Vietnam, a Professor, and a Pandemic

July 24, 2020

John Hatcher, UMD associate professor in the communication program, arrived in Vietnam in September 2019 on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. Then, just after the Tet holiday, the coronavirus completely changed life in Vietnam. He wrote, “No school. No travel. No visits from family or friends.” He waited, but the pandemic continued, and John had to cut his Fulbright short.


John Hatcher with two students in Vietnam