Duane Ireland, Executive Associate Dean of the
Ireland is the current Executive Associate Dean at Mays and also serves as University Distinguished Professor while holding the Benton Cocanougher Chair in Business at the school. According to Mays Dean Eli Jones, “Ireland’s work has included multiple publications in major journals as well as a significant amount of editorial service (with the potential highlight of this service being his term as editor for the Academy of Management Journal).”
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest award given to a faculty member at Mays. Ireland has also previously been honored with the Association of Former Students’ Award for Research. He is also a Fellow at the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society.
Duane Ireland received his Ph.D. at Texas Tech University and his work has since been seen in a number of academic journals, among them the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal Administrative Science Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and many others. Formerly, Ireland served as editor for the Academy of Management Journal and 69th president of the Academy of Management, an association with roughly 20,000 members worldwide.
The selection of a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is a rigorous one, beginning with faculty nominations and ultimately requiring confirmation from Dean Jones and review from the Mays Research Council and Mays Executive Committee. Previous recipients have included two distinguished marketing professors, Rajan Varadarajan and Leonard Berry, and Michael A. Hitt, Distinguished Professor of Management.
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