Ann Backof and colleagues Steve Glover, Brant Christensen, and Jaime Schmidt discuss their preliminary findings on improving quality in group audits in an Aug. 6, 2019, Journal of Accountancy article titled “The Benefits of a ‘Decomposed’ Approach to Group Audit Planning.” The authors, who performed their research with the help of the AICPA’s Assurance Research Advisory Group, hope their findings will help inform standard setters as they work to revise the auditing standards related to group audits.
Kieran O’Connor and David Lehman, with Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Glenn R. Carroll, explore how consumers value the authenticity of an organization in a June 27, 2019, Harvard Business Review article titled “The Kind of Authenticity Customers Will Pay More for.”
Eric Rzeszut and Bryan Lewis, along with colleague Patrick Seymour, presented at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference Chicago May 13–15, 2019, on “Reclaiming the Keys to the Kingdom: Higher Ed Admin Rights.” Rzeszut and classmate Sophia Bredice (M.S. in MIT '18) also co-authored a June 3, 2019, article titled "Life from the Other Side of the Table: Completing a Graduate Degree While Working in Higher Ed" for EDUCAUSE Review’s Professional Development Commons, about their experience in McIntire's M.S. in the Management of Information Technology Program.
David Mick and his co-researcher Michael Luchs (of the College of William & Mary) co-led discussions about theory and methodology among 20 scholars of consumer wisdom at the 2019 Bicentennial Conference of Transformative Consumer Research, held May 19-21, 2019, at Florida State University. The next bicentennial conference on TCR, scheduled for June 2021, will be hosted at the McIntire School and co-organized by David Mick and Rick Netemeyer. More than 225 international scholars in consumer research are expected to attend.
Jeffrey Leopold was featured in an April 29, 2019, UVA Today article titled “Two Students Had an Idea. One Year and 150 Kids Later, It’s a Thriving Nonprofit” He served as a mentor to two second-years, Maddie Rennyson and Mary Blankemeier, who created and operated nonprofit program Run Charlottesville.
Brendan Boler, along with Travis Elliott and Tianlu Wang, has been named a 2019-2020 Presidential Fellow in Data Science by UVA’s Data Science Institute. Their project, “Using Data Analytics to Improve the Way Organizations Identify, Attract, Develop, and Retain Talent,” focuses on uncovering insights related to how organizations spot top talent while reducing bias during the recruiting process.
An article co-authored by David Mick, “Mindfulness: Its Transformative Potential for Consumer, Societal, and Environmental Well-Being,” has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Thomas C. Kinnear Award for outstanding article in Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. The award honors the article that makes the most significant contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy issues within the most recent three-year period.
Tom Bateman discusses a variety of self-management strategies that can be applied to move sustainability efforts forward, smartly, and consistently over time in a March 25, 2019, GreenBiz article titled “Mastering the Long Haul of Sustainability.”
David C. Smith and his UVA colleagues Bob Bruner, David Leblang, Julia Mahoney, and Pedro Matos are the recipients of a 2019 Collaborative Excellence in Public Service Award for their work with the “Financial Crisis Team.” Presented by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to up to three teams annually, the award recognizes a team of faculty members, from diverse departments and disciplines, who demonstrate the greatest collaborative impact on societal well-being in a particular place or community and have pursued that well-being together with students. The award is $3,000 for each faculty member, up to five, and an additional $3,000 to be used in support of the program for which the award was given.
Kenneth R. White is a 2019 recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Gold Medal Award. The award—ACHE’s highest honor bestowed on outstanding leaders—identifies Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Executives who best exemplify leadership at the organizational, local, state/provincial, and national levels. The Gold Medal Award recognizes individuals who go beyond the confines of their own organization to continually contribute to the improvement of healthcare services and community health.