Oswald Fellowships awarded

Dec 23, 2009

Three Kettering University faculty were awarded two Oswald International Faculty Fellowships to pursue teaching and research opportunities in China and the United Arab Emirates.

Kettering University has awarded two Oswald International Faculty Fellowships to Dr. Ilya Kudish, professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Basem Alzahabi, professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. David Strubler, associate professor of Business, who filed a joint application, Dr. Michael Harris, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, has announced.

The Oswald Fellowships sponsor international travel, teaching and research opportunities for faculty members and are made possible by a gift from Kettering alumnus and trustee Bob Oswald and his wife Marcy.

Professor Kudish will collaborate with colleagues from Xi’an Polytechnic University to explore the possibility of creating new courses in applied mathematics and Tribology. He will also work with colleagues at XPU to explore new approaches in teaching mathematics and statistics and develop research projects in applied mathematics and Tribology.

Professor Alzahabi and Professor Strubler will spend their fellowship term at Alhosn University in the United Arab Emirates. Professor Strubler will study the Arab and Islamic cultures, their business practices and interaction with Western business people. Professor Alzahabi will teach some undergraduate courses from an international perspective and participate in special seminars.

For more information about the Oswald Fellowship, contact the Office of International Programs at international@kettering.edu.