BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College Professor of Finance, Dr. Anita Pasmantier, has been named a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Pasmantier is the first member of the Bloomfield College community to receive this honor.

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative created in 1946 that awards grants to American scholars each year to teach or conduct research in the more than 125 participatory nations throughout the world.

"I am honored to receive this Fulbright Scholar award," said Dr. Pasmantier. "I am very appreciative of the support I received from the Bloomfield College faculty and administration during the application process."

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Dr. Anita Pasmantier holds a B.A. in Economics and French, M.A. in International Economics and a Ph.D. in International Finance, all from Fordham University.  Dr. Pasmantier's dissertation was on the pricing of currency options for which she presented her findings at the FMA conference (Financial Management Association). She has published several scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and continues to present her research at conferences.

With the award, Dr. Pasmantier will be teaching Advanced Corporate Finance at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS University) in Rome, Italy for the Spring 2018 semester.

"We are thrilled that a member of the faculty of Bloomfield College has been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award. Our faculty do a tremendous job of teaching and mentoring students," said Dr. Tresmaine Grimes, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty and Bloomfield College's liaison to the FulbrightScholar program. "This award provides national and international recognition of our faculty and their achievements. Dr. Pasmantier will leave a lasting impression on her colleagues in Rome, and will return to Bloomfield College with a wealth of experiences that she will share with our students."

Funded by the U.S. government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen by the presidentially appointed 12-member J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Scholars are selected based on their leadership and academic merits and their abilities to teach, conduct research and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns.

The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

As a grantee, Dr. Pasmantier will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the Program. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 58 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 370,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program.