Professors Milne and Skaggs Honored with Endowed Faculty Roles
April 05, 2019
Isenberg professors George Milne and Bruce Skaggs are the recipients of endowed faculty positions created by the Flavin and Carney families.
Carney Family Endowed Professor George Milne is Isenberg’s Associate Dean of Research and directs its doctoral program. Named Associate Dean in July 2018, Professor Milne elevates the school’s national research profile through encouragement of excellence in research and dissemination of faculty accomplishments. He has energized the school’s PhD program since 2013, professing that “doctoral studies and research are critical to Isenberg’s national reputation.”
Professor Milne’s research interests include information privacy and exchange, internet marketing, social media, healthcare marketing, and marketing and public policy, among others. His papers have appeared in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Public Policy, Marketing Public Policy, and other leading publications. His many honors include Best Reviewer Award in the Journal of Interactive Marketing, Best Research Paper Award at the Direct/Interactive Marketing Research Summit, and the Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Direct Marketing Educator Award.
Professor Milne teaches marketing research, internet marketing, and marketing management to undergraduates and MBA students. In the doctoral domain, he teaches marketing management and seminars in professional development and teaching. Professor Milne joined Isenberg’s faculty in 1992. He earned his PhD in marketing in 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught for two years. His MA and BS degrees are in economics—both from the University of Utah.
The Carney professorship is the gift of Isenberg graduate Paul Carney ’82 and his family.
Flavin Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies Bruce Skaggs chairs Isenberg’s Department of Management and is academic coordinator for Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. His research explores knowledge creation and coordination, competitive advantage, service sector strategy, and innovation. In 2018, he was one of two Isenberg professors honored with the school’s Research Excellence Award, which recognizes published articles in top journals. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Management, Organizational Behavior, and other leading journals. Professor Skaggs teaches Principles of Management and Business Policy and Strategy to undergraduates. He also teaches competitive dynamics and organization planning and strategy to MBAs, and organization theory, strategic management, and applied research methods to PhD students. In 2011, he earned Isenberg’s College Outstanding Teaching Award.
Professor Skaggs has been his department’s chair since 2013. He joined Isenberg in 2004. Before that, he was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky for four years. He earned his PhD in Strategy from Pennsylvania State University in 1999. His MBA is from Virginia Tech, and his BBA in Finance and Economics is from the University of Kentucky.
Formerly held by James Theroux, the Flavin chair honors Isenberg graduates/brothers, John ’59 and Joseph ’53 Flavin.