Three Terry faculty members named to endowed professorships

Professors in marketing, management and economics awarded new appointments

Matt Weeks | Oct. 07, 2019

From left: Jessica Rodell, John Turner and Son Lam pose outside Amos Hall.
From left: Jessica Rodell, John Turner and Son Lam pose outside Amos Hall.

Three University of Georgia professors were appointed in September to endowed professorships in the Terry College of Business.

Dean Benjamin C. Ayers announced the new faculty appointments in marketing, management and economics, following their approval by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

“These three members of our faculty have had great influence on their respective fields with their research and scholarship and have been equally impactful on our students and programs through their teaching and service,” Ayers said. “We are very proud to recognize their hard work and dedication with these new faculty appointments.”

Son Lam, associate professor of marketing, and Jessica Rodell, professor of management, were each named to Terry Dean’s Advisory Council Distinguished Professorships.

The TDAC Distinguished Professorships were established in 2018 by members of the advisory council to strengthen the college’s programs as well as further its research, teaching and service missions. 

Lam, an expert in sales management, personal selling and internal marketing, joined the Terry College faculty in 2009. Since then, he has been lauded for his research, earning Terry’s Outstanding Research Award and a Young Scholar award from the Marketing Science Institute, among other honors.

Rodell joined the Terry College in 2010. Her research focuses on employee volunteering, organizational justice and meaningful work experiences. She is the recipient of many awards, including a Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management and the Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award from the University of Georgia.

John Turner was named the Nicholas A. Beadles Professor of Economics.

Beadles was an emeritus professor of economics at UGA, and the professorship was established to advance and enrich the study of economics and bolster its teaching. Endowed by alumni and friends of the Terry College, the professorship was most recently held by emeritus professor Art Snow.

Turner’s research centers on industrial organization, patent litigation and antitrust. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He joined the Terry College as an assistant professor in 2002.


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