For the second time, the School’s John Ahern, associate professor of accounting, was selected to be a Fulbright Scholar in Russia, This time he will spend approximately five months teaching financial accounting and auditing to Russian college students at Kazan Federal University.
“It’s a great honor to be selected as a Fulbright Scholar and to be assigned to the Russian Federation,” said Ahern; “Russian universities are among the finest in the world, with a rich history of research and teaching. I am looking forward to working alongside such outstanding students and scholars.”
Ahern previously taught as a Fulbright Scholar at Kazan Federal University in 1995-96. His areas of expertise include financial accounting, auditing and attestation, forensic accounting and online instruction.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program sends an estimated 800 American scholars and professionals per year to about 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, according to the Fulbright website.
“Another benefit of this relationship is attracting some top Russian students to Chicago and DePaul,” Ahern said.
Kevin Stevens, director of DePaul’s School of Accountancy, said Ahern’s appointment will help grow DePaul’s global presence and collaboration. “Professor Ahern’s trip to Russia expands opportunities for all students by encouraging Russian students to come to DePaul to study and encouraging our students and faculty to travel to this key part of the world,” Stevens said.