October 1, 2020

Longtime UMW Faculty Awarded Emeritus Status

Three veteran faculty members will be awarded emeritus status during the University of Mary Washington’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11.

Friday’s graduate ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Saturday’s undergraduate ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg campus.

Julie A. Hodge will be named Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre; Louis A. Martinette will be named Associate Professor Emeritus of Marketing; and Raymond B. Scott will be named Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.

The title of emeritus is bestowed on faculty members and administrators who have served the university for at least 15 years and who have attained the rank of professor or associate professor.

 

Julie A. Hodge

Associate Professor of Theatre Julie Hodge

Associate Professor of Theatre Julie Hodge

Associate Professor of Theatre Julie Hodge has been on the UMW faculty for 23 years teaching courses such as costume design, stage management and scene painting. For five years before that, she was an assistant professor of theatre at Knox College in Illinois.

At Mary Washington, Hodge has designed scenery for 44 productions, lighting for 23 and costumes for one. “When you add it up, Julie has spent more than three years in technical rehearsal at UMW,” said her chair, Gregg Stull, “three years devoted to building a program of excellence on top of her classes, professional work, advising and service to the department, college, university and community.” Also, taking into account her set work in Klein Theatre, Stull said, “Julie has built the equivalent of eleven houses.”

Hodge earned her B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University and her M.F.A. from Indiana University. She has done a number of tie-dyeing demonstrations in the area, has designed furniture for a boys’ academy in North Carolina and renovated the lobby of a D.C. television station.

At UMW, she has served on countless committees ranging from academic resources to race and gender. She also has been a board member for student conduct review hearings.

Above all, Hodge has been a teacher. As Stull put it, students have left her classes surprised by what they can do. “Julie teaches and, in so doing, changes lives.”

Louis A. Martinette

Associate Professor of Business Louis Martinette

Associate Professor of Business Louis Martinette

Associate Professor of Business Louis Martinette has been with UMW since 2004. He has taught courses in marketing and business strategy, as well as leadership. Earlier in his career, Martinette spent a dozen years in marketing roles for 3M and Richmond-based MicroMagnetic. In 1992, he co-founded and served as president of The Inside Track, a fully integrated marketing and consulting company in Richmond.

Martinette, who earned a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, brought his marketing experience to the classroom. Before becoming a full-time faculty member at Mary Washington, he taught business as an adjunct at Averett University.

After receiving an undergraduate business degree from Old Dominion University, Martinette received an MBA from Golden Gate University. He is a member of the Old Dominion University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Beginning with his role as the first-elected president of the College of Business Faculty Senate, Martinette has served on numerous UMW committees and in a variety of roles, from journalism advising to curriculum review. He received the J. Christopher “Topher” Bill Faculty Service Award in 2014 and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award in 2013.

In applauding Martinette’s teaching ability, Associate College of Business Dean Ken Machande described him as “changing people’s lives.”

 

Raymond B. Scott

Professor of Chemistry Raymond Scott

Professor of Chemistry Raymond Scott

Professor of Chemistry Raymond Scott joined the Mary Washington faculty in 1984 after receiving a master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. As an undergraduate, he finished with honors in chemistry and biology from Hartwick College.

An avid piper, Scott formed in 1997 the award-winning UMW Eagle Pipe Band, which he has directed since its inception. He was a founder of what is now called UMW’s Summer Science Institute, and he served as its director from 1999 to 2012.

A member of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, Scott has served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and has taught a range of courses from introduction to chemistry to honors and analytical chemistry. A member of myriad university committees, he has served as advisor to the UMW Honor Council and Chi Beta Phi. In 2006, Scott was awarded the J. Christopher “Topher” Bill Faculty Service Award.

A New England native, Scott has been “the model for service at the university, college and departmental levels as well as in the larger Fredericksburg community,” according to his colleague and friend Associate Professor of Chemistry Leanna Giancarlo. Scott has played with the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band, served as a school science fair judge, been a counselor for the Boy Scouts of America Chemistry Merit Badge and served as an AP high school chemistry instructor. He is a clerk of session at Hope Presbyterian Church.

Giancarlo added: “Ray tries to make chemistry more accessible.” And, as for his outstanding teaching, she said, “he is our students’ fiercest advocate.”

MBA Students Create New Plan for Stafford Airport

An MBA student group, in concert with the UMW Center for Economic Development (CED), has worked on a project for the Stafford Regional Airport (SRA).

The group of COB/MBA students, working with Associate Professor of Management & Marketing Louis Martinett and CED Executive Director Brian Baker as well as alumni mentor Micah Dalton, produced a written strategic marketing plan for SRA. The outcome of the planning process was a plan that described a clear strategy for growth for SRA. The strategic marketing planning process included hands-on work with the Stafford Airport Authority, preparation, and follow-up evaluations along with a clear strategic plan of implementation.

