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Alumni of UTA College of Business Ph.D. program obtain Endowed Professorships at OU Price College of Business

G. Thomas Lumpkin, Ph.D., and Margaret Shaffer, Ph.D.
G. Thomas Lumpkin, Ph.D.
and Margaret Shaffer, Ph.D.

November 9, 2016 - G. Thomas "Tom" Lumpkin and Margaret Shaffer, both alumni of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business doctoral program, joined the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business as endowed chairs.

G. Thomas Lumpkin joined the University of Oklahoma's Price College of Business on July 1 as the C.S. Trosper Chair in Entrepreneurship and as a professor and director of the college's Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. G. Thomas Lumpkin graduated from the UTA Business Administration Ph.D. program in 1995. Before accepting the position at OU, Lumpkin served as the Chris J. Witting Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at the Wittman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York.

Margaret Shaffer is the Michael F. Price Chair of International Business at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Shaffer earned a doctoral degree from UTA College of Business in 1994. Prior to OU, her previous positions include the Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Chair of International Business and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a professor of management at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Abdul Rasheed, Chair of the Management Department at the UTA College of Business, says "It is a matter of great pride to us that two of our alumni are joining a flagship school as endowed chairs. The management department faculty are dedicated to the success of our doctoral students and I have no doubt that more and more of our recent graduates will find similar success in prestigious institutions."

For more information regarding the Ph.D. program in Business Administration at the UTA College of Business, please visit www.uta.edu/business or email your questions to businessphdquestions@uta.edu.

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