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Professorships

The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business Professorship Program is designed to help the college recruit and retain faculty members whose research, teaching and service uniquely contribute to the mission of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. Endowed professorships are established by donations ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 and provide earnings to support scholarly research, instructional responsibility, and professional service activities. Professorship resources put forth to support the continuous improvement of our faculty members helps provide our students the highest quality educational experience. The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business currently has the following endowed professorships.

 

Abdullat Professorship of Business

Leslie Ramos-Salazar

The Amjad A. Abdullat Professorship of Business was established in 2018 by Drs. Amjad Abdullat, Taghreed Maaytah, and Friends of the Engler College of Business. The purpose of the professorship is to enhance student engagement opportunities and innovation across the business curriculum. 

Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar
2018 - Present

Dana Professorship of Business

Neil Meredith

The Dana Professorship of Business was established in 2015 by Hassan and Jill Dana. The professorship was created for the purpose of supporting academic excellence, discovery, and innovation for the faculty, students, and regional community supported by West Texas A&M University and the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.

Dr. Neil Meredith
2015 - Present

 

Edwards Professorship of Accounting

Sharon Burnett

The Edwards Professorship was established in 2015 by friends of Gene Edwards to provide an endowment for funding the Edwards Professorship of Accounting. The professorship is in honor of Gene Edwards, a distinguished Texas Banker who enhanced both business and community development through his leadership at the First National Bank of Amarillo.

Dr. Sharon Burnett
2015 - Present

Edwards Professorship of Banking

Barbara Wang

The Edwards Professorship was established in 1984 by friends of Gene Edwards to provide an endowment for funding the Edwards Professorship of Banking. The professorship is in honor of Gene Edwards, a distinguished Texas banker who enhanced both business and community development through his leadership at the First National Bank of Amarillo.

Dr. H. Barbara Wang
2013 - Present 

Edwards Professorship of Finance

Anne Macy

The Edwards Professorship was established in 1984 by friends of Gene Edwards to provide an endowment for funding the Edwards Professorship of Finance.  The professorship is in honor of Gene Edwards, a distinguished Texas banker who enhanced both business and community development through his leadership at the First National Bank of Amarillo. 

Dr. Anne Macy
2008 - Present

Edwards Professorship of Financial Planning

Oscar Solis

The Edwards Professorship was established in 2013 by friends of Gene Edwards to provide an endowment for funding the Edwards Professorship of Financial Planning.  The professorship is in honor of Gene Edwards, a distinguished Texas banker who enhanced both business and community development through his leadership at the First National Bank of Amarillo. 

Dr. Oscar Solis
2019 - Present

Engler Professorship of Management

Kelly McCauley

The Engler Professorship of Management was established in 2019 by the Paul & Virginia Engler Foundation. The purpose of the professorship is to advance the mission of the business program at West Texas A&M University by supporting the teaching, research, and service activities of an outstanding management faculty member in the Engler College of Business.

Dr. Kelly McCauley
2019 - Present

Foust Professorship of Business

Trevor Watkins

Friends of the Engler College of Business and the Paul & Virginia Engler Foundation established the Foust Professorship of Business in 2019 to honor the legacy of J.W. and Nell Foust. The professorship is established to advance the mission of the Engler College of Business and honor of the legacy of J.W. and Nell Foust as Texas Panhandle business pioneers.

Dr. Trevor Watkins
2019 - Present

Gensler Professorship of Computer Information Systems

Jeffry Babb

The Gensler Professorship was established in 2007 by friends and former students of Dr. Phil Gensler to provide an endowment for funding the Gensler Professorship of Computer Information Systems. The professorship is in honor of Dr. Phil Gensler, a distinguished computer information systems professor who, through 20 years of professional leadership and dedication to students, provided exceptional opportunities for graduates in computer information systems.

Dr. Jeffry Babb
2015 - Present

Hickman Professorship of Marketing

R. Nicholas Gerlich

The Hickman Professorship was established in 2008 by Happy State Bank to provide an endowment for funding the Hickman Professorship of Marketing and Business. The professorship is in honor of Mr. J. Pat Hickman, a Texas Panhandle banker that provides leadership to Happy State Bank with a spirited entrepreneurial vision.

