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Bellevue University Professor Recognized as 2024 Emerging Scholar at International Conference on Diversity


Dr. Emad Rahim, the Kotouc Family Endowed Professor and Chair of Project Management at Bellevue University, will receive the 2024 Emerging Scholar Award at the 25th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations in Cyprus, Greece, June 11-13, 2024. 

The Emerging Scholar Award program provides a robust professional development opportunity for award recipients to meet experts in the field, interact with colleagues from other parts of the world, and create networks and lasting connections. Across all formats, Emerging Scholars play a critical role in the conference by leading discussions and chairing parallel sessions and are offered a publication pathway for their research.

Bellevue University President Dr. Mary Hawkins said “We’re proud to see Emad recognized for the positive impact he has on the project management profession and the many communities and networks in which he engages. His inclusive approach to education benefits our learners and the world at large.” 

Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. The focus for the 25th conference is “Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity: Navigating Intercultural Leadership.”

In addition to holding the Kotouc Endowed Chair, Dr. Rahim serves as program director for Bellevue University’s Master of Project Management and Bachelor of Science in Project Management degrees. Both degree programs are accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education (GAC). 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (