BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Debabrata (Debu) Talukdar, professor of marketing in the University at Buffalo School of Management, was selected as the university’s Faculty in Leadership fellow for 2011-12.
The Faculty in Leadership program offers interested faculty the opportunity to explore the possibility of augmenting research and scholarly activities with university administrative responsibilities.
“The fellowship provides UB faculty with a unique opportunity to learn about university administration and enables them to determine whether they have an interest in pursuing administrative duties in addition to their traditional faculty responsibilities,” says Harvey G. Stenger, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University at Buffalo.
Throughout the course of the academic year, Talukdar will work with A. Scott Weber, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education.
Talukdar is an award-winning scholar who has worked extensively as a business strategy and public policy expert in both private and public sector multinational organizations. Last year, he received one of four research fellowships through the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy Strategic Initiative, which he used to conduct a systematic empirical study of slum dwellers in several cities across sub-Saharan Africa.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.