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Thomas J. and Marie C. Murrin Chair in Global Competitiveness


Robert Sroufe, Ph.D.

Robert Sroufe“Issues of sustainability touch virtually every facet of business today. Our students need to study and observe first-hand how this issue effects different areas of corporate operations, as well as the overall viability of a company. Through our program at Duquesne, we will build bridges between research and practices, and between our students and regional companies.”

The Murrin Chair was established in 1989, with the first chair holder beginning his work in 1990. James B. Burnham, Ph.D. came to Duquesne from a visiting professorship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he had received his doctorate in economics in 1970. He completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton in 1961 and held a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil in 1962.

Current chair holder Sroufe joined the Duquesne faculty in Fall 2007 after serving as assistant professor of operations management at Boston College. His previous experience includes teaching at Michigan State University and professional positions with the Defense Department and the National Pollution Prevention Center.