Kendall Middaugh I, Lead Instructor. Professor of Management Emeritus, School of Business,
Wake Forest University. BBA and MBA from George Washington University; PhD, The Ohio State University.
Prior to teaching in the MBA & MA in Management programs at Wake Forest University, Ken taught in the MBA and PhD programs at the University of Virginia and at the undergraduate level at Ohio State University where he won numerous awards for his teaching. His teaching and research interest overlap and include managerial accounting, managerial finance, planning and control systems, and strategy implementation. He was responsible for the development and direction of the first general management program offered in the United States to Soviet enterprise managers. He was the recipient of the first Sara Lee Award for Excellence in Education for his teaching and involvement in the Soviet management program. While completing his PhD studies at Ohio State University, he was recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives for teaching excellence. Ken is the author of a number of articles on management planning and control systems, capital expenditure analysis and telecommunications security. He has also co-authored the Professional Development Institute’s Advanced Capital Budgeting manual for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has written over 50 cases for use in educational programs. He has been teaching using the case method for almost 20 years and has conducted seminars on its use for a number of professional audiences. He has worked for the accounting firms of Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick. He has been a consultant to a wide variety of domestic and multinational clients including IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, Armstrong World Industries, Ernst & Young, Amtrak, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Civil Service Commission, Sara Lee Corporation, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and other major corporations. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Decision Sciences Institute.
Robert C Nash, Lead Instructor. Professor of Finance, Schools of Business, Wake Forest University. BS, from The Citadel; MBA, University of South Carolina; PhD, University of Georgia.
Rob has been teaching corporate finance at the School of Business since 1997. Prior to joining Wake Forest, he taught at the University of Baltimore and at the University of Georgia (where he received his PhD degree in 1994). Rob also holds the CCM (Certified Cash Manager) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designations. He has won numerous awards for teaching excellence in several of the School of Business’ MBA programs.
He has taught at executive development programs such as the School of Banking and the Savings & Loan School at the University of Georgia, at the Minority Institute for Executive Education at Wake Forest University, Duke Energy, Lowe’s Companies, Syngenta and at the International Business School in Moscow. He has also worked as a consultant and auditor for Deloitte & Touche.
Rob’s research focuses on international capital markets and financial contracting. He has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, among others.