Newly established scholarship honors E. Joe Nosari and benefits FSU finance majors
Deserving finance majors in The Florida State University College of Business now have the opportunity to vie for a newly created scholarship honoring a highly respected FSU administrator and longtime professor of finance. The E. Joe Nosari Memorial Scholarship fund in the Department of Finance was established in March by the FSU Provost’s Office.
“This is a very fitting memorial to our friend and colleague, and we are pleased to be able to honor Dr. Nosari with this scholarship in his name,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, dean of the College of Business.
Donations can be made online, at https://one.fsu.edu/community/sslpage.aspx?pid=808, by designating the E. Joe Nosari Memorial Scholarship.
Dr. Nosari came to Florida State in 1970 as an assistant professor of finance in the College of Business. His research interests in applied economics, financial markets and quantitative methods led to a tireless research career. After achieving the rank of professor, he held the positions of associate dean for Academic Programs and associate dean for Administration. He was an active participant in the Graduate Management Admission Council from 1989 to 1993 and also served on several accreditation visitation teams of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Nosari served as interim dean of the College of Business.
In 2006, Dr. Nosari moved to the Provost's Office as associate vice president for Academic Affairs. His first assignment was to serve as the interim chair of the Department of Textiles and Consumer Sciences in the College of Human Sciences—a far stretch from statistics and macroeconomics. However, his administrative and people skills transferred readily, and were put to good use. One of his crowning achievements was his participation in the renovation of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. He retired from FSU in February 2012.
While at FSU, Dr. Nosari received several prestigious awards. In 1981-1982, he was one of three recipients of the President's Award for Teaching Excellence, a student-generated award. In 2007, Dr. Nosari received the Florida State University Circle of Gold Award, which recognizes “worthy individuals who, through their service and achievements, personify the university's tradition of excellence."
Dr. Nosari earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Arkansas and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky.