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Department of Management
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Bob Cardy with Todd Snider

Department Chair Bob Cardy (right) meets with Texas folksinger Todd Snider who is acknowledged in Cardy’s latest performance management textbook for his inspiration.

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Alumni,

I hope this initial UTSA Management Department newsletter finds you doing well.  The purpose of this newsletter is to provide an initial overview of the department and to summarize recent accomplishments.  My hope is that this newsletter brings you a meaningful update as to what is going on in the department, even if it has been some time since you have been on the UTSA campus. 

Recent Accomplishments
The Department of Management sponsored the recent Academy of Management (AOM) conference in San Antonio last month which featured over 8,500 attendees from across the world. The AOM is an international organization of scholars and practitioners in the management discipline.

Many thanks to my colleagues who served with me on the local arrangements committee: Angela Hall and Stewart Miller. Stewart was the defacto leader on this effort and the local arrangements were largely accomplished due to his effort and diligence.  Faculty member Michael McDonald and Stewart developed a symposium on Crisis Management featuring several local executives: Brad Barron, NuStar Energy; John Lionato, Rackspace; Justen Noakes, HEB; and James Pursell, Valero.

Chair Bob Cardy, Dr. Stewart Miller and Dr. John McCray work at the hospitality booth at the recent AOM conference.

As the local arrangements committee, we worked with local universities to collectively put on a welcoming reception. Faculty member Dana Wang and Andrew Johnson, doctoral student, did an exceptional job of marketing UTSA to the academic community. The well-attended reception included Mariachis and southwest food and it was a great success.

It has been my pleasure to serve as chair of the department for the past five years.  The department is doing well and we are poised to make further improvements.  As with any organization, the most important resource is the people.  We have a great group of faculty in the department and a listing of the faculty and their research can be found online.

We welcome one new faculty into the department this fall:  Bruce Rudy.  He received his doctorate from UT-Austin and his research and teaching interests are in the area of strategy.

The department is making great strides in our research accomplishments.  We track research publications for a three year period, and during the past three years, 2008-2010, the management department faculty published a total of 70 peer reviewed journal articles.  In addition to journal publications, management faculty in this period have authored or edited multiple books and book chapters.

We have a young doctoral program, which began in Fall 2002.  Graduates from our doctoral program have accepted faculty positions at Auburn University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Houston at Victoria, and the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore.

We currently have 18 students in our doctoral program.  Overall, the philosophy of the department and college is to take a supportive role and help the students develop.  A number of our students, working with faculty, have been able to get their research accepted for presentation at national conferences.  This past year, we have had 14 papers authored or coauthored by doctoral students accepted for presentation at national conferences. 

In addition to papers at conferences, our doctoral students are also successful in publishing their research in scholarly journals.  Over the past year, our students have authored or coauthored six papers that have been accepted for publication in journals.

In addition to generating knowledge, a principal role of a university is to disseminate knowledge.  That role primarily is carried out through teaching. The management department offers undergraduate majors in general management, human resource management, small business and entrepreneurship and international management. Last year we had 819 students across all of these majors. 

Looking Ahead

I am happy to be here and hope to see the department achieve even higher levels of performance and recognition.  The San Antonio area is great, and I am a huge fan of Texas music.  I hope to be here for many years to come.

Make a Donation
UTSA’s Department of Management is asking for your help.  The department has a limited budget and typically cannot cover all of the research and research related travel costs for its faculty and students.  Your generosity through tax deductible donations can help enhance the development of students and support the research programs that are the lifeblood of a university.  Please consider making a gift to the department. 

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Wendy Frost—

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