Through the process, the student team and the Airport Authority worked together on a review of the current business model, revising the mission and vision, answered key questions for expanding the scope of business, and identified opportunities and defined ideas for expanding the business footprint of SRA.  The student team included Omar Awan, Megan Holder, Steven Ping, Max Watson, Kaitlynn Wickersham.

Dave Ellis, vice chairman of the SRA Authority and a 25-year Air Force veteran with nine years in a senior civilian role at Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon said: “During those years, I’ve been through numerous planning exercises and the project led by these UMW grad students has the been the best by far. Each meeting was professionally run and we accomplished specific activities and achieved desired outcomes to produce an exceptional Strategic Plan. The plan will re-focus our collective efforts into a cohesive approach, allowing the SRA to deliver outstanding experiences to our customers, business partners and the community.”

Lou Martinette Receives Topher Bill Award

Lou Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the University as well as his involvement and leadership in the community.

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Lou Martinette

A member of the UMW faculty since 2004, Martinette received the university’s Graduate Faculty Award in 2013, which recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership.

Before coming to UMW, he had an extensive career in the private sector. Martinette founded and served as president for 12 years of a marketing and consulting company that developed strategic business plans for major corporations, including Chesapeake Forest Products Company and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. He also served as vice president of marketing of MicroMagnetic, a major distributor of computer supplies and accessories, and worked as a marketing manager for the 3M Company.

Martinette has received professional awards, including the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for Patriotic Achievement from the Military Order of the World Wars, an Outstanding Service Award from Averett University and the Associate Service Award from the Home Builders Association of Richmond. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Global Management Studies, and he is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and the American Marketing Association.

Martinette earned a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University, and a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

An endowment that funds the service award was established through the generosity of the former students, colleagues, friends and family of the late Christopher Bill, professor of psychology. The award recognizes Bill’s extraordinary service as a member of the UMW teaching faculty from 1972 to 2001. Bill died in December 2001.

The selection criteria for the award stipulates that the recipient must have served a minimum of seven years as a member of the Mary Washington teaching faculty and must have been heavily and consistently involved in a variety of service capacities, including departmental, university-wide and community service. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the teaching faculty, staff or student body of the university.

 

Lou Martinette Receives Topher Bill Award

Lou Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the University as well as his involvement and leadership in the community.   Martinette,-Louis11 A member of the UMW faculty since 2004, Martinette received the university’s Graduate Faculty Award in 2013, which recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership. Before coming to UMW, he had an extensive career in the private sector. Martinette founded and served as president for 12 years of a marketing and consulting company that developed strategic business plans for major corporations, including Chesapeake Forest Products Company and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. He also served as vice president of marketing of MicroMagnetic, a major distributor of computer supplies and accessories, and worked as a marketing manager for the 3M Company. Martinette has received professional awards, including the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for Patriotic Achievement from the Military Order of the World Wars, an Outstanding Service Award from Averett University and the Associate Service Award from the Home Builders Association of Richmond. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Global Management Studies, and he is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and the American Marketing Association. Martinette earned a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University, and a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. An endowment that funds the service award was established through the generosity of the former students, colleagues, friends and family of the late Christopher Bill, professor of psychology. The award recognizes Bill’s extraordinary service as a member of the UMW teaching faculty from 1972 to 2001. Bill died in December 2001. The selection criteria for the award stipulates that the recipient must have served a minimum of seven years as a member of the Mary Washington teaching faculty and must have been heavily and consistently involved in a variety of service capacities, including departmental, university-wide and community service. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the teaching faculty, staff or student body of the university.  

Martinette Presents at International Conference and Publishes Articles

Louis A. Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, presented “The Role of Innovation In The History Of Commerce: Toward A College Course” at the International Conference of The Association of Global Management Studies being held at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on May 20 and 21. The paper is authored by Martinette, Todd Coates, a 2014 UMW MBA graduate, and Michael T. Lehman. The paper will be published in the proceedings.

In addition, Martinette, Alice Obenchain-Leeson, Gladys Gomez, and Jessica Webb’s article “Relationship Between Learning Orientation And Business Performance And The Moderating Effect Of Competitive Advantage:  An Accounting Services Firm’s Perspective,” will appear in the July/August issue of the International Business & Economics Research Journal. 

Srivastava Organizes International Conference

Mukesh Srivastava is organizing the fifth International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on May 20 and 21, 2014 with John Saee, of the ESB School of Business, Reutlingen University in Germany.  The theme of the conference is “Global Management and Innovation across Businesses.”

