Dr. Gerry Muuka, associate dean of the Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University, has been selected as the official advisor for a participant in the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program.
Muskie Program contact, Karen Wrightsman, notified Muuka of his selection to advise Andriy Zinchuk. Zinchuck is the 2012 Business Administration Muskie Fellow, who will begin his MBA at Murray State this fall.
The Muskie Graduate Fellowship program is one of the programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.
Muuka, a member of the management faculty since 1994, has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, two books, 22 chapters in books and conference proceedings and made numerous professional presentations in different continents.
Last fall he won the Best Paper/Presentation award at the Academy of Business Research conference in Atlantic City, N. J. The paper dealt with AACSB accreditation issues.
Muuka received his bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Copperbelt University in Zambia, his MBA from Murray State and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, under a British Commonwealth Scholarship.
He completed his Ph.D. in 1993 in less than three years, becoming the first black student at Edinburgh University to complete a business doctoral degree in less than three years.
As part of his duties as associate dean of the college, he coordinates six graduate programs and directs the MBA program, the largest in Kentucky with 296 students in spring 2012.
He is directing the 2013 maintenance of AACSB accreditation for the college, including authorship of the key reports/activities dealing with accreditation.
This fall he will direct the MBA program beginning in Paducah. The program, which is delivered by MSU faculty on weekends and online, goes about two years.
Enrollment in the Paducah program is expected to be above 30, making it the largest of MSU’s off-campus graduate programs this fall.
A similar MBA program in Henderson had 20 students graduate in May. An earlier one in Madisonville was completed two years ago with 19 graduates.
For more information about the MBA program or the Muskie Program, contact Muuka at firstname.lastname@example.org.