2009 Hall of Fame Award
Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
Miller College of Business, Ball State University
Education: AA Kemper Military School; BS 1947, MBA 1956, and DBA 1965 Indiana University
Current Position: Dean emeritus and professor emeritus of finance at Ball State (1988 to present)
Previous Employment: Teaching and administrative positions at Indiana University, Miami University, Wright State University (dean), Kemper Military School (president), and Ball State University (dean and acting vice president of university relations)
His consulting assignments have involved numerous firms, such as Irwin Union Bank and Trust, Irwin Management Corporation, Indiana National Bank, American Council on Education, and the Indiana Bankers Association. In the mid-1960s, he served as fiscal and monetary advisor to the government of El Salvador. In this capacity, he directed the reorganization of reporting systems for the Central Reserve Bank and Department of Treasury.
Since 1947, he has retained an association with his family's business, the Black Lumber Companies of Southern Indiana, recently serving as a director and chairman of the executive committee.
He proudly served in the infantry in World War II and saw action in the Korean War as an artillery officer. He continued to serve in the Army Reserves and retired in 1973 as a colonel in the Missouri National Guard.
Affiliations: American Economic Association; American Finance Association; Beta Gamma Sigma; Alpha Kappa Psi; Delta Pi Epsilon; Golden Key; Sigma Iota Epsilon; Society for the Advancement of Management; Gamma Iota Sigma; and Who's Who in America