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Gerald R. Ferrera Appointed To Gregory H. Adamian Professorship In Law

March 11, 1999


WALTHAM, Mass.- Bentley College recently announced that Professor of Law Gerald R. Ferrera has been appointed to the Gregory H. Adamian Professorship in Law, a newly established endowed chair.

This prestigious position was created in honor of Bentley's president emeritus and chancellor, Gregory H. Adamian, who for many years served as a business law professor. It provides support for research, curriculum development and outreach. In seeking an individual to fill this position, the college considered candidates' excellence in teaching and scholarly work, specifically in developing innovative pedagogy and law-related curricula.

In addition to allowing Ferrera to engage in more cross-disciplinary work, the professorship will enable him to bring a greater electronic commerce dimension to the Law Department. Ferrera is presently teaching a course in cyber law and developing courses such as Cyber Law in Society and Telecommunications Law.

Ferrera's record is exemplary. In addition to commendations from his peers at Bentley, he has received national recognition. The Academy of Legal Studies in Business honored him as recipient of the Ralph C. Hoeber Award, following publication of an article he wrote in the

Journal of Legal Studies Education. He has also earned The Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Award. The numerous publications he has authored include two widely used textbooks. A third text he is currently writing, entitled Cyberlaw: Text and Cases, will break new ground.

At Bentley, Ferrera has received the Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, the Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, and he has been recognized as the Scholar of the Year. During the last two years, he has led the College's effort to develop a national-model law curriculum incorporating the intersection of business law and information technology.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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