Dr. KC Chen earns second prestigious Fulbright Award

Dr. KC Chen teaching in front of a class with a red tie and button down shirt onFor an impressive second time, Dr. Kuanchin (KC) Chen, professor of business information systems, co-director of the Center for Business Analytics and John W. Snyder faculty fellow, has earned a highly competitive Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State. The honor recognizes Chen’s achievements both nationally and internationally.

With his award, Chen will complete a project at Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland that aims to exchange research experiences and establish partnerships.

“I am very humbled to join my fellow awardees, some of whom are also recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and other prestigious honors,” Chen says. “This project will allow me to share my research, teaching and curriculum design experience in analytics and project management, which will help build expertise at the host institution.”

Considered the world’s premier international educational exchange program, Fulbright is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.

Chen has championed the development of one of the nation’s 28 undergraduate business analytics programs at the Haworth College of Business. He has also received more than 10 research and teaching awards from multiple organizations in his discipline, scholarly journals, WMU and several other institutions. Chen’s work has been widely cited by authors from more than 60 disciplines, including business, engineering and science.