College of Business Administration names Krueger, Bartelt to Manning Chair posts

KINGSVILLE - May 27, 2015

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The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has honored two faculty members with additional titles, thanks to the J. R. Manning Chair Endowment Fund.

Dr. Thomas Krueger has been named J. R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education, and Dr. Valerie Bartelt has been named J. R. Manning Faculty Fellow in Strategic Initiatives.

The announcement was made by Dr. Natalya Delcoure, dean of the College of Business Administration. “The College of Business Administration is honored to recognize the outstanding performance of our faculty and award these two honors. Drs. Krueger and Bartelt have demonstrated a strong passion for excellence in teaching, research and service.”

The J. R. Manning Chair Endowment Fund is intended to help faculty pursue excellence in their academic efforts and assist the college in achieving its mission and vision. The endowments support faculty already performing at a high level and enable them to make even more significant contributions to their field and institution than would otherwise be possible.

The recipient of the honors must produce quality scholarship and demonstrate teaching excellence.

The endowment fund’s namesake, J.R. Manning, was a longtime member of the business faculty.

“I am honored to be chosen as the first recipient of this fellow position,” Bartelt said. “I am especially appreciative of the many ways that Texas A&M-Kingsville and the College of Business Administration helps faculty like me to succeed by offering opportunities such as the New Faculty Investment Program, Monday Noon Seminar Series, professional development certificate programs and research grant funding.”

“This is a great honor,” Krueger said. “I believe that the award serves as an acknowledgement of quality and quantity of my past and current professional activities. In addition to my continuing undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities, this award provides me with the ability to reach out to the local business community and citizens of the region in multiple ways.” 

About Dr. Valerie Bartelt

Dr. Valerie Bartelt has been at Texas A&M-Kingsville since 2011 as an assistant professor of information systems. Prior to coming to Kingsville, she was at Indiana University in various positions. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, two master’s degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington and her doctorate from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Bartelt was recently named one of Corpus Christi’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been named distinguished researcher for the College of Business Administration. In 2014, an article on joint research involving Bartelt was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and picked up by several national media outlets including Reuters, New York Times, Forbes and The Huffington Post.

At Texas A&M-Kingsville, Bartelt is on the advisory board and webmaster for the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and a member of the Library Committee and the Faculty Senate.

Her research interests include information communication technologies in virtual teams, neuro-IS and work-life balance issues. 

About Dr. Thomas Krueger

Dr. Thomas Krueger came to Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2011 as a Professor of Finance. He served as chair of the accounting and finance department from 2012-13. Prior to coming to Kingsville, he taught finance at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, his master’s degree from Minnesota State University and his doctorate from the University of Kentucky.

Krueger has authored over 65 refereed journal publications, including the original research leading to the identification of the famous Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor. His work has been found in renowned publications such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance and International Business Research Practices.

Other honors Krueger has received include the Best in Track Award: Financial Services from the Academy of Finance; Distinguished Researcher for the College of Business Administration; Distinguished Paper Award from the Mustang International; Best in Track Award: Investments and Portfolio Management and the Excellence in Teaching Award, both  from the Academy of Finance.

His research interests include financial market efficiency, stock and bond selection, financial management and the scholarly research process.