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Wofford professor appointed Fulbright U.S. Scholar

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2009-08-12

Swicegood to conduct five-month research in Croatia in spring 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Dr. Philip Swicegood, associate professor of finance and accounting at Wofford College, has been appointed as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. He will spend the spring 2010 semester at the University of Split in Split, Croatia. While there for the five-month appointment, he will conduct joint research with his Croatian academic colleagues, teaching undergraduate and graduate finance classes, and assisting with business curriculum development.

Swicegood holds a Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University, an MBA in finance from the University of Texas-Austin, and bachelor of science degrees in finance and philosophy from Liberty University.

He founded and directs The Broad River Group LLC, a real estate investment firm, and has worked in the banking industry as an analyst for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and has served as a business consultant for companies in the U.S., Russia, China, Vietnam, and Poland.

In addition to teaching, Swicegood conducts finance seminars for HighMark Inc., a non-profit consulting firm that provides business training in developing countries.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Swicegood’s wife, Cindy, and their two children, Stephanie (age 9) and Susanna (age 7) will accompany him to Croatia.