The Student Government Association (SGA) Open Educator Award from the Student Government Association at Texas A&M University awarded a Political Science Professor Dr. Fuhrmann for demonstrating the most compelling and significant positive impact in using open-access materials in innovative ways in the classroom, to reduce the financial burden for students.
The SGA at Texas A&M University partnered with the University Libraries to establish two annual awards for faculty members who go above and beyond in adopting and demonstrating exemplary usage of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in their classrooms for the dissemination of these open-access materials. These awards seek to recognize faculty who promote a culture of utilizing free academic resources and knowledge sharing in order to lessen the financial burden on students and mitigate the overall cost of receiving an education.
Professor Fuhrmann was named Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2016 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. His research focuses on international relations, nuclear proliferation, and armed conflict. He is the author of Atomic Assistance: How “Atoms for Peace” Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity (Cornell University Press, 2012) and the co-author Fuhr of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
On Sept. 1, 2022, the Department of Political Science became part of the Bush School of Government & Public Service.