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By Sholnn Freeman
University News
May 25, 2011
 

Two Howard Professors Selected for Fulbright Awards
(Photo by Justin D. Knight)

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2011) – Howard University professors Jin–Gil Jeong, Ph.D., in the School of Business and Krista Johnson, Ph.D., from the Department of African Studies will travel abroad as recipients of coveted Fulbright research awards.

Jeong, a professor of finance, will evaluate the pros and cons of monetary union (or single common currency) between the market-based economy of South Korea and the planned, communist economy of North Korea. The research might also be applicable to the Sub-Saharan African region with respect to the French franc. Jeong will perform research activities at Seoul National University, his alma mater. He departs for Korea in July.

“This honor recognizes the academic caliber here at Howard University,” Jeong said. “It is an important achievement, demonstrating the vibrant, high-quality research activities for myself and the Howard University community, including students, faculty and alumni.”

Johnson, an assistant professor, will head to Zimbabwe to examine the government and donor community’s response to the AIDS epidemic. Her project will seek to explain why the country’s prevalence rates have dropped so significantly over the past decade, despite the nation’s protracted political and economic troubles. While in Zimbabwe, Johnson will be affiliated with the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. She leaves in January.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Program.

Howard University produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information about Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.

(Photo by Justin D. Knight)
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