Scholarship

Our nearly 100 world-class faculty are thought leaders with proven success in the private sector. From exploring new technology-enabled teaching methods to partnering with companies large and small to bringing real-world challenges to students to publishing in top academic journals –– our faculty are making a measurable impact locally and globally.

Faculty and Staff Snapshot

Description 10/15/17 (FY18)
Full-time tenured faculty 50
Full-time tenure-track faculty 9
Full-time non-tenured faculty 27
Total full-time faculty 86
Faculty with research doctoral degree 76
Part-time faculty FTE (not including graduate teaching assistants) 3.4
Full-time staff and administrators 74
Part-time staff FTE 0.5
FTE of faculty with administrative responsibilities 7

New Leadership

Annette L. Ranft transitioned out of the dean’s office July 31, 2018 to take on the position of dean at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. Provost Arden named Frank Buckless, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs, as interim dean, effective August 1.

New Faculty

We added the following new full-time faculty in FY18:

  • Ravi Rakesh, research assistant professor, CIMS
  • Ilze Kalnina, assistant professor, economics
  • William Phan, research assistant professor, economics
  • Tim Michaelis, research assistant professor, MIE
  • Robert Whited, assistant professor, accounting

Retirements

The following faculty retiremented in FY18:

  • Stephen Margolis, professor of economics: 36 years of service, 12/31/2017
  • Deborah Brown, lecturer: 18 years of service, 6/38/2018

In Memorium

On May 24, 2018, Poole College lost of a beloved faculty member and friend, Dr. Cecil Bozarth, professor of operations and supply chain management. Cecil dedicated his professional life to Poole College since joining us in 1992. As a professor of operations and supply chain management, Cecil was an extraordinary teacher and scholar –– the recipient of numerous teaching awards and widely published in peer-reviewed journals. He spearheaded many industry engagements for Poole College, including serving as faculty advisor for student practicum and project teams interfacing with Biogen, Duke Energy, Lenovo and more. Cecil also served as our founding faculty director of the Jenkins Professional Online MBA, laying the foundation for what is now a nationally ranked program. He was truly an extraordinary member of our community whose impact on this college will be felt for a long time to come.

Awards and Honors

NC State University Awards

Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence

  • Barry Goodwin, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Graduate Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Economics

Outstanding Teacher Award

  • Bonnie Hancock, executive director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative and professor of practice, Department of Accounting
  • Jeffrey Pollack, associate professor, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching Award

  • College Nominee: Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

  • Scott Showalter, director, Jenkins Master of Accounting Program and professor of practice, Department of Accounting

University Faculty Scholar

  • Jeff Pollack, associate professor, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Outstanding Extension Service Award

  • Bonnie Hancock,executive director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative and professor of practice, Department of Accounting
  • Michelle Grainger, managing director, Center for Innovation Management Studies and managing director, Executive Farm Management Program

Barbara Soloman Advising Award

  • Julie Lawson, Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Programs

Poole College Awards

A full list of nominees is below. Award recipients are noted by an asterisk (*).

Teaching Excellence Award

  • Andrew Schmidt, associate professor, Department of Accounting
  • Patrice Nealon, senior lecturer, Department of Business Management*
  • Andy Nowel, director of Undergraduate Program in Economics and lecturer, Department of Economics
  • Beth Ritter, associate professor of practice, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research Leadership Award

  • Christina Lewellen, assistant professor, Department of Accounting
  • Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, Department of Business Management*
  • Giuseppe Fiori, professor, Department of Economics
  • Jon Carr, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research Growth and Innovation Award

  • Marianne Bradford, professor, Department of Accounting
  • Mike Stanko, associate professor, Department of Business Management*
  • Melinda Morrill, associate professor, Department of Economics
  • Beverly Tyler, professor, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Staff Excellence Awards

  • Stephanie Jares, Undergraduate Programs*
  • E.C. Mabe, Computing Services
  • Tina Riley, Dean’s Office
  • Ellen Frost, Undergraduate Programs
  • Jennifer McLamb, Undergraduate Programs
  • Troy Pinkins, Business Management, Supply Chain Resource Cooperative*

Summer Research Awards

Seven Poole College faculty members were recognized for outstanding research productivity of tenured and tenure-track faculty in top tier journals. The seven scholars selected will receive a monetary award and carry the honorary title of Poole Advisory Board Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year.

Faculty were recommended for the award through an evaluation process by members of the college’s Endowed Chairs Committee, assisted by Brian Thomas, director of research development and administration at Poole College.

  • Umut Dur, assistant professor of economics, Department of Economics
  • Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance, Department of Business Management
  • Jeff Pollack, associate professor of entrepreneurship, Department of Management,
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, Department of Business Management
  • Mike Stanko, associate professor of marketing, Department of Business Management
  • Eileen Taylor, associate professor of accounting, Department of Accounting
  • Eda Kemahlioglu-Ziya, associate professor of operations and supply chain management, Department of Business Management

Selected External Honors

Joseph Brazel, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Accounting and University Faculty Scholar

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) | 2018 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award (see details)

Christina Lewellen, assistant professor of accounting

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) | 2017 American Taxation Association/PricewaterhouseCoopers (ATA/PwC) Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • American Accounting Association (AAA) | 2017 Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award

Fay Payton, professor of information systems and technology

Scott Showalter, professor of practice, accounting

  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA) | 2018 International Achievement Award

Eileen Z. Taylor, associate professor of accounting and Paul F. Williams, professor of accounting

  • Best Theoretical Research Award, 22nd Annual Ethics Research
    Symposium, August 6, 2017, San Diego, CA

Financial Times Top-50 Journals Submissions

During the January 2015-April 2018 time period, Poole College faculty have published 40 articles in journals listed among the Financial Times "Top 50." Of those 34 articles, 12 were published (or at press) in FY18.

Sponsored Research

New sponsored research awards grew in FY18.

  • FY18 new award totals through April 12, 2018 is $1,282,962, compared to $1,241,155 for the full FY17. The full sponsored research report of new award totals for FY17 is here. The full sponsored research report of new award totals for FY18, through April 12, 2018, is here.
  • Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS) memberships are included in these reports. When those memberships are removed, FY18 new award totals through April 12, 2018 is $1,132,962, compared to $840,321 in FY17.