An Alabama A&M University assistant professor of management information systems has been listed among one of the most coveted resource groups in the nation.
Dr. Maurice E. Dawson has been added to the Fulbright Specialist Roster as a candidate for grants to cooperate internationally on academic development.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program places leaders from throughout higher education and industry in global collaborations that strengthen the positions of U.S. institutions.
On the prestigious Fulbright specialist roster, Dawson will be listed as an expert in cyber security, systems engineering, network architecture, and operating systems, having developed his skills through a decade of experience in the defense and aerospace industries.
The Fulbright specialist distinction is but the latest of in a series of Dawson's many honors, which include an excellence in presentation award from the 2013 Academic Business World International Conference; published proceedings in the 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference; and the publishing of a year-long research project on "DoD Cyber Technology Policies to Secure Automated Information Systems" in the International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management.
The Fulbright Specialist Program is conducted by the Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs to promote international cooperation in supporting the needs of institutions of higher education.
Moreover, specialists like Dawson are consulted when needs arise in the areas of teacher training, short-term seminars and lecturing, special conferences, curriculum planning, and academic development. Roster candidates may travel abroad to collaborate with their international counterparts, supported by Department of State funding, enabling a wider range of scholars to benefit from Fulbright vision.
Dawson also is in discussion with universities in Kumasi, Accra, and Cape Coast for a possible collaboration in 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Dawson at (256) 372-4801.
- Jerome Saintjones