Walker College professors earn App State VIP awards for development of hybrid, short-term study abroad programs

Drs. Dinesh Davè, Lakshmi Iyer, and Charlie Chen have been selected to receive a Virtual Initiatives Program (App State VIP) Award from Appalachian State University's Office of International Education and Development.

Each professor will receive a $1,000 award to help them design hybrid short-term study abroad programs.

The program co-developed by Drs. Davè and Iyer focuses on global supply chain management in India. Dr. Davè is director of the university's supply chain management program, and Dr. Iyer is acting associate dean for graduate programs and research. Both share a passion for international education.

The team also earned the Walker College's Inspiring International Leaders Award in 2020, in recognition of inspirational international leadership. 

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The program developed by Dr. Charlie Chen focuses on global information technologies. Dr. Chen is a professor of computer information systems and veteran faculty-led study abroad program leader.

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About App State VIP

Launched by OIED in Fall 2021, the App State VIP Award is a small grant opportunity designed to support faculty in incorporating a global virtual exchange into their course or to develop new courses.

About International Programs with Appalachian's Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business encourages students to study abroad and provides a variety of short-term international programs designed to develop international business skills and intercultural knowledge. These faculty-led programs have proven to be invaluable for many students. Scholarships are available. Fluency in a second language is not required and students can earn credit toward their degree. For more information on future opportunities, please contact Global & Civic Engagement Specialist Meredith Church Pipes, churchmm@appstate.edu, or visit business.appstate.edu/international.

Drs. Charlie Chen, Dinesh Davè and Lakshmi Iyer
Published: Jan 14, 2021 9:37am