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2002

David, De Montluzin Are FMU's First Research Scholars

FLORENCE---Fred R. David, professor of business administration, and E. Lorraine de Montluzin, professor of history, have been named Francis Marion University's first two Board of Trustees' Research Scholars.  They were honored at the Nov. 1 Board of Trustees meeting.

The Research Scholars designation signifies outstanding scholarly achievements and the promise of continued scholarly activity in the future.

“I am pleased that these two outstanding faculty members are our first two research scholars,” said FMU President Fred Carter.  “Both of them have achieved distinction as prolific researchers and extraordinary professors.”

The appointment as a Research Scholar is for a three-year term and is renewable. The Board of Trustees' resolution provides that six Research Scholars would be named--two during 2002-2003, two during 2003-2004, and two during 2004-2005.

David is the author of three strategic management textbooks titled Strategic Management, Concepts in Strategic Management, and Cases in Strategic Management.  The 9th edition of these textbooks is being published in November 2002.  According to Prentice Hall, David’s book is “the best selling strategic management textbook in the world” and is used at more than 400 colleges and universities.  Prestigious universities that currently use David’s textbook include Harvard University, Duke University, Carnegie-Mellon, John Hopkins, the University of Maryland, and Wake Forest University.  His textbooks have been translated and published into Chinese, Japanese, Farsi, Spanish, Indonesian, and Arabic and are used widely across Asia and South America.  Approximately 75,000 students annually read David’s textbook and thus carry the FMU name into their homes.  The web site for David’s textbook is www.prenhall.com/david.  In addition to mainstream textbooks, David also is author of 138 other refereed publications, including 31 journal articles, 50 proceedings publications at professional meetings, and 57 business policy cases.

   A native of Whiteville, N.C., David received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in business administration degree from Wake Forest University before being employed as a bank manager with United Carolina Bank.  He received a doctorate in business administration from the University of South Carolina in 1981 where he majored in management.  A member of the FMU faculty since 1988, David has also taught at Auburn University, Mississippi State University, East Carolina University, the University of South Carolina, and UNC Pembroke.

   In April, David received FMU’s 2001-2002 Award for Excellence in Research given annually to the best faculty researcher on campus for the year.  In April 2000, he received the prestigious Phil Carroll Advancement of Management Award, given annually by the Society for the Advancement of Management to a management scholar for outstanding recent contributions in management research.  David was elected to and served on the Southern Management Association’s Board of Directors for three years and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Advanced Management Journal. David actively assists businesses across the country in doing strategic planning.

 David says, “Being selected as the first faculty person at Francis Marion University to receive the Board of Trustees Research Scholar Award is the highlight of my professional career.” David has been married for 25 years to his wife Joy, and they have three children, Forest, Byron, and Meredith.  In his spare time, David enjoys deep sea fishing.

 De Montluzin, a specialist in 18th- and 19th-century British press history, has published six scholarly books, principally reference works identifying anonymous and pseudonymous contributors to the Anti-Jacobin Review, the Gentleman’s Magazine, and the European Magazine.  A seventh book is due to be released in early 2003.

 Four of de Montluzin’s works have been published as electronic books by the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia through the auspices of UVA’s world-renowned Electronic Text Center.  Provided free-of-charge to scholars around the world, de Montluzin’s electronic databases for the Gentleman’s Magazine and the European Magazine are fully browsable and key-word searchable, offering “unprecedented access to the contents of two of the most important and wide-ranging English periodicals of the 18th and early 19th centuries,” according to the Bibliographical Society.  “Carefully designed and meticulously documented, these databases also serve as paradigms for future electronic research in bibliography,” a spokesman for the Society adds.

 During the past year, de Montluzin’s three Gentleman’s Magazine databases have collectively accumulated over 56,000 hits from researchers around the globe.  “Making her scholarship available in electronic form has brought it to a far wider audience than would have benefited otherwise,” notes David L. Vander Meulen, vice president of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, “for the people at the Electronic Text Center report that it has been consulted from nearly every part of the inhabited world.”  Since the launching of her electronic publications in 1996, researchers from some 57 countries have accessed her scholarly studies on the Bibliographical Society’s web page at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/bsuva.

 De Montluzin’s forthcoming book, Attributions of Authorship in the “Gentleman’s Magazine,” 1731-1868: An Electronic Union List, is scheduled to be published by the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia in 2003.  It is designed to bring together in one key-word-searchable and fully browsable electronic text all of the 25,585 known attributions of authorship of the Gentleman’s Magazine’s letters, articles, reviews, poems, and other items, gleaned from all available published and unpublished sources for the magazine.  In part an integration of her three earlier Gentleman’s Magazine electronic databases, the Union List has been expanded to incorporate over 6,000 new finds.  The database, some 1,759 pages of browsable text, is constructed to be searchable electronically by volume number, page number, date, title, author, pseudonym, and key word.  All attributions are cross-referenced, appearing first in a chronological listing and then in a synopsis by contributor, both of which sections are fully browsable, so that users may easily examine each attribution in its chronological context.  Accompanying the text is an index of pseudonyms and initials used in the contributors’ signatures.  Attributions of Authorship in the “Gentleman’s Magazine,” 1731-1868: An Electronic Union List “will at last bring together in one comprehensive, electronically accessible, and user-friendly format all known attributions of authorship in Georgian England’s greatest magazine,” says de Montluzin.

   A native of Bay St. Louis, Miss., de Montluzin earned a bachelor’s degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Duke University.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

 De Montluzin has taught in the History Department at FMU since 1974.  Active in the Faculty Senate and numerous campus committees, she was named the university’s Distinguished Professor of 1987-88 and was presented the FMU Shared Governance Award of 1999-2000.  She was the founding president of the FMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and has served as vice president of the South Carolina Conference of the AAUP since 1995.

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Last Published: February 14, 2006 5:11 AM
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