Paul E. Bierly III Faculty Fellowship in Management Established


Paul Bierly receptionManagement Professor and Madison Scholar Dr. Paul Bierly was recently honored at a retirement reception, held April 5 in the Leeolou Center. At the reception, Paul's colleagues and friends in the College of Business announced the formation of a faculty fellowship in his honor, called the Paul E. Bierly III Faculty Fellowship in Management. 

Several faculty members, friends, and family members have made contributions to kick off the creation of the award. Instead of gifts at his retirement reception, Paul has asked for donations to be made to this fellowship.  

At Paul’s request, the purpose of this faculty fellowship is to honor a highly qualified JMU management faculty member who excels in research. Once enough funds are available, the honoree will receive a $5,000 stipend each year to supplement his/her salary. In order to create a permanent faculty fellowship, $125,000 must be raised. 

We are asking for your help to meet this goal. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Paul E. Bierly III Faculty Fellowship Fund (#16412) in honor of Paul. 

Your gift can be made online, by mail, or by phone (855-568-4483).

  • Online at In the “My gift will support” box, choose “Other.” In the next box (“Other or Additional Gift Information”), put the following: Fund #16412 / Bierly Faculty Fellowship. In the next section, select “Honor” and then type in Paul E. Bierly. 
  • If by mail, click on the following (

Paul held the Zane D. Showker Professorship in Entrepreneurship. He received his B.S. degree from the Wharton School and B.A.S. degree from the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University, both in organizational management.   

From 1983-1988, he was in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program and served as an Officer on a fast-attack nuclear submarine. From 1988-1990, he worked in manufacturing for Johnson and Johnson, Inc.

His research has been recently published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Executive, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, R&D Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management and several other management journals. He has presented more than 25 papers at major academic conferences. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. 

Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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