Dr. Fred Fening Promoted to Full Professor

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Dr. Charles Shieh, Chief Academic Officer, has announced that Dr. Fred Fening has been promoted from the rank of Associate Professor to the rank of Professor.

Fening joined the Webber Faculty in 2007. He was appointed the Leslie D. Reagin III Chair of Strategic Management in 2009. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012.

Said Dr. Keith Wade, President and CEO, “this is the highest rank our university has to bestow, and promotion to this rank is taken very, very seriously. Fred’s application for promotion, encompassing many hundreds of pages, evidenced extraordinary teaching, voluminous peer reviewed research, selfless and significant community service, and genuine and substantial contribution to scholarship. After a thorough review by the Committee of Full Professors, the application was reviewed by the Chief Academic Officer and then by me. It’s a rightfully grueling and rigorous process.  To say that this promotion was well earned is an understatement. We are absolutely unapologetic about the bar for promotion being extraordinarily high at Webber.”

Fening holds an MBA in business finance, a Doctor of Business Administration in international business, and an advanced professional graduate certificate in management (doctoral level certification). He is an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Executive Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers, and an associate member of the Institute of Management. He is also a certified professional consultant from the American Consultants League. He is a regular member of the American Society of Quality, a member of the Academy of International Business, and currently the board chairman of the Ghana Quality Organization.