Dr. Donde Ashmos Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration, announced the promotion of two faculty members, including granting tenure to Dr. Alok Kumar, who will become an associate professor of marketing, and promoting Dr. Glenn Williams to associate professor of practice in finance.
"Both Alok and Glenn have made an immediate positive impact on CBA in a short time," said Plowman. "The rising stature of our college is directly tied to faculty members like these, who show leadership through their actions in both research and the classroom. It's great to reward their accomplishments with these promotions."
Williams (center) and Kumar (fourth from left)
Kumar joined CBA in 2013 and has quickly established himself as a renowned marketing researcher through publications in top marketing journals including Journal of Marketing
, Journal of Marketing Research
and Strategic Management Journal
. He received the CBA Faculty Research Award in 2014.
He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Marketing
and Journal of Marketing Research
, as well as serving as track chair for American Marketing Association conferences. Kumar received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. He previously taught at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.
Williams came to Nebraska in 2012 and has been heavily active in student development, including serving as advisor for the Big Red Investment Club and leading students on a study abroad trip to China.
His practical experience as a faculty member and business consultant overseas gives him a unique ability to instruct business students on global financial markets. Williams received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Florida in 2004 and has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. He taught at The American University in Cairo, Egypt, prior to moving to Nebraska.