This conference will provide a platform to discuss challenges pertaining to the contemporary issues in global management and will foster an environment for multidisciplinary global research involved in the development of theoretical and practice knowledge of all business and related fields by researchers, educators, developers, and practitioners.

Global Participation of Scholars

Of 93 papers submitted, 31 were selected for presentation at the conference and publications in the ICAGMS 2014 Proceedings; selected quality papers are slated to be published in the International Journal of Global Management Studies or International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional. Three UMW College of Business professors — Louis Martinette, Mukesh Srivastava and Xiaofeng Zhao — will also present their research papers.

Academics from nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, UK and the U.S. will present their scholarly research work on global management study.

The two keynote speakers include Michael Barrett, professor of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in UK.  He will discuss contemporary global collaborative innovation, and Sundeep Sahay, professor of Global Infrastructure, University of Oslo in Norway, will speak on frugal health information systems.

Brand Standards and Visual Identity Toolkit

The Office of University Relations has unveiled to the campus community the completed Brand Standards and Visual Identity Toolkit. This document replaces the Graphic Standards, which have been in use since 2004.

This toolkit has been developed over the course of many months, and it has been endorsed by President Hurley and approved by the Cabinet.

As you review the identity standards, please remember that first impressions occur in a multitude of formats. From print to electronic communications to online to social media, the manner by which we visually present the University of Mary Washington has a significant impact on how we are viewed by the public. As we communicate about the University, this publication will provide detailed guidelines for using our trademarked logos and other visual representations of the University.

This is a fluid document: changes should and will be made as situations dictate. In conjunction with release of these standards, President Hurley has appointed a Visual Identity and Brand Standards Committee, which will serve an oversight and compliance role. This committee will also consider any proposed changes to the standards. Current members include:

Anna Billingsley, chair
Erma Baker
Richard Finkelstein
Malcolm Holmes
Shelley Keith
Lou Martinette
AJ Newell
Clint Often
Anand Rao
Gregg Stull
Mark Thaden
Marty Wilder
Susan Worrell
Representative from Admissions
Representative from Student Activities
Student representative

By consistently following the guidelines outlined in the Toolkit, we can all help build a strong, unified image for the University of Mary Washington.

Should you have questions about the Brand Standards and Visual Identity Toolkit, contact Anna Billingsley, Associate Vice President for University Relations, at (504) 654-1686 or abilling@umw.edu; or AJ Newell, Director of Design Services and Brand Coordinator, at (540) 654-1934 or anewell@umw.edu.

The Brand Standards and Visual Identity Toolkit is a PDF file. You may download it here.

UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Courtney A. Lynn of Virginia Beach received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. She finished with a 3.99 GPA. Joella Killian, professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was presented the Grellet C. Simpson Award, the institution’s most prestigious annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The recipient is routinely a senior member of the faculty. Melanie D. Szulczewski, assistant professor of environmental science in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award, which is presented annually to an exceptional member of the faculty who has served the institution for at least two years but no more than five years. Daniel J. Hubbard, associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems in the College of Business, received the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award. The winner is selected by the graduating class as the faculty member “whom they will most likely remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.”

Louis A. Martinette, associate professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in the College of Business, was recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years.

Courtney Lynn

Lynn is a psychology major who received a Bachelor of Science degree. A statistics tutor for two years, the Department of Psychology named her as the department’s outstanding senior. She has served as co-president of UMW’s chapter of Psi Chi, the international psychology society. Lynn has been named to the President’s List for six semesters and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board national honor societies that recognize students for scholarship, leadership and service. Her research on children’s stress culminated in an honors thesis titled, “The Effect of Physical Activity on the Heart Rate Recovery of Children Under Stress.”  This fall, she will enter the Ph.D. program in School Psychology at the University of South Florida.

Joella Killian

Killian has taught at UMW for 29 years, joining the faculty in 1984. Students admire her for the thoughtful and tireless ways she approaches teaching. They view Killian as a role model and mentor. “They freely share their academic and personal challenges with her and actively seek her advice and support,” Interim Provost Ian Newbould said.  “The many long-lasting relationships she maintains with her former students serve as testimony to the positive impact she has had on them.” Killian earned a doctorate in entomology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A member of the Entomological Society of America and the scientific research society Sigma Xi, she is an expert in tree fruit entomology.

