News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
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Wilmington University Professor Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Dr. Leo-Rey Gordon, an assistant professor in the College of Business at Wilmington University, has been awarded a Fulbright teaching and research scholarship for the fall semester of 2013. 

Dr. Gordon will be at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and will teach an undergraduate course in corporate finance. He will also conduct economic research on offshore banking and informal business sectors in Barbados.

Originally from Jamaica, Dr. Gordon completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in his home town of Kingston. He also holds a Master’s degree in economics. He teaches courses in financial management and global economics and serves on a number of dissertation committees.

Dr. Gordon's research interests are in the areas of economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, global business, and applied econometrics. He is an active member of the National Association of Business Economics, and is an avid soccer player.

Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, the Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is the flagship international educational exchange program. The program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Approximately 318,000 "Fulbrighters," 120,000 from the United States and 198,000 from other countries, have participated in the program since its inception more than 60 years ago. The Fulbright program currently operates in more than 155 countries and awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually.

For more information about the Fulbright Scholarship Program, go to

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Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - New Castle, DE