Baylor Names 2001 Cherry Professors

Jan. 29, 2001

A noted expert in entrepreneurship and a scholar of Greek and Roman history have been named the recipients of the 2001 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers. Dr. Charles Hofer, Regents Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and Dr. Kenneth Wayne Harl, professor of history at Tulane University, were selected on the basis of their extraordinary teaching abilities, record of positive, inspiring and long-lasting effects on students, and national and international achievements. Each recipient will be awarded $12,500 and will give a week-long series of lectures at Baylor.

Hofer began his tenure at Georgia in 1981 and also has held teaching positions at Northwestern University, Columbia University and Stanford University. He received his master's and doctorate of business administration from Harvard University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He is the author of several books and books chapters, including Creating Value Through Entrepreneurial Leadership and Skill-Based Strategy (with William C. Shulz), Future Firms: How America's High Tech Companies Work (with Eric Bolland), and Strategic Management: A Casebook in Policy and Planning (with Edwin A. Murry, Jr., Ram Charan and Robert Pitts). Hofer will deliver his lecture series in the spring of 2002.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Harl received his bachelor's degree from Trinity College and his master's and doctorate from Yale University. He began teaching at Tulane in 1978 and has received the Student Award for Excellence in Teaching at the university a total of eight times and in 1997 received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Office of the Provost.

Harl is the author of Civic Coins and Civic Politics in the Roman East, 180-275 A.D. and Coinage in Roman Economy, 300-700 A.D. as well as numerous articles for such publications as Ancient World, Classical Antiquity and Past and Present. He also has appeared in the BBC documentaries In Footsteps of Alexander the Great and End of the Roman World. Harl will deliver his lecture series in the fall.

For more information, contact Linda McGregor, coordinator of the Cherry Awards, at 710-2923.

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