Melanie Szulczewski

A member of the faculty for the past five years, Szulczewski is recognized for her interactive ways of engaging students and her innovative teaching methods. “She works at helping students understand the complex scientific phenomena involved in the subjects she teaches,” Newbould said.  “Students praise her as energetic, passionate and enthusiastic.” Szulczewski spearheaded groundbreaking programs for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, including a global inquiry course, the department’s first fully online course; its first field study course to be offered outside of Virginia and its first international course. She also initiated the development of the interdisciplinary environmental sustainability minor, a pioneering program that brings together courses from eight different departments.  In just two years, the minor has more than 35 students from 16 different majors. Szulczewski earned both a doctorate and a master’s degree in soil science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and French literature from Cornell University.  An authoritative source on environmental issues, climate change and solar cooking, Szulczewski has presented her research at conferences such as the American Chemical Society, the Soil Science Society of America and the International Solid Waste Technology and Management Conference.

Louis Martinette

A member of the UMW faculty since 2004, Martinette is an exemplary teacher who is well-respected by his students and colleagues, according to Newbould.  Martinette earned a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University, and a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. Before coming to UMW, he had an extensive career in the private sector. Martinette founded and served as president for 12 years of a marketing and consulting company that developed strategic business plans for major corporations, including Chesapeake Forest Products Company and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. He also served as vice president of marketing of MicroMagnetic, a major distributor of computer supplies and accessories, and worked as a marketing manager for the 3M Company. His business experience provided him practical insights that he imparts to his students, Newbould said. Under his guidance, his MBA students helped a business leader develop a strategic plan for the next stage of his firm’s growth.       “Students saw firsthand how the task of developing a marketing strategy requires keen awareness of numerous market factors and sound, critical thinking,” Newbould said. Martinette has received professional awards, including the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for Patriotic Achievement from the Military Order of the World Wars, an Outstanding Service Award from Averett University and the Associate Service Award from the Home Builders Association of Richmond. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Global Management Studies, and he is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and the American Marketing Association.

Daniel Hubbard

Hubbard is a registered certified public accountant who received a doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech. He earned an A.B. from Georgia State University, a master’s from Middlebury College and a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Student Government Association Treasurer Amanda Buckner, who presented the award, described Hubbard as a role model and guiding light to students.  “His door is always open and a warm smile is always waiting,” Buckner said.  “One student said ‘he has helped me immensely through college and the hardships I endured. Without his help I would not have been able to do the things I did in college.’” His popularity also is apparent by his inclusion in the Princeton Review’s 2012 list of “Best 300 Professors.” The publication, which featured seven UMW professors, recognized 300 challenging and inspiring teaching faculty from 122 public and private colleges.

Srivastava and Martinette’s Article Accepted in JOTMI

Lou Martinette

Lou Martinette

Mukesh Srivastava

Mukesh Srivastava

Associate Professors in the College of Business Mukesh Srivastava and Louis Martinette’s article “Building a Sustainable Competitive Advantage” has been accepted in the Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, Volume 8 Issue 2. Srivastava and Martinette co-authored the article with Andy Franklin.

The paper analyzes cross-industrial best practices and future trends in the context of the contemporary resource based competitive advantage model of the firm. It identifies key managerial levers, tools and systems that can be used to build and sustain a Hi-Technology company’s core competences in order to facilitate a more innovative, collaborative 21st century corporate culture. A qualitative and quantitative assessment is made of how a firm’s leadership, human capital management, organizational culture, design and systems can all collectively merge to create a more dynamic and responsive organization which is far more adept at building unique resources and capabilities, which can then be leveraged to create new market opportunities with high competitive entry barriers.

Srivastava and Martinette Present at International Conference

Mukesh Srivastava

Mukesh Srivastava

Mukesh Srivastava, associate professor of management information systems in the College of Business organized the fourth annual International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies held March 4 and 5 at the University of California at Berkeley.

Louis Martinette, associate professor of leadership, presented “Perceived Customer Value: A Research Agenda Toward a Uniform Measure” with his co-authors Alice Obenchain-Leeson and Mukesh Srivastava.

Srivastava presented two additional papers on “Profiling Sustainability Curriculum in AACSB Schools” and “The Perception of Quality for Users of E-Learning Environments: Development of a Multidimensional Measure,” which is a co-authored paper with professors Daniel Tomiuk and Josefina Segarra  from the University of Quebec.

This years’ keynote speaker, Richard Lyons, Bank of America Dean and Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley spoke on “Creating Innovative Leadership at the conference.

Lou Martinette

Lou Martinette

Of the 73 papers submitted, 23 papers were accepted for presentations representing nine countries – Australia, China, Canada, Germany, India, Korea, Taiwan, U.K. and the U.S.  All papers presented at the conference were published in the 2013 (4th) International Conference Proceedings of the AGMS.

The Association of Global Management Studies promotes research and advances the knowledge of global management educators, researchers and practitioners. Founded in 2009 by Srivastava, it publishes two journals, the “International Journal of Global Management Studies” and the “International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional.”

For more information about the conference and the Association of Global Management Studies, visit http://www.association-gms.org.