Dr. Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division at Harford Community College, has been selected to serve on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a term of three years. Her term will continue through August 4, 2026.
A program of the U.S. State Department, the Fulbright Specialist Program is a field-driven initiative in which host institutions abroad conceptualize and design projects of interest that represent a priority for their organizations. Dr. Hallock will be eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally.
Dr. Hallock stated, “My academic background is deeply steeped in the discipline of International Relations, and I have always been intrigued by the ways the U.S. government has attempted to shape the global arena.” She said that as a Fulbright Specialist, she will have the opportunity to share what she knows about the current state of American democracy and learn how citizens in other cultures view it. In addition, serving in this capacity will give her the opportunity to continue her own professional growth as well as develop deeper understanding of American democracy from the “outside” so that she can better provide perspective for her students at Harford.
Dr. Hallock described three activities she hopes to engage in while she is with a host institution:
Create and conduct a workshop series for faculty that provides them with content, curriculum, and specific experiential learning activities that can be used in the classroom. “Before my travel to the host institution, I will develop thought partnerships with relevant parties to determine what specific questions or knowledge gaps they have regarding American democracy. Together, we will build the program around the host institution’s needs.”
Deliver a lecture series or condensed course to teach students the content while demonstrating to faculty the pedagogical approach and tools that she uses with her American students. “With the support of the host institution faculty, I will offer a lecture series or condensed course around any issue(s) relating to American democracy that they request.”
Conduct interviews with students, educators and potentially government administrators to learn the formal and informal processes of building civic engagement in that country. “A significant part of my goal for this experience is to understand how other democracies engender a sense of civic responsibility in their citizens.”
Dr. Hallock has been teaching at Harford Community College for 21 years. In addition, she previously served at the College as the Coordinator for Global Education and Interim Dean for Behavioral and Social Sciences. She currently serves on numerous College committees, presents at conferences and is a published author.
She earned a B.A. from Roanoke College, an M.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Miami.
Her research interests include experiential learning pedagogy, global education and engagement, and the evolution of democratic processes.