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Faculty Member Earns Fulbright Grant In Business Administration

Wali Mondal, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Business and Management's Department of Accounting and Finance, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in Business Administration at the University of Sfax in Tunisia.

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa.  It is bordered by Algeria,  Libya and the Mediterranean Sea. It is among a group of Arab nations in North Africa, including Libya and Egypt, that recently underwent revolutions and have experienced a change in governmental leadership.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright program provides funds for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools abroad. It is sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Recipients are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential and are funded to study, conduct research, teach and exchange ideas overseas.

Over the Fulbright Scholarship program's 65 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States.

Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholar alumni are the late Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove; and Craig Barrett, former Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation.

In addition to Professor Mondal, Fulbright Scholars among National University faculty include Paul Majkut, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Letters and Sciences’ department of arts and humanities; Gwendolyn Stowers, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Education’s department of teacher education; and Luis Acebal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Letters and Sciences’ department of arts and humanities.

For more information regarding the Fulbright International Education Exchange program, click here.