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Dr. Terry Daugherty selected as new Dean of ISU’s Scott College of Business

April 5, 2020

Dr. Terry Daugherty from University of Akron (UA) has been selected as the new Dean of Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business, Dr. Michael Licari, ISU Provost, announced Monday.

Daugherty is currently the Interim Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs at UA’s College of Business Administration. He succeeds Dr. Jack Maynard, a former ISU Provost who took over as Interim Dean last June.

Daugherty starts at ISU on July 1.

“I am excited to have Terry as a member of my leadership team, and am certain his energy and creativity will help move the Scott College of Business forward,” Licari said. “Terry keenly appreciates the mission of Indiana State University, and he is committed to providing rich academic experiences for our students, developing partnerships with industry, and ensuring the Scott College of Business will remain strong into the future.  I am very much looking forward to his arrival.”

At UA, Daugherty helped lead a college with five departments — Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing — and 87 faculty and administrative staff serving more than 2,000 students.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as Dean of the Scott College of Business and feel honored to join ISU,” Daugherty said. “The faculty and staff are dedicated to student success and there is obviously strong support from the business community. I see an outstanding future for the college and look forward to making a positive impact.”

Daugherty earned his B.A. at Western Kentucky University, his M.A. at the University of Alabama, and his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.

He was a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. After that, he went to the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising. He started at the University of Akron in 2009 where he served on the faculty and in various administrative capacities, including department chair and assistant dean.

Daugherty’s scholarship is focused on examining consumer psychology and persuasion within digital marketing and advertising. He theorizes and empirically tests how individual characteristics and media properties influence cognitive processing and consumer behavior.

ISU’s Donald W. Scott College of Business provides an internationally-accredited professional education to qualified students at the undergraduate and master’s levels. The primary focus is providing an experiential learning environment that prepares students to take leadership roles in public and private organizations. The college also supports, encourages, and produces applied and educational research, development of relationships with the business community, and service to the region and professions.

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