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Texas A&M-Commerce Professor Honored


Dr. Augustine “Chuck” Arize was recently awarded the Lions Legacy Distinguished Professor of Business Administration title.

Since 1975, the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the premiere accrediting agency for programs in business administration. This makes A&M-Commerce one of the five percent of the world’s business schools that have achieved AACSB accreditation.

One of the pillars of the AACSB accreditation is to conduct and publish research that makes an impact, so the College of Business received commitments of $250,000 to build their first college-wide endowed distinguished professorship. The holder of this endowed professorship will be the faculty member with the highest h-index, which is a measure of scholarly research impact.

“Dr. Arize is one of the most eminent scholars at Texas A&M University-Commerce,” said Asli Ogunc, department head and associate professor of economics. “His prolific contributions to the field of international money demand have earned him an international reputation and impact.”

Dr. Arize, professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, has also been awarded with the Regents Professor Award in the past. His research has had exceptional impact, being cited nearly 2,700 times in the scholarly literature. Moreover, the impact that Dr. Arize has had on students, faculty, and the university goes beyond his scholarly efforts.

“Dr. Arize is the epitome of the great scholar/teacher,” said Ogunc. “His students consistently rate him as one of the most effective and engaging classroom professors on our campus. This award is justly deserved.”