In recognition of their contributions to the college and the advancement of scholarly research, professors Lynn Kahle, Ray King, Peter Mills, Megan Partch, and Jim Terborg are the most recent faculty members at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business to receive named positions. Dean James C. Bean conferred the appointments based on the recommendations of senior faculty, input from eminent scholars at peer institutions, and evidence of a high dedication to teaching.
"Endowed positions are an important mechanism for honoring and retaining our most important senior faculty," Bean said. "These selections acknowledge and support outstanding leadership and quality of scholarship, and I am very pleased that we have been able to award these five faculty members."
Kahle, head of the doctoral program, received an appointment as the Ehrman Giustina Professor of Marketing. Kahle was the founding director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center but has expanded his scholarship into other areas, including international business, image marketing, and consumer behavior. Kahle said the Giustina professorship will enhance his studies in these marketing subdisciplines.
King, the associate dean for academic affairs, earned the James and Shirley Rippey Professor of Accounting designation. He is regarded as a superb teacher and high-quality researcher. His involvement with the Ph.D. program is also exemplary, having served on fifteen Ph.D. committees. King also plays a major role in the college's reaccreditation process.
Mills was honored as the Gerald B. Bashaw Professor of Business. He is considered one of the pioneers of service management research, with his early work having achieved seminal status. Mills has won several national awards for his teaching.
Partch, who was named the John B. Rogers Professor of Banking and Finance, has one of the highest publication rates at the college, with her papers appearing in top journals. She was also head of the finance department for the past nine years, significantly enhancing its national reputation. "I am honored to be named the John B. Rogers Professor of Banking and Finance," said Partch. "This appointment encourages me to continue to focus my energy on research in corporate financial policy and corporate governance in order to advance the college's reputation for scholarship in these areas."
Finally, Terborg, the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor of Management, was designated the James H. Warsaw Academic Director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. Terborg's appointment will support his current research examining organization, leadership, and management topics within the context of sport.