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Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

VCU School of Business faculty member Adolph Brown named Fulbright Specialist – VCU News

VCU School of Business faculty member Adolph Brown named Fulbright Specialist – VCU News

The prestigious honor, part of the State Department’s larger Fulbright exchange program, which includes Fulbright Scholars, connects U.S. academics and professionals with institutions around the world to share expertise, strengthen relationships, hone skills, gain international experience, and to learn about other cultures.

Brown, who teaches microeconomics and introduction to economics at VCU, will be at Singapore Management University for two to four weeks, where he will conduct research for an economic study on the sustainability of the higher education landscape.

“Singapore Management University is known for its economic and business expertise,” Brown said, adding that his multi-year program will allow him to explore more cities and universities. “I wanted to choose places for my exchange that I wanted to visit and see.”

Fulbright Scholars remain on the program list for three years. During their tenure, they are matched with projects in over 150 countries, and projects can last anywhere from two to six weeks.

Originally from Virginia Beach and now working full-time as a college program administrator for the Virginia Department of Corrections, Brown has always been interested in the economy and the banking system.

“I love looking at buying habits and why people interact in certain ways. I think everyone’s social science is cool,” he said.

Brown originally wanted to work at the Federal Reserve Bank, but switched gears to teach in higher education.

“That’s where I found my passion. I love getting to know the students,” he said. “I like the diversity and different teaching concepts related to economics.”