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10-21-1998

Bommer Of Canton Appointed To Fulbright Chair

Dr. Michael R. W. Bommer of Canton, professor of business administration at Clarkson University, has been appointed to a Fulbright-FLAD Chair in Science and Technology Commercialization in Portugal for the spring 1999 semester.  Bommer will teach a graduate seminar in innovation and technology transfer, advise on ongoing research projects, and help develop new initiatives in technology transfer in cooperation with industry at the Technical University of Lisbon, the largest engineering and business school in Portugal.

Bommer came to Clarkson from the Faculty of Business at Temple University in 1973. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from Cornell University, a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. degree from the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Clarkson, Bommer has taught a number of courses at both the undergraduate and master’s level. He has served in a number of administrative positions including director of the Engineering and Manufacturing Management Industry Graduate Program, department chair of Management, co-director of Project Arete, and acting dean.  He has also published two books and numerous articles in academic journals.

Bommer is one of approximately 2,000 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad for the 1998-99 academic year through the Fulbright Program.  Established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is designed “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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