February 22, 2024

UMW Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Grant

Fredericksburg, Va. – University of Mary Washington faculty member Mukesh Srivastava has been selected to receive a Fulbright Specialist grant for 2011-12. Srivastava, associate dean of the College of Business and associate professor of management information systems, will spend the month of October in Tunisia to develop a graduate program in management and information technology for the Tunis Business School at Tunis University. He is the first faculty member of the College of Business to receive a Fulbright award.

As a recipient of the Fulbright Specialist grant, Srivastava will work with Tunis Business School faculty to refine and implement a new master’s program in information technology. His work at Tunis University will strengthen connections between Tunisia and the United States, allowing for future collaborations including student exchanges, abroad programs and visiting faculty.

“This grant gives us the opportunity to share expertise developed in graduate programs at Mary Washington and to learn more about how other international universities are engaging their business schools,” said Srivastava. “It also will expand the global reach of UMW through the development of student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations with Tunis Business School.”

Srivastava is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel this year through the Fulbright Specialists Program. The program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholars Program, provides short-term academic opportunities to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post-secondary academic institutions around the world.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement. Among thousands of Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Craig Barrett, chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.