Dr. Halvard E. Nystrom, associate professor of engineering management at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research for a semester at the Modern College of Business and Science in Muscat, Oman, starting in January 2005.
One of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program in 2004-2005, Nystrom will help other instructors utilize more active learning methods, teach courses and participate in several academic projects. In addition, Nystrom will help organize a national conference to help identify collaborative opportunities with local firms.
Fulbright Scholars are selected based on their academic or professional achievement and extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Nystrom’s primary research efforts include marketing research, research management and financial modeling.
He received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1972, a master of business administration from Stanford University in 1977 and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University in 1995. Nystrom joined the UMR faculty as an assistant professor in 1996.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar program builds mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.