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Several faculty, staff and students named Fulbright specialists and scholarship winners

Management professor awarded Fulbright to study supply chains in Italy

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A number of Blue Demons have won awards through the U.S. State Department and its Fulbright programs. DePaul students and alumni will use their scholarships to study this academic year across a range of disciplines. Several faculty and staff have been accepted to the Fulbright Specialist program.
headshot of Bin Jiang in commencement regalia
Driehaus College of Business professor Bin Jiang won a Fulbright scholar award.
They are listed on the specialist roster for three years where they can match with a host institution from around the world looking for their expertise.

Driehaus College of Business professor Bin Jiang won a scholar award, the most well-known of the programs. He will carry out a research project at the University of Catania in Sicily.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an article on Sicily’s resilience during the supply chain

breakdown caught Jiang’s attention. Jiang is a professor of management and studies the complexities of global supply chains. He developed a research proposal to examine Sicily’s innovative approach to shortening the path that brings its agricultural products to market.

“Through my research, I aim to unveil valuable insights into the agility and reliability of perishable product operations within supply chains,” Jiang says. “By doing so, I hope to contribute to the advancement of innovative approaches and best practices in the field of supply chain management.”

Fulbright Student Program and U.S. State Department awards
Six DePaul students and alumni have received Fulbright Student Program or U.S. State Department awards. They will study, conduct research, or teach abroad for the 2023-2024 academic year in Germany, Taiwan, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program winners

  • Emayli Holmes ’23: German and international studies major; English literature and geography minor; Germany
  • Koko Tamai ’23: music performance major; public law and political thought; Taiwan
  • Nicolas Gatz ’23: Master’s of education, world language education – Spanish; Spain (alternate)
Profile photos of student Fulbright winners
The winners of Fulbright Awards and U.S. State Department awards include, clockwise from top left, Nicolas Gatz, David Graykowski, Claire Holba, Emayli Holmes, Koko Tamai. (Composite by DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Fulbright Study/Research Grant winners

  • David Graykowski ’21: neuroscience; United Kingdom
  • Michaela Milligan ’19: anthropology and Chinese Studies major; museum studies and history of art & architecture minor; Taiwan

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

  • Claire Holba ’23: Master’s of science, refugee and forced migration studies; Chinese

Students looking to apply for this year’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant cycle should contact Rachel Scott . Those eligible for the program must be U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, graduate students or alumni.

Fulbright specialists
Five faculty and staff have been named Fulbright specialists. Specialists can match with institutions around the world seeking particular areas of expertise. The institutions typically invite specialists to study and work with them for a period of two to six weeks.

Fulbright Specialist award winners

  • Mary Jo Dolasinski, associate professor, School of Hospitality Leadership, Driehaus College of Business : Dolasinski’s expertise includes strategy, human resources, curriculum development, and leadership. She brings teaching techniques, microlearning and delivery skills to the changing classroom and student.
  • David Hinman, instructor, School of Continuing and Professional Education: With decades of experience in banking, Hinman offers expertise in global financial services, small business management, consumer banking services, and personal financial planning.
  • Profile photos of faculty Fulbright specialists
    DePaul Fulbright specialists include, clockwise from top left, Mary Jo Dolasinski, David Hinman, Rositsa León, David Wang, Michael Mitchell. (Composite by DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
    Rositsa León, director of Virtual Exchange and Online Learning, Office of Global Engagement: León’s expertise is in virtual, intercultural exchange and curriculum internationalization. Her initial assignment as a Fulbright specialist brought her to the Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina in 2022.
  • Michael Mitchell, adjunct faculty, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business: Mitchell teaches innovation and design, and brings expertise in executive leadership development, sales and marketing.
  • David Wang, professor, associate dean of faculty and research, Driehaus College of Business: Wang offered insights on data analytics curriculum design, higher education learning culture, emerging technologies’ impact on business education, and global engagement collaborations to colleagues at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan as a Fulbright specialist.

Faculty and staff interested in Fulbright opportunities should contact Scott Bucking . Through the Office of Global Engagement, Bucking offers support and mentoring in the Fulbright application process.