James K. Reap, a public service associate in UGA’s College of Environment and Design and Fellow of the Dean Rusk Center, International Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan during the 2005-2006 academic year.
Reap will teach and conduct research on heritage conservation, law and planning in the Middle East in the graduate program on Cultural Resources Management at JUST. In addition to experience in the Middle East, Reap has participated in projects and conducted research in Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. He serves as president of the Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO, and serves on the board of trustees of the United States National Committee of ICOMOS. Reap is a trustee of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and a former president of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.