Fogelman Flash Interactive Newsletter
Fogelman College of Business & Economics, December 2009

In this Issue...

Welcome to the Fall 2009 Fogelman College e-Newsletter

The Fogelman College Improves Its Stakeholder Communications

Dhaliwal Is Named Associate Dean of the Fogelman College

Siegfried Is Named Fogelman College Director of Development

Fogelman College News Briefs

Fogelman College Alumni News

MBA Programs and Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Business Administration - Concentration in Real Estate

Fogelman College Faculty Awards and Promotions

Meet Our New Faculty Members

Fogelman College Faculty Publications

Fogelman College Faculty Presentations

Support Your Fogelman College

Share Your Feedback


Go To Fogelman College Website

Update Your Contact Information

Fogelman College Internships

UM Alumni Association

Contact Us

For information about any of our programs please contact E. Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried, Alumni Relations.


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Welcome to the Fall 2009 Fogelman Flash e-Newsletter

Rajiv Grover

Greetings from the Fogelman College! This has proven to be a great fall semester at the Fogelman College as we launched the new Customer-Driven MBA (CDMBA) program which had been in the planning and development stages for two years. The CDMBA has attracted an inaugural cohort of very high achieving students to its three initial tracks: BioMedical, Services Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. Students in the CDMBA program are sponsored by companies that pay their tuition and a stipend during the two-year program. The students intern with their sponsoring companies for ten hours per week during the school year and full-time during the intervening summer. Each student receives an employment offer from their sponsoring company at the time of admittance to the CDMBA program. Upon successful completion of the CDMBA program the student joins the sponsoring company with a commitment to work for at least two years. The CDMBA students take their core MBA courses together with the students in the International MBA (IMBA) program. This is by design so that the CDMBA students get more international exposure in their coursework. See another article in this newsletter for admission requirements for these programs.

Read more about the introduction by Dean Grover »


The Fogelman College Improves Its Stakeholder Communications
The Fogelman College has been hard at work developing and improving its means of communicating with its various stakeholders.  We have several new or renamed communications vehicles:

Fogelman Flash

Fogelman Flash -- The e-newsletter that is published every semester to update the Fogelman College community about the news and events of the College (That's what you are reading now!!)

Fogelman Focus

Fogelman Focus -- The annual magazine that covers major college events, interviews with outstanding alumni and friends of the college, and descriptions of new programs.

Fogelman Features

Fogelman Features -- A new publication, hot-off-the-press, that describes the College's departments and programs, and showcases its centers, programs, activities, faculty, and prominent alumni.  We intend to use it for student recruiting and community relations.  Read it on the web at .  Contact us ( and ask for a printed copy -- or for several copies for your friends and business associates!

Read more about improvements in stakeholder communications »


Dhaliwal Is Named Associate Dean of the Fogelman College

Jasbir Dhaliwal

Dr. Jasbir S. Dhaliwal has been appointed Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.  He succeeds Dr. Carol Danehower, who is returning to full-time teaching duties in the College.

He will oversee the renewal and expansion of the College’s undergraduate programs, its five MBA tracks (professional, international, executive, customer-driven, and online), and its research-based doctoral programs. He will also work with the faculty to advance collaborative, interdisciplinary research, as the College continues to emphasize research development as a way to strengthen its position nationally in business and economics research.

Read more about Dr. Dhaliwal »


Siegfried Is Named Fogelman College Director of Development

Kenneth Siegfried

E. Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried has joined the Fogelman College as the new Director of Development. His responsibilities will be to oversee the fundraising for the college with a focus on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors. 

Siegfried has spent the last five years working in the Athletics Department at the University of Memphis. He began as an intern and earned three promotions with the last promotion being named the Assistant AD for Development. As Assistant AD his responsibilities were to oversee the development office’s operations and the department's Annual Giving campaign. Since he arrived at the U of M in 2004, unrestricted cash donations for the athletics department increased from $4 million to $7 million.

Read more about Siegfried »


Fogelman College News Briefs

Julia Heath

Dr. Julia Heath on the National Board of the Council for Economic Education

Dr. Julia Heath, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education, has been invited to serve on the national board of the Council for Economic Education for a three-year term, representing the Council's "unique nationwide network of affiliated university centers." The invitation states, "Having in mind the outstanding work you have been doing in Tennessee and the University of Memphis Center for Economic Education, such as your tremendously successful efforts for 'Smart Tennessee,' we believe that you could and would make a real contribution to the national effort."

Read more about Fogelman college news briefs »


Fogelman College Alumni News

Fogelman College Alumni Luncheon

17th Annual Fogelman College Alumni Luncheon Held at Holiday Inn on October 28th

The 17th annual Fogelman College Alumni Luncheon was held at the U of M Holiday Inn on October 28th. Over 500 Fogelman College Alumni and guests were in attendance.  The keynote speaker was B. Lane Carrick, chairman and CEO of Sovereign Wealth Management and Chairman, Triumph Bank.

