Park, Smith Named Donald L. Harrison College of Business Faculty Fellows

Two faculty members at Southeast Missouri State University have been named Donald L. Harrison College of Business Faculty Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1. 

Dr. Kang Hoon Park, professor of economics and finance, has been appointed a Research Copper Dome Faculty Fellow. Dr. David K. “Skip” Smith Jr., professor of management and marketing, has been named a Teaching Copper Dome Faculty Fellow.

The Donald L. Harrison College of Business names Faculty Fellows to recognize, support, recruit and retain exceptionally meritorious faculty who have the potential for further significant accomplishments in teaching, research and scholarly activities. All regular, full-time College of Business faculty members holding the rank of assistant professor or higher and imminent appointees in the College are eligible for consideration.

“The individuals appointed to faculty fellow positions represent the high qualities that exist across the business faculty,” said Dr. Gerald McDougall, dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business. “I’m pleased the college is able to shine the spotlight on these two outstanding representatives of the Harrison College of Business by recognizing outstanding teaching and excellent research.”

Fellows are selected based on their record and potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly achievement, and professional service over the past five years. Nominations are accepted by the dean of the college. Recommendations are then made to the dean by the College Council. The dean of the college makes the final selections.

Park and Smith will each receive about $1,500 a year in financial support to enhance their teaching and scholarly work.

During the past five years, Park has published seven articles in refereed, national journals. He has published five refereed national and international proceedings and made six national presentations. He also has conducted four workshops or seminars.

His evaluations are frequently in the top 28 percent, indicating his effectiveness as a teacher. He has attended numerous teaching-related workshops over the past five years and developed several courses for delivery on the Web for the first time.

Park also has been active in the area of service, both professionally and with the University, where he serves on several committees. He has been a guest editor for Managerial Economics and has reviewed numerous manuscripts over the past five years.

Smith also is frequently in the top 28 percent on student evaluations for overall excellence as a teacher and for overall excellence of courses. He is regularly mentioned on surveys of graduates as an instructor who has taught them the most. Smith recently received the MBA Teaching Award. The College Council noted his experience in teaching at the Lagos Business School, where he consistently receives high marks from participants. Smith has also written almost 40 case studies since 1997 for use in his classes.

Smith has an impressive record of professional development with numerous publications. He also has given significant service to the University and the marketing profession.