Carrie Heilman has been named as one of 2018's top 50 undergraduate business professors by Poets&Quants For Undergrads.
In an Aug. 1, 2018, Harvard Business Review article titled "Make “Fairness by Design” Part of Machine Learning," Ahmed Abbasi and Jingjing Li and their colleagues offer five actionable recommendations that companies and data scientists can follow to help mitigate bias in machine learning.
In an Oct. 24, 2019, Harvard Business Review article titled "The Risks of AutoML and How to Avoid Them," Ahmed Abbasi and Brent Kitchens and their co-author, Graduate Research Assistant Faizan Ahmad, propose methods for avoiding the hazards of using advanced machine learning methods with large-scale search query data.
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.
Gary Ballinger discusses the impact of leadership change on businesses and the importance of being prepared for it in a May 27, 2017, Daily Progress article titled “Small Businesses Should Not Overlook Succession Planning, Locals Say.”
A study by Tom Bateman and Kieran O’Connor was featured in an Oct. 30, 2015, UVA Today article titled “Study: Liberals Want to Mitigate Climate Change, Conservatives to Adapt to It.” The study identifies a key divergence in how liberals and conservatives approach climate change solutions, while also highlighting convergences that might help break political gridlock. At a Nov. 28, 2015, presentation titled “More Than the Score - Real Leadership: Charisma and So Much More” in the Alumni Hall Ballroom, Bateman described specific, research-based behaviors that make a person seem charismatic to others and how to use them to develop one’s own leadership skills. He also encouraged effective collaboration and meaningful disciplinary boundary crossing to find solutions to the massive and complex challenges facing the world today in a Dec. 8, 2015, Conversation article titled “Scientists Tend to Superspecialize—But There Are Ways They Can Change.”
A new study by Tom Bateman and Washington & Lee University Professor Andrew Hess, titled “Different Personal Propensities among Scientists Relate to Deeper vs. Broader Knowledge Contributions,” appeared March 2, 2015, in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (Read the McIntire Exchange story.)
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.”
Tom Bateman offers recommendations on how we can work more aggressively and collaboratively than ever before to stop climate change in a Dec. 12, 2018, GreenBiz article titled “How to Create a Sense of Urgency around Sustainability and Climate Action.”
Tom Bateman chaired the closing plenary panel for the Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals, which took place in Chicago, Dec 9-12, 2020. The session was titled "Overcoming Adversity and Coping with Impossible Missions."
In a Feb. 7, 2018, GreenBiz article titled "This Kind of Behavior is the Bedrock of Sustainability," author Tom Bateman says sustainability and climate action "require executing some of the most difficult behaviors in the human repertoire: proactive behaviors, those that are more forward-looking and change-inducing than others." The good news? You don’t have to run an energy company or a government to make a difference.
Tom Bateman and co-author Mike Crant discuss what it really means to be proactive, the connection between being proactive and performing successfully, and the costs of not being proactive in a Jan. 24, 2018, article on The Conversation titled “Successful Businesses Need Proactive Leadership—and So Does Congress.”
Tom Bateman says that business surely can slow down the climate train that already has left the station and offers tips on how organizations and the people in them also can change direction onto a better path to a stronger, sustainable future in a Jan. 16, 2019, GreenBiz article titled “5 Ways to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture.”
Tom Bateman offers insight into leadership strategies that are not only effective, but required when facing complex issues like climate change in a Jan. 6, 2017, UVA Today Q&A on bottom-up leadership titled “Average People Can Make a Difference on Global Challenges.”
Tom Bateman and Rutgers Professor Richard Lau discussed "how not to wind up voting for a president you don't actually agree with," and the importance of using valid outside information plus our own personal standards of competence, character, and connection when we head to the polls, in a Feb. 29, 2016, Conversation article.
Tom Bateman and Vanderbilt Professor Bruce Barry offered fascinating research-based insights on what it takes to effectively pursue and successfully achieve extremely long-term goals in a July 24, 2015, article on The Conversation titled “Pluto Scientists Were Masters of the Long Haul – Here’s How People Stick with Extremely Long-Term Goals.”
Since 2017, Jeffrey Boichuk and his undergraduate Marketing students have been partnering with The Juice Laundry to develop strategies that the organic juice and smoothie bar can use to market its sustainable business practices and educate consumers. Read more about how he is giving his students an inside look at a sustainable, environmentally friendly business that also turns a profit in a Marc 5, 2019, UVA Today article titled "Seeking a Real-World Case Study, One Commerce Professor Turned to The Corner."
Jeff Boichuk has been awarded the 2015 Best Bauer Dissertation Award from the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. Boichuk’s dissertation, “Developing and Retaining New Hires during the Sales Force Socialization Process,” was lauded by the awarding committee for its breadth and quality, and Boichuk himself, who received his Ph.D. from Bauer in 2014, was commended for the overall potential of his research. The dissertation explores why the rate of turnover among salespeople is so high—some 20 percent of salespeople quit, annually—and how companies can promote the success and retention of their sales force through effective expectation management and the creation of more supportive organizational cultures.
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.”
Education website Course Hero spotlighted how students in Jeffrey Boichuk's "Customer Analytics" course are using data analytics to inform business decisions and contributing to the success of a growing startup in its "Best Lesson" series Sept. 29, 2018.
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.
