Two professors in the Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University have been selected for editor positions at academic research journals, one on economics research and the other on ethics research.

Dr. Martin Milkman will become the editor of the Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research (JEEER). Dr. Murphy Smith will become the editor of the Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (JLERI). The Academy of Economics and Economic Education, an affiliate of the Allied Academies, sponsors JEEER. JLERI is sponsored by the Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, also an affiliate of the Allied Academies.

Milkman is a professor of economics in the department of economics and finance. He joined the MSU faculty in 1988 and has taught a number of economics courses. He previously served as director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research and currently is the director of the M.S. in economics program. Milkman has done extensive research in economics, including economic education. His work has appeared in various academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Education, National Social Science Journal, Public Finance Review and the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. In 1998, he received the MSU Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence.

Smith is the David and Ashley Dill Distinguished Professor of Accounting. He joined the MSU faculty in August 2011. His academic record includes numerous research articles, books and monographs, academic conference presentations and research grants. Ethics research is one of Smith’s specialties. His work has appeared in journals such as Advances in Accounting, Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting. Smith is in the top one percent of authors by downloaded articles on the Social Sciences Research Network. In addition to being widely published in academic journals, Smith’s work has been cited in various news media, including Fortune, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

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