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Two Creighton University Faculty Members Honored With Fulbright Fellowships

Creighton University’s Jackie Font-Guzman, assistant professor and associate director of the Werner Institute, and Ravi Nath chair of the Department of Business Intelligence and Analytics in the College of Business, have both received Fulbright fellowships for 2012.

Font-Guzman will teach at University Law School in Madrid, Spain. Nath will teach and conduct research at the Polytechnic of Namibia.Font-Guzman holds a Masters degree in Health Care Administration from St. Louis University and a law degree summa cum laude from the Interamericana University of Puerto Rico. She is a certified mediator in Puerto Rico and co-founded the Conflict Resolution Center, Inc., a Puerto Rico Supreme Court certified provider of mediation services.

With the Fulbright fellowship, Font-Guzman will teach basic negotiation theory and practice to law students, mediation process to law graduate students and dialogue and conflict engagement to students in the Master’s program in public and private law. She will be in Madrid from March through May 2012.

Nath, professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics, is the holder of the Jack and Joan McGraw Endowed Chair of Information Technology Management in Creighton’s College of Business and is the founding director of the Joe Ricketts Center in Electronic Commerce and Database Marketing.

Nath will be in Namibia from January through August 2012 where he will teach graduate and undergraduate students courses in IT management, Data Mining Techniques and IT research paradigms. He will also carry out research with the “Mobile Computing Research Group” within the School of Information Technology at the Polytechnic of Namibia.

This is not Nath’s first Fulbright award. He received a Fulbright grant in 1991-1992 to teach and do research at the university of Zimbabwe. He taught courses to undergraduate and graduate students and completed a research project dealing with impediments to IT implementation in developing countries.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program was created by Congress in 1946, immediately after World War II. Former U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright sponsored the legislation, seeing the program as a step toward building international cooperation.

The Fulbright program remains the largest international exchange program in the U.S., offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 7,500 new grants annually and operates its program in more than 155 countries.

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