Joseph E. Coombs, assistant professor of management, was named a 2006 Journal of Business Venturing outstanding reviewer for his thorough and fair evaluations of research manuscripts under review for publication.

The Journal of Business Venturing ranks in the top 10 percent of all business journals tracked by the Social Science Citation Index. The success of such journals depends on the quality feedback of its scholarly reviewers, who point out problems and suggest improvements for each research article that appears in print.

Coombs is among the newest group of faculty hires at Mays. He was previously on faculty at the University of Richmond and James Madison University, and has two dozen papers published or in progress. He is on the editorial review board for the Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Small Business Management. In 2000, he and a co-author won the Fast Company Best High Potential/Fast Growth Paper Award.