Business information systems professor accepted into Fulbright Specialist Roster

Contact: Alyssa Benson
Photo of Bernard Han, WMU professor of business information systems.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University professor has been accepted to the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Dr. Bernard Han, professor of business information systems, has been placed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for three years. As a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Han will be matched with projects designed by selected host institutions outside of the United States.

Han's application essay discussed his ability to share his academic expertise to help a host institution develop new curricula, offer workshops and seminars, and provide mentorship in research in the areas of health information technology and health care management.

"These activities will benefit my host institution in understanding how new curricula and health information technology can be used to improve higher education and help tackle issues for workflow integration to gain business process efficiency," says Han. "Health information technology for health care management is a growing area that continues to be in demand in business education, and I am honored to be able to expand my capabilities in this area by collaborating with other institutions."


Han is the coordinator for WMU's health informatics and information management major.

He has served on the editorial review board for International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management and Journal of Information Technology and Management. His research has appeared in journals such as Communications of the ACM, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information and Decision Technologies and more.

Han received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Fulbright Program

Each year, approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals lecture and research through the Fulbright United States Scholar Program. Several programs make up the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program:

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends about 800 American scholars and professionals each year to 130 or more countries, where they lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of two to six weeks.

Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Haworth College of Business

WMU's Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to more than 3,500 undergraduate students majoring in 18 specialized areas of business. An additional 500 graduate students study business administration and accountancy.

The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.

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