Excellent business professor

Dr. Sally Selden, professor of management, is the 2009-10 recipient of the C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence in Business in the School of Business and Economics.

Dr. Selden joined the Lynchburg College faculty in 2001 after teaching at Syracuse University and the University of Oklahoma. She earned a PhD at the University of Georgia and an M.P.A. and BA at the University of Virginia. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, and her primary teaching interests are in the areas of management, human resource management, and leadership.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Selden has served the College as faculty chair, parliamentarian, chair of the Management Department, Master of Business Administration (MBA) program coordinator, and as a member of numerous other school and college committees.

She was responsible for leading the academic team that graded the human resource management systems of the nation’s state governments for the Government Performance Project (GPP). Dr. Selden is a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and author of Human Capital: Tools and Strategies for the Public Sector, published by the Congressional Quarterly Press (2009).

She is the author of more than 55 articles, books, or book chapters which have appeared in such publications as American Journal of Political Science, Administration and Society, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Administration Review, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Dr. Selden serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Administration and Society, and Journal of Public Affairs Education.

She is a member of the Lynchburg City School Education Foundation, Blue Ridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the SPHEX Club of Lynchburg.

The Sydnor Professorship recognizes teaching excellence in business by honoring a master teacher who has demonstrated, over an extended period of time, a dedication to classroom excellence, a commitment to advising and supervising students, and effectiveness in business education instruction.

The C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Endowment in the School of Business and Economics was established by the generosity of numerous friends and family members. The endowment provides financial support for an annual award. Nominations are submitted by faculty colleagues or students.