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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Two Mississippi State professors have been recognized among the world’s most cited scholars in the fields of business and economics and the geosciences.
James J. Chrisman, the Julia Bennett Rouse Endowed Professor of Management in MSU’s College of Business, and Qian “Jenny” Du, the Bobby Shackouls Endowed Professor in the university’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been named “Most Outstanding Researchers quoted”. in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science 2022 citation index. They are ranked among 6,938 scientists and social scientists worldwide whose papers rank in the top 1% of citations for a field and year of publication.
Chrisman, a highly-cited scholar in business and economics, is one of only 92 scholars in the world in this field to be recognized. He has over 60 journal publications, along with one published book and numerous book chapters. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and finance from Western Illinois University and Bradley University, respectively. He also received a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Georgia.
Du, a highly cited researcher in the geosciences, has been cited approximately 10,415 times. A member of the MSU faculty since 2004, she has research interests in digital image processing, remote sensing, data compression, neural networks, and superresolution, Du has served as an editor for several respected journals and has over 300 publications. in magazines, among other published works. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Beijing Institute of Technology, as well as master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, all in electrical engineering.
Mississippi State ranks third overall in academic research output in the Southeastern Conference based on research expenditures per capita among university faculty. Conducting 55% of all undergraduate research in Mississippi, MSU is the state’s only university listed in the National Science Foundation’s Top 100, with more than $280 million in annual research and development expenditures.
MSU is Mississippi’s flagship university, available online at www.msstate.edu.