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Dr. Matthew Rutherford
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JMU Faculty Matt RutherfordMBA Director, Professor, COB Core Curriculum and Assurance of Learning Coordinator


Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Georgia
B.S., Management, Virginia Tech

Professional Interests:
Dr. Rutherford’s research primarily focuses on issues related to corporate governance. He also has an interest in the relationships that form between federal regulatory agencies and the industries they monitor. His work has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Studies, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Business & Society, and the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Personal Interests:
Helping raise his son Eli and his daughter Harper. 

Current Courses Taught:
COB 487 - Strategic Management
MBA 690 Strategic Management 

Key Publications:

Rutherford, M., Parks, L., Cavazos, D., and White, C. (2012). “Investigating the factors that impact AACSB-accredited business schools’ decisions to require a Business Ethics course in the undergraduate core curriculum.” Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(2): 174-186.

Cavazos, D., and Rutherford, M. (2012). “Bringing regulatory agencies into organizational studies: Gaining a better understanding of the state by examining regulator behavior.” Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(1): 4-12.

Cavazos, D., and Rutherford, M. (2011). “Examining how media coverage impacts the regulatory notice and comment process.” The American Review of Public Administration, 41(6): 625-638.

Rutherford, M, Buchholtz, A., and Brown, J. (2007). “Examining the relationships between monitoring and incentives in corporate governance.” Journal of Management Studies, 44(3): 414-430.

Rutherford, M, and Buchholtz, A. (2007). “Investigating the relationship between board characteristics and board information.” Corporate Governance: An International Review, 15(4): 576-584.

Positions Held:
COB Core Curriculum and Assurance of Learning Coordinator

JMU Assessment Advisory Council, 2012 - present

JMU Committee for Academic Programs, 2007-2008, 2012 - present

JMU Honor Council, 2006 - present

COB 487 Course Coordinator, 2010 - present

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