Bridge to Business

Group photo
Back row, left to right: Mary Rau Foster (Belmont University), Fazlul Miah (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia), David Doorn (University of Minnesota Duluth), Howard Cochran (Belmont University), Raymond MacDermott (Virginia Military Institute) and Frank Smith, Pamplin’s director of management and professional development. Front row: Finance professor Raman Kumar, marketing professor Eloise Coupey, management professor Rich Wokutch, AACSB vice president Lucienne Mochel, Sorensen, management department head Anju Seth, and Sasha Hodsgon (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).

Program helps transition into business teaching

The six graduates of Pamplin’s 2011 post-doctoral bridge-to-business program share a celebratory moment with some of their faculty members, dean Richard E. Sorensen, and others. The graduates teach at institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

The annual Bridge to Business summer program, aimed at alleviating the critical national shortage of business-school faculty, prepares individuals with Ph.D.s in non-business disciplines for new careers as business faculty members. The programs are approved by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Learn more

For more information about the program, please contact Frank Smith: fmsmith@vt.edu, 540-231-4972.



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