-- The University of Southern Mississippi has selected a noted scholar
with a dynamic vision for the future of education to serve as Dean
of the College of Business and Economic Development.
Doty, 42, who currently chairs the Department of Strategy and Human
Resources at Syracuse University, will apply his focus and wealth
of experience to the recently restructured college beginning July
Doty has a
Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin, has
been published in numerous A-level business journals and has an
extensive background in teaching, research and administration.
Dr. Alvin Williams,
who chaired the search committee charged with selecting the CBED
dean, described Doty as someone with great plans for the College.
Doty is a visionary with great expectations for the College of Business
and Economic Development," Williams said. "He is engaging,
innovative and team-oriented. Doty sees the possibilities for considerable
synergy among all of the CBED units. In addition to his administrative
record, Doty is an accomplished scholar with ideas of extending
that toward academic entrepreneurship."
Provost Dr. Tim Hudson echoed Williams' sentiments, reflecting high
expectations surrounding Doty's selection.
Dr. Doty is a scholar of the highest order," Hudson said. "He
has the drive, enthusiasm and the ambition that we need to continue
to make Business and Economic Development one of our leading program
areas. He comes to us from an institution that is highly respected
in the academic world, Syracuse University, and his academic pedigree,
with a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, is top-shelf."
"On the personal side, he expressed great enthusiasm and excitement
about coming to Southern Miss, and I find that refreshing."
the work of the search committee in bringing forward a number of
highly qualified and talented candidates for the post, all of whom
made it clear they were enthusiastic about the potential at Southern
vice president of the Mississippi Division of Coca-Cola Bottling
Company, served on the search committee. He said that Doty had given
an outstanding interview and had done a lot while here to familiarize
himself with the university.
Doty is a very good choice," Brian said. "He'll hit the
street running because he's got that kind of energy."
Doty will become
the first dean of Southern Miss' newly reconfigured CBED, which
consists of six disciplines: Accounting and Information Systems;
Economics, Finance and International Business; Marketing and Management;
Economic Development and Planning; Hospitality Management; and Workforce
Doty said the
possibilities created by the reorganization were among the things
that drew him to Southern Miss.
initially attracted by the reorganization, the mix of disciplines
being put into the new College and the opportunity to do something
unique among business schools," Doty said. "When I got
there, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the university,
the opportunity in the region and the outstanding faculty currently
in the CBED."
to his Ph.D., Doty has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
He also has a B.A. in Psychology, with honors, from Southwest Texas
Doty has received
a number of honors and awards in his field, including being listed
in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Management Sciences. He
has also received the Scholarly Achievement Award from the Human
Resources Division of the Academy of Management and the Best Article
Award from the Academy of Management Journal.
in which Doty's research has been published include National Academy
of Management Electronic Proceedings, Organizational Research Methods,
Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and
the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.
He has served
as an editorial board member for Academy of Management Quarterly
and as an ad hoc reviewer for Administrative Science Quarterly,
Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management,
Journal of Management Studies, Industrial Relations and Sloan Management
Prior to chairing
the Department of Strategy and Human Resources in Syracuse University's
School of Management, Doty served as an associate professor at Syracuse
and as an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
He has held numerous research appointments over the course of his
career, for which the funding agencies have included the Army Research
Institute, the Texas Cancer Council, International Business Machines,
the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Institute of Education.
Doty is married
to Susan Doty, and they have four children: Lindsey, 16, Michala,
15, Zachary, 7, and David, 3.
all looking forward to moving to the Hattiesburg area," Doty