(Newark, NJ) – Two faculty members from Rutgers University in Newark, Drs. Seung-chan Choi and Myroslava T. Znayenko, have received Fulbright Scholar awards to conduct research projects abroad during the 2008-2009 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is America's flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has sponsored approximately 273,500 American and foreign scholars. Recipients are selected based on academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Choi, professor and chair of the Department of Marketing at the Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick, is lecturing and collaborating research on incentives for information-sharing in the pharmaceutical industry at the Korean Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, Korea, from July 2008-January 2009. “It is very fulfilling to represent the United States as a scholar in my native country. As one of the most advanced countries with respect to information system infrastructure, Korea provides a fertile environment for my proposed research agenda,” said Choi, an Edison, New Jersey, resident. Choi received his doctoral degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1988 and has been teaching at Rutgers since 1990.
Znayenko is associate professor of Classical and Modern Languages and Literature at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark and co-director of the Central and Eastern European Studies Program. She is studying at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Literature, Kyiv, Ukraine, from September 2008-June 2009. Znayenko’s research focuses on the significance of the revolutionary and democratic ideals that emanated from Western Europe to Ukraine leaving an indelible mark on the ideology and rise of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s major literary and cultural figure of the nineteenth century. Znayenko received her doctoral degree from Columbia University and has been teaching at Rutgers for 39 years.
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