UW-Whitewater: Three faculty members win Fulbright awards
Three University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty members won prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards for 2012-2013, the most in campus history.
James Jaffe, professor of history in the College of Letters and Sciences, won a Fulbright Distinguished Chair award, one of only 40 in the country.
Carol Scovotti, associate professor of marketing, and Helena Addae, associate professor of management, won awards from the core Fulbright Scholar Program, which sends 800 U.S. professors and professionals abroad each year. Scovotti and Addae are faculty members in the College of Business and Economics.
"The awards are highly competitive," said Denise Ehlen, director of Research and Sponsored Programs. "Selection represents international recognition of your contributions to the field and your ability to create value and impact at the host institution."
Participation in the Fulbright program aligns with UW-Whitewater's mission to serve as a diverse, respected and empowering institution of higher education.
"Our Fulbright Scholars bring their unique experiences back to the classroom and the campus community, enhancing our intercultural awareness, allowing us to be more engaged citizens and preparing our students to succeed in an increasingly globalized workforce," Ehlen said.
Addae will return to her native Ghana to teach business management courses and continue her research into cross-cultural differences in organizational behavior. She'll be teaching at the University of Ghana in Legon, where she'll also mentor female students and young faculty members. In her research in Ghana, Addae will be looking at such issues as stress, organizational commitment, absenteeism and job satisfaction in the public and private sectors.
Jaffe will travel to West Yorkshire in northern England for a six-month research trip. There, at the University of Leeds, he will examine historical documents from the industrial revolution to uncover the history of arbitration between employers and employees.
Scovotti will travel to Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany, where she will teach international marketing and business development courses. She will also conduct research on how multinational corporations based in Germany use technology for teams with members in different parts of the world.