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 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 2011, Prof. Marko Markovic from the Department of Painting of the University of Montenegro and Prof. Hrvoje Petric from the Department of History at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) serve as JFDP scholars at ASU. Prof. Marko Pomolio of the ASU School of Art serves as Prof. Markovic's faculty advisor, and Prof. Paul Hirt of the ASU School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies serves as Prof. Petric's faculty advisor.