Business administration professor Beth Richardson has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Institute of Economics of the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia, during the 2006 academic spring semester.
Richardson, a graduate of Bowdoin College and American University's Washington College of Law, will instruct graduate business students in business ethics and human resource management. Her Fulbright award is part of a new initiative in Macedonia to support the country's goal of European Union membership through developing ethical business practices and creative management techniques for MBA students. Until 1991, Macedonia was a republic in the former Yugoslavia.
Richardson is a former Vice President of Human Resources for Fairchild Semiconductor and Enterasys Networks. She spent considerable time overseas working with the companies' Asian and European workforces. She is certified by the Institute for Global Ethics as an ethics trainer and has conducted the institute's ethical fitness training for business majors at Saint Joseph's College for the last year.
Richardson is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.