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June 9, 2011

UW-Eau Claire Professor Timothy Vaughan Teaches Operations Management in China

Tim VaughanDr. Timothy Vaughan, professor of management and academic chair of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing, is teaching a four-week course in operations management at Jinan University in Zhuhai, China. His appointment as a visiting professor began May 23 and ends June 17, 2011.

Vaughan was welcomed to the university at a special ceremony recognizing visiting faculty members on May 26. The ceremony, which was attended by university administrators, students and faculty, was hosted by Professor Wei Haiying, dean of the Jinan International Business School.

Professor Jia Yimin, vice president of the Jinan University, presented Vaughan with a letter of appointment and a faculty pin making him an honorary Jinan faculty member and director of the Jinan University International Business Research Center. After the ceremony, Vaughan presented a paper, "Queuing-Based Lot Size Analysis", to the audience. In subsequent weeks he will make presentations on cyclical scheduling, and assessment practices in the U.S.

Dr. Vaughan’s visit will further develop training, research, and the exchange of teachers and students between UW-Eau Claire and Jinan University, according to Dean Wei.

International visiting professors are an important part of Jinan University's faculty, and play a critical role in the university's development especially in the areas of teaching and research. The university has academic exchanges with UW-Eau Claire as well as other universities abroad, such as New York University, Rutgers University, and the United Kingdom-Birmingham University. Jinan University’s academic partners have collaborated with the university to develop the Jinan University International Business Research Center, a joint research center to study international business theories and practices.

Founded in 1906, Jinan University is leading research and comprehensive university with campuses in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. Serving a total student population of more than 30,000, Jinan University offers 67 undergraduate programs, 134 master programs (including an MBA, Executive MBA, and Masters of Professional Accounting), 58 doctoral programs and 9 post-doctoral research programs in the humanities, science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, law and education. As China’s first university to recruit foreign students, Jinan University currently hosts 11,840 international students on its campuses.

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