Arkansas Tech Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

RUSSELLVILLE, AR (News release) - Dr. Efosa Idemudia, assistant professor of business data analytics in the Arkansas Tech University College of Business, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar through the U.S. Department of State.

As a result of his Fulbright Program grant, Idemudia will spend summer 2014 teaching at the Lagos Business School in Lagos, Nigeria.

“I want to use this experience to help establish faculty-student study abroad exchange programs between Arkansas Tech University and leading universities in Africa,” said Idemudia. “My primary responsibility at the Lagos Business School is to teach the management information systems module on the Executive Master of Business Administration degree and the module on the senior management program. Also, I will help to develop executive courses that can be delivered in an electronic environment. It should be noted that Lagos Business School is ranked with the world's top 100 business schools in the area of open enrollment executive education.”

Founded in 1946, the Fulbright Program was signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman and named in honor of J. William Fulbright, who represented the State of Arkansas as a U.S. Senator from 1945-75.

Approximately 8,000 Fulbright Program grants will allow scholars, students and professionals to study, teach or conduct research abroad this year.

“This appointment offers me the opportunity to market Arkansas Tech University in Africa, most especially in Nigeria,” said Idemudia. “Thus, I hope to significantly increase the recruiting of students from Africa to study at Arkansas Tech University.”

Idemudia said that he also hopes the experience will allow him to gain a greater understand of global academic accreditations, enhance his interpersonal skills and build relationships with scholars in Lagos.

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