Former Youngstown resident Dr. Robert F. Dyer has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chairs grant.
Dyer, professor of marketing at George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C., will lecture and research in the area of customer relationship management and database marketing at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, during the 2005-06 academic year.
The grant was announced by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Dyer is a 1961 graduate of The Rayen School and received his bachelor's degree in business in 1966 and his MBA in 1968 from Bowling Green State University. He started his teaching career as an instructor in economics and business at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and taught evening classes at Youngstown State University.
He also taught at Bowling Green's College of Business. Dyer received his doctorate in business from the University of Maryland and has been a member of the business school faculty at George Washington since 1972.
Only 31 awards such as Dyer's in the Distinguished Chairs Program are granted for 2005-06, making it among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program, a news release said.
Dyer's wife, Ann-Marie, is with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C., and will join him during the program in Portugal.