Dr. John Cicala
Since earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in marketing and a minor in psychology from the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis in 2011, Dr. John Cicala has established himself as a dedicated and respected researcher in sales and marketing. Read more.
Previous Spotlight Researchers
- Dr. Valerie Bartelt
- Harmeet Singh
- Dr. Ashley Bennington
- Dr. Paul Holt
- Dr. Jack Shorter
- Dr. Priti Verma
Research spotlight presents detailed information about one of the leading researchers on the CBA faculty.
The mission statements of both Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration identify research as a key reason for their existence. After noting the importance of high quality teaching, both mission statements highlight the active, ongoing research of the faculty. In fact, teaching and research support each other. Quality research helps to establish and further academic inquiry in business.
Scholarship is a vital part of Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s mission to the people of South Texas, because research enhances the ability to present students with en environment in which they learn to be critical thinkers who can solve problems in a complex and dynamic world.
College of Business Administration faculty put in long hours to balance teaching, research, and service to the college. Without the graduate students and postdocs found at research institutions, A&M-Kingsville faculty are more likely to draw undergraduate students into their research process. In the process, student learning is enhanced. A&M-Kingsville faculty blend teaching and research expectations, realizing it is important to be more than just a good teacher or good researcher. Faculty members actively engaged in research and scholarship, are more likely to be on the cutting edge in their disciplines. They also pass their enthusiasm for learning and the discipline on to the A&M-Kingsville students.
CBA faculty have been quite successful on the publishing front. Articles published in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 can be accessed by clicking on the Scholarly Works links at the bottom of the page. From 2009 to 2012, publication success doubled, with the number of times CBA faculty members’ names appeared on the “by” line of referred journal articles rising from ten to twenty. Underscoring the willingness and ability of CBA faculty to work together to advance research in their respective areas, the number of times a CBA faculty member served as an author or co-author on these publications rose from 10 to 26.
In the fall of 2011, we began recognizing faculty with above outstanding research success. Faculty who have been in the research spotlight are Dr. Priti Verma (Fall 2011), Dr. Jack Shorter (Spring 2012), Dr. Paul Holt (Fall 2012), Dr. Ashley Bennington (Spring 2013), Mr. Harmeet Singh (Fall 2013) and Dr. Valerie Bartelt (Spring 2014). The most recent addition to this list of CBA members whose research activity has been of the highest quality and/or frequency of research contributions has been above normal is Dr. John Cicala.
This page was last updated on: August 12, 2014