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Clark Atlanta University Professor Named American Council on Education Fellow

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  • Date: 5/3/2013
  • Author: Larry Calhoun
  • Origin:Clark Atlanta University



ATLANTA (May 2, 2013) – Charles W. Richardson Jr., Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in the Clark AtlantaUniversity School of Business Administration, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. 

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration.  Richardson is among 50 Fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, who were selected this year following a rigorous application process. 

CAU President Carlton E. Brown said, “We are delighted about the selection of Dr. Richardson to the ACE Fellows Program.  A stellar professor, he has extensive knowledge and experience in international strategy, global alliances and ventures, and cross-cultural management.

 “Dr. Richardson has been a true asset in preparing our students for global opportunities and entrepreneurship, a focus for the university, and is strongly positioned to assume a greater leadership role in higher education.”

According to Margarita Benitez, interim director of ACE’s Emerging Leaders Group and the ACE Fellows Program, most previous Fellows have advanced into major positions in academic administration. Nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program since its inception, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities, and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans. 

Richardson teaches courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Strategy, Multicultural Marketing and Sustainable Marketing. His research has been presented at numerous conferences and published in the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, the International Journal of Business, Marketing and Decision Sciences and other publications in the marketing and international business disciplines.

 Richardson holds a doctorate degree in marketing and international business from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.  He earned a MBA degree in marketing (New York University, Stern School of Business), a M.S. degree in operations research and statistics (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and a B.S. degree in mathematics and data systems management (Pratt Institute).  In addition, he has earned master's certificates in finance (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business) and project management (Stevens Institute of Technology).

Moreover, he is co-chair of CAU’s Sustainability Council and has won the “Faculty of the Year” Award in the CAU School of Business Administration.  His community involvement includes serving as the board chair of The Floral Project, on the board of directors of the Greening Youth Foundation, and on the board of trustees of Keep South Fulton Beautiful.

Prior to coming to academia, Richardson spent more than 25years in the corporate sector, in the financial and telecommunications industries.  His experience includes marketing, finance and economic analysis applications, with ten years of effort in the international business arena.

The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year.


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