Karin Bonding retired from the McIntire School at the end of the spring 2015 semester after nearly 20 years of service to the School. Bonding, who joined McIntire in 1996, has an extensive global investment background incorporating marketing, consulting, and management of portfolios and client relationships. She taught Personal Finance and International Finance & Accounting. In 2007, Personal Finance was generously endowed by Robert Hardaway CFA (McIntire ’49) to ensure its continuity at the School. Designed for non-Commerce fourth-year students, the course has been offered at 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for most of Bonding’s tenure. Bonding conducted many financial literacy seminars and workshops on Grounds to undergraduate McIntire students, undergraduate and graduate Engineering students, medical school students, Navy ROTC cadets, and athletes, as well as conducted workshops for several UVA departments (e.g., Communications staff, Alumni Hall staff, and McIntire staff and faculty). She was an instructor to student organization Smart Woman Securities from its beginning at UVA, lectured for The Best of UVA: A Collection of Unforgettable Lectures each semester, and often gave a lecture at UVA’s Reunions Weekend. While at McIntire, Bonding was also on the faculty of UVA’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies and a Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, teaching investment management and strategy. She taught the same course at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies, in Seoul, Korea. An active member of CFA Institute, Bonding was named Director of McIntire’s University Program Partnership with CFA Institute, which allows the School to award 10 scholarships toward the CFA exam fee to deserving fourth-years and graduate students. In addition to her role as a dedicated educator, Bonding was a NASD securities arbitrator from 1996 to 2005 and now serves on the boards of directors of several funds managed by Salient Partners.
In August 2015, Jim Burroughs will become the School’s new Senior Associate Dean. He will move into this position as Rick Netemeyer steps down to return to the full-time faculty and to focus on teaching and research. “Jim is an outstanding scholar and teacher, and he has served the School and the Marketing Area in a range of capacities, including the Admissions Committee, ICE Team Leader, GIE faculty leader, and Marketing Area Coordinator,” Dean Carl Zeithaml said. “I really appreciate his willingness and enthusiasm to assume this challenging job.”
David Chapman weighs in on Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation as head of the CDC in a Jan. 31, 2018, Forbes article titled “Trouble at the CDC: Must High-Character Leaders always Walk the Talk?”
A paper co-authored by Amar Cheema (with Yi Zhang and Ronald T. Wilcox), titled “The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Spending: The Role of Repayment Format,” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.
Thanks to the support Amanda P. Cowen and Nicole V. Montgomery received in 2016 from the Walker Fund for Academic Excellence and the Davis R. Ledford Faculty Fellowship Fund, respectively, the Cowen and Montgomery created an experimental study exploring how the gender of a CEO affects people’s perceptions of that CEO when the organization he or she leads suffers product failure. The study investigates how those opinions then influence consumers’ willingness to purchase products from those companies in the future. Cowen and Montgomery collected responses from focus groups presented with fictional articles about corporate missteps. The stories were identical except for the name of the CEO, who was identified as either Adam Clayton or Abigail Clayton. The resulting data revealed noticeably different reactions to and judgment of the corporate leaders.
“It turns out that gender does matter, but it depends on what caused the failure,” said Cowen. The male CEO in the article suffered a stronger backlash than his female counterpart for an unintentional error—or what is sometimes called “honest incompetence.” Apologizing elicited a more severe response, and the male CEO received less criticism when denying a failure. Interestingly, the female CEO was more readily blamed when the event concerned a moral error, and consumer reaction was harsh if she denied any wrongdoing. In contrast to her male counterpart, participants tended to be more lenient if she offered an apology. The study exposes the pitfalls of stereotypes and some of the important challenges women leaders face.
“Our research is now headed toward trying to understand these different stakeholder groups and the role that gender may play in shaping their perceptions,” Montgomery said. “We hope to identify recommendations that can benefit organizations and their leaders.”
Amanda Cowen is one of nine professors across Grounds to receive a 2017 All-University Teaching Award. The honorees were officially recognized at an April 27, 2017, banquet, held in Alumni Hall. Read the newsletter story.
A paper by Amanda Cowen and Nicole Votolato Montgomery titled “How Leader Gender Influences External Audience Response to Organizational Failures” has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The two found that consumers’ trust in, and willingness to support, an organization after a failure varied based on the gender of the organization’s leader and the nature of the failure. Their research was also featured in an Oct. 24, 2019, UVA Today article titled “‘Adam’ vs. ‘Abigail’: How Consumers View Male and Female CEOs Differently.”
Rob Cross’s fascinating work on collaborative overload, conducted with Wharton’s Adam Grant and Reb Rebele, is featured on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review.
A Harvard Business Review article by Rob Cross titled “Collaborative Overload” has been selected to appear in a new book by Harvard Business Review Press, HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017. Co-written with Wharton's Adam Grant and Reb Rebele, the article, which explores the authors' fascinating work on the phenomenon of collaborative excess in the workplace, was featured on the cover of Harvard Business Review earlier this year. HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017 is latest installment in HBR's 10 Must Reads series, which presents the definitive collections of ideas and best practices around particular topics and ideas. Other titles in the series include HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy, and HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership. Cross’ work on collaborative overload was also featured in a June 28, 2016, Wall Street Journal article titled “So Busy at Work, No Time to Do the Job.” (Non-subscribers can access the full article by googling “So Busy at Work No Time to Do the Job.”)
Rob Cross is the founder of Connected Commons, an application-oriented, non-commercial group of business leaders and scholars who work together to consider the numerous and evolving ways that organizational network analysis can help to effectively address such mission-critical challenges as organizational change and alignment, innovation, talent optimization, and leadership effectiveness. The Connected Commons held a summit Sept. 9 and 10, 2015, at UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library that addressed the networking habits of high performers, how networks shape individuals’ reputations, what networks have to do with organizational innovation and with individual well-being and success, and a range of other issues. Attended by some 120 key representatives from more than 90 leading organizations around the world (attendees included high-ups from such household names as AIG, Capital One, General Mills, Intel, Microsoft, Pfizer, and The World Bank Group), the event marked the first such large-scale conference for the Connected Commons. (Read more.)
