College of Business

CoB Recognizes Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Scholarship


by Karen Doss Bowman

 
Faculty Award Winners 2017

SUMMARY: CoB Faculty and Staff were recognized for their achievements at the faculty staff award luncheon on Friday, Aug. 25.


As faculty and staff from JMU’s College of Business (CoB) prepared to kick off the fall 2017 semester, CoB Dean Mary Gowan and Associate Dean Mike Busing recognized their outstanding achievements. During the annual faculty and staff awards luncheon on Friday, Aug. 25, the following individuals were honored:

  • Susan Ferguson, a lecturer in the School of Accounting, received the Accenture Professional Service Award, recognizing service to her profession and academic discipline.
  • Charles Baril, Accounting professor, received the Community Service Award in recognition of service to the CoB, JMU and the local community beyond campus.  
  • Daphyne Thomas, professor of Finance and Business Law, who holds the Adolph Coors Professorship of Business Administration, received the Community Service Award in recognition of service to the CoB, JMU and the local community beyond campus.
  • Michelle Duncan, director of the Academic Success Center, received the Staff Service Award.
  • David Peterson, assistant professor of Management, received the MBA Graduate Teaching Award for outstanding teaching and service to the MBA Program.
  • Paul Copley, Accounting professor, received the Distinguished Teacher Award—an honor recognizing exemplary teaching that is given annually by the University Provost to one faculty member in each college.
  • Matt Rutherford, Management professor and faculty director of the MBA program, received the Madison Scholar Award—an honor recognizing outstanding scholarly achievements and given annually by the University Provost to one individual in each college.
  • Robert Richardson, the Baker Tilly Faculty Scholar and associate professor of Accounting, received the Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation for achieving innovation in curriculum development and assessment of learning activities.
  • Scott Stevens, professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, received the Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation for achieving innovation in curriculum development and assessment of learning activities.
  • Richard Tate, director of the Center for Professional Sales and a lecturer in the Department of Marketing, received the Dr. Otto G. Brenner Memorial Award - an award for which he was chosen by juniors and seniors at the end of the last academic year. The award is named for Dr. Otto G. Brenner, who won the award for Outstanding Undergraduate Professor more times than any other professor in the history of the College of Business. 

The Basic or Discovery Scholarship Award was given to several individuals to recognize discipline-based scholarship that generates and communicates new knowledge, understanding and/or development of new methods that may impact the theory, knowledge, and/or practice of business and management.

Recipients are:

  • 3rd place—Laura Leduc, associate professor of Management, for “Personality Traits and Personal Values: A Meta-Analysis,” published in Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2015.
  • 2nd place—Jaideep Chowdhury, associate professor of Finance and Business Law, for “Do Mutual Funds Herd in Industries?” published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, 2015.
  • 1st place—Charles Bailey, Accounting professor and the Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Chair in Business, for “Psychopathy, Academic Accountants’ Attitudes toward Unethical Research Practices, and Publication Success,” published in The Accounting Review, 2015.

The Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship Award recognizes scholarship that synthesizes new understandings or interpretations of knowledge or technology; develops new technologies, processes, tools, or uses; and/or refines, develops, or advances new methods based on existing knowledge that will contribute to and impact the practice of business and management.

Recipients are:

  • 3rd place—William Ritchie, associate professor of Management; Ali Shahzad, associate professor of Management; and Robert Kolodinsky, Management professor, for their article, “The Influence of Plural Organizational Forms on Beliefs and Outcomes Related to New Product Adoption,” published in Management Decision, 2015.
  • 2nd place—James Irving, associate professor of Accounting and the Keiter Faculty Scholar for "U.S. Exporters Leaving Tax Dollars on the Table,” published in the Journal of Accountancy, 2016.
  • 1st place—Ina Markham, professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, for “A New Approach to Analyzing the Achilles’ Heel of Multisource Feedback Programs: Can we really trust ratings of leaders at the group level of analysis?” published in The Leadership Quarterly, 2014.

The Teaching and Learning Scholarship Award recognizes scholarly work that impacts the teaching methods of business and management by delivering new understandings, insights, and teaching content and methods that impact learning behavior. 

Recipients are:

  • 3rd place—William Wood, Economics professor and director of the Center for Economic Education, for “Teaching Systemic Risk: An In-Class Simulation for Diverse Audiences,” published in the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 2015.
  • 2nd place—Val Larsen, Marketing professor, for “Improving Marketing Students’ Writing Skills Using a One-Page Paper,” published in Marketing Education Review, 2016.
  • 1st place—Theresa Clarke, Marketing professor and the Wampler-Longacre Eminent Scholar, and Irvine Clarke III, professor of Marketing and International Business, for their article, “A Competitive and Experiential Assignment in Search Engine Optimization Strategy,” published inMarketing Education Review, 2014.

Published: Monday, September 11, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2018

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