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September 7, 2011

2011-12 Faculty Promotions Announced by College of Business Administration

Dr. Donde Ashmos Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration announced the 2011-12 faculty promotions. Dr. Sam Allgood was promoted to professor of economics, Dr. Fiona Nah was promoted to professor of management in information systems and Dr. Geoffrey Friesen was promoted to associate professor of finance.

“Congratulations to Jeff, Sam and Fiona,” Plowman announced. “With these promotions they have each reached a significant milestone in their careers. We look forward to their continued leadership in our college.”

Sam Allgood


Allgood originally joined the college in 1996 after receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Georgia. He has expertise in a variety of economics topics including labor economics, managerial economics, public finance and economic education. Allgood received the CBA Research Award in 2008 and has continued to publish articles in a variety of journals including an article titled, “Economic Coursework and Long-Term Behavior and Experiences of College Graduates in Labor Markets and Personal Finance,” which appeared in Economic Inquiry in July.

Fiona Nah


Joining CBA in 1998, Nah has continued to stay promoting innovation in management information systems both in the classroom and her research. Nah received her Ph.D. in management information systems at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her main areas of expertise are information systems, human-computer interaction, electronic commerce and web 2.0 environments. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals, with the most recent forthcoming in Management Information Systems Quarterly, one of the top journals in her field.

Friesen came to UNL in 2005 after receiving his Ph.D. from one of our new Big Ten partners, the University of Iowa, in 2003. He received his B.S. from UNL in 1995. Besides teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, Friesen has focused his research on insurance
Geoffrey Friesen


and risk management, behavioral finance, investments and mutual fund performance evaluation.

All three faculty members continue to be vital contributors to CBA’s strategic goals to improve upon the undergraduate educational experiences for students while maintaining a high level of excellence in the quality of our research.