FAIRFIELD — Daniel Parrott, a 1979 graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, now a professor at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to work at the University of Costa Rica’s new School of Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport in Limón, Costa Rica. Parrott’s scholarship project there will be from February to June 2017.

“I look forward to advancing international maritime education through collaboration with the faculty and administration at the University of Costa Rica,” said Dan Parrott. “My family will move with me to Limón and my kids will attend high school there, so we will all be involved in educational exchange.”

Parrott grew up in Connecticut and sailed from 1983 to 2003, when he joined the faculty at the Maine school, according to the announcement of his Fulbright award. In that 20-year period, he traveled worldwide on a variety of vessels, often to remote locations aboard traditional sailing ships. He is the author of “Tall Ships Down,” a study of five marine casualties involving sailing ships in the late 20th Century, as well as “Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships.”

Parrott teaches navigation, seamanship and bridge resource management at Maine Maritime Academy. He holds a B.A. from Colby College and M.A. from the University of Rhode Island.