Ergen, Goodner and Henry Professorships Awarded

September 15, 2014

Professors Bill Fox, Tom Boehm and Michael Stahl were recently appointed to new and existing named professorships.

The college wishes to congratulate the faculty on these honors and extend its gratitude to the donors who are supporting teaching and research through these generous gifts.

Bill Fox has been chosen as the recipient of the Ergen Professorship. Fox serves as director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee and is a former head of the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration. In addition to his many national and international visiting appointments and awards, he has served as a consultant in approximately 25 countries and more than 10 U.S. states on a wide range of public policy issues. His current research is focused on improving tax structures and tax policies and enhancing regional economic development.

The Ergen Professorship has been established with a gift from Charlie and Candy Ergen of Denver, Colo. They are founders of Dish Network.

Tom Boehm is now the Goodner Professor of Finance. Boehm has taught real estate finance and investment courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Tennessee since his arrival in 1979. Currently, he is the faculty coordinator in the Department of Finance and a core faculty member in the Professional MBA program in the College of Business Administration. Boehm’s research interests include housing economics and public policy, and real estate finance and investment analysis. He received his doctoral degree in economics from Washington University in Saint Louis.

The professorship is generously supported through the estate of David Coleman.

Michael J. Stahl is the recipient of the new Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professorship. A faculty member in the Department of Management, Stahl also serves as director of the Physician Executive MBA program. The program is the No. 1 preferred MBA program exclusively for physicians in the world. Stahl’s work is concentrated in strategic management, total quality and healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his doctorate in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jerry and Kay Henry of Roanoke, Texas, established the professorship. Jerry Henry is a member of the College of Business Administration’s Advisory Council to the Dean. He retired from Johns Manville as CEO and served in leadership roles at DuPont for more than three decades prior to his service there.