Jim Hauwiller with StudentsThe 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

Bujin Magvanrenchin , from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2019

Academic Mentors, Dr. Lauren Davis 

Attended  EDU 382 Assessment Course

Bujin Magvanrenchin with Tricia Seifert

Enkhchimeg Sharav, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2017

Academic Mentors, Dr. Ann Ellsworth and Bill Freese

Attended Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa's EDU 411 ESL Course

Enkhchimeg Sharav with Tricia Seifert

Dildora Kasimova, from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Spring 2016

Academic Mentors, Beth Kennedy and Dr. Elisabeth Swanson

Attended Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa's EDU 411 ESL Course

 Dildora Kasimova with Jayne Downey

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

Academic Mentor, Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

 Atta Brou with Jioanna Carjuzaa and Yvonne Hauwiller

Olga Cherkahchenko, from Ukraine, Crimea, Spring 2012

Academic Mentor, Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Olga Cherkahchenko

Gulya Agayeva, from Turkmenistan, Fall 2010

Academic Mentor, Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Gulya Agayeva with Jioanna Carjuzaa

Apinun Nilsawaddi, from Thailand, Fall 2007

Academic Mentor, Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Apinun Nilsawaddi with Jioanna Carjuzaa and Robert Carson

Prachak Rotarwat, from Thailand, Fall 2006

Academic Mentor, Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa

Prachak Rotarwat with Robert Carson

Sirilac Boonma, from Thailand, Fall 2005

Academic Mentor, Dr.Bill Hug

Sirilac Boonma with Yvonne Hauwiller and Robert Carson

Yvonne Hauwiller with J.E.E.M Memorial Tree
JEEM Administrator

“My most rewarding personal effort has been the development of the six-week JEEM Scholarship Program, which was established in memory of my husband. There have been scholars from Thailand, Crimea, Cote d’Ivoire, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan. The scholar stays with me in my house, which is ideally located within walking distance of MSU, downtown Bozeman, and several
of the public schools. While in my home, together we participate in educational activities and cultural exchanges. We explore the beauty of the mountain, rivers, and the Western plains in Montana’s ‘Big Sky Country.’ It is gratifying to coordinate with MSU College of Education, Bozeman Public Schools, the community, friends, and family to offer this cross-cultural experience.”



  JEEM Memorial Tree (2016)