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JMU College of Business Celebrates Recent Retirees

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SUMMARY: On April 1, 2016, JMU's College of Business (CoB) honored five faculty and staff members who have or will retire during the 2015-2016 academic year.

On April 1, JMU’s College of Business (CoB) honored five faculty and staff members who have or will retire during the 2015-2016 academic year. This year’s retirees are:

Philip DuBose, a member of JMU’s faculty since 1983, will retire as professor of management. He also has served the CoB as Director of Accreditation and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A former head of the Department of Management, he also was interim head of the Department of Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics Department and served as executive director of the CoB’s National Center for Professional Development. Last year, he received the CoB Community Service Award for the second time, and he is a two-time recipient of the CoB Undergraduate Teaching Award (now the Otto C. Brenner Undergraduate Teaching Award).

Daniel Gallagher, who joined JMU in 1984, is retiring as the CSX Professor of Management. He served as head of the Department of Management from 1991 to 1996. A two-time Madison Scholar  honoree, he has received the MBA program’s Outstanding Faculty Award, the CoB’s Distinguished Service Award, the JMU Professional Service Award and the Accenture Corporation Award for Professional Service.

Tony Ratcliffe who is retiring, after 30 years, as Instructor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics  has been active with the JMU Honor Council,  JMU Parking Appeals Committee, the JMU SafeZone Program, Freshmen Conversation with Faculty Program, and has participated in Cyber City Program.  In addition, he has served as the faculty friend for Ikenberry and Shorts Halls.  He is well known for his Sunday night review sessions. His students will miss visits from his canine side-kick “Toby”.

Diane Riordan, who joined JMU in 1989, is retiring as a professor of accounting and the Grant Thornton Faculty Scholar. She has had numerous articles published in the Institute of Management Accountants’ Strategic Finance and the American Tax Association’s Journal of Legal Tax Research. She has served as a trustee and director for the Institute of Management Accountants’ National Foundation for Accounting Research.

Marsha Shank retired as academic advisor in the Academic Services Center after 30 years of service to JMU--28 of those years with the CoB.  She also worked in the JMU Bookstore, the Office of Financial Aid, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Small Business Development Office, the Management and Marketing departments. She also was an advisor for Alpha Kappa Psi.

Thomas Wood, a member of JMU’s faculty since 1995, is retiring as instructor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics. Before joining JMU, Wood was the operations manager for Kawneer Co. Inc. He is a past president of the local chapter of APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain management.

COB Honors faculty and staff retiring in the 2015-2106 school year


Published: Friday, May 13, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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