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Rolph Ely Anderson

Rolph Ely Anderson, American finance educator. Recipient award for best publication article, Journal Personnel Selling and Sales Management, 1988, Excellence in Reviewing award, 1996, Research Excellence award, LeBow College, 2000-2001; fellow, LeBow College Center Teaching Excellence, since 2003.


  • Anderson, Rolph Ely was born on August 27, 1936 in Buchanan, Michigan, United States. Son of Eugene Jefferson and Susanna (James) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1958. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1971.


    • Inventory manager Shell Oil Corporation, Detroit, 1958-1959. Contract administrator Westinghouse Electrical Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1962-1963. Manager new product development Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, 1964-1967.

      Professor, chairman department business management Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1971-1975. Chairman department marketing Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1975-1997, Royal H. Gibson chair professor business administration, since 1991. Member sales committee Finance Services Advisor magazine, since 2000.

      Distinguished fellow LeBow College Center for Teaching Excellence, since 2003. Served to captain Supply Corps. United States Navy.


    • Professional Personal Selling
    • Written with the needs of today's breed of highly professional salespeople in mind, this text recognizes the importance of the salesperson as an integral member of a sales and marketing team working together to understand and satisfy the needs of organizational as well as consumer markets.


    Member faculty advisory board Fisher Institute Professional Selling, since 1998. Member of International American Marketing Association (Sales Interest Group Inaugural Excellence in Sales Research award 1998), Northeast American Institute Decision Sciences (board directors 1977-1978), Academy Marketing Science (secretary, member executive council 1984-1986), Southern Marketing Association, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Marketing Association (international conference co-chairman 1978, vice president programming Philadelphia chapter 1984-1985, board directors 1986-1987, 1992-1993), American Institute Decision Sciences (national council 1977-1979), Southeast American Institute Decision Sciences (president 1977-1978), Reserve Officers Association, Naval Reserve Association, Beta Gamma Sigma.


    • Married Sallie Durkee Warner. Children: Rachel Elizabeth, Stuart James.
    • father: Eugene Jefferson Anderson
    • mother: Susanna (James) Anderson
    • spouse: Sallie Durkee Warner
    • children: Rachel Elizabeth Anderson
    • Stuart James Anderson
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    Born August 27, 1936
    • 1958
      Michigan State University
    • 1964
      Michigan State University
    • 1971
      University Florida
    • 1958 - 1959
      Inventory manager, Shell Oil Company
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      contract administrator, Westinghouse Electrical Corporation
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1964 - 1967
      manager, new product development Quaker Oats Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1971 - 1975
      professor, department business management Old Dominion University
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1971 - 1975
      chairman, department business management Old Dominion University
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1975 - 1997
      chairman, department marketing Drexel University
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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