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UW Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Romania

April 7, 2014 — Linda Kidwell, associate professor in the University of Wyoming College of Business Department of Accounting, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach next spring semester in Romania’s Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

She will lecture on corporate governance, ethics, and auditing issues in accounting and management information systems graduate courses. She also will mentor early career faculty members on conducting rigorous research in corporate governance and ethics issues in Romania that she says “will enhance their abilities to develop international success in disseminating their work.”

Additionally, Kidwell will study ethical awareness and the development of governance structures in Romania’s emerging economy.

“Bucharest University of Economic Studies is at the forefront in developing the profession of accounting in Romania,” Kidwell says.  “Its rector and members of its accounting and management information systems faculty have been actively engaged with international accounting scholars in recent years. My contributions as a visiting scholar have great potential at this time.”

In recommending Kidwell for the position, Bucharest University’s rector and dean of its accounting department noted they had observed her work at international conferences and workshops.

“The conference chair and the entire planning committee had an excellent opportunity to observe the research, personal and communication skills of Dr. Kidwell, and were all impressed with her commitment, desire to help and mentorship potential,” they wrote. The letter also noted that Kidwell edits a newsletter that is provided to all members of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research, “attesting Dr. Kidwell’s involvement and leadership skills in the service of the accounting research and education community worldwide.”

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program builds mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

The program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Kidwell joined the UW faculty in 2005. She received a bachelor of arts degree at Smith College (1984) and a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University (1993).

UW Accounting Professor Linda Kidwell received a Fulbright Award to study and teach next spring in Romania. (UW Photo)

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