William Newburry, associate professor, Department of Management and International Business, and Stephen Lin, associate professor, School of Accounting, have been appointed to three-year endowed professorships in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Newburry is the SunTrust Bank Professor and Lin is the Morrison, Brown, Argiz, & Farra, LLP Professor. Both were previously Knight Ridder Center Research Fellows.
“These appointments are in recognition of their outstanding performance and potential for both research and teaching in their respective fields,” said Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of the business school.
Both Newburry and Lin are expected to continue to conduct research and to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in international business and to be active members of the academic community as well as to contribute to the mission of the college and their departments.
Elam appoints two Knight Ridder Center Research Fellows
In addition, Elam appointed two Knight Ridder Center Research Fellows: Aya Chacar, associate professor, Department of Management and International Business, who is also a Kauffman Associate Professor based on her submission “The Impact of Managerial Human and Social Capital on Entrepreneurial Firms’ Performance in Complex International Environments”; and Ken H. Johnson, associate professor, Department of Finance and Real Estate, a three-year re-appointment.
“Chacar’s appointment as a Knight-Ridder Center Research Fellow is in recognition of her outstanding research record over the last three years, during which she had two UT Dallas publications,” Elam said. “Johnson has been re-appointed in recognition of his outstanding research record over the last three years, during which he had four premier publications. Both these publication records are exceptional.”
According to Elam, Knight Ridder Center Research Fellows are expected to continue publishing in the top journals in their fields and to contribute to the mission of the college.