NEWLY NAMED UAB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
PROFESSOR TO BUILD DEGREE TRACK
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB School of Business has announced the addition of Jack L. Howard, Ph.D., to the Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods faculty as a full professor.
Howard will spearhead efforts to grow the School of Business curriculum by developing a Human Resources (HR) Management track for students in the B.S. in Management program. Howard’s research interests include the influence of organizational politics on HR management, as well as legal, workplace violence and diversity effects on HR management. He comes to UAB from Illinois State University, bringing with him more than 17 years of research and instructional experience.
With his research published in more than 20 scholarly journals, including the San Diego Law Review and Academy of Management Review, Howard has received a teaching excellence award from Lamar University and outstanding research awards from Western Illinois and Illinois State universities. He also has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Central England and Chuo University in Japan. Howard received his doctorate from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Dr. Howard’s deep knowledge of management as it relates to human resources will certainly help the School of Business create new opportunities for our students,” said Eric Jack, Ph.D., associate dean of the UAB School of Business. “His arrival at UAB signals the commitment of the School of Business to renewing our curriculum to offer students educational opportunities in disciplines that lead to high-demand jobs and success.”
“UAB has an international reputation as a renowned business school, and I am proud to join in its rich tradition while also having the chance to create new programs to benefit students’ learning opportunities,” Howard said.
The UAB School of Business is located in the heart of Alabama’s largest city and business center. For more information on how the school’s Birmingham location provides unique internship and other out-of-the-classroom experiences, log on to http://www.uab.edu/business/.
July 13, 2009