Kennesaw State University adds first Regents’ Professor to Faculty

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 14‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s first Regents’ Professor‚ Dr. Charles W…

Georgia (Aug 14, 2007) — Kennesaw State University adds first Regents’ Professor to Faculty

Heather Hutson


Dr. Charles Hofer Named Professor of Management at Coles College of Business

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 14‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s first Regents’ Professor‚ Dr. Charles W. Hofer‚ is joining the faculty of the Michael J. Coles College of Business as a professor of management in the department of management and entrepreneurship‚ bringing expertise from more than 25 years of experience as a former professor at the University of Georgia.

Regents’ Professorships are granted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to distinguished faculty members at research universities to honor their outstanding scholarship and long−term accomplishments. Only one candidate per university may be nominated to receive this honor each year. Dr. Hofer was named a Regents’ Professor in 1992 while at UGA.

“As a clear leader in his field and a Regents’ Professor‚ Hofer brings decades of dedicated study in management and entrepreneurship to our growing program‚” said Dr. Tim Mescon‚ dean of Coles College of Business. “Our students will benefit tremendously from the expertise that Dr. Hofer will bring to Coles.”

Dr. Hofer earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University and M.S.‚ MBA‚ and DBA degrees from Harvard University. Prior to joining the University of Georgia he taught at Northwestern University‚ New York University‚ Columbia University‚ Stanford University‚ the Singapore Institute of Management‚ and Northeastern University. He is the author of “Strategy Formulation: Analytical Concepts” and “Strategic Management: A New View of Business Policy and Planning” as well as three other books and numerous journal articles‚ chapter and cases. He was the editor of Strategic Planning Management‚ the founding associate editor of the Journal of Business Strategy‚ and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review‚ Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice‚ the Journal of Business Venturing‚ the Journal of Management Case Studies‚ and Small Business of Economics and The International Journal of Organizational Analysis.

Dr. Hofer has served as chair of the Business Policy and Planning Division of the Academy of Management and president of the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE). He has been honored with several national awards in the field of entrepreneurship‚ including the Sargent Americanism Award‚ the Coleman Entrepreneurship Mentor Award‚ the Inventor's Club of America Entrepreneur Award‚ the Leavey Award and the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship's Distinguished Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award.


About Michael J. Coles College of Business
The Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University offers a vibrant‚ high quality‚ real−world learning experience unlike any other. Its diverse programs‚ international experience‚ technological focus‚ centers of academic excellence‚ thriving corporate partnerships and curriculum prepare students for today's rapidly changing business world. The Coles College is nationally recognized in a number of areas‚ including its study of family business‚ accounting and professional sales. For more information‚ visit

About Kennesaw State University
A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit