About the Author

Dan Fellner in Iceland

   Dan Fellner in Iceland

Dan Fellner is an eight-time Fulbright fellow, university instructor and freelance travel writer/photographer who has visited more than 120 countries and all 50 states in the U.S.  He has had more than 100 travel articles published in various magazines and newspapers around the world.  His work has been featured in such publications as USA Today, the The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Post and The Arizona Republic.

In 1998 Fellner joined Arizona State University as a faculty associate and has taught courses in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, international mass media, intercultural communications and travel writing.  He is a faculty affiliate with ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, and currently teaches courses in travel writing, Eastern Europe, Asia, unique Jewish communities, and river cruising for ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).  He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Dan Fellner in Thailand

   Dan Fellner in Thailand

Fellner has been a visiting professor at eight overseas universities as a Fulbright fellow.  He has received Fulbright Scholar grants to Latvia, Moldova and Bulgaria; and Fulbright Specialist grants to Lithuania, Latvia, Indonesia and North Macedonia (twice).  Most recently, he was a Fulbright Specialist at South East European University in North Macedonia during the 2021 fall semester.

In addition, Fellner has been selected four times to teach an intensive one-week course in communications at the Fulbright International Summer Institute (FISI) in Bulgaria.  In June 2019 he was named for the fifth time to the speakers’ bureau (AZ Speaks) of the Arizona Humanities Council and gives presentations about foreign travel destinations to audiences throughout Arizona.

Formerly, Fellner worked as a television news reporter and anchor in four U.S. cities and spent 10 years in corporate public relations at The Dow Chemical Company.  When he isn’t traveling or teaching abroad, he resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Kristin.

You can reach the author at: dhfellner (at) hotmail.com

© 2022 Dan Fellner

Dan Fellner in Bali

   Lecturing in Bali as a Fulbright Specialist

Dan Fellner teaching in Bulgaria

   Teaching at the American University in Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar