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Faculty Spotlight

Ed-Arnold_webMeet Dr. Ed Arnold, professor of Human Resource Management. He spearheaded the renewal of our SHRM alignment in 2017. In February, the College of Business was able to announce that its BSBA in Human Resource Management curriculum had been recognized for its alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

“One key impact of the renewed alignment is that SHRM will allow college seniors with at least 500 hours of internship or practical HR experience to take the professional certification exam (SHRM-CP) beginning next December,” said Dr. Ed Arnold, professor of Human Resource Management. “But, to qualify, they have to be in a college where the curriculum has been approved.”

As an SHRM-certified college, AUM’s College of Business is listed on the society’s website, which is visited daily by thousands of managers in industry. “That means executives and hiring managers will be familiar with AUM when they see it on candidates’ resumes,” Arnold added. Worldwide, only 440 programs in 330 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 — are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

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Don Amoroso

Meet Dr. Donald Amoroso, Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair of Innovation and Strategy and Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business. Since coming to AUM, Dr. Amoroso has been a featured presenter at the 32nd annual event - the Forum, launched a study abroad opportunity for College of Business students in Japan, and developed a research project in China with the Confucius Institute.  Dr. Amoroso has consulted with over 60 international organizations working with CEOs to develop strategic plans, marketing strategies, innovation strategies, and projects for information technology. He is working with colleagues at 12 Japanese and 6 Philippine universities to develop research on innovation. He has authored 102 articles and proceedings, written 5 books, presented at over 52 professional conferences and venues. He has published in 41 journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Data Base, and Information & Management and over 60 conferences. He is currently teaches classes in strategy, innovation, and leadership with graduate students. Dr. Amoroso received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and has spent more than thirty years in higher education and industry. 

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