Fulbright Scholar Bobbi Ewelt to teach marketing in Peru

March 02, 2017

Regis University affiliate faculty member Bobbi Ewelt has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at a Lima, Peru, university.

Ewelt has taught marketing classes in the MBA program at Regis’ College of Business and Economics for 14 years. She will teach a fall class called Influencing Buyer Behavior at the University of the Pacific.

The class will link students in Lima and at Regis via videoconference. With help from fellow affiliate Jennifer Whitton-Trujillo, who will oversee the class on Regis’ campus, Ewelt will design the class to explore the American and Peruvian business points of view. The two classes will work together on applying the concepts taught in class to two nonprofits.

“I’m able to live my dream,” Ewelt said. “That includes creating a project from zero, with the hope of creating a new teaching model and adding something of value to the world of academia, creating meaningful relationships with the students and showing them how interesting and meaningful a marketing class can be.”

Ewelt is the 10th Fulbright Scholar, and second affiliate faculty, from Regis University.

Last year Eric Fretz, a professor of peace and justice studies, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Romania.

The Fulbright Program is for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists. Under the program, those selected receive grants to study, do research and teach. Each year 8,000 grants are provided.