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Ronald W. Melicher, DBA, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Melicher has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the education field

Dr. Ronald W. Melicher earned the distinguished title of professor emeritus of finance at the University of Colorado.

    BOULDER, CO, March 13, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Ronald W. Melicher, DBA, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Melicher celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having earned the distinguished title of professor emeritus of finance at the University of Colorado, Dr. Melicher has served the institution as a professor of finance, an MBA/MS programs director, the academic director of the Executive MBA program, the chairman of the finance division, an associate professor and an assistant professor. With a career spanning for more than four decades, he was the recipient of the News Center 4 Teaching Award in 1987, the Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Award and the MBA/MS Association Teaching Award in in 1988, and the Graduate Business Students Teaching Award in 1995 and 1998. A highly-celebrated member of his field, Dr. Melicher received a university/federal government exchange program fellowship in Washington, D.C. in 1972, was a grantee with the National Science Foundation in 1974, and served as a University of Colorado President's Teaching Scholar from 1989 to 2014.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1963, Dr. Melicher attained a Master of Business Administration degree in 1965 and a Doctor of Business Administration degree in 1968 from the same institution. Encouraged initially by one of his grade school teachers, and later by his mentor professor Merle Welshans, to pursue a teaching and research career in education, Dr. Melicher was offered a three-year National Defense Education Act fellowship from the federal government after earning his undergraduate degree. The program, which originated due to the space race, was pivotal in providing the financial backing for his two advanced degrees. Dr. Melicher's research has been published in prestigious finance journals and he is the co-author of two current finance textbooks, one in its seventeenth edition and another in its seventh edition.

Dr. Melicher is particularly proud of the teaching recognition awards he received from his students and the university, along with being the first recipient of the W.H. Baughn Distinguished Scholar Endowment Award. Consistently interested in advancing his teaching and research, he has taken sabbaticals at the INSEAD graduate business school in Fontainebleau, France as well as at the Swiss Banking Institute at the University of Zurich. He was inducted into the Affton High School, St. Louis, Missouri, Hall of Fame in 2010. In addition to his ongoing textbook writing endeavors, Dr. Melicher enjoys such avocations as numismatics and international traveling. Eager to remain aware of professional developments, he belongs to several relevant organizations in his field.

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