Walsh College

Fulbright

WALSH COLLEGE FACULTY INCLUDES FOUR FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS: THE MOST OF ANY BUSINESS SCHOOL IN MICHIGAN 

The Walsh College faculty includes the most Fulbright Scholars of any business school in the state of Michigan. Each of these Ph.D. professors have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in education and have chosen to share their knowledge and experience with the Walsh community. Founded by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, the Fulbright program offers scholarship opportunities for research, studying and teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide, designed to facilitate cultural exchange through direct interaction and engagement. This flagship international educational grant program is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright experience enables Walsh faculty to share their knowledge with educational communities throughout the world, and to share those cultural experience in the Walsh classrooms with our students.

Here are brief biographies on Walsh’s Fulbright Scholars: 

Susan J. Gilkey, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor, Management. She returned to Walsh in 2014 after completing a Fulbright Specialist scholarship working overseas on a Fulbright project in Cross-Cultural Leadership Behaviors at the Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie in Rabat, Morocco. Dr. Gilkey currently teaches classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including ethics, leadership, strategic management, foundations of international business, and production and operations management. 
Michael P. Levens, Ph.D., completed a Fulbright Specialist Fellowship in Riga, Latvia, at the University College of Economics and Culture in 2013, focusing on academic research methods in business and social sciences for graduate students. Dr. Levens was named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2010 for a five-year term, and he was also named a Fulbright Peer Reviewer. Currently, Dr. Levens is professor and chair, Marketing, and author of the textbook Marketing: Defined, Explained, Applied. 
James McHann, Ph.D., served as a Fulbright Scholar in 2014 in India where he gave a series of lectures on strategic management and human capital development in the College of Commerce and Management Sciences at Berhampur University and at the University of Calcutta and at Globsyn Business School. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Economics, Law, and Business at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. McHann serves as professor, Management, teaching courses in strategic management, organizational development and change, the evolution of economic and management thought, and building organizational value through knowledge and intellectual capital. He was named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2013 for a five-year term. 
Sheila Ronis, Ph.D., studied mechanisms to infuse foresight into the Executive Office of the President of the United States by completing a Fulbright Specialist Program in Singapore in 2011 that examined their Center for Strategic Futures in the Prime Minister’s office, considered one of the best strategic development capabilities in the world. Currently, Dr. Ronis is professor and chair, Management, and teaches the “Strategic Management Capstone” course of the MBA and the Master of Management Programs. She also serves as the director of the Center for Complex and Strategic Decisions, with a special term appointment with Argonne National Laboratory University of Chicago. 
Nancy Brzozowski, director, Troy and Novi Library, is a Fulbright-honored staff member at Walsh. In 1972-1973 as a Hays Fulbright Lecturer at the university in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, she taught English to undergraduates and also presented seminars for elementary and secondary teachers of English. Novi Sad residents spoke Hungarian and Serbian, languages she learned at home and at Indiana University (IU), respectively. She holds a B.A. in Education, Russian Language and Literature, and History from Oakland University, M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from New York University, M.S. in Education from IU, and M.S. in Library Science from Wayne State University. 

About the Fulbright Program 

Since its inception in 1946, through the support of the United States government and partnerships with foreign governments, the Fulbright Scholarship Program sponsors participants for exchange in a variety of practices and professions. Today, the Fulbright program consists of a variety of competitive, merit-based grants for students, teachers and professionals. For more information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, Specialist Program and other Fulbright programs, visit http://www.cies.org. 

Updated 12/28/16