Emeritus Directory

 

Jack MeredithJack Meredith
Professor of Management and Broyhill Distinguished
Scholar and Chair in Operations, Emeritus

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Jack Meredith received his undergraduate degrees in engineering and mathematics from Oregon State University and his PhD and MBA from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his teaching career he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, Ampex Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Douglas Aircraft Company, and TRW Systems Group. He has also consulted for the National Research Council (Washington), the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (Cincinnati), Illinois Institute of Technology, Digital Equipment Corp., Aluminum Co. of America, Warner-Amex, Spectrum Publishing, Educational Testing Service (of Princeton), Industrial Technology Institute, Cincinnati Milacron, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, and John Wiley & Sons. He was Director of Operations and Industrial Management at the University of Cincinnati from 1976-1995 before moving to Wake Forest University. He has co-authored five textbooks for college classes: Operations Management for MBAs (Wiley), Quantitative Business Modeling (South-Western), Project Management: A Managerial Approach (Wiley), Operations Management: A Process Approach with Spreadsheets (Wiley), and Project Management in Practice (Wiley). He was the founding and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Operations Management Research, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management from 1994-2002, and was the production/operations management series editor for John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 

Page West, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship

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Dr. West joined the Wake Forest University faculty in 1995. He has taught undergraduate and graduate Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, International Entrepreneurship, Capitalism and Free Markets, and Shakespeare on Management. His experience includes teaching internationally in London (UK), Venice (IT) and Vienna (Austria), and he had held a visiting position at École de Management in Bordeaux (FR). He has won awards for innovative teaching three times, and has twice won an award for the most influential undergraduate business professor as determined by alumni.

His research focuses on strategy in new ventures and on business conduct in free markets. He has published articles in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Management Research Review, Simulation and Gaming, and Strategic Direction. He has also co-edited books on the 2008 financial crisis, and on entrepreneurship education. The 6th edition of his textbook Strategic Management (Riderwood Publishing, 2020) has just been introduced. Since 2019 his text has been the leading digital strategy textbook on the world’s leading digital textbook hosting platform.

In addition to his teaching and research Dr. West started up the Wake Forest university-wide entrepreneurship program, which is now the largest minor in the college. He also founded the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. In support of these efforts he raised over $4 million for Wake Forest University.

He earned his B. A. in Economics at Hamilton College, MBA at The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, and Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to earning his Ph.D. he held positions in marketing and new business development for 17 years at consumer packaged goods companies including General Mills and Celestial Seasonings, and consulted with Westinghouse and other technology companies. He also started up his own food manufacturing company, raised venture capital, and expanded the business to a national level.

 

Bruce G. Resnick
Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Banking and Finance

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Bruce G. Resnick joined the Wake Forest University faculty in August 1995. He taught in the School of Business until retiring in 2018. Dr. Resnick received a DBA in finance from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Prior to joining Wake Forest, he taught at Indiana University for 10 years, the University of Minnesota for five years, and California State University, Chico for two years. He has served as a visiting professor at Bond University in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland. Additionally, he served as the Indiana University Resident Director at the Center for European Studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He also served as an external examiner to the Business Administration Department of Singapore Polytechnic.

Dr. Resnick taught MBA and undergraduate courses in the areas of investments, portfolio management, and international financial management. His research interests include market efficiency studies and empirical tests of asset pricing models. A major interest has been the optimal design of internationally diversified portfolios constructed to control for parameter uncertainty and exchange rate risk. Most recently, he has focused on studying the information content contained in Eurocurrency interest rates and yield spread comparisons of domestic and international bonds. His research articles have been published in most of the major journals in finance. His research has been widely cited by other researchers and textbook authors. He served for many years as an associate editor for the Emerging Markets Review, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, the Journal of Economics and Business, and the Journal of Financial Research.

Dr. Resnick is a co-author of a graduate level textbook in its ninth edition titled International Financial Management. The text has been translated into several languages.

 

Jim Narus
Professor of Management

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Professor Narus specializes in Business-to-Business Marketing. He serves as a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Business Markets at The Pennsylvania State University and on the Committee of Science at the Ecole de Management de Normandie in France. Jim is co-author of the management practice book, “Value Merchants”, the textbook, “Business Market Management: Understanding, Creating, and Delivering Value”, and “Build, Fix, or Terminate: The Distributor’s Guide to More Profitable Supplier Relations”; and the author of the book, “Connect with Your Suppliers: A Wholesaler-Distributor’s Guide to Electronic Communications Systems”. Two of his Harvard Business Review articles — “Customer Value Propositions” and “Tiebreaker Selling” — have been designated among “HBRs 10 Must Reads” on Strategic Marketing and Sales, respectively. Professor Narus not only is involved in a variety of international marketing research projects but also regularly teaches abroad at such schools as Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Argentina), Management Center Europe (Belgium), Fundacao Dom Cabral (Brazil), University College Dublin (Ireland), University of Helsinki (Finland), Bordeaux School of Management (France), and University of Twente (The Netherlands). He has worked as a marketing professor at Wake Forest University since January 1988. Prior to his academic career, Jim served as a Market Research Fellow & Analyst at the DuPont Corporation in Wilmington, DE.

 

Holly Brower
Associate Professor

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Dr. Holly H. Brower joined the Wake Forest University faculty in July 2005. She is currently the Faculty Advisor for Internships for the Business and Enterprise Management Major. Dr. Brower teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, and Leading Change. She has taught undergraduate, MBA and executive students, including in international programs in Germany, Austria and Nicaragua. She is also the faculty director for the Business Enterprise Management internship program. After receiving her B. S. in Business from Wake Forest University she spent 10 years managing organizations in the nonprofit sector in Illinois, Colorado and Iowa. Experiences in these organizations included strategic planning, hiring, supervision, motivation, and development of employees (both paid and volunteer), board development, community assessment and development and fundraising. She also earned an M.S. in Business from Iowa State University and, after earning her PhD in 2000 from Purdue University, she taught at Butler University in Indianapolis before joining Wake Forest.

Holly is an active member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. She is a former Associate Editor of ” Academy of Management Learning and Education” Journal. Her research interests lie in the areas of corporate governance, leadership, trust and ethical decision making. Publications of her research can be found in the “Administrative Science Quarterly”, “Journal of Management”, “Academy of Management Learning and Education”, “Journal of Business Ethics”, “Journal of Management,” “Leadership Quarterly”, and “Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies”. In addition, some of her research was spotlighted in the “Harvard Business Review”. She has also presented more than thirty-five papers at National and International academic conferences.

 

Ron Thompson
John B. McKinnon Professor, Area Chair

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Ron joined the Wake School of Business in 2000. He is a former Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and was also formerly on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the AIS.