Larry LaForge spent thirty-five years in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and active member of the academic community. He taught business management courses at every level from undergraduate students to doctoral students, received major research grants, published in top journals, directed dissertations, and served on editorial boards. He also advised student organizations, chaired major campus committees, and worked closely with athletics as a faculty representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Dr. LaForge received significant professional awards during his academic career. Clemson University named him Alumni Distinguished Professor of Management for his work with undergraduate students. The Clemson faculty recognized him with the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence, their highest honor. Student government at Clemson honored him with the Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him 1995 South Carolina Professor of the Year. In 1996 he was named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.
He received his B.S. from Clemson, and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
As an independent author, Larry LaForge draws on his experiences in higher education and college sports to create stories that illustrate interesting issues and dilemmas in our times.
on May 05, 2012 :
I was a student under Dr. LaForge and he ultimately became my doctoral dissertation advisor. I recall completing an independent study that he supervised and I was shocked when he awarded me a "B." I guess I felt like "Amy Watson." In retrospect, I know that I earned the "B." I think LaForge pushed his students to do their best work. I actually think "Nathan Carter" is LaForge's satirical portrayal of himself, only Larry LaForge earned numerous awards along the way for his innovation, dedication and rigorous standards. I've had a pretty successful career and I have professors like NSC and RLL to thank. As an academic, I can say this book deals with very real issues that are sources of debate and argument at my school. Great book by a great man!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)