School of Business Newsletter July 2022 Visit
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Welcome from the Dean

Greetings from the School of Business at Emporia State! It was so nice having a sense of normalcy last semester. With that normalcy came a lot of events and accomplishments which we share with you in this newsletter. One of our biggest accomplishments included receiving an extension of our business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

It's summer, and as I write this, Emporia State just announced previous Interim President Ken Hush, a School of Business alum [BSB 1982-Business Administration], as our 18th president. President Hush has and will continue to leave his mark at Emporia State. I’m sure all of you reading this newsletter join me in congratulating our fellow BizHornet as he permanently takes the charge to serve as ESU’s leader. Click here to read more about our new President.

Many of our current students are at summer internships with amazing companies like Spirit AeroSystems, KPMG, Walmart, Amazon, Textron Aviation, Love’s Travel Stop, Evergy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kansas Bureau of Investigation to name a few.

I also took a pie in the face to help raise money for our Phi Beta Lambda national qualifiers to compete in Chicago. Thank you to those of you who helped send our students on this trip: All together, $2,015 was raised!

We are so proud of the work our Hornets do both inside and outside of Cremer Hall. I hope you read this newsletter and feel the same pride I do for our fantastic school. Please keep us updated on your professional achievements.

Go Hornets!

Ed Bashaw, Ph.D., Dean and Jones Distinguished Professor


AACSB Reaffirms Accreditation for School of Business

In February, the School of Business at Emporia State University received an extension of its business accreditation by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

In the Feb. 8 press release released by AACSB, it mentions the rigorous process institutions go through to get accreditation or to extend it. “Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.”

To maintain accreditation, Emporia State’s program completed this rigorous internal review that demonstrated its continued commitment to 14 quality standards related to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

Dr. Ed Bashaw, Dean of the School of Business, explains the importance of this reaccreditation. “In summary, the goals of our School of Business are to deliver academic programs of distinction, provide transformational experiences, enhance partnerships with the business community and contribute to economic growth of the region, and develop a climate of creativity supporting applied scholarship and innovation. The process of preparing for an accreditation is ongoing: It doesn’t just happen months prior to the visit, it is an ongoing, continuous improvement process. Constantly preparing is only accomplished because our faculty and staff know how vital accreditation is to the School of Business. It is a total team effort. Extending our AACSB Accreditation reaffirms our commitment to the quality of our education.”

Dr. Marc Fusaro, Associate Dean of the School of Business, is grateful for the team effort to achieve this accreditation. “This accreditation visit focused on Assurance of Learning and the connection between our mission, strategy, and activities. The accreditation team was especially impressed with our system of high-impact learning activities which includes faculty/student research, field trips, and our work with our clubs and organizations.”

High-Impact Field Trips to Topeka Statehouse and BT&Co

On Apr. 29, seven business students attended a field trip to the Kansas Statehouse and BT&Co., an accounting firm in Topeka. This resulted from a collaboration between Beta Alpha Psi and the IS Club looking to create a chance for our students to interact face-to-face in a professional setting. The field trip was made possible by the sponsorship of the Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA). Students Rebekka Schuman, Hillary Draper, Kellee Banks, Christian Zorn, Taylor Black, Jared Persinger, and Uciph McDaniel attended the trip. Dr. Liz Diers and Dr. Juan Chavarria were the faculty advisors supervising the attendees.

Our host, Danielle Hologram, CEO of KSCPA, and Marlee Carpenter, JD, introduced our students to the advocacy process, informing them of key legislative processes shaping the accounting profession in Kansas. The visit continued with a tour of the Statehouse, learning about important historical events that have shaped our state.

At BT&Co., Casandra Windler, Becky Shaw, and our alumnus, Cullen Roche (BSB 2019-Accounting), showed our students the professional perspective on the essential role accounting professionals play in providing tax advice and financial planning. They also answered questions about practical insights that could benefit them to succeed in accounting.

#MiracleMallory - Shaped by Hope

Last fall, business student Mallory (Mitchell) Hammer graduated with her degree after overcoming what some people would consider insurmountable obstacles. What an amazing story of grit and determination—there is NO quitting with Mallory. To be inspired, read Mallory’s story in the Spring 2022 Alumni Spotlight magazine.


