Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

A Penn State Greater Allegheny associate professor of business administration received a Fulbright Scholar award to lecture at the University of Malta in Msida, Malta during the Spring semester of the 2009 academic year. 

Michelle Gordon Hough of Lower Burrell, Pa., will teach undergraduate- and graduate-level business courses at the university as well as assist with student projects, curricular development, and fostering international business relationships. She was the previous recipient of a Fulbright Scholar grant to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2005, where she lectured at the Niels Brock Business College.

According to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Hough is approximately one of 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Fulbright recipients are among more than 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year.  For more than 60 years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

The Fulbright program, America?s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright program has provided approximately 286,500 people---108,160 Americans---who have studied, taught, or researched abroad and 178,340 students, scholars, and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States---with the opportunity to observe each others? political, economic, educational, and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world?s inhabitants.  The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.