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Business Professor Scott Adams Named to Hodson Endowed Chair

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Ten business professionals whose ethical practices led not only to a positive impact on their clients, but also to fulfillment in their respective careers, are the subjects of a book being written by a longtime Taylor University business professor.  

Taylor University Professor of Business Dr. Scott Adams is writing the book as part of his newly-announced assignment as Arthur L. Hodson Endowed Chair in Taylor’s Department of Business. The Chair was created with an endowed gift from the late philanthropist Arthur Hodson, a longtime banker in Upland and Grant County whose business practices benefited generations of Taylor students and local residents.

“Wall Street has taken on negative connotations in recent years—this due to the fact that, like any career, people enter the financial services profession for the wrong reasons,” said Adams. “Nonetheless, many individuals find successful careers in this field because it is an industry where professionals can help people achieve their most important goals.

“The goal of the book is to allow those in and outside of the field of business to be encouraged and gain a glimpse into how making good decisions with finance benefits society as a whole,” added Adams. “I believe this project will benefit many who are exploring and participating in careers such as financial services and who want the outcomes of their careers aligned with their faith and goals of service to others.”

Since joining the faculty of Taylor’s Department of Business in 2000, Adams’ service has included roles of Dean of the School of Business, Acting Chair of the Business Division, and Advisor to Student Managed Accounts. His course load has included Finance, Corporate Finance, Investments, Series 7, Brokerage Preparation, Student Managed Funds, and International Finance.

“Dr. Scott Adams is a thoughtful professor whose pursuit of excellence and the highest ethical standards have positively impacted students for many years,” said Dr. Jody Hirschy, Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Taylor’s Department of Business. “We are excited for him as he pursues this challenge of presenting a winsome, thoughtful argument embodied in this book, and are confident it will yield benefits for years to come—both within the Taylor University community and beyond.”

The book project is expected to take approximately three years.