COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Fred Davies has received a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia, where he will be teaching at Bogor Agricultural University.
Davies is a Regents Professor and Texas AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow in the horticultural sciences department at Texas A&M University in College Station.
He was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which is appointed by the U.S. president to administer grants funded by congressional appropriations, partner country contributions and the private sector.
“Developing international understanding requires a commitment on the part of Fulbright grantees to establish open communication and long-term cooperative relationships. In that way, Fulbrighters enrich the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of countries around the world,” said Tom Healy, who chairs the scholarship board, in his letter announcing the grant.
“As a representative of your country in Indonesia, you will help fulfill the principal purpose of the Fulbright Program, which is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the more than 150 countries that currently participate in the Fulbright Program.”
Davies, who also is a professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, is known for his research on nursery crops, plant stress and food plant production in outer space.
He is the American Society for Horticultural Sciences board chair and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Senior Fellow to Mexico and Peru.
Davies earned a bachelor’s degree in history and biological sciences, and a master’s in horticulture/plant physiology from Rutgers University in 1971 and 1975, respectively. He received his doctorate in horticulture/plant physiology/tropical agriculture from the University of Florida in 1978.