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Faculty News

June 29, 2018

William F. O’Dell Professor Emeritus Bill Kehoe lent his voice to a panel of experts discussing “2018’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations” in a June 2018 article appearing on personal finance website WalletHub.

May 2, 2018

Craig Lefanowicz is one of eight UVA professors to receive a 2018 All-University Teaching Award.

April 16, 2018

George Overstreet is one of six UVA faculty members selected to receive a 2018 faculty award from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, earning an Award for Excellence in Teaching. The faculty members were recognized April 12, 2018, at a banquet at the foundation, where they received awards totaling $35,000.

March 26, 2018

Bob Webb was quoted in a March 2, 2018, Clarin Mundo article titled "Trump Redobla la Ofensiva: "Las Guerras Comerciales son Buenas y se Ganan Fácil."

March 22, 2018

New findings by Kieran O’Connor and Amar Cheema, published in Psychological Science March 1, 2018, and featured in The Economist March 15, 2018, suggest that judges’ evaluations become more positive over time, pointing to a possibly widespread bias that could influence such ratings and other similar contexts when individuals are evaluated as part of a series, even one that is randomly ordered. In their study, “Do Evaluations Rise with Experience?” the two investigated how the decision-making process in sequential evaluations seems to become easier for raters over time, and can thereby produce inflated scores given later in a series. They found that judges’ ratings of professional dance competitors rose significantly across 20 seasons of the popular television series “Dancing With The Stars”; that university professors gave higher grades when the same course was offered multiple times; and in an experimental test of their hypotheses, that evaluations of randomly ordered short stories became more positive over a two-week sequence.

March 20, 2018

Ryan Wright is a top cybersecurity professor on Twitter, according to

February 23, 2018

Brent Kitchens and his University of Florida colleagues have created a data model that can help businesses predict demand for daily discount deals, like those offered on Groupon and LivingSocial, in particular locations. Their research is published in Information Systems Research and featured in a Feb. 15, 2018, University of Florida Warrington College of Business news item titled “Building a Better Groupon: Big Data Predicts Demand for Daily Deals.”

February 19, 2018

A co-authored paper, “The Role of Executive Symbolism in Advancing New Strategic Themes in Organizations: A Social Influence Perspective,” by Jeffrey Lovelace appeared in the January 2018 issue of Academy of Management Review. Learn more about the authors' findings here.

February 15, 2018

A co-authored paper by Jeri Seidman, published in Tax Notes in February 2018 and titled "The Financial Reporting Consequences of Tax Reform: How the Corporate Tax Rate Will Affect Profits," finds that the late-year income tax rate change as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December could lead to billions in unexpected profits and losses for companies in the S&P 500. They hope the findings in their paper will help those reading financial statements anticipate and better understand the nature of these one-time adjustments. See a discussion of their findings on

February 15, 2018

Jeffrey Boichuk teamed up with Darden School Professor Luca Cian, Professor Bidhan Parmar, and Senior Case Writer Jenny Craddock to examine how the industry-changing coffee company and other massive consumer-facing corporate entities are making their values known—for better or worse. Their discussion on the topic, "Starbucks after Schultz: What Will Happen to Activism?" appeared in the Jan. 28, 2018, edition of The Washington Post under Darden’s sponsored editorial section, “Case in Point.”