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DR. JEANNE LOGSDON RETIRES AFTER 22 YEARS

May 20, 2011

Dr. Logsdon
(Albuquerque, NM) Regents Professor Jeanne Logsdon is retiring June 30 after 22 years at the Anderson School of Management at UNM. Dr. Logsdon has held the position of a Jack and Donna Rust Professor in Business Ethics since 2003.


Dr. Logsdon received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and came to the Anderson School of Management in 1989. At UNM she had the opportunity to teach courses in ethics and social responsibility full-time instead of part-time as she did at Santa Clara University, where she taught before making the move to Albuquerque.

Dr. Logsdon appreciated the fact that the Anderson School supported teaching the ethical, social, political, and legal environment of business in the curriculum to all students. She says the required courses signal to students that social responsibility and business ethics are as important as other core business subjects. Her goal is to broaden student thinking so that they are more responsible and ethical members of the business community when they leave the university.

When asked what one word characterizes her approach Dr. Logsdon says students learn about “responsibility” in her courses, specifically to be responsible for their actions and to be accountable to their stakeholders. “Being responsible makes people think through all the consequences of their decisions,” explained Dr. Logsdon. “It also empowers them to speak out when they believe they are witnessing an unethical situation.”

Dr. Logsdon is passionate about her field of study and says she has taught what she loves for the past 29 years. She has also made many research contributions, including publication of 36 refereed journal articles. As a result, coming to work never seemed like a job to her, “When they pay you to do something you love, it’s not a job, but a vocation.”

Jeanne’s last day at Anderson is June 30, but she will continue to work on final reports with students who attended the Washington Campus this past spring. She has served as the faculty coordinator for the Washington Campus Program since 1994.

As for what she will miss the most about Anderson, Jeanne says it’s the interaction with students, talking with them about ethical issues, career possibilities, and their dreams. She said the one-on-one sessions she had with numerous students over the years were “very rewarding.”
Dr. Logsdon doesn’t have any set plans about what she will do next, except to say she is open to a new world of opportunities, and for the next several years “interesting travel” will be a priority. She already has plans to visit Nepal this fall.

Anderson Dean Douglas M. Brown says Jeanne will be missed greatly.

“Jeanne has set a high standard of person performance and has devoted herself to the development of junior faculty as well as a generation of students.”

Dr. Logsdon asks that all her students, both past and present, stay in touch with her via email. She will continue to use her UNM email account logsdon@mgt.unm.edu and encourages them to email her after she leaves the Anderson School.

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The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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