Charles Moses (DM 2004) was recently selected to be a Fulbright grant recipient from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This prestigious award funds up to a year of study in Jamaica. Dr. Moses will be teaching a course in entrepreneurship and conducting research on regional competitiveness. According to Dr. Moses, "Caribbean nations often enjoy comparative advantages but lack competitive advantage. They have many resources and natural strengths, but they battle to optimize them." He plans to use his fellowship to examine regional trade and cooperative agreements and how the current global trading rules impact emerging nations. He will be working at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Dr. Moses is currently an assistant professor at the Clark Atlanta University School of Business, where he teaches a variety of management courses and has a noteworthy publication record. He has has published four academic articles, has another forthcoming, His most recent article titled "Entrepreneurial Emergence: Key Congruence Factors and Community Processes." was published in the Spring edition of the International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives. He is a co-author of the highly influential "Darfur: Making Peace, not war: a Human Rights Perspective", a white paper promoting civil society in the Sudan.
Dr. Moses credits the "superb training" he received in the Weatherhead DM program with enabling him to win his Fulbright, and to succeed with so much of his research. He is the first DM program graduate to achieve this distinction. "The DM program changed my life.... it is a very interesting approach to learning and scholarship and they have really, really great teachers who are all very supportive." As with many transformative experiences, he notes that the DM program was quite demanding intellectually. "It was the most challenging academic experience of my life... a very, very intense intellectual experience. It is unbelievable the way they stretched my brain." He indicated that the Weatherhead DM program has a unique position within academia: "I know there are other schools out there that are trying to adopt the model, but the DM program is very special. It has been around for ten years ... the fact that they have kept it on the cutting edge is very laudable."
Dr. Moses has a rich and diverse body of experience to draw upon in his teaching and his research. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Mona School of Business at the University of the West Indies, where he teaches an MBA course in strategy and a doctoral level seminar entitled "Internationalization of SME's". He has worked for a variety of organizations around the world, including Newsday and New York Newsday, Labat Africa, Deloitte & Touché (South Africa), and Edupark (South Africa). He has also served in as a cabinet-level advisor to former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and as a Deputy Press secretary for the New York City Comptroller.