Texas Tech University

Four Promotions Among Rawls Faculty Members

Trevor Bell

March 4, 2016

Four Rawls College of Business professors received academic promotions this semester due to their diligence in the classroom, dedication to student success and commitment to the college's strategic goals.

Please join the Rawls College in congratulating the following professors:

Brett Myers, who has achieved tenure (effective immediately) and will become an Associate Professor in the Area of Finance (effective September 1, 2016)


Brett Myers is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Texas Tech University, and joined the finance faculty in 2010. Dr. Myers' research focuses on the ways in which non-financial stakeholders affect a firm's capital structure, the intersection of politics and finance, mutual fund performance, and fixed income. Dr. Myers received his Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA in 2007, after which he worked as a senior researcher and analytics manager for Research Affiliates, LLC, and was a visiting professor at Purdue University for two years. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he worked at Baker Process, Cimetrix, DaimlerChrysler, Intel, Corp., and the United States Army Reserve. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Eric Walden, who has been promoted to Full Professor in the Area of ISQS (effective September 1, 2016)


Eric received his Ph.D. in Information and Decision Sciences from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 2002. Previously, he earned a Masters of Science in Economics from Louisiana State University in 1997. He is currently working on research that looks at the genetic correlates of information search.  In general, he is working on papers that use neuroscience tools to examine how people do different sorts of information systems behaviors.  He is also the director of the business analytics masters program.

Jaeki Song, who has been promoted to Full Professor in the Area of ISQS (effective September 1, 2016)


Jaeki Song is an associate professor and the Jerry S. Rawls Professor of MIS at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. His primary area of research is the innovations in Information Systems.  Specific research issues include service innovations, diffusion of information technologies, social and economic consequences of information technologies, and business analytics. His research findings have appeared in more than 40 refereed journal papers in Management Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, and other decent journals.

Andrew Young, who has achieved tenure and will become a Full Professor in the Area of Energy, Economics and Law (effective Fall 2016)


Dr. Young has made important research contributions in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic development, and political economy, among other areas. Prior to joining the FMI, Dr. Young taught at West Virginia University and the University of Mississippi. His research focuses on economic growth and development, as well as political economy more generally. He will join the Rawls College in Fall 2016 as a professor and a faculty affiliate with the Free Market Institute.

This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.