Derick Davis details the psychology behind how we approach holiday shopping in a Nov. 29, 2018, UVA Lifetime Learning article, “New Insights on How We Shop.”
Named 2019 Young Scholars by the Marketing Science Institute (MSI), Derick Davis and Irina Kozlenkova are two of a select group of the best young marketing academics.
Mary Erickson retired at the end of the spring 2016 semester. Erickson, who taught introduction to financial accounting at the McIntire School since 2007 as well as financial statement analysis and forecasting, began her professional career in public accounting as an auditor specializing in the insurance industry. She was also employed as an investment professional specializing in credit analysis and fixed-income portfolio management and as a faculty member teaching accounting and finance courses at George Mason University. Most recently, she served as Director of Examination Development for CFA Institute, where she designed and assisted in the evaluation of questions appearing on the Chartered Financial Analyst examinations. Erickson holds CPA and CFA designations and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CFA Institute. She continues to be involved with the development of professional examinations. She earned an M.B.A. from George Mason University and a B.S. from Pittsburg State University.
A proposal developed by Bevin Etienne, along with colleagues Christine Mahoney, Batten School Director of Social Entrepreneurship @UVA; Elgin Cleckley, School of Architecture Professor; and Wes Bellamy and Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville City Councilors, has earned $25,000 in funding through UVA’s new Flash Funding program. The team’s “New Vinegar Hill” project aims to encourage the city to use a community-driven approach for future redevelopment projects and recommends a design-thinking process to facilitate productive conversations and creative solutions to move beyond racial division toward equitable wealth building for all. Designed to provide rapid, one-time funding to small groups, the focus of the Flash Fund, offered for the first time this September, is on “Achieving the Culture and Environment We Value,” with a special emphasis on creative ideas for programming and initiatives that uproot the conscious and unconscious biases and misbeliefs that lead to racial tension. Proposals in partnership with the Charlottesville-area community are particularly encouraged.
Bevin Etienne led the first group of UVA students to the Caribbean country of Dominica in May 2016 as part of his course, “Social Entrepreneurship in Dominica.” The course, offered through the Batten School, allowed students to gain hands-on social entrepreneurship experience in a small, developing island-state where start-ups are crucial to the economy.
Natasha Zhang Foutz received the 2018 Mallen Award for “lifetime published scholarly contributions to motion picture industry studies.”
Mike Gallmeyer was featured on “Marketplace” March 2, 2017. In the segment, titled “Trading Firms Cut Fees in Bid to Boost Market Share,” he commented on why some of the nation’s biggest brokerage firms are lowering their commission fees.
In a Jan. 23, 2016, Economist article titled “The Collaboration Curse,” Peter Gray and Rob Cross note that although managers may notice the benefits of collaboration, they may fail to measure its often-hidden costs. They estimate that knowledge workers spend 70-85 percent of their time attending meetings (virtual or face-to-face), dealing with e-mail, talking on the phone, or otherwise dealing with an avalanche of requests for input or advice.
Peter Gray and his Babson College colleagues Rob Cross and Thomas H. Davenport discuss how analytics is helping organizations to change not only how their people can work together more efficiently, but also how diagnosing and streamlining collaboration can support employee performance, satisfaction, and retention in a Sept. 10, 2019, MIT Sloan Management Review article titled “Collaborate Smarter, Not Harder.” Their discussion is the lead article in the publication’s special report on collaboration.
Carrie Heilman was named UVA’s new faculty athletics representative in October 2017, succeeding Curry School of Education Professor Carolyn M. Callahan, who has served in that role since 1997. In this role, Heilman will help to ensure that the University establishes and maintains the appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics and will represent the University at meetings of the Atlantic Coast Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She will also serve as the faculty liaison between the academic enterprise and the athletics department.
Carrie Heilman was presented with the 11th annual Faculty Recognition Award on behalf of The Order of the Claw & Dagger during the McIntire graduation ceremony May 21, 2017. The award recognized Heilman for "her strong commitment to McIntire students, her unbridled enthusiasm in the classroom, and the unparalleled amount of time that she devotes to her students outside of it."
Cyndy Huddleston, McIntire's Associate Dean for Graduate Admissions & Corporate Relations, discussed McIntire’s newest graduate-level business program—the innovative, internationally immersive M.S. in Global Commerce Program—with premier admissions consultancy Accepted in an April 13, 2016, interview featured on Accepted.com.
A paper co-authored by Steven Johnson, titled "Who Contributes Knowledge? Embeddedness and Marginality in Online Communities" (with Hani Safadi and Samer Faraj), was selected as the Best Conference Paper for the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management in August 2018. In July, another publication co-authored by Johnson with Sri Kudaravalli and Samer Faraj, "A Configural Approach to Coordinating Expertise in Software Development Teams," received the Academic Award for Management Research, Best Research Publication, 2018 edition, Theme: Re-Inventing Management, from Consult'in France – Syntec Stratégie & Management.
A paper by Steven Johnson was selected by the Academy of Management Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division as the Best Published Paper in 2015. The paper, co-authored with Hani Safadi and Samer Faraj, “The Emergence of Online Community Leadership,” appeared in the March 2015 issue of Information Systems Research.
Steven L. Johnson, along with colleagues Sri Kudaravalli of HEC Paris and Samer Faraj of McGill University, describes how to get experts to work together effectively in a May 10, 2017, Harvard Business Review article. Studying 71 software development teams in a large U.S. technology company, the three found that the highest-performing teams used a different configuration of expertise depending on the needs of the project phase, decentralizing expertise during design and centralizing expertise during implementation.
