JEEM The J.E.E.M. (Joint Exchange in Educational Methodology) Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. James G. Hauwiller, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Social Studies Education at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Hauwiller dedicated his life to education. He was particularly committed to international education, which began when he and his wife, Yvonne, served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa (1965-68). Later he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and sabbatical leave in Thailand (1989-90) to develop instructional methods workshops for college professors. In the late ‘90’s, he was project director for the P.I.E. (Partners in Education) and T.E.A. (Teachers of Excellence) groups that came to MSU from Russia, Siberia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, andTurkmenistan. He was also involved with education projects in Azerbaijan and Mongolia. Dr. Hauwiller truly loved the educators that he met here at MSU and cherished his subsequent exchange visits to their schools, universities, and their homes. It was this love and his interest in promoting cultural exchanges that caused his family to establish this JEEM Scholarship.


The goal of JEEM is to contribute to the internationalizing of education by offering an award for studying American education and culture. This will result in educational exchanges with teachers, professors, and administrators within the Bozeman area schools and MSU.

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Past J.E.E.M. Scholarship Recipients

Enkhchimeg Sharav, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2017

Academic Mentors, Dr. Ann Ellsworth and Bill Freese

Attended Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa's EDU 411 ESL Course

spring 2017

 Dildora Kasimova, from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Spring 2016

Academic Mentors, Beth Kennedy and Dr. Elisabeth Swanson

Attended Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa's EDU 411 ESL Course

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Atta Brou, from Cote d’Ivoire,WestAfrica, Fall 2013

Academic Mentor, Dr.Jioanna Carjuzaa


Olga Cherkahchenko, from Ukraine, Crimea, Spring 2012

Academic Mentor, Dr.Jioanna Carjuzaa


Gulya Agayeva, from Turkmenistan, Fall 2010

Academic Mentor, Dr.Jioanna Carjuzaa

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Apinun Nilsawaddi, from Thailand, Fall 2007

Academic Mentor, Dr.Jioanna Carjuzaa


Prachak Rotarwat, from Thailand, Fall 2006

Academic Mentor, Dr.Jioanna Carjuzaa


Sirilac Boonma, from Thailand, Fall 2005

Academic Mentor, Dr.Bill Hug


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JEEM Administrator

"Perhaps my most rewarding personal effort has been the development of an annual six-week JEEM Scholarship Program, which has been established in memory of my husband. This fall, I am hosting a Thai professor from Bangkok, Thailand, in a home stay. My house is ideally located within walking distance of MSU, downtown Bozeman, and several of the public schools. Jointly, we will participate in educational activities and cultural exchanges. Of course, we will explore the beauty of the mountains, rivers, and the western plains in Montana’s “Big Sky Country.” It has been very rewarding for me to work with MSU, Bozeman Public Schools, the community, friends and family to offer this cross-cultural experience." (2005)



  JEEM Memorial Tree (2016)