Ackerman, Logsdon selected for endowed positions
Professor John Ackerman and Professor Jeanne Logsdon are the
recipients of the Jack and Donna Rust Endowed Professorships
in Business Ethics at the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM),
announced Dean Howard Smith.
provide an initial contribution of $1 million and will be nearly
matched by the State of New Mexico through Senate Bill 14, the
Endowment for University Excellence, amounting to an additional
professorships cover a five-year period.
action taken by the Rusts speaks loudly to the schools
dedication to teaching ethics to students before they leave
the University, Ackerman said. One of the Rusts
messages to us is to continue and expand the teaching of ethics.
We have an established track record in ethics education, both
in the public and private sectors, and their support will enable
us to continue to build upon that success.
teaching of ethics is an ongoing process, Logsdon said.
The schools have been teaching required courses in ethical
and responsible business behavior since the mid-1970s. The professorships
add more breadth and visibility to this commitment.
received the academic-liaison to community professorship, which
will include serving businesses needing assistance with ethical
issues and business planning; mentoring students and student
teams providing assistance to New Mexico businesses; participating
in UNMs Freshman Learning Community initiatives either
by designing a course and or teaching one each year, and more.
a challenge to figure out the best way to serve local business
needs and to try and figure out what best suits their needs,
Logsdon said. Well conduct lectures and workshops
and other activities and identify those that are the most meaningful
to the business community.
received the practitioner professorship and his focus will be
managing the schools link with the business community;
teaching courses with a practical orientation while enhancing
existing curriculum; cultivating a series of executive speaker
seminars; participating in UNMs Freshman Learning Community
initiatives, and more.
has been on faculty at ASM since 1989 and is editor of Business
& Society, a top academic journal in the business field.
She conducts research on topics related to corporate social
joined ASM in 1997 as an adjunct/visiting professor. He has
served on numerous committees and boards and is the retired
president and CEO of Public Service Company of New Mexico. He
is chair emeritus of the Board of Public Service Company of
professorship, the Jack and Donna Rust Endowed Professorship
in Biomedical Ethics, was awarded to the UNM Health Sciences
Center Institute for Ethics.
by the endowment will be used to address objectives critical
to the institutes mission.
will include providing seminars and presentations.