Bill Kehoe received the 2015 Outstanding Contributions Award from the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. The award was given at the annual ASBBS conference in recognition of Kehoe’s exemplary contributions over many years to the academy, colleagues, and students.
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.
Bill Kehoe has been selected to receive the 2016 Chamber Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kehoe will be honored Nov. 17, at the 103rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner, to be held at the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion. The prestigious award, established by the Chamber of Commerce in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the greater Charlottesville area, is named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, whose goodwill set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens.
Bill Kehoe is one of three recipients of the 2015 Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by UVA's Jefferson Scholars Foundation. The award invites schools from across the University to nominate any full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and sought to instill in their students the virtues of scholarship and a love of learning. Award winners receive $5,000; the three recipients were recognized at a banquet in October 2015. “[The JSF is] looking for the very best teachers to honor, those who go the extra mile in instilling a love of learning and the virtues of scholarship,” said Director of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Program Bill Wilson, who chaired the award selection committee. “Knowing Bill as well as I do, I am thrilled with the choice we made. The testimonials on Bill's behalf from colleagues and students were simply laudatory, and we find ourselves not only in admiration of Bill's devotion to our vocation, but thankful for it as well.” “As a member of McIntire's Marketing Area since 1975, Bill has compiled a remarkable teaching record and service record,” said Marketing Professor Rick Netemeyer. “It is impossible to explain the totality of the impact he has had on students, colleagues, McIntire, and UVA in those 40 years. He is one of the most selfless people at the School, always putting students first. Simply put, Bill is a master teacher, academic, and mentor.” (Read more.)
Dorothy Kelly offers advice about credit cards and debt in a July 24, 2019, WalletHub article titled "Back-to-School Shopping Survey."
Dorothy Kelly reveals commonly held misperceptions about how credit scores are calculated, common mistakes people make when trying to improve their credit score, and the best way for young people to build credit in an April 2017 WalletHub study titled “2017's Cities with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores.”
In a Jan. 24, 2018, WUVA news story titled “Equifax Breach Threatens Undergrads,” Dot Kelly discusses how breaches of personal data can destroy financial credibility.
Dorothy Kelly explains how banks and credit unions earn money from secured credit cards in a recent WalletHub article, “Secured Credit Cards.”
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.”
Adam Koch was honored with an All-University Teaching Award in the General Awards Category April 22, 2015. Koch teaches financial accounting in the M.S. in Commerce Program, an undergraduate elective in financial statement analysis, and accounting in the McIntire Business Institute (MBI). “Koch is masterful at helping students recognize how seemingly complicated topics can be reduced to a much simpler framework for understanding and analysis,” said his nominator. “Students trust Adam, which is perhaps the most important trait for an effective teacher. They trust that he is careful with their time, careful with preparing them adequately, and careful in his evaluation of their work.”
Kisha Lashley is a co-organizer of a symposium titled "Negotiating Status and Stigma: A Rhetorical Approach” that has been accepted for inclusion as a Showcase Symposium at the 2017 AOM Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Lashley also co-organized another symposium titled "Evaluating Social Evaluations: All Different, But Similar, Or Maybe It Just Depends?” sponsored by the OMT, MOC, and OB divisions.
Kisha Lashley was featured in an Oct. 12, 2015, UVA Today article titled “New Professor Studies Stigmatized Businesses While Breaking Her Own Barriers.”
Craig Lefanowicz is one of eight UVA professors to receive a 2018 All-University Teaching Award.
David Lehman, along with Professors Bruce Cooil and Rangaraj Ramanujam of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, explained the findings of their Journal of Management paper, “The Effects of Rule Complexity on Organizational Noncompliance and Remediation: Evidence from Restaurant Health Inspections,” in an Oct. 7, 2019, Harvard Business Review article titled "Why Some Rules Are More Likely to Be Broken." While many studies have aimed to determine which organizations are more susceptible to a lax attitude that lends itself to rule breaking, Lehman and his colleagues focused on the rules themselves, discovering that the design of rules can actually be the root cause for noncompliance in organizations.
Recognized for his “transcendent impact” on students, David Lehman has been honored with a 2016 All-University Teaching Award. One of nine professors across five UVA schools to receive the award, Lehman, along with the other honorees, was officially recognized at an April 27, 2016, banquet, held in Alumni Hall. A student of organizational learning and authenticity, Lehman was praised by those who nominated him for challenging assumptions about behavior and using innovative methods to illustrate his concepts. “David is an extraordinary teacher inside and outside the classroom who brings vision and foresight to curriculum development in ways that greatly benefit McIntire students and faculty,” says Management Professor and Management Area Coordinator Adelaide Wilcox King. “He connects to his students so well because of his deep knowledge, creative approaches, and strong commitment to each individual’s success.”
Rebecca Leonard was tapped to serve as the School’s first-ever Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, effective Aug. 1, 2016. In her new role, Leonard chairs the School’s five-year-old Diversity Advisory Committee, oversees implementation of the School’s strategic diversity initiatives, and seeks opportunities to continue a longstanding tradition of consistently enhancing the culture and climate at McIntire. Leonard’s new role, as well as the School’s comprehensive Strategic Diversity Plan, was developed by a dedicated Diversity Task Force, assembled early in 2016 by McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml.
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.
An article by Director of Client Services Bryan Lewis and Help Desk Manager Eric Rzeszut, titled “Designing IT Guidelines for Global Travel,” was published Aug. 17, 2015, on EDUCAUSE review.
