ACU professor elected to chair programs for division of nationally recognized group

Posted October 12, 2011

Orneita Burton, assistant professor of information systems in ACU's School of Information Technology and Computing, has been elected as this year's program chair for the Management, Spirituality and Religion group of the Academy of Management. The programs focus on research and professional development in the area of spirituality and its impact on the management field.

The Academy of Management is an internationally recognized organization focusing on research in the business and management disciplines. It draws an average of 9,000 participants to its annual conference. The MSR is an interest group within the academy; according to its website, MSR members collaborate "on leading-edge research, publications, dialog, and practices around the nature, role, and influence of spirituality and religion in management and organizations."

"A growing number of researchers and practitioners have come to recognize a spiritual dimension in their work which impacts their findings and, for the practioner, the success of their operations," says Burton. "MSR serves to reveal those opportunities and work to take advantage of both research and professional opportunities in spiritual development."

The next conference will be held August 3-7, 2012, in Boston. Dr. Burton encourages ACU faculty members to submit their research to either the professional developmentĀ program or the academic program for the academy. Submissions are due Jan. 10, 2012

Learn more about the Academy of Management and the MSR group.