The School of Accountancy is pleased to announce that Dr. James Long, Associate Professor and the Atlanta Alumni Fellow, has been named a 2017 Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Long will have the opportunity to teach Principles of Accounting and Financial Valuation and Analysis as a visiting scholar at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary during the Spring 2017 semester.
Developed in 1946, the Fulbright Scholar Program aims to promote peaceful relations and increase mutual understanding between United States citizens and those from other countries. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the US Department of State and exchanges scholars to more than 155 countries. Criteria to be chosen as a Fulbright Scholar include professional qualifications, teaching awards, research awards, foreign language proficiency, previous experience abroad, and personal qualities. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers with scholars having been awarded 53 Nobel Prizes. Since its beginnings in 1946, more than 360,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program.
“We, in the SOA, are so proud for Dr. Long to have this well-deserved opportunity,” says Dr. Jennifer Mueller-Phillips, Director of the School of Accountancy. “Dr. Long will share not only his accounting knowledge but the Auburn spirit with the students of Corvinus University.”
We know that Dr. Long will represent us well in Hungary and can’t wait to hear about his experience!
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