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Faculty Kudos

Jan 01, 2005


Roland Rust, holder of the David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, chair of the marketing department and director of the Center for e-Service, was named the next editor of the Journal of Marketing, ranked number one in two of the last three surveys of major marketing journals. It is the oldest and most frequently cited journal in the field and enjoys unique impact and visibility. His term will run from 2005-2008.

Michael Ball, Orkand Professor of Management Science and director of research, and Bruce Golden, France-Merrick Professor of Management Science, were named INFORMS Fellows, the highest honor of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.

Lemma Senbet, holder of the William E. Mayer Chair in Finance and chair of the finance department, has been elected to the Steering Committee of the Financial Economists Roundtable (FER), a governing body comprised of distinguished financial economists who have made significant contributions to the finance literature and seek to apply their knowledge to current policy debates.

Ritu Agarwal, professor of decision and information technologies, was appointed the Robert H. Smith School of Business Dean’s Chair in Information Systems. She is also program co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems held in December 2004 in Washington D.C. Agarwal, G. Anandalingam and Joe Bailey were part of the program committee for the Conference on Information Systems and Technology.

Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy & Organization, chair of the management and organization department and research director for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, was elected to the Board of Directors of TiE (The Innovation Ecosystem), the premier organization of CEOs and entrepreneurs devoted to fostering entrepreneurship in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems, together with colleagues at Rockefeller University and Arizona State University, received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study data management challenges in the area of bioinformatics.

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