The Davis College of Business’ own Dr. Richard Cebula, Billy J. Walker/Wells Fargo Endowed Chair of Finance, earned this grant. The $5,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Dr. Cebula to develop a course for JU, entitled “Economic Behavior, Economic Freedom and the Market System.”
The Charles Koch Foundation was established in 1980 by Charles G. Koch in order to advance social progress and well-being through the study and advancement of economic freedom. Through the Foundation’s history, it has supported the study of economic freedom through grant giving and support for professional education programs. For more information on the foundation click here.
Dr. Cebula joined JU after 18 years at Emory University, 7 years at Georgia Tech and, most recently, after serving as the Shirley & Philip Solomons Eminent Scholar in Economics for 11 years at Armstrong Atlantic University.
He is the author of 13 scholarly books and the author of nearly 500 articles in refereed scholarly journals in Finance, Economics, General Business, Management, and Statistics. His research has appeared in such venues as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Financial Services Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Kyklos, Journal of Legal Studies, Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, Land Economics, Industrial Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Management Studies, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Housing Research, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Metroeconomica, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Journal of Economics and Finance, and the International Journal of Management. His research is widely referenced, and he is included in Who’s Who in Economics: A Biographical Dictionary of the Major Economists, 1700-1996(3rd edition), and was selected unanimously by the membership as the first Research Fellow of the Academy of Economics and Finance.
Dr. Cebula has a distinguished teaching record. He was recognized for his teaching excellence by the Economics profession’s highest award when in 2007 he was the sole recipient of the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award (awarded annually by the Southern Economic Association in a global competition). He also received three “Teacher of the Year” and “Most Articulate Professor” awards at Emory and in 2009 was recognized as the “NROTC Professor of the Year” for his teaching and devotion to student success.
Jacksonville University and the Davis College of Business congratulate Dr. Cebula on this prestigious grant.