Roehampton's Fulbright Scholars

This term saw the University welcome three Fulbright Scholars on campus.

Posted: 10 December 2013

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Professor Zebedee, Mary Jo Lodge and Kyle Bukhari

 Dr. Allan A. Zebedee is an Associate Professor of Finance at Clarkson University is Potsdam, NY with over 13 years of teaching experience in business and economics. Prior to joining the faculty at Clarkson University, Professor Zebedee taught at San Diego State University and was an economic fellow at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Zebedee has presented his research at leading academic conferences including those held by the American Finance Association, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the European Financial Management Association. He has also published articles in top finance and economics journals including the Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Management and American Economic Review.

Professor Zebedee is based in the Business School of the University of Roehampton until 15 January 2014. As well as teaching in the Business School, Professor Zebedee will conduct research examining corporate scandals and the interplay between government regulations, corporate governance, and executive behaviour, with a particular focus on differences between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Professor Zebedee has brought his young family with him to the UK. They have been immersing themselves in London life, enjoying everything that it has to offer having based themselves in Russell Square in central London.
Kyle Bukhari was born in San Francisco, California. He has danced in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland, most notably with the Joffrey Ballet and the Zurich Ballet. His original choreography has been performed internationally, and was a prize winner in "The Best German Dance Solo” in Leipzig in 1998. A graduate of Columbia University in New York, Kyle presented his senior thesis research on postmodern choreographer Yvonne Rainer and philosopher of art Arthur Danto at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Most recently he has collaborated and performed at the Whitney Museum in anthropologist Mick Taussig's Berlin Sun Theater. As a Fulbright postgraduate scholar in the Department of Dance, Kyle will be studying the relationship between dance and music in contemporary British choreography, while completing an MA in Dance Studies.

Lastly, Mary Jo Lodge is an associate professor of English and Theater at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania as well as a musical theatre performer, director and choreographer. She has been teaching a course on American musical theatre in the Department of Theatre and Performance, whilst conducting research on British musicals for her book “On Bursting In to Song and other Perils of the Musical”. Mary Jo has been living in Paddington, during her time in London, which has her ideally positioned to frequent the theatre. She returns to the US for Christmas, but beforehand gets to watch her students, whom she has assisted in perfecting their accents, in their production” American Musical Theater Performance” on campus on 11 December.

This is the second year that the University of Roehampton has welcomed Fulbright Scholars onto campus.

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