UH-Clear Lake School of Business prof named Fulbright Scholar
HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake assistant professor of Healthcare Administration Mary Femi Ayadi has been named a Fulbright Scholar. The award is for both teaching and research. Ayadi will be lecturing at Covenant University in Sango-Ota, Nigeria, from January through August 2012. Her research project will investigate the interdependencies that exist between health care expenditures and economic growth in Nigeria.
Ayadi holds several academic degrees including a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from University of Ibadan and a master of arts in economics and a doctorate in economics from Georgia State University.
The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the world, operating in over 155 countries. It was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.
Other UH-Clear Lake School of Business Fulbright Scholars have included Professor of Finance Grady Perdue, 1989, The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji; Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Management Alix Valenti, 2008, National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Professor of Management Louis White, a two time recipient, 1989 and 1999, National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
For more information about Fulbright opportunities and international education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, visit the Office of International Initiatives web page, http://www.uhcl.edu/OII, or call 281-283-3972. To find out more about the Fulbright Scholar program, visit the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Web site, http://www.cies.org.