Two Departments Under New Leadership


PlaySymbol_copy Hear from the new department chairs about what they bring to UAB

 

The school has named new leaders in two of its departments effective June 1st.  Jenice Prather-Kinsey, Ph.D., C.P.A., will serve as the chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance. Molly Wasko, Ph.D., will serve as the chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods.

 

“The budding reputation of the UAB School of Business as a destination institution is further enhanced with the additions of Drs. Prather-Kinsey and Wasko to our faculty,” says David Klock, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Business and holder of its Wachovia Chair in Business. “Their leadership and strong records of scholarship will immediately impact efforts to foster new creative student-learning programs and generate quality faculty research.”

 

JenicePrather-Kinsey is a well-experienced teacher-scholar who has authored two books, serves on the editorial boards of three scholarly journals and has been named to numerous boards and committees for some of the nation’s leading professional associations. She will oversee a UAB accounting program that is one of just 171 out of more than 1,000 university accounting programs worldwide that is separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

 

Prather-Kinsey comes to the UAB School of Business from the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, where she has served on the faculty since 1990. She holds an M.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.

 

 

MollyWasko brings a range of corporate experiences to her new position, having served in industry management positions for Pepsi-Cola and others. She serves on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals and her research interests include the intersection of social and digital networks in information technology.

 

Wasko comes to the UAB School of Business from Florida State University’s College of Business, where she has served on the faculty since 2001. She holds an M.B.A. from Averett University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

“Drs. Wasko and Prather-Kinsey are a rich investment in the future growth and significance of the UAB School of Business,” says Erik Kahill, senior director of external affairs at the UAB School of Business. “Strong student- and research-focused faculty members coupled with our AACSB accreditation and location in the heart of Alabama’s business center make the UAB School of Business a statewide and regional leader.”