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  • Maia Linask Awarded Community-Engaged Teaching Award

    Maia Linask, associate professor of economics, received the Community-Engaged Teaching Award at the Engage for Change Awards Celebration hosted by the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. The award recognizes a faculty member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in community-engaged teaching at the University of Richmond. Dr. Linask was nominated specifically for her community-engaged teaching in her International Trade: Causes, Controversies, and Consequences courses. 

  • Forthcoming at the Journal of Corporate Finance

    Joe Farizo's research, "(Black)Rock the vote: Index funds and opposition to management," has been accepted in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Corporate Finance. The assistant professor of finance proposes a novel identification strategy to examine whether “passive” index funds participate in monitoring.

  • New model helps to identify when users are likely to upgrade software products

    Aslan Lotfi, assistant professor of analytics and operations, together with fellow researchers, compiled research findings into the paper "Predicting Time to Upgrade under Successive Product Generations: A Survival Model with Exponential-Decay Baseline Function,” for a forthcoming issue of Production and Operations Management. The researchers wanted to understand certain consumers are more willing to adopt new upgrades while others tend to wait a longer time.

  • Management Faculty Publishes Article in Journal of Business Venturing

    Olivia Aronson, assistant professor of management, published "Entrepreneur-investor rivalry over new venture control: The battle for Balcones Distilling" in the Journal of Business Venturing. The paper conceptualizes why entrepreneur-investor rivalry over venture control can occur, how it can unfold, and how it can conclude.

  • Sara Hanson promoted, earns tenure

    Congratulations to Sara Hanson, associate professor of marketing, for her hard work to earn tenure in the Robins School of Business!


  • Jonathan Whitaker promoted to full professor
    Congratulations to Jonathan Whitaker, professor of analytics and operation, for his hard work to earn full professorship in the Robins School of Business!
  • Robins School of Business awarded $50,000 grant for Innovation Hub

    The Robins School has been awarded $50,000 from the Joan and Morgan Massey Foundation for The Innovation Hub Classroom, a unique space and technology that will provide an innovation-based classroom experience. The hub will be part of the new MS in Management program, offering a one-year master's in Management with an emphasis on data-driven innovation.

  • Accounting Professor Receives Research Grant

    Marshall Geiger, professor of accounting, received funding from The Foundation for Auditing Research in the Netherlands for his project "Auditors' Going Concern Decisions: Insights from Practice." The project interviews audit partners and senior managers regarding the difficult decision to render financially stressed companies a "Going Concern" modified audit opinion and the internal processes leading to their decisions.

  • Economics Department Recognized for Notable Research
    The Economics Department received high recognition on the REPEC (REsearch Papers in EConomics) research ranking--#4 in top-10-authors and #6 in the overall list. The faculty continuously exemplify the teacher-scholar model. 
  • Cross-Departmental Research Receives Recognition

    The paper "Do Firms Time Changes in Accounting Estimates to Manage Earnings?" by Marshall Geiger, professor of accounting, Daniel Paik, associate professor of accounting, and Collin Rabe, assistant professor of economics, has received wide recognition from academics and practitioners, including acceptance from the prestigious journal Contemporary Accounting Research.

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