Online Accounting

We are pleased to announce we are offering our undergraduate accounting degree fully online, in addition to our face-to-face offering. Accounting joins Business Administration for two convenient options for students who work or can’t commute for classes. To see our full line-up of programs offered, both undergraduate and graduate, face-to-face and online, visit our website.

Business and Technology Career and Internship Fair

On Feb. 9, we hosted our Business and Technology Career and Internship Day in Cremer Hall. Moving the fair to Cremer Hall from Memorial Union proved to be quite successful, with more student participation than in the previous years. About 150 students visited the 23 businesses that participated. Both parties appreciated the fair, and afterward, students were hired for jobs or internships from the networking opportunities this provided. Contact us if you or your employer might be interested in attending our Fall Career and Internship Fair scheduled for Oct. 5, 2022.

10 Students Qualify for Nationals at the Phi Beta Lambda Conference - 13 First Place Finishes

Ten students from Emporia State University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda qualified for national competition during the 2022 State Leadership Conference. The conference was held in Cremer Hall, and hosted by the ESU Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter.

Emporia State was one of seven schools that competed at the event. Emporia PBL students placed 28 times at the competition and received 13 first-place finishes. PBL is the collegiate level of high school Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). It builds on communication, leadership, networking, entrepreneurial, and business skills for the future. All majors are welcome to join PBL.

“We have excellent students competing on the state and national platforms,” says Dr. Ed Bashaw, Dean of the School of Business. “I am proud of their performance, professionalism, intelligence, and grit, both in and out of the classroom.”

For more information on Emporia State’s PBL Chapter, please click here.

High School Business Career Day

On Feb. 28, we hosted our annual Business Career Day. Roughly 360 students from 28 high schools convened on campus to learn about business majors and student life at Emporia State University. Students chose to attend different breakout sessions with topics including accounting, entrepreneurship, technology, marketing, management, human resources, social media, business education, and finance.

Spring Honors Banquet

The Spring Honors Banquet was held on Apr. 21. This is an evening to celebrate our business students who have earned top honors. At the banquet, we recognized Dr. Steven Lovett, Associate Professor in Business Administration, with the Faculty Teaching Award for his commitment to student learning.

Nick and Jan Laurent were also honored for their leadership and commitment to the School of Business in their generous gifts to help support our internship program and high-impact learning. Together, Forward, we will be grateful for Nick and Jan's gracious support for years to come.

The top MBA award (Stephen J. Butcher Outstanding Graduate) went to Erica Self, and Michaela Forkenbrock and Jan Bard (pictured above) received the outstanding senior awards. Other awards announced were the Reeble Scholars, Preston Scholars, Outstanding Business Scholars, Distinguished Business Scholars, Dean’s Leadership Class participants, and senior honor students. Congratulations to all the outstanding students who were recognized for their dedication and hard work.

Check out all the photos from our Spring Honors Banquet on our Facebook page @ESU.Business.

Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

Students who are in the top 10% of their class (20% for graduate students) are invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) and are “tapped” by faculty dressed in commencement attire while in class. The element of surprise is fun, and the rest of the class learns about BGS and the benefits of being invited. This spring, 31 students were inducted. Congratulations to the new members of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society—they join an elite group of business students and professionals from AACSB business schools.

Check out all the photos from our Beta Gamma Sigma Induction on our Facebook page @ESU.Business.

Beta Alpha Psi Initiates

Three students were initiated into Beta Alpha Psi: Dylan Barnhart, Demontay Tarver, and Kyler Cain. Beta Alpha Psi is the International Honorary Organization for financial information professionals. They were initiated in a virtual event hosted by Beta Alpha Psi International on Apr. 12. More than 200 students from 20 different chapters across the nation were initiated that day. Traditionally, it is best known as the honorary accounting fraternity, but all accounting, finance, and information systems majors who meet the qualifications are invited to join.

Graduation Reception

On May 13, we celebrated our graduates with a ceremonial graduate hooding and undergraduate reception. We enjoyed hooding our graduates and saying good luck to all who attended. Check out all the posted videos and photos on our Facebook page @ESU.Business.

For a great story on another one of our students with grit and determination, read about Micayla Davis’s 9-year college journey (pictured above).

Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge

Jillian Patton and Lillian Reynolds were announced the winners of the Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge on Apr. 28 for their entry titled “HUSH” and received the Dr. John Zimmerman Entrepreneurial Prize, a new award that resulted from a gift graciously funded by Dan Austin, alumni, who remembers a profound conversation with Dr. Zimmerman about serving others. The Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge is a venture idea competition that is open to all students from Emporia State University with $3,000 in cash prizes: $1,500 for first, $1,000 for second, and $500 for third. Second place and $1,000 went to Aren Trost for his idea “Farmers, Bee, Hemp.” Jackson Novacek and Khalil Rasheed took third place and $500 with their idea of “Buy, Play, Trade.” Click here to read the full article, including the winners of the Elevator Challenge held on Feb. 23, the committee and judges, and more about the winning ideas.

Two Business Students Named Shepherd Scholars

Each  year, the Shepherd Scholars Program honors Emporia State’s most outstanding students, as determined through a robust and competitive application process. Emporia natives R. Hershel and Augusta Shepherd established this program through an endowed gift of $150,000 to the ESU Foundation in 1995. Through the years, the scholarship has been further enhanced by contributions from the couple and their children. Congratulations to our business students Morgan Bolen and Jose Eduardo Argueta Mejia for being newly named Shepherd Scholars.

Fifth Annual KBHF Essay Contest

Four high school students across the state have received their awards from the fifth annual statewide Kansas Business Hall of Fame (KBHF) essay contest. Original essays were based on research of a Kansas Business Hall of Fame honoree inducted into one of two categories, Historical or Contemporary. Ninety-three entries from 17 Kansas high schools were judged by a panel of business professionals and business faculty. The prize money, totaling $2,000, was graciously donated by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

The four winners were:

  • Sriram Srinivasa Kalki, freshman from Blue Valley North High School, inductee Philip Anschutz
  • Caroline Place, freshman from Blue Valley North High School, inductee Junius George Groves
  • Baylee Richard, senior from Olpe High School, inductee Olive Ann Beech
  • William White Walker, freshman from Emporia High School, inductee William Allen White

Pictured is William White Walker.

Kansas Business Hall of Fame Inducts Three New Members

Joseph J. Bisogno and the late brothers Joseph and Louis Wenger have been announced as the 2022 Kansas Business Hall of Fame (KBHF) Contemporary and Historical inductees, respectively. These three gentlemen were officially inducted at the Business Appreciation Dinner on May 11 at the Topeka Country Club hosted by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

This year marks the 34th induction into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame, located in the School of Business at Emporia State University. Business leaders selected for the KBHF are widely known for their contributions to Kansas and for being role models to future business leaders. KBHF recognizes historical contributors and present-day leaders who have made private enterprise work in Kansas and throughout the country. The KBHF Board is made up of individuals from across the state of Kansas and from Kansas universities who are passionate about recognizing these individuals.

Alumni Career Announcements & Retirements

Thank you to Jason Pfortmiller (BSB 13-Accounting, MBA 14-ERP) who visited multiple classrooms and presented a Lunch & Learn on Apr. 28 titled “Q&A: Life Aft­er College—The Transition from School to Career.” Jason was our Outstanding MBA student in 2014 and is currently a Functional Analyst for Defense at Spirit Aerosystems.

Career Announcements

Yahya Alboukare (BSB 11-Computer Information Systems; Information Systems), Davenport, Iowa–director of digital change management & UAT at Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority.

Meredith B. (West) Baker (BSB 10-Business Administration), Olathe–recruitment consultant at OMNI Human Resource Management.

Juan "Jen" (Li) Baxter (MBA 13-Accounting, Business Administration), Olathe–senior manager at Protiviti.

Jarod D. Berkstresser (BSB 10-International Business, Business Administration; BA 10-Spanish Culture), Emporia–senior recruiting coordinator at Walmart Global Tech.

Jayna S. Bertholf (MS 13-Business Education), Winfield–vice president for business and finance at Bethel College.

Michael S. "Mike" Black (BSB 97-Business Administration), Emporia–president and chief executive officer of ESB Financial.

