Two Case Western Reserve University professors have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2006-2007 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Steven Feldman, associate professor of management policy, has received a distinguished lectureship to teach about international business ethics at Shanghai International Studies University, in Shanghai, China. In addition, Cheryl Toman, assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies, has received a lecturing/research grant to focus on Comparative Visions of Feminine Experience; "Women, Identity and Activism: Identifying Connections and Respecting Differences" at Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Both of their awards are for the spring 2007 semester.
Feldman and Toman are two of only approximately 800 United States' faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.
Feldman will teach two courses in international business ethics: one for M.B.A. students, and the other for undergraduates. The courses will debate differences in Chinese and American approaches to business ethics, and will include different historical and cultural trends that have lead each country to develop different approaches to organize and regulate business activities.
Toman will teach a graduate course on African feminist Francophone literature. Her research project will include guest editing an issue on multicultural perspectives on women and war for a feminist journal, and producing media resources on DVD for women's studies courses.
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