By engaging in research and professional projects, our faculty stay up to date with the latest developments and best practices in their disciplines. They incorporate their expertise in the classroom to help students develop the professional skills that will make them competitive in graduate school or in the job market. Take a look at some of our faculty members’ most recent accomplishments:

Laura LeDuc interviewed for radio program

Laura Leduc

Associate Professor of Management Dr. Laura Leduc was recently interviewed for the radio program “With Good Reason,” a show produced by the Virginia Department of Humanities that airs nationwide on public radio stations. The episode is titled “The Golden Age of Flattery” and looks at sycophancy and flattery in the arts and in business. Leduc’s segment is about how personality and values influence work outcomes like motivation, decision-making and performance. She explains that effective managers need to understand not only the personality of their workers, but also their values.

A link to her segment can be found online at:

CoB professors ranked #1 in publishing

Sandy Cereola, David Hayes and David FordhamIn a recent study of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) / Information Technology (IT) education research, Sandy Cereola, David Fordham and David Hayes were each ranked #1 in publishing AIS / IT education papers in their respective Ph.D. graduating years. This scholarly impact helped lead James Madison University to being ranked as the #1 institution generating AIS / IT education publications. 

Review the article here.

Table #9 (pages 24-25) reflects JMU #1 ranking.

Tables 4, 5, 6 & 7 list individual JMU profs (Cereola, Hayes, Fordham) based on graduating year / category.

Bud Clarke cited as "Key Author" in Decision Sciences

Bud ClarkeBud Clarke was cited as a “Key Author in Business and Management Education Research” in the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.  The research authors looked at productivity across all business disciplines and found Bud as 77th most productive researcher in pedagogy across Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management , Marketing, and Operations Management for the years 2005 through 2014.  He was the 16thmost influential among the marketing discipline.  The sustained effort in research and pedagogy is another great example of the blended and balanced approach of JMU College of Business faculty.

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Mousa Receives Madison Scholar Award
Farris Mousa

Dr. Fariss Mousa, associate professor of management and the Zane D. Showker Eminent Scholars Professor of Entrepreneurship, received the 2016 Madison Scholar Award.

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Accounting Professors Co-Author Journal Article

Robert Richardson and Alexander GabbinAn article by accounting professors Robert Richardson and Alexander Gabbin recently was published in the Journal of Accountancy. The article, “Recruiting the best: What CPAs could learn from college coaches,” focuses on how public accounting firms can apply recruitment tactics similar to those used by college coaches to attract the best and brightest accounting students as future employees.


Faculty Collaborating Across Disciplines

Daphyne Thomas and Tom DllonFor JMU professor Tom Dillon, one of the perks of teaching in the College of Business (CoB) is a collaborative culture that promotes interaction between colleagues from other academic disciplines.


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