Megan A. Budnik (BSB 18-Business Administration), Grandview, Mo.–senior operations supervisor at Shamrock Trading Corporation.

Mariah E. (Catlett) Cline (BS 04-Economics), Bentonville, Ark.–director of allocation optimization at Sam's Club.

Evans E. Coe (MBA 92-Business Administration), Chambersburg, Pa.–corporate logistics manager at Virginia Transformer Corp.

Dereck A. Cooper (BSB 10-Financial Services; Business Administration), Shawnee–design team manager at Premier Building Supply.

Russell H. Cornelius (BSB 13-Business Administration), Kansas City, Mo.–transportation business analyst at Crestwood Midstream Partners LP.

Shayla R. Cotman (BSB 17-Accounting; MBA 17-Business Administration), Wichita–interim cash manager at City of Wichita, Kansas.

Lindsay L. Cuadra (BSB 15-Accounting), Baltimore, Md.–senior tax accountant at SC&H Group.

Jeffrey "Jeff" L. Day (BS 85-Marketing), Leawood–north central regional manager at Crane Payment Innovations.

Carlos A. Davila (BSB 08-Computer Information Systems; Information Systems), Emporia–IT account executive at Omnia Solution S.A.C.

Sam G. Derksen (BSB 20-Information Systems), Kansas City, Mo.–business systems analyst at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.

Jessica N. Evans (BSB 19-Marketing), Stilwell–marketing coordinator for Dr. Vince Clinical Research in Overland Park.

Kristen E. (Bohm) Fisher (BSB 20-Business Administration), Derby–talent solutions coordinator at Koch Business Solutions.

Steven C. Fox (BSB 18-Information Systems; BS 18-Communication), Shawnee–IS analyst at Children's Mercy in Kansas City.

Valerie L. Golder (BSB 20-Marketing), Topeka–marketing coordinator at HME, Inc.

Jackamoe "Jack" M. Gragg (BSB 20-Marketing), Colwich–financial account representative at RTS Financial.

Jason D. Gwartney (BSB 97-Marketing), Olathe–senior director, customer service at NAVEX.

Jennifer A. (Hess) Halbrendt (BSB 95-Compuet Information Systems), Austin, Texas–information technology leader at Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC.

Victoria M. Harmon (BSB 16-Business Administration), San Diego, Calif.–senior financial analyst at Qualcomm.

Sierra J. (Taylor) Heins (BSB 14-Accounting, MBA 14-Business Administration), Lawrence–senior external reporting analyst at Evergy.

Jessica L. (Wright) Hoover (BSB 07-Accounting), Lawrence–compliance and operations manager at Berkley Aspire.

Amanda D. "Mandy" Jordan (BSB 13-Accounting, MA 15-Accountancy), Overland Park–director of finance at Spiral.

Ebrahim Kayali (BS 16-Computer Science), Los Angeles, Calif.–PCB designer at SpaceX.

Jaime M. (Cripps) Kellison (BSB 10-Management), Emporia–analyst, clinical operations at Cardinal Health.

Stephanie M. (Ternes) King (BSB 11-Accounting; MBA 16-Business Administration), Wichita–turnaround data leader at Flint Hills Resources.

Anton Levanovich (BS 20-Computer Science), Lawrence–system engineer II at Cerner Corporation.

Kimbery A. (Douglas) LoPorto (BSB 06-Management), Emporia–AVP human resources at ESB Financial.

Bruce "R. Bruce" Lounsbury (BSB 84-Data Processing Information Systems; MBA 97-Business Administration), Eudora–senior project manager at New Directions Behavioral Health.

George P. Maxwell (MBA 09-Business Administration), Topeka–commercial banker at Fidelity State Bank & Trust.

Aaron J. McNeer (BSB 11-Financial Services, Business Administration), Gardner–manager of mortgage originations at TruHome Solutions, LLC.

Darcy A. (Illk) Meier (BSB 05-Management), Redmond, Wash.–senior director, Costco team leader at Newell Brands.

Kaylin E. Nelson (BSB 18-Business Administration), Olathe–marketing coordinator for Cerner.

Tanner J. Orchard (BSB 14-Management), Wichita–project manager at Manorly Concierge Home Management.

