Dr. Matthew L. Whoolery   
Specialization: Psychology
Home institution in US: Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho
Host Institution in India: Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi
Start date/Month in India: December 2012
Duration of grant: 5 months

Brief Bio:
Dr. Matthew Whoolery is a psychology professor at Brigham Young University, Idaho. He has 12 years of teaching experience at the university level and numerous publications in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, psychological assessment and theoretical psychology. Dr. Whoolery has had significant international experience including work as an anthropologist in rural Namibia with the Himba tribe and three years as a psychology professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He regularly teaches courses in Personality Theories, Cross-Cultural Psychology, the Psychology of Gender, and the History and Theories of Psychology. Dr. Whoolery has also had extensive experience in curriculum development and the creating and teaching of cross-disciplinary courses on the university level.

As a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Whoolery will develop collaborative relationships with Indian faculty as we move toward a more “flattened” world in education and culture. He believes that these collaborative relationships can also include students collaborating on projects together and communicating about issues in the subjects of culture, gender and psychology. He hopes to set up opportunities for Indian and U.S. students to interact with each other as part of their coursework and also plans to help develop a course at his home university on modern India as part of the Foundations (core curriculum) program.