Daemen Vice President Selected for Fulbright Specialist Program

July 28, 2014

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AMHERST, N.Y. – Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program, which connects U.S. scholars and professionals with counterparts at overseas institutions.

“Dr. Brogan is a highly respected, distinguished leader in the health professions field and a noted wound care specialist, making him an excellent selection for this prominent program,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

As a Fulbright Specialist, Brogan will travel this fall to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine where he will engage in a project on Western learning theories and the teaching and learning process in health professions education.

“I am greatly honored to have been chosen as a Fulbright Specialist and look forward to collaborating with my international colleagues at Beijing University and on other projects with  faculty and professionals from around the world,” said Brogan, adding that the program will also provide an opportunity to expand Daemen’s connections with overseas institutions.

Brogan is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, the specialist program provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post-secondary academic institutions around the world.

Brogan, who has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, is a national expert on wound management and care. A certified wound care specialist, he is diplomat of the American Academy of Wound Management and a fellow of the College of Certified Wound Specialists. In addition, he’s extensively researched, published and presented on wound care at conferences across the country.

Brogan’s affiliation with Daemen started as a student, having earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and later returned to the college to receive a doctor of physical therapy. He also received a doctorate in educational administration and a master’s degree in health science education and evaluation, both from the University at Buffalo.

Beginning his professional tenure at Daemen in 1985, Brogan has served in various academic capacities, including as dean of the college’s Health and Human Services Division, chair of the Physical Therapy Department and academic coordinator of clinical education. He’s also an associate professor of physical therapy, a program he has taught in for 25 years.

He is a South Buffalo resident.

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