Emmy M. (Edie) Parks (BSB 12-Marketing; MS 13-Instrucitonal Design), Emporia–lead instructional designer for Children's Mercy Kansas City.

Tarsha L. (Andrews) Rafferty (BSB 97-Accounting), Sapulpa, OK– vice president of corporate distribution at Associated Wholesale Grocers in Kansas City.

Cullen D. Roche (BSB 19-Accounting), Wichita–senior auditor at BT&CO., P.A.

Carissa M. (McAfee) Sadique (BS 20-Marketing), Overland Park–learning and design specialist at Benefit Communication Insourcing.

Erin K. (Guss) Scraper (BSB 99-Marketing), Baldwin City–chief operating officer of Aware Recovery Care.

Jason A. Seaton (BSB 08-Accounting), Wichita–internal audit director at Peoples Bank and Trust.

Sai W. Seng (MBA 05-Business Administration), Abington, Md.–founder and CEO of SkillEdge Academy.

Daniel A. Smarsh (BSB 08-Accounting, Management, MBA 11-Accounting, Business Administration), Wichita–senior accountant at Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn, LLP.

Barry A. Smith (BSB 09-Business Administration), Emporia–director of product management at Disney Streaming.

Brian M. Turner (BSB 08-Marketing), Wichita–director of community partnerships at the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. 

Michael S. Ulrich (BSB 93-Marketing &Management), Wichita–real estate loan consultant at Heartland Credit Union - Kansas.

Drew B. Walters (BSB 93-Business Administration), Houston, Tx.–operations manager at Atlantic Relocation Systems.

Fabian Wank (BSB 18-Management), Emporia–product manager at Audi Österreich.

Renata Wardhani (BSB 20-Business Administration), Surabaya/East Java, Indonesia–associate at Inditex.

Donta A. L. Watson (BSB 07-Management), San Jose, Calif.–vice president of Talent Development at ATD San Antonio.

Abby C. White (BSB 20-Accounting; MBA 21-Business Administration), Ottawa–staff accountant at Louis Dreyfus Company.

Teri L. Whitson (BSB 14-Accounting; MBA 17-Business Administration), Kansas City, Mo.–senior accountant at Caravan Health.

Jack D. Wilson (BSB 18-Business Administration), Englewood, Colo.–in-house counsel for Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.

Andrew S. Wimp (BSB 17-Marketing, MBA 19-Business Administration), Manhattan–assistant director of transfer recruitment at Kansas State University.


Deborah K. (Rhodes) Ball (BSB 82-Accounting), Olathe, retired from Rhodes Chemical Co, Inc.

Terry W. Crawford (BSB 79-Business Administration), Shawnee, has recently retired as senior vice president & treasurer of AMC Theatres.

Ed C. Eilert (BSB 61-Business Education, MS 61-Business Education), Overland Park, is retiring from chairman of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners after 44 years of elected public service in local government.

David W. Steffes (BSB 77-Business Administration), McPherson, has retired after 28 years with the State of Kansas, Department for Children and Families.

Alumni Awards

Mary L. Goad (BSB 90-Office Administration), Salina, was recently announced to the Salina United Way board of directors.

Gregory H. "Greg" Kossover (BSB 85-Accouting), Tulsa, Okla., was recently inducted into the Topeka Tennis Hall of Fame.

Ting Liu (BSB 11-Accounting, MS 13-Health, Phys Ed, & Recreation), Duluth, Ga., is a 2021 Athletic Hall of Honor Award recipient for her excellence in volleyball.

Marion Mariathasan (BSB 99-Computer Information Systems), Denver, Colo., CEO and co-founder of Simplifya, LLC, has been named a new board member of CEA Industries, Inc.

Allan H. Palecek (BA 67-Business Administration), San Rafael, Calif., was inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame for 2020-2021.

Congratulations to Denise Kruse (BSB 82-Business Administration), CEO/Co-Owner of AdamsGabbert, and their staff for achieving Ingram's 2022 Best Companies to Work for in the Kansas City region.

To learn more about the Together, Forward campaign, click on the image above.

