School of Business Professor Receives Fulbright Honor

Professor Rene Mueller, director of the International Business Program at the College of Charleston School of Business, is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to teach marketing and international business at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), University of Applied Sciences in Innsbruck, Austria.

Mueller was nominated by Fulbright Austria and selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board — a 12-member committee appointed by the president of the United States — to become a visiting professor at MCI.

“The Fulbright Scholar Program seeks to expand international understanding by sharing knowledge and culture among scholars, and this goal is consistent with the School of Business’ global vision,” said Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business. “I am delighted that Dr. Mueller has joined some of her colleagues — Drs. John Crotts, Steve Litvin and Mark Witte — as a global scholar to share her expertise in international business.”

Mueller, who shares Shao’s enthusiasm for the opportunity, credits the Fulbright grant for enabling her to extend her service, teaching and research overseas. “I am honored to be chosen to represent the School of Business as a visiting marketing and international business professor with MCI and look forward to further exploring cross-cultural marketing, global commerce and other business-related topics in the heart of Europe,” she said.

With numerous accomplishments and accolades under her belt — including two publications in the Journal of International Business Studies; five research awards as well as the 2015 Howard F. Rudd Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Leadership; nine U.S. Department of Education International Education grants; appointments to the District Export Council, the Brookings Institute Metro Export Initiative Steering Committee and the Chamber of Commerce Foreign Direct Investment Steering Committee; and the creation of multiple bi-lateral exchange and dual-degree programs at the School — Mueller is poised to find success and make an impact in the beautiful city of Innsbruck.