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July 17, 2009
For Immediate Release

Paul Dishman, newly appointed associate professor of marketing at Utah Valley University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG) in Montenegro during spring 2010, according to the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dishman will lecture on market intelligence to graduate and undergraduates at UDG and will provide market intelligence applications to businesses in order to increase Montenegro’s global competitiveness during the country’s transitional economy stage.

“Dr. Dishman will be an exemplary emissary of the U.S. and Utah Valley University, and his expertise will be invaluable in helping the Montenegrin people grow the country’s economy,” said UVU President Matthew Holland. “We are pleased to have such excellent faculty as Dr. Dishman at UVU, and we are thrilled that the knowledge that he shares with our students can also help a developing country in need of his services.”

Dishman is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright alumni are Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006; Craig Barrett, chairman of the board, Intel Corporation; and Aneesh Raman, CNN Middle East correspondent.

“The Fulbright Scholar program provides a unique exchange that allows people all over the world to learn about Americans on a very personal level,” stated Sen. Orrin G. Hatch. “Professor Dishman will be a wonderful scholar-ambassador for America and will be a tremendous asset to Montenegro, a country that is dedicated to developing its private enterprise sector.”

Dishman said he is honored to be named to the prestigious group of Fulbright Scholars and is looking forward to contributing his academic expertise to the service of Montenegro.

“It is exciting to be able to contribute in some small way to the economic development of the newest country in the world, and I am looking forward to meeting and working with the students and professionals that are dedicated to diversifying the Montenegrin economy,” Dishman said. “I believe that after teaching in Montenegro, I will return with a deep appreciation of the issues facing Montenegrin students, its business leaders and its people.”

Dishman hopes to bring that appreciation back to the United States with him upon his return, and to help foster a more thoughtful sensitivity toward the diverse student body at UVU and people of all cultures, countries and economic backgrounds. The relationships formed there, Dishman said, may be able to benefit students of both countries through foreign exchange programs in the future.

“I’m very pleased that Dr. Dishman is joining the faculty in the Woodbury School of Business,” said Woodbury School of Business Dean Ian Wilson. “He’ll bring his distinguished background in marketing, and the Fulbright Scholarship will provide opportunity for him to develop contacts internationally and bring his experience abroad into the classroom.”

Dishman holds a bachelor of fine arts, a master’s degree in marketing and a doctorate in marketing research. Before returning to academia he served on the marketing staffs of both Apple Computer and IBM. He has taught Market Intelligence for over fifteen years, has conducted industry and market intelligence projects for over two decades, and has lectured in China as part of a United Nations invitation.

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University Marketing Contact:
Erin Spurgeon
(801) 863-6807

Written by:
Brad Plothow
(801) 863-7149 

Paul Dishman, newly appointed associate professor of marketing at Utah Valley University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG) in Montenegro during spring 2010, according to the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dishman will lecture on market intelligence to graduate and undergraduates at UDG and will provide market intelligence applications to businesses in order to increase Montenegro’s global competitiveness during the country’s transitional economy stage.

“Dr. Dishman will be an exemplary emissary of the U.S. and Utah Valley University, and his expertise will be invaluable in helping the Montenegrin people grow the country’s economy,” said UVU President Matthew Holland. “We are pleased to have such excellent faculty as Dr. Dishman at UVU, and we are thrilled that the knowledge that he shares with our students can also help a developing country in need of his services.”

Dishman is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the United States Department of State. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright alumni are Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006; Craig Barrett, chairman of the board, Intel Corporation; and Aneesh Raman, CNN Middle East correspondent.

“The Fulbright Scholar program provides a unique exchange that allows people all over the world to learn about Americans on a very personal level,” stated Sen. Orrin G. Hatch. “Professor Dishman will be a wonderful scholar-ambassador for America and will be a tremendous asset to Montenegro, a country that is dedicated to developing its private enterprise sector.”

Dishman said he is honored to be named to the prestigious group of Fulbright Scholars and is looking forward to contributing his academic expertise to the service of Montenegro.

“It is exciting to be able to contribute in some small way to the economic development of the newest country in the world, and I am looking forward to meeting and working with the students and professionals that are dedicated to diversifying the Montenegrin economy,” Dishman said. “I believe that after teaching in Montenegro, I will return with a deep appreciation of the issues facing Montenegrin students, its business leaders and its people.”

Dishman hopes to bring that appreciation back to the United States with him upon his return, and to help foster a more thoughtful sensitivity toward the diverse student body at UVU and people of all cultures, countries and economic backgrounds. The relationships formed there, Dishman said, may be able to benefit students of both countries through foreign exchange programs in the future.

“I’m very pleased that Dr. Dishman is joining the faculty in the Woodbury School of Business,” said Woodbury School of Business Dean Ian Wilson. “He’ll bring his distinguished background in marketing, and the Fulbright Scholarship will provide opportunity for him to develop contacts internationally and bring his experience abroad into the classroom.”

Dishman holds a bachelor of fine arts, a master’s degree in marketing and a doctorate in marketing research. Before returning to academia he served on the marketing staffs of both Apple Computer and IBM. He has taught Market Intelligence for over fifteen years, has conducted industry and market intelligence projects for over two decades, and has lectured in China as part of a United Nations invitation.

# # #

University Marketing Contact:
Erin Spurgeon
(801) 863-6807

Written by:
Brad Plothow
(801) 863-7149

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