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Leckey named Fulbright Scholar to China

July 8, 2013

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced the selection of Professor Andrew Leckey of Arizona State University as a Fulbright Scholar to China for the 2014 spring term. He will teach business journalism at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China.

Leckey is the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which he launched in 2003. He previously served as longtime nationally syndicated investment columnist for the Chicago Tribune and worked as a CNBC anchor and reporter. He is the author or editor of 10 financial books.

Leckey has extensive experience in China. He has led several Cronkite summer study abroad trips to the country, has lectured at major Chinese universities, has appeared on China Central Television to speak about economic issues and has contributed articles to Chinese magazines and books. He also has hosted visiting scholars from China at the Cronkite School.

“I learn something every time I go to China and appreciate this Fulbright opportunity to teach business journalism at Sun Yat-Sen University,” Leckey said. “The university has an outstanding tradition, and its communications dean is respected business journalist Hu Shuli, editor-in-chief of the Caixin Media publications.”

Leckey is on the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a professional business journalism organization based at the Cronkite School, and is on the advisory board of Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economics Journalism.

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board is the presidentially appointed 12-member board responsible for establishing worldwide policies for the Fulbright Program and selecting Fulbright recipients. The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of more than 150 participating countries.

Leckey is the second Cronkite professor to be named a Fulbright Scholar in the past three years. Steve Doig, the school’s Knight Chair in Journalism, was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in fall 2010, teaching precision journalism and computer assisted reporting in Portugal.