BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 6, 2011 – David Tegarden, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellow of Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellowship was created through a gift from Darrell D. Martin, a 1972 graduate of Virginia Tech, to allow the Department of Accounting and Information Systems the flexibility to recruit, hire, and retain the best faculty. The fellowship may be used to reward teaching and scholarly excellence by recipients holding the rank of assistant or associate professor.
The fellowship is for a three-year period.
Tegarden joined the department as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to associate professor in 2000. His research focuses on information systems development; data, information, and knowledge visualization; individual, group, and organizational learning; and continuous assurance and monitoring. He has taught a variety of courses in the information systems track and has developed several courses for the department.
He has served on 12 Ph.D. dissertation committees — three in accounting and information systems, four in computer science, one in business information technology, one in industrial and systems engineering, one in vocational education technology, and two at other universities.
Tegarden has published 17 refereed journal articles, three journal article responses, 18 conference proceedings, five book chapters, and one textbook. He wrote one of the most widely used textbooks in systems analysis and design. The book is in its fourth edition and has been translated into several languages.
Tegarden received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.
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