Strother received a Fulbright Scholar Research Award to study urban economics and entrepreneurship at Guizhou University in Guiyang, China.
“While in China, I will research entrepreneurship opportunity in adventure travel in Yunnan Province with the Yi minority group. I will also conduct economic development consulting with local governments,” Strother said. “The Fulbright program is highly selective, and I feel very fortunate to be chosen. I'm proud to join the ranks of other APU faculty Fulbright award recipients.”
Strother, the author of a number of books and publications on foreign economics, holds a Foreign Expert Credential from the People’s Republic of China.
Strother received his B.A. in English from Dallas Baptist University before earning his M.B.A. in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and his M.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University of London. Strother also holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville.
Strother teaches various courses at APU, including Applied Statistics, Econometrics, and several courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. He also leads the international programs at APU’s School of Business and Management.
The Fulbright Program currently awards only 1,900 grants per year out of hundreds of thousands of applicants. APU boasts 15 Fulbright faculty members since 2002.
The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Fulbright participants receive the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Since the program’s origin in 1946, there have been approximately 370,000 Fulbright participants.
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