Trinity College of Music (London) and is a lecturer at the University of Prishtina (Kosovo) teaching courses on vocal techniques and scene movements. Radulj is a Ph.D. candidate in Art in Scene Design in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) and also a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Banja Luka where she has taught architectural design since 2004 and practices architecture.