Interview with James H. Donnelly, Jr.,

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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James H. Donnelly, Jr. is a full professor of marketing at the University of Kentucky. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1941. He is unmarried. Donnelly enrolled as an undergraduate student at Pace University in New York City. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing in 1963, and was the recipient of the New York Chapter of the American Marketing Association's Marketing Student of the Year Award. He completed his M.B.A. in 1964 at Long Island University. He worked his way through school as a musician; he plays piano and says it is his hobby now. Donnelly earned his D.B.A. in marketing from the University of Maryland in 1968, with four minors; organizational behavior management, finance, statistics, and logistics. He was initiated into Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honorary. Donnelly has twice received the UK Alumni Association's Great Teacher Award. In 1990, he was an inaugural recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching, and in 1991, he received the Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Teacher Award. He says he comes from a family of teachers.

Donnelly came to the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor of marketing in 1968. He feels that one of the great benefits of education is it gives a person the ability to analyze and to be objective. He thinks that as a student's education level increases, so does their self-confidence. He found this to be true especially with students from rural areas or other areas of the state. Donnelly talks about his daily activities on campus and emphasizes that anyone can be a good teacher, but the key is organization; he notes that students do not like disorganized classes. Donnelly emphasizes he values his autonomy, and notes that he is a self-starter and is not closely supervised. He describes his unit as well as the College of Business and says they are a cohesive group that works well together. Donnelly receives a yearly evaluation of his work in the areas of teaching, research, and service. He discusses some of his consulting work and executive programs that he teaches around the country and overseas. He talks about his consultation work with students, his teaching methods, and his research work.

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James H. Donnelly, Jr.

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