Associate Professor Named Fulbright Specialist

Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Mark Lennon will teach management concepts during a four-week trip to India.

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Dr. Mark Lennon

Dr. Mark Lennon, an associate professor of management in the College of Business, Communication and Information Sciences at California University of Pennsylvania, will be headed to India this summer as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe.

Lennon, who also directs California’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, will deliver courses in fintech (financial technology) on topics including blockchain and cryptocurrencies at IILM New Delhi, a top private business school in India. During his four-week assignment this August, Lennon will use software tools provided free of charge by IBM Global University programs.

“It is an honor to be the first faculty member from our newly established PennWest University to be selected by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.” Lennon said. The new university, an integration of California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, is set to officially launch July 1, 2022.

“I look forward to exchanging knowledge with students and faculty in New Delhi, and to share what I learn with my colleagues at our integrated campuses of California, Clarion and Edinboro upon my return. I encourage my peers at all three campuses to apply for this competitive, yet rewarding, short-term overseas program.”

Dr. Lennon is the fifth California professor to be chosen to participate in the Fulbright Specialist Program, joining Dr. Aref Alkhattar (criminal justice, United Arab Emirates), Dr. Joseph Schwerha (business and economics, Malta), Dr. J. Kevin Lordon (secondary education, China) and Dr. Sean Madden (history and political science, Russia).