Members of the W. P. Carey Dean's Office stand behind seated award honorees and designates.

Congratulations to the newest W. P. Carey Faculty Hall of Fame inductees

W. P. Carey celebrates Faculty Hall of Fame inductees from 2020, 2022, and 2023.

Rachel Clark

W. P. Carey School celebrated the newest members of the Faculty Hall of Fame on March 28, 2023. This award appreciates and acknowledges those who have excelled in academia through research, service, and teaching. Since its first members were inducted in 1977, the Faculty Hall of Fame has grown to include nearly 90 members.

Ohad Kadan, the Charles J. Robel Dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business; Amy Ostrom, vice dean and President's Professor; and Gopalakrishnan Mohan, senior associate dean of faculty awarded the honors on the nominees. The inductees from 2020 and 2022 were also included in this ceremony, as post-pandemic recognition.

Please join W. P. Carey School of Business in celebrating these esteemed Hall of Fame inductees.

2020 Inductees

  • Marianne Jennings, Professor Emerita in accountancy, joined ASU in 1977 as an assistant professor in the Department of Administrative Services. In her more than 30-year career at ASU, Jennings was named a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar and served as Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. She was named among the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics, a Distinguished Faculty Member by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and won several awards for volunteerism.

    Jennings is an award-winning author and has published hundreds of articles in academic, professional, and trade journals. Her books have been translated into five languages and, in 2006, her article, "Ethics and Investment Management: True Reform," was selected by the United Kingdom's Emerald Management Reviews as one of the top 50 articles in 2005. Jennings additionally engaged in impactful public scholarship, with media mentions in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Reader's Digest. She received an Arizona Press Club award in 1994 for her work as a feature columnist.

  • Paul Steinbart, Professor Emeritus in information systems, joined ASU in 1997. Steinbart had the rare distinction of full professor status in both information systems and accountancy; his expertise spans both areas and he is highly regarded by colleagues in each. During his tenure at ASU, Steinbart published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He also co-authored a textbook, Accounting Information Systems that has over a dozen editions and is widely used in undergraduate programs throughout the U.S. Steinbart has spoken at national and international forums to both professional and academic audiences.

    Steinbart's contributions to teaching and service are highly regarded. He received an outstanding service award and outstanding teaching award from his department for teaching in the Master of Science in Information Management program. He has been the President of the SIG-ASYS group of the Association for Information Systems and a member of numerous committees of the American Accounting Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Steinbart served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information Systems.

  • Ajay Vinzé, Professor Emeritus in information systems was a faculty member of the W. P. Carey School Department of Information Systems from 1998 to 2016. During his tenure, Vinzé was the Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor of Business, and simultaneously served as associate dean of international programs and associate vice-provost of graduate education. Vinzé also served as the director of the Executive MBA program and as the founding director of the CABIT research center.

    Throughout his career, Vinzé strived to build better alliances between industry and academia through his research engagements. He worked extensively with a number of organizations such as Maricopa County Department of Public Health, State of Arizona, IBM, Arizona Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Army Information Systems and Engineering Command. Vinzé was a Fulbright Senior Ccholar with assignments at the University of Sarajevo and the Universidad ESAN. Vinzé served as dean of the Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri until 2022 and is currently the dean for the school of business at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia.

2022 Inductees

  • Michael Goul began his 35-year career at ASU in 1985. He served as chairman of the Department of Information Systems from 2009 to 2015, and as the senior associate dean for faculty and research and professor of information systems until his death in 2020. During his time as chairman, Goul spearheaded the development of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program and administered the launch of the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Data Analytics degree. ASU was one of the first schools in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in business analytics.

    Goul was an affiliated faculty member of ASU's Institute for Social Science Research and the Global Security Initiative. He also served on the Biodesign Institute's internal advisory board. Goul is remembered by colleagues as a visionary and was recognized in 2016 with the Outstanding Leadership Award by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing. In January 2020, he was the recipient of the Hugh J. Watson Award for his achievements and service to the Teradata Corporation, and to the data and analytics academic community. Goul's wife, Sandra Horn Goul, accepted the award in his honor.

  • Phil Reckers spent over 40 years at ASU before retiring in 2021. Reckers was the director of the School of Accountancy from 1993 to 2002 and 2012 to 2016. Reckers also created the ASU Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology and was key in connecting accountancy with technology and analytics – changes that are still propelling the programs today. He headed the accreditation efforts for the School of Accountancy four different times.

