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September 2006

Release Date: September 25, 2006

ASU Business Faculty Member Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Dr. Steve Reames, assistant professor of management information systems at Angelo State University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2006-07 academic year, allowing him to lecture and conduct research at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia.

While at KSU, Reames will teach Russian students and conduct business research on global integration and technology transfer, global trends and policies, and e-development. He will also be working with the KSU and ASU faculties in the development and teaching of two simultaneous technology courses. This experiment will be done in real time with an interchange of ideas between the Russian and American students.

Reames is one of two ASU faculty members to receive a Fulbright award this academic year. History's John E. Klingemann received a Fulbright to study in Mexico during 2006-07.

Reames holds a Ph.D. in information science from the University of North Texas and has taught at several other colleges including UNT, Sam Houston State University, University of Maryland and University of Houston. His main research interest is the environmental impact on society and global information exchange. He is currently utilizing a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Corp of Engineers to study the impact of watershed in the West Texas Plains and along the Mexico border.

In addition to his academic life, Reames has also spent nearly three decades in corporate America at AT&T, Southwestern Bell Communications and IBM, and founded two corporations in private network-auditing and data communication management. He serves as a reviewer of several international journals including the Journal of Information Systems Education.

In his role as the director of ASUs Russian Studies Exchange Program, Reames biannually leads a group of ASU students in a study abroad program at KSU. He also teaches management information system design, data communications, network design and emerging global technology at ASU.

The Fulbright program, established in 1946, awarded approximately 800 scholarships to scholars and professionals for this academic year. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with the goal of building mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries. Recipients of the Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and demonstration of extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

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