Endowed Professorship Honors Legacy of Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer
By: Leyla Sade and Alison Shore
Inga Timmerman, associate professor of finance in the Nazarian College, has been named the first recipient of the Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer Endowed Professorship in Finance.
In 2020, Ernest M. Scheuer, a professor emeritus of management science and mathematics at CSUN, made a gift to the Nazarian College in honor of his wife, Mary Jean. This established the Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer Endowed Professorship in Finance, which supports a tenured faculty position in the Department of Finance. The endowed professorship is the first at CSUN to be named for a woman.
The recipient faculty member must be a standout in research or teaching who has demonstrated experience and scholarly research in the field of finance. Since joining CSUN in 2015, it was clear that Timmerman was a perfect fit. Her research focuses on corporate finance and financial planning, and her current projects explore the perceptions of individuals in the financial planning profession and the drivers that motivate people to save. Some of her key goals include increasing general student interest in the financial planning profession and encouraging women to pursue careers in finance and financial planning. The endowed professorship demonstrates that Timmerman is well on her way to achieving these goals.
The namesake of the endowed professorship, Mary Jean Scheuer, was a pioneer for women at CSUN. In 1967 she arrived on campus, then known as San Fernando Valley State College, where she started as an assistant professor in the School of Business Administration and Economics. During her years at CSUN, her accomplishments included pioneering the use of Lotus 1-2-3 (a precursor to Microsoft Excel) in courses in the Department of Finance. Scheuer passed away in September 2020, but her legacy continues with this endowment.
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