Dr. Gery Markova, professor of management, has been elected as the chair of the W. Frank Barton School Management Department. Markova has been with the Barton School for 15 years. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in 2006. Her research interests include professional development, human resource practices, employee well-being, and diversity. She conceptualized and implemented the launch of the Master of HRM and leads the program to its current success. She has served in many leadership roles on campus including director of faculty advancement and vice President of the Faculty Senate. She has passionately supported faculty through various teaching and developmental initiatives. Markova’s research appeared in the Journal of Social Psychology, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Managerial Issues, and International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management. Her work on professional associations has earned the 2014 Outstanding Academic Publication from the Institute for Nonprofits and American Society of Association Executives. She has received external grants to continue her work on professional associations and participates in an interdisciplinary team that received NSF developmental grant to advance women in STEM disciplines. She has been an outspoken promoter of diversity and inclusion on campus and participates in the President’s Diversity Council, First Generation Coordinating Council, Tilford Commission, and Diversity and Inclusive Excellence committee in the Barton School. She was also awarded Women in Business and Women Who Lead in HR by the Wichita Business Journal. Dr. Markova replaced Dr. Masud Chand in the management department chair role.