Faculty News

Click here for our School of Business Directory

Dr. Marian Riedy, in collaboration with Dr. Tanja Steiner, have published a legal thriller, Surprise Witness. With its courtroom drama, twisty plot, deception, blackmail, and a body in the wrong grave, Surprise Witness is a “head-scratching whodunit” of a legal thriller. In the novel, an unexpected revelation from a client leads the lawyers at A. Stein & Associates to discover a dark thread, veiled in secrets, connecting three war veterans to a life-altering encounter in the jungles of Vietnam. The attorneys must uncover the truth of what happened to stave off disaster, sending them on a wild pursuit of the surprising witnesses to it all. Surprise Witness will engage and entertain. Yet, beneath the intrigue lie “powerful themes of guilt, redemption, and lost identities,” according to one reviewer. Click here to order your copy.

Dr. Will Phillips
serves as a council member on the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council (KITCC), originally founded by emeritus faculty Dr. Raffaele De Vito. During the recent event on June 7, Black and Veatch was presented the 2021 Kansas Exporter of the Year award, selected by the Kansas Department of Commerce in conjunction with the KITCC.

Dr. Tanja Steigner had an article published, “The Influence of Private Equity and Venture Capital on the Post-IPO Performance of Newly-Public Acquirers” in The North American Journal of Economics and Finance.

Dr. Nabid Alam had a paper, "Finding the Emerging Research Agenda: A Systematic Literature Review on Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance,” accepted for presentation at the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2022. 

Drs. Douglass Smith, Jeffrey Muldoon, and Geethalakshmi Shivanapura Lakshmikanth had their submission titled "The Past Masters: The Impact of the Evolution of Management Thought on History" accepted for publication in the Journal of Management History.   

Drs. Doug Smith, Jeffrey Muldoon, and Geethalakshmi Shivanapura Lakshmikanth had their submission titled "The Need for Modification: The Impact of COVID-19 on Pitch Competitions" accepted for publication in Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy.

Ms. Refaiya Zaman and Dr. Geethalakshmi Shivanapura Lakshmikanth have had their abstract for "Challenges of using Artificial Intelligence Technology in Higher Education: A Systematic Study of Influencing Factors" accepted for presentation at the 51st Annual Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI), New Orleans, LA, March 2022.

Drs. Geethalakshmi Shivanapura Lakshmikanth, Liz Diers, and Lidan Fan had their article, "Transitioning Computer Science Major from the Mathematics Department to an Information Systems Department – Reasoning, Administrative Process and Curriculum Changes" accepted for publication in the Journal of Emporia State Research Studies, January 2022.

Dr. Nabid Alam will be chairing a session at the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute 2022 Conference. The session is called "Workforce Issues.”

Drs. Tanja Steigner, Geethalakshmi Shivanapura Lakshmikanth, Juan Chavarria, and Javier Flores have two presentations, "Understanding Bitcoin National Acceptance from Microblog Sentiments: Operationalization of TAM Factors" and "Blockchain Technology - A Visual Analysis with Cluster Exploration and Literature Survey" that were submitted and accepted for the SWDSI 2022 conference.

Dr. Lei Wen’s manuscript titled "Applying an Interactive Learning Approach Provided by an Academic Coach in a Graduate-Level Accounting Course" was accepted for publication in Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning (HESWBL).

Dr. Jeffrey Muldoon is serving as the 2022 Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Chair for the Management History (MH) Division of the Academy of Management, as part of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, which is being held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 5 – 9, 2022.

Dr. Danya Mi has a proposal entitled, "The Effect of Organizational Culture and Reward Frequency on Performance Misreporting" that was approved for funding by the Faculty Research and Creativity Committee at ESU, and she will receive a Graduate Assistant for two full semesters.

Drs. Juan Chavarria, Javier Flores, Marian Riedy, and student Salman Mostafa have their article "Who Is Slapping Whom?" accepted into the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology for fall 2022.

Dr. Will Phillips and student collaborator Chloe Driskill are the recipients of the ESU Dr. Gary Bitter Research Award.

MBA graduate student, Mostofa Wahid, has a paper published titled “The Effect of Fancy Brand Names on Brand Perception and Brand Attitude of Young Consumers” in Journal of Management Policy and Practice with coauthors and previous faculty Drs. Jun Yu and Joyce Zhou, and Dr. Tingxuan Lu (Idaho State University). 

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