Note: The story was updated on Oct. 8 with the addition of Dr. Peter Brummund as a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar Award
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Three University of Alabama faculty members will receive Fulbright Scholar Grants for the upcoming year.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in more than 125 countries.
The faculty members are:
Dr. Peter Brummund, associate professor, department of economics, finance and legal studies, Culverhouse College of Business
Brummund was awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar Award to the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. He will teach two classes and work on a research project examining the effect of immigration on the negotiation over wages between employers and employees.
Brummund will conduct research on the recent immigration experiences within Austria. The goal of this research proposal is to examine the connection between immigration and labor market power. Immigrants may face more labor market power then do natives, but the extent of labor market power faced by immigrants should be decreasing with their institutional knowledge and decreasing with the mobility of immigrants within the country.
Dr. Subhabrata Chakraborti, professor, department of information systems, statistics and management science, Culverhouse College of Business
Chakraborti was awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar Award to the Federal University of Sao Carlos, in Brazil. He will be hosted by the production engineering department and will be involved in research, teaching and mentoring.
The collaboration will focus on capacity development in teaching and research, with a research focus on modern process monitoring in the era of analytics and big data. Research will involve developing and applying advanced statistical methods, including nonparametric methods, in a number of industries within and outside Brazil where process monitoring is vital.
Chakraborti will also help mentor and guide research and publication efforts, and to that end, will deliver seminars covering state of the art research techniques using his 2019 co-authored book, “Nonparametric Statistical Process Control” published by John Wiley. Teaching, research and mentoring activities are expected to open new doors and form the basis of a broader relationship between the two universities and various programs.
Dr. Glenn Tootle, associate professor, department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, College of Engineering
Tootle was awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar Award to the University of Trento in Italy. He will teach courses in paleohydrology and hydroclimatology, focusing on Alpine watersheds in the region.
Tootle will collaborate with UniTrento faculty and students to evaluate critical water resources challenges including the development of tree-ring based reconstructions of streamflow and snowpack; identification of climatic drivers of streamflow and snowpack; and long lead-time forecasting of streamflow for water supply. He will concurrently conduct research in these areas and work on developing an exchange program with students from UniTrento, UA and the nearby University of Innsbruck where he has led a study abroad program since 2012.
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