Charlotte MBA Graduates Honor Wake Forest Professors

3.5.2005 General, News Release, School News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Professors Patrick McMullen and Charles R. Kennedy Jr. of Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management received Faculty Recognition Awards from students in the December 2006 graduating class of the Wake Forest MBA Charlotte Saturday Program.

The awards are given to educators for outstanding contributions to the education and personal development of students. The students chose McMullen as the outstanding faculty member from their first year of studies and Kennedy from their second year. Both professors teach classes at the Babcock School’s campuses in Charlotte and Winston-Salem.

McMullen, associate professor of management, has expertise in operations research, management science, applied optimization and quantitative analysis. Before joining the Babcock School, he was an industrial engineer and held teaching positions at the University of Oregon, the University of Maine, Harvard University and Auburn University. He earned a BS from the University of Louisville, an MBA from Butler University and a PhD from the University of Oregon.

Kennedy’s expertise focuses on strategic management and international business. He earned a BA and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of the books “Political Risk Management: International Lending and Investing Under Environmental Uncertainty” and “Managing the International Business Environment: Cases in Political and Country Risk.” He previously won the Babcock Educator of the Year award and Charlotte evening MBA teaching awards.