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MIS Professor Kettinger Awarded Fulbright Visiting Professorship

For release:  February 27, 2013

Dr. William Kettinger, FedEx Chair of Excellence in Management Information Systems, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Professorship for the period from March to July, 2013. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Dr. Kettinger’s primary activities for the Fulbright appointment will be to significantly advance a continuing line of research with colleague Dr. Tina Wakolbinger, Professor of Supply Chain at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The Title of the research project is: "From Cradle to Grave: Using Information Embedded in Products to Transform Closed Loop Supply Chains."  He will also present seminars and lectures to masters and Ph.D. students at the Vienna University of Economics.  Dr. Kettinger is only the second professor in the FCBE’s Department of Management Information Systems to be awarded a Fulbright Visiting Professorship.

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