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In Memoriam

Photograph of Dilip Kumar ShomeDILIP KUMAR SHOME, professor emeritus of finance, died Dec. 7, 2018. Shome joined Virginia Tech in 1983 and served as head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law from 1996 to 2000. During his term, the department achieved some of the highest levels of research productivity in elite finance journals due to Shome’s focus on retention, rewards, and resource allocation for active researchers. He also led major curriculum revision efforts for undergraduate and MBA programs, contributed to international programs and the Ph.D. program, and was an award-winning teacher. He retired in 2014. Full obituary

Photograph of Edward R. ClaytonEDWARD R. (ED) CLAYTON, professor emeritus of business information technology, died Feb. 10, 2019. Clayton joined Virginia Tech in 1968. He served as coordinator of the management area from 1970 to 1971 and of the management science area from 1976 to 1980, when a separate department, now known as Business Information Technology, was formed. Clayton published 40 research articles and one book. He was named the Ralph Medinger Lenz Professor of Management Science in 1995. He retired in 2008. Full obituary