Dr. Nicolaou Selected as Prestigious Fulbright Scholar

Another faculty member in the College of Business has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program. Dr. Andreas Nicolaou, professor of accounting, will be going to Cyprus to conduct research at the University of Cyprus.

Dr. Nicolaou’s study is entitled “Examination of Cross-Cultural Investigation into the Use of Enterprise Systems and Teaching into the Area of Accounting Information Systems” and will develop and implement a new accounting information systems course at the university. The research will investigate the interrelations between the use of modern information technology, the demand and production of accounting-based information, and the quality of the environment in the Cyprus environment.

The BGSU professor is currently the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and has published more than 50 journal articles in notable publications. He has received many accolades for his outstanding research, including the most recent – the Best Paper Award in January 2012 at the Mid-Year Meeting of the Information Systems Section, American Accounting Association. He has been honored as a top scholar several times by BGSU’s College of Business and is currently the endowed Owens-Illinois Professor in the College of Business.

In June, Dr. Nicolaou was the keynote speaker at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference, Accounting Division, where he highlighted the important directions for education and research.

Dr. Nicolaou will be in Cyprus during the next academic year. This makes the fifth BGSU business faculty member over the past several years chosen for the elite Fulbright Scholar Program. A small percentage of faculty are selected each year by this government-funded program to conduct research and build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries.