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. Alban Nimani - 2012 Junior Faculty Development Program Fellow from Prishtina, Kosovo. In Kosovo, he serves as a professor assistant in the Department of Graphic Design of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prishtina. His scholarly interests include: 1) graphic design, 2) web design, 3) video and audio production, 4) interactive media, and 5) installation and performance art. Mr. Nimani has worked with the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society and has studied at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
At ASU, Nimani works with Prof. Muriel Magenta, who serves as Nimani’s JFDP academic advisor and is a Professor in the School of Art in the ASU Herberger Institute. Among his activities in Phoenix, Nimani is shooting a documentary film. He also sits in on classes at ASU and presenting lectures and talks on art and culture.
Prof. Jeyhun Mahmudlu received his Ph.D. in History from the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. He serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Regions Studies of the Faculty of Law at Qafqaz University in Azerbaijan. His scholarly interests are in the fields of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and International Affairs. Mahmudlu teaches Diplomatic History, International Organizations, and Energy Security. He is the Director of his institution’s Center for Conflict Studies and is Editor-in-Chief of its Journal for Law, History, and Political Science.
At ASU, Mahmudlu works with Prof. David Siroky, who serves as Mahmudlu’s JFDP academic advisor and is an Assistant Professor in the ASU School Politics and Global Studies.