Fulbright Grant Brings Scholars to Dominican

The Fulbright Program has awarded Dominican University of California a grant to host two Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence during the 2008-2009 academic year. These international scholars will teach undergraduate courses in business and health care policy.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities.

Dr. Watana Vinitwatanakhun, a professor of nursing and business from Assumption University in Thailand, will teach at Dominican in fall 2008. Her research focuses on health care policy, organization and management of healthcare systems, and health care financing.

Dr. Miriam E. Necesito, an assistant vice president at the Philippine Women’s University, will teach at Dominican in spring 2009. Dr. Necesito specializes in strategic planning and management, productivity and quality management systems, and human resource development.

“We are delighted to receive this honor from the Fulbright Program,” said Dr. Luís María R. Calingo, dean of Dominican’s School of Business and Leadership. “Dr. Vinitwatanakhun and Dr. Necesito will add international perspectives to both our business and nursing programs at a time when the University is expanding its efforts in the international educational arena.”

Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence can have a significant impact on U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs, and contribute to curriculum development.