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.
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.
Research on sociocognitive and behavioral role constraints on “star” leaders by Jeffrey Lovelace was featured in a recent Academy of Management Insights article titled "Celebrity CEOs Often Get Typecast into One of Four Roles."
Jeffrey Lovelace presented his co-authored paper, “The Push and Pull of Attaining CEO Celebrity,” at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation’s annual symposium Aug. 29, 2019. Lovelace and his co-authors Jonathan Bundy (Arizona State University), Timothy Pollock (University of Tennessee Knoxville), and Donald Hambrick (Penn State University) ask the question, “Why do some CEOs become celebrities, while others with seemingly equal accomplishments do not?” CEO celebrity can yield valuable validation for CEOs, but it can also go to their heads, causing various combinations of complacency, risk taking, and hubris that negatively affect firm performance. Their study identifies how distinctive firm strategies, a CEO’s individual characteristics, and self-promotion activities enhance the likelihood of celebrity attainment.
Peter Maillet was honored with the All-University Teaching Award for Excellence in Education Abroad April 22, 2015. Maillet, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Lecturer in Global Strategy and Finance, teaches an undergraduate course in global finance and a graduate-level class on the global business environment and is also Director of the M.S. in Commerce Program’s Global Immersion Experience (GIE). “Peter has been a leader in ‘globalizing’ business education at McIntire, spearheading the truly international learning experiences that many McIntire students now enjoy,” his nominator said. “His ‘Global Finance’ course embodies the quintessential McIntire School experience by requiring students’ best efforts, capturing their full engagement, and driving them to expand their own worldviews,” said Maillet’s students.
This year’s “Last Lecture” Series featured Peter Maillet and UVA Art Professor Carmenita Higginbotham, who spoke April 27, 2017, at the O’Hill Forum. UVA’s Resident Staff program organizes the event, now its 25th year, inviting distinguished professors each year to give a lecture as if it were their last chance to pass on knowledge and wisdom to students. The content of the lectures ranges from emotional to entertaining, but they are often moving and inspiring.
Felicia Marston is the recipient of the Order of the Claw and Dagger’s award for outstanding teaching.
Roger Martin gave a talk about how using technology can help professors be better at what they do, and do it in less time, at the 2018 New Faculty Consortium, which took place Feb. 1-4, 2018. The conference for new tenure-track accounting faculty from U.S. AACSB business-accredited schools focuses on research and teaching topics and allows the new faculty to network and interact with each other and senior researchers and teachers. The event was hosted by the American Accounting Association and funded by the Ernst & Young Foundation.
Katie McDermott recently mentored a team of UVA undergrads—Anne-Bradford Bugg, John Hardison, Jason Hershaft, Lucy Krasker, Andrew Nguyen, and Elizabeth Yoss—who participated in Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017. After a month of preparing a response to the challenge statement, the team excelled in presenting their audit innovation to a panel of judges, making it to the final round of the competition in North Carolina and earning accolades on their “tremendous” performance from Deloitte partners and recruiters.
David Mick, who first studied our conflicted relationship with technology back when it was as simple as an answering machine, urges readers to think through the potential paradoxes when buying technology in a winter 2015 Virginia magazine article titled “Technological Trade-Offs.”
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.
UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center and Sally Armentrout, Marcia Pentz, David Mick, and Mark White organized the Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students, an immersive weekend of learning contemplative practices at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison County, Va. Thirty-seven students attended the Oct. 13-15, 2017, retreat, which brought a different perspective to the idea of success and leadership through a variety of activities in mindfulness, meditation, group work, and reflective writing.
David Mick, who serves on the Directorate for the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, recently published two articles on contemplative philosophy and practices: One is on the transformative potential of mindfulness for consumer, societal, and ecological well-being (Journal of Public Policy and Marketing); the other is on the foundations and research implications of Buddhist psychology for consumer behavior, including topics such as desire, attachment, materialism, satisfaction, choice, and free will (Journal of Consumer Psychology). (Both articles are available at http://dgmick.weebly.com/research.html). Mick also discussed wisdom and mindfulness practices in a March 20, 2017, Seattle Times article titled "Cultivate This Skill to Be Successful at Anything" and in a March 8, 2017, UVA Today article titled "10 Wisdom and Mindfulness Practices for Your Personal and Professional Life."
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.
David Mick was recently appointed as the inaugural special guest editor of Journal of Consumer Research, published by Oxford University and widely regarded as the leading international publication outlet for consumer behavior scholarship. The new position and change in JCR’s publication policy will allow the journal’s current head editors to submit their own research to JCR for publication consideration. Mick has full editorial control over the review of these submissions, including assignment of reviewers and final decisions as to whether the manuscripts will be published.
David Mick is one of two recipients of the 2020 Fellow in Consumer Behavior Award. The fellowship is the highest honor that the Association for Consumer Research grants in recognition of an individual’s contribution to scholarly work in consumer behavior over an extended period of time. Since the award was instituted almost 40 years ago, only 37 individuals have been bestowed this honor.
David Mick was interviewed by “Humankind” host David Freudberg for a program titled “Whole Teachers, Whole Students.” In part one of the two-part broadcast, Mick discusses efforts to stimulate a more contemplative environment at UVA and around Charlottesville. NPR stations around the country will air the program at different times, but it can be listened to online at any time. “Humankind” is a public radio documentary show distributed by NPR and PRX and produced in association with WGBH/Boston.
David Mick participated in the Fifth Biennial Conference on Transformative Consumer Research, held in May 2015 at Villanova University. He was part of a two-day panel of 12 researchers developing theory and research on mindfulness and consumer behavior.
