Receives Multiple Honors
Dr. Patricia Borstorff
March 17, 2004 -- Dr. Patricia Borstorff, associate professor of
management at Jacksonville State University, has been invited to travel
to Oxford, England, to take part in a discussion of educational issues,
and she also recently received the Augustus Dean Edwards Professor of
the Year Award.
"This has been an incredible year for me," said Borstorff. "I am thankful
for the many opportunities that I have had to represent JSU in many
Borstorff will take part in the 2004 session of the Oxford Round table
dealing with international trade issues of the US, EU (European Union),
and the WTO (World Trade Organization). The session is from August 1
through August 6 and is held at Oxford University. There will be 40
members at the Round Table from around the world.
The Round Table was founded as a colloquium for small groups of governmental
and business leaders to engage in discussions of contemporary education
policy issues that affect nations and states worldwide. Alumni of Round
Tables include ministers of education, legislators, governors, corporate
business leaders, university presidents, professors, lawyers, physicians
and other professionals. The Oxford colleges with their beautiful medieval
dining halls, chapels and libraries provide a perfect venue for the
exchange of ideas and opinions. Participants live in college, dine in
the "olde" halls, and will attend activities in the famous Bodleian
Library, originally established as Duke Humfrey's Library in 1489.
The session that Borstorff will attend will address some of the major
issues affecting trade and financial relations between the European
Union and the United States. Specific emphasis will be placed on recent
financial and trade regulation issues that confront the business communities
in both the EU and the US. Invitations have been extended to academic
specialists and policy experts who can advance a unique perspective
on economic and regulatory issues that confront future of EU-US relations.
There have been three previous individuals from Alabama (including JSU's
Dr. Claudia McDade) as part of a Round Table in its history; none of
these have dealt with business issues.
"I have been asked to make a presentation to the Round Table," said
Borstorff. "My research topic concerns American perceptions of free
trade issues, for example, outsourcing of jobs, and the impact of the
EU-US trade disputes on American citizens. I have surveyed CBA 396 international
business students in Fall 2003 and Spring 2004 semesters. I understand
that the articles presented are subsequently published by Oxford University
Press. Dr. Mark Hearn, associate professor of management at JSU, is
collaborating with me on the article."
During the Round Table, Borstorff will attend two formal dinners in
the historic dining halls of Oxford University and will also attend
sessions at Blenheim Palace and have tours in the Cotswolds area.
Her recent award was presented by the Kappa Alpha Order for exceptional
service to the students of JSU. In addition, Borstorff has been chosen
to be in the Great Women of the 21st Century, 2004 Edition.
At JSU she teaches and takes part in research projects in the areas
of international business, human resource managements, and organizational
communications. Her current research interests are retirement planning
and expatriate management issues.
She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to businesses in
Alabama. She is an officer and board member of Calhoun County Society
of Human Resource Management and faculty advisor to the student SHRM
chapter at JSU. She serves on the JSU Foundation Board of Directors.
Borstorff received the award of Human Resource Professional of the Year
in 2002 and has served on the state council of the Society for Human
Resource Management for several years.
Dr. Borstorff has completed graduate international business studies
in Japan, the Czech Republic and Hungary, and the University of South
Carolina. She has also studied in Germany, Italy, and England.
She holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Samford University, M.A. in history
from the University of Alabama, MBA from Jacksonville State University
and the Ph.D. from Auburn University.
She is currently the Faculty Advisor of the Year, an honor presented
by the Inter- Fraternity Council and Panhellenic at JSU. Borstorff serves
as faculty advisor to the Kappa Alpha Order at JSU. She was recognized
as an Outstanding Educator at the 10th Annual Women Committed to Excellence
Calhoun County Community Awards Program in 2001 and has received numerous
awards for teaching, research, and service at the university, including
Dean's Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Dean's Faculty Award
for Excellence in Service in the College of Commerce and Business Administration.
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