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Our students have their fingers on the pulse of our constantly changing world, but their foundations are in the broad perspectives of the liberal arts. They learn from teacher-scholars in intimate classes. Equipped with 21st century skills, our students become world-ready graduates who are exhilarated by the global marketplace and enthusiastic about making an impact.

Feature Stories

Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • Distinguished Educator Awarded to Accounting Professor

    Paul Clikeman, associate professor of accounting, is the business school's recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award. This award has been used to honor excellence in teaching since 1975 when the Cabell Foundation made a grant to the University to be used to attract and retain outstanding faculty and promote excellence in teaching.

  • Management Professor Receives Distinguished Scholarship Award

    Jeff Harrison, the W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management and professor of management, received the Distinguished Scholarship Award, which recognizes full-time faculty of the University for a consistent record of outstanding contributions in scholarship as documented through published research, scholarship, or creative expression.

  • Shelley Burns Named to Wiley BEC Advisory Board

    Shelley Burns, director of career programs in business, was named to the Business Education and Careers Wiley Product Advisory Board. As a board member, Burns provides guidance and feedback on Wiley's product portfolio to better serve students in adapting to industry needs and changes.

  • Accounting Faculty Awarded Grant for Audit Research

    The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) awarded Ashley Austin, assistant professor of accounting, a grant for her research “Detecting Fraud: A Proactive Approach to Improving Auditors’ Attention to Fraud During Audit Testing.” The CAQ awards grants to fund independent academic research on projects of interest to the auditing profession

  • Marketing Professor Named a Favorite Business Professor by Poets&Quants

    Bill Bergman, instructor in marketing, was named as a favorite business professor by the class of 2020 in Poets&Quants' annual survey. Bergman's humor, insight, and conversational class format were noted as hallmarks of his unique teaching style.

  • Professors Explore How to Use Client Personalities to Increase Sales Joel Mier, lecturer in marketing, and Jeffrey Carlson, assistant professor of marketing, published "Business buyers are people too: exploring how geodemographics affects business-to-business selling effectiveness", in the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing. The study explores how sale professionals can use clients'/prospects' personality to increase sales effectiveness with a step-by-step process for practitioners to follow.
  • Marketing Professors Publish Article in AMS Review

    Jeffrey Carlson, assistant professor of marketing, and Adam Marquardt, associate professor of marketing, along with Bill Ross and Robin Coulter from the University of Connecticut, published an article ("About time in marketing: an assessment of the study of time and conceptual framework") in the Academy of Marketing Science Review, 2019, Vol 9, Issue 3/4.

  • Professor of Finance Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jerry Stevens was recognized by the Financial Education Association (FEA) and Academy of Business Education with a lifetime achievement award in financial education. The FEA sponsors the oldest and best known journal in financial education, the Journal of Financial Education. Stevens has long served these groups in a wide variety of roles.

  • Violet Ho Named 2019 Distinguished Educator

    Violet Ho, professor of management, was named a 2019 Distinguished Educator. This distinction honors outstanding contributions to excellence in education by University faculty.

  • Alexander Persaud wins best paper in Journal of Economic History

    Alexander Persaud, assistant professor of economics, won the research prize for best paper at the annual Economic History Association conference. The Arthur H. Cole Prize is awarded annually by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic History for the best article in the previous year’s volume of the Journal.