Romania Opening All of the Doors

A Travelogue of the Transition




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/3/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781412003308

About the Book

The author is granted a Fulbright Scholarship to go to Romania for two semesters. He keeps a diary of what he encounters and the diary entries show what he was thinking during the experience. He analyzes the happenings and tries to improve the lives of the people he teaches and advises. He has some successes and some failures. His biggest success after the Fulbright is in bringing 53 Romanian middle-managers to the U.S. for an internship. This requires him to make repeated visits to Romania to choose interns and do more teaching. He marvels at the culture and beauty of this little known county that is still struggling through the transition to democracy and capitalism.

About the Author

James K. McCollum is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was a full professor at the university, having taught in the Alabama system for 19 years. His BS degree is from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY and his Ph.D. is from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Before becoming an academic, Dr. McCollum served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 20 years, with tow tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam and two touts of duty in Germany. He has published three books prior to this one, plus more than fifty journal articles. Dr. McCollum has been a visiting professor to the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Romania, visiting professor in the University of Maryland European Program, and visiting professor to the American University in Bulgaria, Bloevgrad, Bulgaria. He has bee nominated for another Fulbright Scholarship to Romania for Fall, 2003. His area of expertise is Business Management.