Fulbright Scholar to Visit Bellevue College 2017-18

James Riggall from Tasmania, Australia is an expert on Human/Computer Interaction, virtual and augmented reality, entrepreneurship and makerspace.  As a Fulbright Scholar, James will visit Bellevue College for the Fall and Winter quarters of the 2017-18 school year. 

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James Rigall Fulbright Scholar

Among other things he will teach in the Institute for Business and Information Technology (iBIT), guest lecture in Communication Studies, work with the faculty and staff in the Library Media Center and RISE Learning Institute to help build the Collaboratory and future makerspace, and collaborate with the Pacific Science Center in Seattle and the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery in Tasmania to create a joint exhibit where museum goers in each location can share a virtual reality experience. He also will work with the Bellevue Boys and Girls club, TESLA high school in Redmond and the Rainer Scholars.

The Office of Instruction thanks the following key players for their efforts in this project:

  • Bruce Wolcott, Adjunct Instructor, Arts & Humanities, Communication Studies
  • Brandon Lueken, Grants Coordinator, Effectiveness & Strategic Planning
  • Michael Reese, Director, RISE
  • Vivienne McClendon, Dean, Library Media Center
  • Gita Bangera, Dean, RISE and Interim Vice President, Instruction
  • Rebecca Cory, Associate Dean, Instruction

Others assisted and supported the project:

  • Jody Laflen, Dean, iBIT
  • Maggie Harada, Dean, Arts and Humanities
  • Katherine Oleson, Faculty and Program Chair, Communication Studies


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