    Reckers has been involved at the national level in a multitude of high-level committees within the academic accounting community, including the American Accounting Association, the Accounting Program Leadership Group, the Association for Advancement at Collegiate Schools of Business, the American Institute of Certified Accountants, and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. Reckers published more than 100 academic journal articles and was cited more than 5,800 times.

  • Robert St. Louis Professor Emeritus of information systems, joined ASU as an assistant professor in 1969 and retired as a full professor in 2020. He was the founding chairperson of the Department of Information Systems from 2003 to 2009. Since its foundation, the department has grown to 48 current full-time faculty. Without St. Louis' vision and dedication, the department would not enjoy the great success it has today, contributing to many of the school's past and ongoing initiatives. For this reason, St. Louis has been dearly regarded as "George Washington of the Information Systems Department."

    Apart from his leadership contribution at the department level, St. Louis served as the interim co-director and associate director of the School of Accountancy and Information Management from 1996 to 2003. He also was president of the W. P. Carey Faculty Council three times, and a member of the Dean's Personnel Advisory committee three times. At the University level, there is almost no university committee that he did not serve on at one time or another.

2023 Inductees

  • Lisa Ellram joined ASU in 1990 and was with the school until 2008. She was promoted to full professor in 2000, and named the John and Barbara Bebbling Professor of Business in 2002. Ellram has been the James Evans Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University since 2008 and was named a University Distinguished Professor at Miami University in 2019.

    On Google Scholar, Ellram has 37,030 citations and an h-index of 87. Both of those numbers indicate the impact of her work has been remarkable. In summer 2022, Ellram was a keynote speaker for the CARISCA project in Kumasi, Ghana. Additionally, Ellram's leadership in the Journal of Supply Chain Management has made the discipline's flagship journal more respected around the world. During her tenure as editor-in-chief, the journal was transformed from a minor publication to an "A" journal in most all supply chain management departments around the world.

  • Lonnie Ostrom joined the Department of Marketing as an Associate Professor in 1973, becoming a full professor in 1978. He was part of ASU until his death in July 2022. In his 49 years at ASU, he held a variety of roles, serving as acting director of graduate programs in the College of Business Administration; acting assistant dean in the College of Business Administration; assistant dean and director of the MBA program; assistant dean, graduate studies; and associate dean of the College of Business Administration.

    In 1982, Ostrom was appointed president of the ASU Foundation and vice president of development for ASU. As the university's chief development officer, he and his team raised more than a billion dollars. He designed, launched, and managed ASU's first two comprehensive fundraising campaigns that raised $114 million and $560 million, respectively. He was also responsible for putting in place key programs, including the President's Club, the Sun Devil Family Association, and Women & Philanthropy, which have positively impacted the university in significant ways.

    In 2006, Ostrom returned to the Department of Marketing where he was an award-winning teacher. In 2014, he was selected as the recipient of the 2014 John W. Teets Outstanding Teacher Award, one of the most prestigious teaching awards at W. P. Carey. Ostrom's mark at ASU is far-reaching and indelible. His wife, Martha Ostrom, accepted the award in his name.

  • Ker-Wei (Buck) Pei Professor Emeritus in accountancy, joined ASU in 1986, his first faculty position, and was employed until his retirement in May 2022. He rose through the ranks as an assistant professor and associate professor before being named full professor of accountancy in 1999. Pei taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, winning multiple teaching and research awards. Just a sampling includes the College of Business Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, the Supply Chain Management Faculty of the Year (as voted by students), and the KPMG Research In Auditing Award.

    Pei's long and distinguished academic contributions to the School of Accountancy are impressive, but perhaps his most noteworthy contributions relate to his role with W. P. Carey's efforts around graduate education in China. Pei served in various leadership capacities in connection with programs in China, including service as director of the MBA program in China, associate dean (with responsibilities for China programs), and executive dean of China programs. He also served on ASU's President's Council on China Engagements from 2014 to 2012. There is no doubt that the school's ongoing partnership and success in China are a result of Pei's tireless efforts.

Please join us in once again congratulating these outstanding scholars on their induction into the W. P. Carey Faculty Hall of Fame. These individuals are a true testament to what makes the W. P. Carey School of Business exceptional.

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