Dr. Melissa Cardon awarded the title of Distinguished Professor

DATE: March 6, 2017
TO: Pace Community
FROM: Uday Sukhatme, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

[Melissa Grant] It is a genuine pleasure to announce that Dr. Melissa Cardon, Professor of Management and Management Science in the Lubin School of Business, has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. This is the highest honor Pace University bestows on a faculty member in recognition of a sustained record of extensive, extraordinary research and scholarship, outstanding teaching, and exemplary service to the University, community and the faculty member's professional field. Dr. Cardon's dossier was strongly recommended by her department Chair, school Dean, and many Pace colleagues. It was strongly supported by the University Distinguished Professor Advisory Committee, endorsed by the Provost and President, and approved by the Pace Board of Trustees at its recent March 2017 meeting.

Dr. Cardon's scholarly work in the field of entrepreneurial emotion, cognition, and passion has received a great deal of recognition. She is a trendsetter in this field. A large percentage of her research publications have appeared in top academic journals. To date, Dr. Cardon's scholarly work has received over 3500 citations, showing her considerable impact. One of the external recommenders states unequivocally "Melissa Cardon is one of the brightest stars of her generation in the field of entrepreneurship" and another refers to her as "one of the leading voices in entrepreneurship research in the world."

Dr. Cardon's reputation in teaching and service is considerable. Her teaching evaluations are consistently outstanding, and she currently serves as the Co-Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching and Professional Development. She has actively participated in recent years on many Lubin dissertation committees as well as serving as the Director of the Business Honors Program. She has been a very valuable role model to students, and an influential mentor for faculty. Dr. Cardon serves on the Editorial Board of numerous business journals. She has made many impactful contributions to the Pace community and her own discipline. In recognition of this exemplary work, she received the 2015 Jefferson Award for outstanding service to the community.

Dr. Cardon obtained her Bachelor's and MBA degrees from Case Western University. Her doctorate is from Columbia University in 2001. Since joining the Pleasantville Lubin faculty in 2005, she has brought international attention to Pace.

Please join me in congratulating Distinguished Professor Melissa Cardon! For more information and a list of past recipients, please visit Pace Distinguished Professors.