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Arup K. SenGupta
Professor of civil and environmental engineering goes to the Center for Sustainable Technologies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India
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Susan A. Sherer in Portugal
Kenan Professor of Information Technology Management,
I was a Fulbright scholar from May through July 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal. The experience was an excellent one and provided me with an opportunity to immerse myself in another culture for a short time period.
I taught an advanced MBA course, “Managing the IS Resource” at the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon. My students were primarily working professionals, many in management positions in Portuguese branches of major global technology firms. This was a course that I had previously developed and taught at Lehigh and I found that our discussions of the same case studies took on a decidedly different flavor, reflecting different cultural perspectives.
During this time, I also extended my research on information systems value realization by investigating the processes used to assess information systems management benefits in Portugal. I surveyed and interviewed a number of Portuguese senior information systems managers in order to develop a comparative analysis of information systems management practices in IT investment. In addition, I presented my research in several seminars in Portugal including a faculty seminar at Portuguese Catholic University and the International Business Information Management Association Conference.
Susan A. Sherer
Kenan Professor of Information Technology Management
My wife and I picked up a yellow VW Rabbit in France and drove to
Innsbruck (Austria) in a heavy snow storm. Good for skiing. We rented an
apartment in Igls, which is half way up the Patscherkoffel mountain,
bought new skiis and could walk from the apartment to the gondola that
brought us to the slopes. This is where Franz Klammer (Austrian hero at
that time) got the Olympic gold medal in downhill in 1976. I was
spending much of my time at the University of Innsbruck, teaching a
seminar twice a week. Tried my shaky German, but was pretty good at the
end of the semester.
Supervised a Ph.D. thesis of Rudolph Naderer. Did a
lecture tour that included universities in Vienna and the UK. My 10-year
old son attended school in Igls in a building occupied by cows
downstairs and school upstairs. No problems between the occupants. He
could converse in German pretty well when we left. My wife Dzintra was
learning German and had her hands full keeping both of us happy. All in
all, the experience was intellectually and otherwise stimulating.
Professor Emeritus of Mechanics