When Dr. Dale Sims received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in the small country of Latvia, he left everything familiar and comfortable behind. His determination to do a good job of representing the United States of America presented a number of challenges, not the least of which were his own pre-conceived notions of other countries and cultures.
In “Latvia Matters” (published by Xlibris), Dr. Sims uses stories about his adventures to show the patience, concern and good common sense that the Latvians expressed toward him. As readers find themselves transported to Latvia with Dr. Sims in the pages of this book, they will feel like many a student in this Fulbright scholar’s classes over the years—they will feel like they are having a great conversation with the professor, captivating vignettes of unexpected experiences mixed with timeless lessons from the human experience. They will also walk away from this “conversation” with the humble and genuine scholar uplifted, educated, and inspired to go out and be good representatives and, more importantly, good people
Within the pages of “Latvia Matters, readers will see the Latvians as a great people who are struggling with difficult issues. Dr. Sims wants to inspire his readers to visit the country and see for themselves.
“Latvia Matters”By Dr. Dale B. SimsHardcover | 6 x 9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499007374Softcover | 6 x 9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499007381E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499007367Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the AuthorDr. Dale B. Sims has been a full-time professor at DBU since 1991 and currently serves as the Dean of the College of Business. He has taught Computer Science and Information Systems courses. Previous to coming to DBU, he worked in a number of different technical positions in several industries. Dr. Sims earned a Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in Information Science. He is a Fulbright Scholar, representing the United States as a scholar in Latvia during 2006. He was the 2011 – 2012 DBU Piper Outstanding Professor of the Year, and the 2012 DBU College of Business Faculty of the year.
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