WUVA News interviewed Mary Middleton for its “Professors are People Too” radio program in September 2017. In July, she attended the Blockchain Conference in Washington, D.C. The event showcased world leaders in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Darden Publishing recently published a case study co-authored by Ryan Nelson and Ryan Wright. Titled “The Phoenix Project: Remediation of a Cybersecurity Crisis at the University of Virginia,” the case study was designed to facilitate discussion of how a cyberattack was remediated by a major public university. Students are challenged to think through how to best manage the remediation project, including the application of best practices such as risk management, stakeholder management, communication plans, outsourcing/procurement management, and cyberattack remediation.
An article co-authored by Ryan Nelson and Ryan Wright, “CarMax: Driving What’s Possible (and Teaching Note),” was recently published by Darden Business Publishing (UVA-S-0317). Another co-authored paper by Nelson, “Start-Up Tasks for Software Development Projects from Customer and Vendor Perspectives,” was published in Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Cancun, 2019.
Ryan Nelson co-authored a paper titled “The Delphi Method Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems,” which appeared in Communications of the Association for Information Systems (Vol. 37, 2015).
A study by McIntire’s Center for Business Analytics and Ipsos Public Affairs probing consumer and workplace perspectives of automation that ranged from online banking and self-driving cars to big issues like large-scale job loss, was featured in an Oct. 17, 2017, WIRED article titled “Americans Love Automation, Until It Comes for Their Jobs.” Rick Netemeyer, Ahmed Abbasi, and David Dobolyi worked closely with their Ipsos colleagues to develop a framework for analyzing automation. Using a large representative sample of the U.S. population, the results reveal a tension between automation’s many perceived consumer-side benefits and the belief by the majority of respondents that it destroys more jobs than it creates. Cliff Young, President of Ipsos Public Affairs, first presented the findings at the annual Business Analytics Colloquium held at McIntire in September 2017.
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.
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.
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.”
Kieran O’Connor and Amar Cheema discuss the reliability of ratings and how well they hold up over time in an Oct. 3, 2018, Harvard Business Review article titled “Research: Why Ratings on Everything from Wine to Amazon Products Improve Over Time.”
Robert Parham sheds light on Bitcoin in a Dec. 15, 2017, UVA Today story titled "Q&A: 9 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin." He also explains how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work in a Dec. 9, 2017, Daily Progress article titled "Local Company Moonlighting Embraces Bitcoin-Esque Currency."
Rob Patterson served on a panel titled “The Many Facets of Dallas” at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 103rd Annual Convention, held in Dallas Nov. 16-19, 2017. Co-sponsored by the NCA’s American Studies and Visual Communication divisions, the panel explored various Dallas sites as rhetorical artifacts (i.e., the ways they’re persuasive or are intended to impress). Panelists attempted to interpret the essences of the Dallas metropolitan area by analyzing its religious, sporting, historical, and commercial sites.
In July 2015, Rob Patterson taught a core course, “The Essentials of Public Speaking,” in the UVA Advance summer program, a four-week summer residential program for highly motivated, rising high school juniors and seniors. He also sponsored the Junior State of America program on Grounds during the summer of 2015 and taught three sessions: one on public speaking and two covering selected speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both programs aim to provide glimpses of the college experience to high school students showing academic promise. In addition, Patterson was appointed by the Faculty Senate leadership team to serve on its Executive Council.
Dean Roberts was elected to the board of charity VirginiaFIRST, an organization devoted to helping young people develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). VirginiaFIRST’s keystone activity is its annual robotics competition, recognized as a premier high school engineering challenge. In July 2015, Roberts presented at a NASA conference held in Washington, D.C., that focused on the commercial feasibility of civil supersonic aircraft for entry into service in the mid-2020s.
A book by Dean Roberts titled Entering the Civil Aircraft Industry: Business Realities at the Technological Frontier was published in February 2017. In the book, Roberts provides an insider’s perspective of the industry, drawing on his more than 30 years of experience and interest in all aspects of the field. Using in-depth case studies, he examines the interplay of industrial policy, high technology, globalization, and business strategy on the field of civil jet aircraft manufacturing, seeking out the reasons for policy successes—and failures.
As the 2017 “Ambassador Family” for the Charlottesville Chapter of the March of Dimes, McIntire Help Desk Manager Eric J. Rzeszut; his wife, Raya; and their daughter, Sophie, shared their story and encouraged participants to form walking teams to fight premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality at the March for Babies Charlottesville Kickoff Feb. 22, 2017. The family has fervently supported March of Dimes since Sophie was born nearly 8 weeks premature in 2006. Over the past decade, through the annual March for Babies walk, “Team Sophie!” has raised over $10,000 in donations to March of Dimes.
An article by Help Desk Manager Eric Rzeszut, titled “Newbies Learning from Each Other: The EDUCAUSE New IT Managers Program,” was published July 19, 2016, in The Professional Development Commons of EDUCAUSE Review. In October, Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations Bryan Lewis and Rzeszut presented at the 2016 EDUCAUSE annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Patrik Sandås offered tips for prospective homebuyers in a WalletHub article titled “The Health of the Housing Market in 25 Big Cities.”
Saonee Sarker was named 2016 Outstanding Associate Editor by MIS Quarterly. In addition to this prestigious honor, she has been appointed to serve as one of the journal's senior editors, effective Jan. 1, 2017. MIS Quarterly is the IT discipline's top-tier journal. Its editorial objective is the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services; the management of IT resources; and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational, and societal implications. Sarker has served as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly since 2014.
