Members of Walker College of Business faculty awarded professorships

Business professors Delbert Goff, Chris McNeil and Scott Hunsinger have been awarded professorships in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business.

Each professorship recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in instruction, scholarship and service. Many of the professorships are named in honor of significant benefactors to the college.

The recipients receive a salary stipend to further advance their work.

Delbert GoffDr. Delbert Goff has been awarded the David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments.

Goff is interim chair of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance. He joined the faculty at Appalachian in 1991, and was instrumental in creating the Bowden Investment Group and in fundraising for the student managed investment account. He serves as instructor and advisor to the Bowden Investment Group and received the Walker College's Sywassink Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997. Goff is an active researcher in the area of corporate finance and investments and his work has been published in academic and trade journals. He earned his MBA and a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida State University.

The David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments was established in 2016 to honor retired CFO of Wedge Capital and finance lecturer David A. Thompson.

Chris McNeilThe recipient of the Alfred Adams Banking Professorship is Dr. Chris McNeil.

McNeil’s professional interests include corporate finance, financial markets, and Excel pedagogy (including advanced grading systems). His research has been published in a number of scholarly journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Financial Education. McNeil joined Appalachian’s faculty in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance in 2004 and previously taught at Penn State Erie and the University of Miami. McNeil received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in international finance from the University of South Carolina.

The Adams professorship is named for deceased Northwestern Bank chairman and honorary Appalachian alumnus Alfred T. Adams.

Scott HunsingerComputer information systems and supply chain management professor Dr. Scott Hunsinger has been awarded the L.M. Baker Jr. Partners in Excellence Professorship.

Hunsinger is the faculty advisor of Alpha Iota Mu and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) at Appalachian. He is president of AITP-EDSIG, the Education Special Interest Group of Association of Information Technology Professionals, and he is on the national board of directors for AITP. He is senior editor of the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, a member of the editorial review board for Information Systems Education Journal, and has served as associate editor of three academic journals, including the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology. His research interests include IT certification, predicting behavioral intention, groups and technology.

The Baker professorship is named for Retired Wachovia CEO L.M. “Bud” Baker, Jr.

The professorships will take effect immediately.