Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

By Mindy L. Hughes, APR
June 18, 2010

Dr. Almarie Munley, assistant professor at Regent University's School of Undergraduate Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to be completed during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. 

Munley is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
"We are very proud of Dr. Munley's achievement. Her Fulbright award reflects the depth of her scholarship and commitment to excellence," said Regent President-elect Dr. Carlos Campo. 

Munley received a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent in 2006, which included participation in a fellowship with the Latin American Leadership Program (LALP). Her international experiences have allowed her to participate as an academician and consultant for various leadership development projects. One of her most outstanding assignments was collaborating with the Peruvian government on teaching and building a leadership program. 

Currently, Munley is a member and researcher of the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) project, the world-renowned research project on executive performance and leadership. This research project has led her to co-author publications in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies and Academy of Management Perspectives. 

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 286,500 people—108,160 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 178,340 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States—with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. 

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.