Mount St. Mary's University
June 22, 2018
Patrice Flynn, Ph.D., professor of business and economics and Morrison Professor of International Studies at Mount St. Mary’s University, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board of the U.S. Department of State to be a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Russia.
Professor Flynn will spend the Spring 2019 semester on the campus of South Ural State University, a national research university located along the eastern Ural Mountains in Siberia working with Russian scholars to develop teaching materials for their business, finance, economics, and management programs. Because private business development is relatively new in Russia, South Ural State University lacks the curriculum to “pass on the business spirit to students and educate a new breed of businessperson” as desired by South Ural administrators, faculty, and students.
Flynn is uniquely positioned to conduct such research and to advance the relationship between U.S. and Russian scholars based on her work across five continents, first as a social worker on the frontlines of socioeconomic development in Africa and Latin America, then at the University of Chicago honing her skills in economics, and subsequently as CEO of a basic and applied research institute and teacher-scholar at George Washington University in the 1990s, Johns Hopkins University in the 2000s, and Mount St. Mary’s since 2009.
“The project will yield benefits for Russian and U.S. academics, the students we serve, and my scholarly interests,” said Flynn. “I envision a productive collaboration during my time as a Fulbright Scholar and look forward to being part of this timely research effort.” Flynn is one of only six scholars nationwide selected for a Fulbright in Russia during the 2018-19 academic year.