Suprateek Sarker is one of 13 recipients to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jyväskylä, one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary research universities in Finland. The faculties of the university award honorary doctorates to individuals with meritorious work for the benefit of society or science. The ninth Conferment of Degrees Ceremony for the whole university and the conferment procession will be held in August 2016.
Suprateek Sarker was a keynote speaker for the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, held in Hobart, Tasmania, Dec. 4-6, 2017. Sarker was sponsored by the University of Sydney.
Suprateek Sarker is the recipient of an AIS Fellow Award, one of the Association for Information Systems’ most prestigious awards honoring extraordinary individuals in the information systems community. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the International Conference of Information Systems, in Seoul, South Korea, in December 2017.
Findings from a paper by Carola Schenone, Patrick Dennis, and Kristopher Gerardi, titled “Common Ownership Does Not Have Anti-Competitive Effects in the Airline Industry,” were featured in a Nov. 14, 2017, Economist article, “Criticism of Index-Tracking Funds Is Ill-Directed.” Their paper was also featured Nov. 21, 2017, in a Bloomberg View opinion piece titled “Should Index Funds Be Illegal?”
Carola Schenone discussed in a Nov. 15, 2016, interview with Andy Uhler from NPR’s “Marketplace” why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently acquired shares of Southwest, American, Delta, and United airlines. (Schenone’s contribution begins at approximately the 10th minute). She was featured on “Marketplace” again Feb. 9, 2017, commenting on the dispute between competing Gulf-based carriers and U.S. airline companies, who say the Gulf companies are getting billions in government aid.
Paul Seaborn added a live consulting project to COMM 4660 “Management Consulting and Advisory Services” in fall 2019. Seven teams of students went out into the community (both within UVA and beyond) and found consulting clients to work with on a wide variety of topics. On Dec. 3 and 5, the teams made presentations to the class, summarizing their projects, and then made final presentations with their clients. Seaborn also organized an “Introduction to the Business of Cannabis” session, which took place at McIntire Nov. 5 and featured McIntire alum Gail Rand '95, CEO and Founder of grand consulting. The event attracted more than 20 UVA attendees.
A paper co-authored by Jeri Seidman and titled “Taxpayer Behavior Under Audit Certainty” has been conditionally accepted at Contemporary Accounting Research.
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 Phys.org.
Retired Professor and former Dean Bill Shenkir co-authored an article in the April 2015 issue of Strategic Finance titled “Establish a Risk Challenge Culture.” His co-authors are Paul Walker of St. John’s University and Tom Barton (McIntire ’71) of the University of North Florida.
David C. Smith offers expert insight into Sweden’s transformation into a virtually cash-free society in a Nov. 5, 2015, UVA Today article titled “Q&A: Can You Imagine a ‘Cashless Society’? Sweden is Nearly There.”
David C. Smith, along with UVA colleagues Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Costi Sifri and Infectious Diseases Clinical Fellow Greg Madden, are recipients of a $5,000 Innovation Grant from UVA’s Global Infectious Diseases Institute. The three are studying the costs associated with over-testing and over-diagnosing the bacterial infection Clostridium difficile, a leading healthcare-associated infection that can cause potentially dangerous bowel disorders.
Journal of Financial Economics, the top journal in finance and one of the top journals across all fields of economics in terms of citation impact, has awarded David C. Smith and his co-authors "Second Prize" for best corporate paper for their 2016 paper "The Ownership and Trading of Debt Claims in Chapter 11 Restructurings.” (View the citations ranking for the journal.)
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.
David C. Smith was quoted in a May 10, 2016, Vegas Inc. story titled "New Database Highlights Nevada’s Connection to Panama Papers."
With more than 75 percent of new loans in the leveraged loan market this year offering weak protections (according to a September 2016 Moody’s Investors Service report), David C. Smith advises in a Sept. 27, 2016, Bloomberg article that with covenants, “lenders can come in and see what’s going on, kick the tires, and adjust things accordingly.” Without covenants, however, creditors “are reduced to asking the owners, ‘Can we please agree or negotiate?’ And the owners can say no,” he says. Read the full Bloomberg article, titled “Lenders Can Only Watch as Covenant-Lite Debt Strips Influence.”
David C. Smith is quoted in an Aug. 28, 2019, Bloomberg article titled "Ditech Sale Blocked by Homeowner Claims of Botched Mortgages."
The Chinese language translation of Bob Webb’s book, Shock Markets: Trading Lessons for Volatile Times (co-authored with his son, Alex) was published by China Machine Press and Pearson in November 2015. Webb also gave keynote speeches at the China Futures Association International Derivatives Forum in Shenzhen, China, in early December 2015 and at the Auckland Finance Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, in mid-December. He was interviewed by the press while in Shenzhen (http://futures.hexun.com/2015-11-25/180799659.html; http://www.99qh.com/s/headline.aspx?id=10306; http://futures.hexun.com/2015-12-03/180969713.html). Webb also gave two talks, “Recent Advances in the Literature: Asia-Pacific Derivatives Markets,” and “Publishing in Finance Journals: An Editor's Perspective,” at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China, in mid-January 2016.
Bob Webb gave the keynote address, “The Market Test,” at the International Conference on Financial Engineering & Innovation in Chengdu, China, in March 2015. While in China, Webb gave the presentation, “Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of Future Financial Markets,” at Tongji University in Shanghai, The University of Nottingham in Ningbo, and the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in Zhengzhou.
Bob Webb was featured in a Jan. 30, 2017, Investor’s Business Daily article titled “Brokers Put Trading Tools of the Elite into Hands of the Average Investor.”
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."
