Center for International Education
Fall 2008

History's Frierson selected for International Excellence Award


Professor Cathy Frierson

Cathy Frierson, professor of history, is recipient of the 2008-09 UNH Award for Excellence in International Engagement. Dr. Frierson came to UNH in 1991.

Her research focus on Russia has resulted in the publication of three books and many articles, book chapters and book reviews.

Beginning in 1995, she served as director of the Center for International Education for six years, during which she collaborated with Dr. Donna Brown to create the highly-successful UNH undergraduate International Research Opportunities Program. She continues to mentor students in that program as well as those applying to the nationally-competitive U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship program.

In 1999, with funding from the U.S. Department of State, she developed a five-year Rule of Law program which she co-directed with faculty from New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce Law Center and Vologda State Pedagogical University in Vologda, Russia. Taking her teaching abroad, Frierson has often guest lectured in Russian universities, and in fall 2007 worked with the UNH program at Budapest University of Economic Sciences.