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Marshall University professor receives
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Robin C. “Rob” Capehart, an associate professor and Director of Tax Studies at Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2006-2007.
As one of the most prestigious and competitive awards for faculty of U.S. institutions of higher learning, the Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Individuals who receive a Fulbright Scholarship lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
With this award, Capehart will travel to Moldova, formerly part of the Soviet Union, to review the country’s governmental infrastructure and technology capability, in addition to authoring a guide on the development and implementation of its property tax system.
“As a member of Marshall’s faculty, it’s a great honor to receive this award that recognizes academic work on an international level,” Capehart said. “There are a number of emerging democracies in eastern Europe that are seeking assistance in developing the governmental processes that are needed when moving from a command economy to a market economy. This is a great opportunity to participate in this important transition.”
Dr. Paul Uselding, dean of Lewis College of Business, said he appreciates the recognition this award brings to Marshall. “This award is a very special achievement,” Uselding said. “It is a rare occurrence within academia that deserves recognition and assists in the strong reputation of our business faculty.”
Capehart is from Wheeling, W.Va., and served as the Secretary of Tax & Revenue in Governor Cecil H. Underwood’s second administration. In addition to his law degree from West Virginia University, Capehart also earned his Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University.
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