Longwood College of Business and Economics Announces Four Faculty Appointments

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Four new faculty in the College of Business and Economics at Longwood University enrich the college with expertise in cyber security, global supply chain management, organizational behavior and taxation.

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This fall the College of Business and Economics at Longwood University welcomes four new faculty members. These new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of cyber security, global supply chain management, organizational behavior and taxation.

George C. Banks, instructor of management, comes to Longwood from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is completing his Ph.D. With a background in psychology and human resources, Banks’ expertise is in organizational behavior and human resources. Recently, Banks was published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Students can expect classes that will shed light on company hiring practices, organizational development, and training and development.

Joining Banks in the management department is Dr. Randall J. Boyle, associate professor of business. Boyle previously taught management of information systems at the University of Utah. With his Ph.D. from Florida State University, Boyle joins Longwood’s new Center for Cyber Security, which focuses on cutting-edge research in cyber security, forensics and policy.

Dr. Joong (Jay) Cho, assistant professor of marketing, began teaching classes for the College of Business and Economics in the spring of 2012. With his relocation to the Farmville area, Cho will focus on supply chain management and management science/operations management classes. Cho received his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He has published his research in journals including International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Transportation Management, Journal of Contemporary Business Issues and Services Marketing Quarterly.

George S. Jackson, assistant professor of accounting, comes to Longwood from Elizabeth City State University. He holds degrees from Georgetown (LL.M.), University of North Carolina (J.D.) and the College of William and Mary (MBA). Jackson’s work has been published in the Journal of International Taxation, Tax Notes, The CPA Journal, and Franklin Business and Law Journal. His in-depth expertise in taxation adds real-world experience to the classroom.

To learn more about faculty in the College of Business and Economics, visit http://www.longwood.edu/business/faculty.htm

About the College of Business and Economics and Longwood University

Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, accredited by AACSB International, prepares effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop their full potential. A dedication to leadership values and ethics builds on Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders. The college’s required and outstanding internship program ensures that all students practice their business skills and apply their knowledge in the real business world.

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Longwood is a coeducational, comprehensive public institution offering 100 majors, minors and concentrations to more than 4,800 students with undergraduate programs in business administration, education and human services, nursing, the arts and sciences, plus an MBA and other graduate programs in education, communication sciences and disorders, English, and sociology.

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