Four awards were presented:  Ben Watkins, Member, Watkins Uiberall, PLLC, was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.  Chris Chu, Co-Founder/Strategic Sales, EVS Corp., was recognized as Outstanding Young Alumna.  Gary Wunderlich, CEO of Wunderlich Securities was named Entrepreneur of the Year.  Joseph DeVivo, President, Orthopaedics, Smith & Nephew, Inc., was declared a Distinguished Friend of the College.

The Commercial Appeal carried a major article on the event, the next day:

Read more about Fogelman college alumni news »


MBA Program and Admission Requirements
The Fogelman College offers five Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs.  These are the only AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the Memphis area:
  • The Executive MBA
    • A Friday/Saturday program designed to help accelerate your rising career.
  • The Customer-Driven MBA
    • A highly competitive, fully-paid-for program with a built-in internship and a full-time position upon graduation.
  • The International MBA
    • Focus on the international business environment in a program that has a required internship or study-abroad component.
  • The Professional MBA
    • Earn your MBA in this program that's designed to accommodate the working professional's schedule.
  • The Online MBA
    • Prefer to take your classes online?  We've got that program too!

Read more about MBA program and admission requirements »


Master of Science in Business Administration - Concentration in Real Estate

The Fogelman College offers several innovative Master of Science in Business Administration degree programs that are pertinent to the Memphis community. This edition of the Fogelman Flash e-Newsletter features the MSBA in Real Estate degree program, with its integrative, professionally-oriented graduate curriculum in real estate. This concentration fulfills the need for a specialization in real estate that is beyond the scope of the traditional MBA program. It also provides a more focused / interdisciplinary real estate degree program through its multi-discipline options.

Read more about concentration in Real Estate »


Fogelman College Faculty Awards and Promotions

The Fogelman College affords its professors several award programs and chances for promotion. The Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorships Program, through the generosity of Fogelman College alumnus Dan Palmer, recognizes outstanding individual faculty contributions to achieving the mission of the Fogelman College in the categories of Teaching, Research, and Service. The annual best paper judging recognizes the success of College faculty members when they have made significant research contributions to their discipline. And, of course, the College offers professors opportunities for promotion and for the award of tenure at appropriate career junctures. See this year’s award winners and those promoted in this article.

Read more about faculty awards and promotions »


Meet Our New Faculty

The Fogelman College is adding two new full-time faculty members to its Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management this fall. As always, the Fogelman College seeks top notch professors to join its world-class faculty. Help us welcome our new faculty members:

Leonard Jackson

Leonard Jackson, Ph.D., joins the Fogelman College as an Assistant Professor in its Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management. Dr. Jackson received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, MBA from the University of Guelph, Canada, BA from Ryerson University, Canada and Associate in Arts degrees from George Brown College, Canada.

Read more about our new faculty »


Fogelman College Faculty Publications

Brian Janz

Prof. Brian Janz Publishes Article on Journal Self-Referencing

The practice of editorial "self-referencing" – journal editors requiring that authors include in their papers a specific number of citations from the journal in which they seek to publish – has recently garnered significant interest within the IS academic community.  A recent survey of AISWorld suggests that the vast majority of respondents find this practice inappropriate and unethical. Rather than dismissing this behavior as patently unethical, this paper seeks to better understand the possible motivations for this editorial behavior. The notion of the ethical dilemma is introduced, as well as a framework to assist in analyzing them. Ultimately, the analysis suggests that while editors may feel they have worthwhile reasons for requiring self-references, the potential long term risks to the journal, the academy, and the body of knowledge outweigh those reasons.

The journal reference is:  Janz, B.D. Journal Self-Citation XIV: Right Versus Right – Gaining Clarity into the Ethical Dilemma of Editorial Self-Referencing. Communications of the AIS, Volume 25, Article 14, pp. 115-120, July 2009

Read more about faculty publications »


Fogelman College Faculty Presentations

Jerry Turner

Prof. Jerry Turner Presents to the AICPA Auditing Standards Board

Prof. Jerry Turner and two co-authors recently presented results of an international study to the AICPA Auditing Standards Board in New York City. The study, titled “The Unqualified Auditor’s Report: A Study of User Perceptions, Effects on User Decisions and Decision Processes, and Directions for Future Research,” was conducted in the U.S. and Australia and included results of focus groups with both preparers and users of financial statements. Verbal protocol analysis examining how the auditor’s report on financial statements influences the decision processes of professional financial analysts also was included. Study results will be presented to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board this fall. The two Boards commissioned the study as a first phase in examining how the auditor’s report may be made more informative.

Dr. Turner also has joined the Advisory Board of the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, a new research journal focusing on accounting fraud and related issues.

Read more about faculty presentations »

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