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:

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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Dr. Eric Boyd co-authors article in Harvard Business Review

Marketing Professor Eric BoydDr. Eric Boyd co-authored an article “The Power Partnership” in Harvard Business Review which addresses the timely issue of coordination among marketing and information technology. The research demonstrates that teamwork, a hallmark of James Madison University’s business programs, and shared goals between marketing and IT creates outstanding performance for organizations.  The article offers several specific suggestions for management and clearly demonstrates the commitment of Dr. Boyd to remaining engaged with the global business community.

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.


Economics Program Ranked #2

Econ Faculty Marina Rosser, Bill Wood, and Barkley RosserThe Economics program was recently ranked as the #2 program in the southeast in an article in the Economics Bulletin.


CIS Faculty Win Award

CIS Faculty Win DSI AwardMike Mitri, Carey Cole, and Chengqi "John" Guo were the winners of Russell Ching Best Paper Award at the 2016 Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Conference.


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