Professors Darren Good, Kevin Groves, Owen Hall, Dave McMahon and Abraham Park are Graziadio School business faculty and scholars recently commemorated for their academic research.
The 2013-2014 Julian Virtue Professorship Award supports faculty doing values-centered research that is aligned with the mission of Pepperdine University and the Graziadio School. This year, two faculty researchers were awarded the professorship. The award recognizes Dr. Darren Good for his research on mindfulness and Dr. Abraham Park for his research on the performance impact of corporate real estate ownership for franchise companies.
Good, an assistant professor of applied behavioral science, has published numerous articles on various aspects of leadership development and individual adaptability, emotional intelligence, executive coaching and feedback delivery.
Park, an assistant professor of finance, publishes research related to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and corporate real estate.
Dr. Kevin Groves was awarded the Denney Chair Professorship for 2013-15. Established in 2007 with a gift from Corwin Denney, a former chairman of the board and president of Venus Oil Company, this research award supports faculty research that is aligned with the mission of the Graziadio School.
Dr. Groves, an assistant professor of organizational theory and management, is a recipient of the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management and Outstanding Paper at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008, as well as a previous recipient of the Rothschild Applied Research Fellow Award. His research investigates executive development and succession planning, managerial thinking styles, leader social/emotional intelligence, and organizational change.
Groves conducts and publishes an annual Healthcare Talent Management Survey Report, capturing data on the state of executive recruitment and talent development through a survey of senior HR officers from the nation’s largest hospitals. The Denney Chair Professorship will provide Groves with the resources to extend his research on talent management best practices at national healthcare organizations.
Owen Hall, Jr. and Roger “Dave” McMahon were recognized with the Rothschild Applied Research Fellow Award for 2013-2014. The honor is awarded to faculty with a record of outstanding scholarship that demonstrates prestige, influence and rigor.
Hall, a professor of decision sciences, previously was awarded the Julian Virtue Professorship and a grant from the GMAC Management Education for Tomorrow (MET) Fund. His area of study explores the development of web based learning nets for graduate management education, the application of artificial intelligent agents to search engine technology and integrated learning systems.
McMahon, an associate of marketing, shares the honor of being a previous Julian Virtue Professorship Award recipient. He is co-author of a cutting edge book in the field of HR logistics. He has published on the changing role of inventory specialists in logistics, as well as website adoption and website types by non-profit entities.
Each year, faculty nominate, select and recognize their peers for excellence in scholarly contributions that enhance thought leadership at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.