IU Northwest Appoints Fulbright Scholar Liaison

rot1In a move designed to increase the number of Fulbright scholars on campus, Indiana University Northwest Professor of Geosciences Zoran Kilibarda, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve as the Fulbright Scholar Liaison for IU Northwest. In the last three years, two IU Northwest professors have been named Fulbright Scholars.

As the Fulbright Scholar Liaison, Kilibarda’s role is to connect IU Northwest faculty members to the international Fulbright Network of Scholars, comprised of more than 1,700 individuals across the U.S. and its territories.

Faculty who inspire
Kilibarda received his Fulbright Award in 2013, which gave him the opportunity to teach at the University of Montenegro as well as conduct carbonate research for the Montenegro Geological Survey.

In 2015, Subir Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., professor of marketing, received his Fulbright award to study in India. His research focused on studying the expectations of India consumers for quality customer service. He utilized and created the tools to measure the critical components of customer service for Indian consumers.

Anna Rominger, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, said that both of these awards are a testament to the premier scholarship being conducted on the IU Northwest campus and that Kilibarda’s appointment will serve to bring more attention and recognition to the stellar work being done by IU Northwest’s faculty.

“These two professors and their impressive accomplishments are two of many examples of faculty excellence at IU Northwest,” Rominger said. “This exceptional level of scholarship is typical amongst the faculty here. Dr. Kilibarda will educate our professors about the Fulbright Scholar program and help them navigate the application process.”

Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education, the Fulbright Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious academic honors worldwide. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, as a way to foster understanding between the American people and those of other countries, it is open to university faculty and administrators.

About Indiana University Northwest
As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home. IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit www.iun.edu.