Dr. Nick Gerlich
2013 - Present

Hodges Professorship of Corporate Governance

Jim Owens

The Donald W. Hodges Professorship of Corporate Governance was established by Don & Freddie Hodges and Hodges Capital Management in 2013. The professorship was created for the purpose of enhancing high quality instruction and research in the areas of corporate governance and business ethics at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. James Owens
2013 - Present

McCray Professorship of Business

Darlene Pulliam

The McCray Professorship was established in 2007 by James B. and Mogie R. McCray to provide an endowment for funding the McCray Professorship in Business. The professorship recognizes the McCray family as generous business leaders promoting high quality instruction and scholarship in the Texas Panhandle.

Dr. Darlene Pulliam
2008 - Present

Miller Professorship of Entrepreneurship

Marisa Crisostomo

The Miller Professorship was established in 2010 by Dr. Jerry Miller, a distinguished scholar, dedicated professor, entrepreneur, community leader, and innovative former dean of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University. The professorship was created for the purpose of supporting the continued student, faculty, and community entrepreneurship activities at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Marisa Crisostomo
2018 - Present

Patterson Professorship of Business Law

Robin Patterson

Don Patterson, a 1952 graduate of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business, established the Patterson Professorship of Business Law in 2013. The professorship was created for the purpose of supporting academic excellence, discovery, and innovation for the faculty, students, and regional community supported by West Texas A&M University and the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.

Dr. Robin Patterson
2013 - Present

Paul Engler Professorship of Business

De'Arno De'Armond

The Paul Engler Professorship was established in 2019 by the Paul & Virginia Engler Foundation. The purpose of the professorship is to advance the mission of the business program at West Texas A&M University by supporting the teaching, research, and service activities of an outstanding faculty member in the Engler College of Business.

Dr. De'Arno De'Armond
2019 - Present

Pickens Professorship of Business

Sean Humpherys

The Pickens Professorship was established in 2007 by Mr. T. Boone Pickens, a distinguished oil and gas industry leader. The professorship is created for the purpose of stimulating academic excellence, enhancing creative thought and challenging business students at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Sean Humpherys
2011 - Present

Pickens Professorship of Economics

Eric Hoffman

The Pickens Professorship was established in 2019 by friends of the College of Business and the Paul & Virginia Engler Foundation. The professorship is created to honor the legacy of Mr. T. Boone Pickens for his efforts to advance the College of Business at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Eric Hoffmann
2019 - Present

Pickens Professorship of Management

Jonathan Shaffer

The Pickens Professorship was established in 2010 by Mr. T. Boone Pickens, a distinguished oil and gas industry leader. The professorship is created for the purpose of stimulating academic excellence, enhancing creative thought and challenging business students at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Jonathan Shaffer
2010 - Present

Schaeffer Professorship of Business Ethics

Karyn Friske

The Stanley Schaeffer Professorship for Business Ethics was established in 2010 by Mr. Stanley Schaeffer, a distinguished alumni, business leader, and philanthropist. This professorship was created for the purpose of stimulating academic excellence and enhancing an appreciation of ethical leadership for business students at West Texas A&M University. Dr. Karyn Friske is the current Schaeffer Professor of Business Ethics.

Dr. Karyn Friske
2011 - Present

Terry Professorship of Business

Bin Shao

The Terry Professorship of Business was established in 2013 by Drs. Neil and Anne Macy Terry. The professorship was created for the purpose of supporting continuous improvement efforts that advance the business program at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Bin Shao
2015 - Present

Virginia Engler Professorship of Business

Jillian Yarbrough

The Virginia Engler Professorship was established in 2018 by the Paul & Virginia Engler Foundation. The purpose of the professorship is to advance the mission of the business program at West Texas A&M University by supporting the teaching, research, and service activities of an outstanding faculty member in the Engler College of Business.

Dr. Jillian Yarbrough
2018 - Present

Wilder Professorship of Business

Robert King

The David Wilder Professorship was established in 2018 by Friends of the Engler College of Business and the Paul & Virginia Engler Foundation. The professorship recognizes the dedicated service and commitment Mr. Wilder provides the business program at West Texas A&M University. The purpose of the professorship is to encourage and reward teaching excellence in support of students in the Texas Panhandle and beyond.

Dr. Robert Allen King
2018 - Present

Williams Professorship of Management

Andrew Li

The Williams Professorship of Management was established in 2010 by Mr. Don Williams, a distinguished entrepreneur, community leader and supporter of excellence in education from Plainview, Texas.

Dr. Andrew Li
2010 - Present

 

 

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