The PhD Project Announces 2016 Inductees to Hall of Fame

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Julie and Kenneth Kendall, Rutgers School of Business; Eli Jones, Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School; José Rosa, University of Wyoming College of Business.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE PHD PROJECT

Julie and Kenneth Kendall, Rutgers School of Business; Eli Jones, Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School; José Rosa, University of Wyoming College of Business. 
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE PHD PROJECT

Montvale, N.J. -- The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, announced the 2016 inductees into its PhD Project Hall of Fame. They are: Julie Kendall, professor of management at Rutgers School of Business-Camden; Kenneth Kendall, distinguished professor of management at Rutgers School of Business-Camden; Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School, Texas A&M University; José Rosa, professor of marketing and sustainable business practices and director of the Ph.D. program in marketing at University of Wyoming College of Business. 
The PhD Project established the Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize a select few who have inspired many. These individuals have sustained an unwavering commitment to The PhD Project’s mission, and their positive leadership has resulted in significant encouragement and impact within The Project’s network of minority business doctoral students and faculty. 
“We are pleased to present the 2016 inductees to The PhD Project Hall of Fame. Since our inception, these individuals have served The Project as presenters, mentors and advisors,” said Bernard J. Milano, president of The PhD Project and the KPMG Foundation, the founder, lead funder and administrator of The Project.  “They have put forth great effort to create diversity in academia and ultimately, the business world.” 
Dr. Julie Kendall is a professor of management in the School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University. She is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute, a past chair of IFIP Working Group 8.2 and was awarded the Silver Core from IFIP. Kendall has published over 75 research articles in information systems. She is co-author of a text used worldwide, “Systems Analysis and Design, 9th edition,” published by Pearson. Kendall is an associate editor for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS) and serves on the Senior Advisory Board for JITTA, the editorial review board of the Journal of Database Management, and has served on the editorial review board of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education since its inception. Kendall served as the Association for Information Systems vice president for SIGs, Chapters, and Colleges for six years. She also served as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly and was part of the inaugural editorial board for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). Kendall who earned her doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University has developed and presented several workshops to the Information Systems Doctoral Students Association, including interactive workshops with her spouse, co-author and fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Kenneth E. Kendall, on how to publish research in peer reviewed journals. She has served as an external evaluator of tenure and promotion cases for many graduates of the PhD Project ISDSA.
Dr. Kenneth Kendall is a distinguished professor of management in the School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University. He is one of the founders the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He served as president of DSI and the chair of IFIP Working Group 8.2. Kendall has been named as one of the top 60 most productive MIS researchers in the world; and he was awarded the Silver Core from the International Federation of Information Processing. He has published over 100 research articles. He served as program chair for both DSI and AMCIS (Americas Conference on Information Systems). He recently co-authored a text, “Systems Analysis and Design, 9th edition,” which has been translated into many languages. Kendall also edited the book “Emerging Information Technologies: Improving Decisions, Cooperation, and Infrastructure.” He served as associate editor for the journal “Decision Sciences” for 12 years and currently serves as associate editor or on the editorial boards of many other scholarly journals in information systems. Kendall whose doctorate is from SUNY Buffalo has participated with minority students and faculty in the PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Students Association Conference as a presenter and mentor since ISDSA began in 1996. He has particularly enjoyed developing interactive workshops with his wife who is a co-author and a fellow Hall of Fame inductee.
Dr. Eli Jones is professor of marketing, dean of Mays Business School, and Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. From July 1, 2012 until June 30, 2015, he was dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair at the University of Arkansas. From July 1, 2008 until June 30, 2012, he served as dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business at Louisiana State University (LSU). Jones was at the University of Houston for 11 years. There he was assistant professor, associate professor with tenure, full professor, associate dean for executive education programs and, prior to that, the founding executive director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston. He has published in the “Journal of Marketing,” “Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science,” “Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management,” “Management Science,” and “Journal of Applied Psychology,” among others. He has received Excellence in Teaching awards on the university, national and international levels.
Dr. José Rosa is professor and Dean’s Fellow in Marketing in the College of Business at Iowa State University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and served on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Case Western Reserve University, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Wyoming before coming to ISU. Early in his career, Rosa explored marketing phenomena in areas such as the social construction of markets (minivans and motorcycles), how companies manage innovation and unleash creativity, business-to-business marketing management and the influence of body knowledge on internet shopping. More recently, his re-search has focused on how factors such as hope and family influence the innovativeness and success of subsistence consumers and subsistence consumer-merchants in countries such as India, Colombia and Fiji. He is also doing work on factors that influence consumer persistence with virtuous goals such as healthcare and sustainability, and on how female consumer merchants negotiate ambiguity in marketplaces. At Iowa State and other universities, Rosa has taught courses in marketing management, organizational change, managing for creativity, consumer behavior and business-to-business marketing. He received the American Marketing Association Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award and was inducted to the PhD Project Hall of Fame in 2016. He was an American Council on Education Fellows in 2013-2014.
When The PhD Project was created, there were only 294 doctorally qualified African-American, Hispanic American or Native American business professors in all U.S. business schools. Today, there are 1,344 minority business professors. Further, 278 minorities are currently enrolled in doctoral programs and will take a place at the front of the classroom over the next few years. The PhD Project provides direct access to these individuals, so companies providing funding at or above a certain level can connect with participants and their students to share information about careers, scholarships and other educational initiatives. 
The PhD Project 2016 Hall of Fame’s inductees will be honored at the organization’s annual conference in November. A new class of inductees is selected annually with supporters of The PhD Project and the public invited to submit nominations for each year’s class.  
The PhD Project has received ongoing support from its sponsoring companies, participating universities and organizations, and supply alliance members. Its founding organizations in addition to the KPMG Foundation, are the Graduate Management Admission Council, Citi Foundation, AACSB International. The leading corporations, foundations and associations funding it include: 300+ Participating Universities, AICPA Foundation, DiversityInc, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Rockwell Collins, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., American Marketing Association, John Deere Foundation,  CIGNA, Edison International (on behalf of the California State University System), Lincoln Financial Group, Aerotek/TEKsystems (operating companies of Allegis Group), American Accounting Association, The Hershey Company, Academy of Management, NASBA, OCWEN and Thrivent Financial. •