Bob Webb shared his insight on market volatility, as well as advice for Chinese investors in a June 6, 2016, Shanghai Daily Q&A titled “How to Play Risk and Opportunity in Volatile Markets.” He was also featured in a May 31, 2016, article on the surprising narrowing of the Chinese stock index futures’ discount and the expected loosened limit on shorting, which was published on Reuters and ETF.
Webb also presented his paper, “The Impact of Latency Sensitive Trading on High Frequency Arbitrage Opportunities,” at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and American University joint finance seminar in Washington, D.C., in April 2016; at a Zhejiang University Business School finance seminar in Hangzhou, China, in May 2016; at the Asian Finance Association meetings in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2016; and at the Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives conference in Busan, Korea, in August 2016.
In addition to presenting his paper in several cities around the world, Webb gave several speeches and talks throughout the Pacific Rim:
- A keynote speech, “The Market Test,” at the First Annual China Derivatives Market Conference, hosted by Xi’an Jiao Tong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, in May 2016
- A talk, ”Research on Asia Pacific Commodity Markets,” at the 2016 Commodity Markets: The World and China Conference at the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China, in June 2016
- A talk, “Publishing in Finance Journals: An Editor’s Perspective,” at the School of Economics and Management, Nankai University School of Finance, in Tianjin, China, and at the School of Economics and Management, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China in June 2016, and at the University of South Australia in Adelaide in August 2016
- A keynote speech, “Crowded Trade Risk and Trader Induced Volatility,” at the Derivatives Markets Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and at the University of South Australia in Adelaide in August 2016 (he presented an earlier version of the talk to staff at the Shanghai Futures Exchange, Shanghai Institute of Derivatives in Shanghai, China, in May 2016)
- A talk, “Where's Beta?”, at a meeting of the CFA Society in Auckland in August 2016
- A talk, “Co-Location, High Frequency Trading and Exchange Profitability,” at a Special Symposium at the Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives conference in Busan, Korea, in August 2016
Bob Webb gave keynote speeches at finance conferences in Auckland, New Zealand, and Denver in August in Busan, Korea, in September and in Shanghai in October. He also gave presentations to finance faculty at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, in June and at the University of Western Australia, in Perth, Australia, in August:
- “What Drives Success in Derivatives Markets,” International Conference on Futures and Other Derivative Markets, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, October 2018. Keynote address.
- “Global Financial Centers: Lessons from the Past,” Fifth Busan Global Finance Forum, Busan, Korea, September 2018. Keynote address.
- “What Drives Success in Derivatives Markets,” International Commodities Symposium, JPMorgan Center for Commodities, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, August 2018. Keynote address.
- “Trading and Privately Generated Information,” Auckland Derivatives Markets Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2018. Keynote address.
- “Nascent Trends in Derivative Markets Research,” University of Western Australia Business School, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, August 2018.
- “The Market Test,” Myron Scholes Financial Forum, School of Management and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, June 2018.
Bob Webb presented his paper, “The Impact of Latency Sensitive Trading on High Frequency Arbitrage Opportunities,” at the Financial Management Association Europe conference in Venice in June 2015 and at the University of Otago Business School in Dunedin, New Zealand, in August 2015. Also in August, he gave a keynote speech, “What Drives Success in Futures Markets?” at the Capital Markets Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand. Webb also gave the presentation, “Where's Alpha?” to CFA societies in Hong Kong, China, Manila, the Philippines, Wellington, New Zealand, and Auckland.
Kenneth R. White has been voted as president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing. White, an endowed professor at both UVA’s School of Nursing and Medical Center who also holds joint academic appointments in the School of Medicine, McIntire School, and Darden School, is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at UVA Health. He will serve as the academy’s president-elect through fall 2021, then assume the two-year presidency from 2021 to 2023. He is the first UVA faculty member to lead the American Academy of Nursing.
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.
Mark White led the first group of UVA undergraduates to Cuba during spring break as part of his three-credit GCI course, “The Business of Saving Nature in Cuba.” The 18 UVA students traveled there to study how trade isolation forced Cubans to develop sustainable agriculture and business practices that could hold lessons for the rest of the world.
An article co-authored by William Wilhelm, titled "Two Modes of Investment Banking: Technocrats, Relationship Managers, and Conflict," was published in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.
A paper by William Wilhelm and Carola Schenone (with Alan D. Morrison and Aaron Thegeya), titled "Investment-Banking Relationships: 1933–2007," was published in the September 2018 issue of The Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
Susan Perry Williams retired at the end of the spring 2016 semester. Williams, who held the KPMG Professorship in Professional Accounting, joined McIntire in 1990. During her tenure at the School, Williams served as Accounting Area Coordinator for 10 years and in 2014 was one of three recipients of the Jefferson Scholars Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia. Williams specializes in financial accounting, international accounting, and accounting theory. Her teaching interests include advanced accounting, governmental accounting, special topics in financial reporting, international accounting, and strategic cost accounting. With a research focus on corporate governance issues and earnings management, she published articles in a variety of academic and accounting journals and regularly serves as a reviewer for academic journals. She also presented papers at many academic conferences, including conferences in Turku, Finland; Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore; and Kazakhstan. Williams holds CPA and CMA certifications and chaired and held committee appointments with committees of the American Accounting Association. In addition to her membership in the American Accounting Association, she holds memberships in the Institute of Management Accountants and the Pacioli Society. She earned a Ph.D. in Accounting and M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin—Madison, and a B.S. in Accounting from University of Wisconsin—Parkside.
Jason Williamson has been awarded the 2015-2016 Jack Lindgren Award, one of the University of Virginia’s Mead Endowment-funded grants. Established in 2002, the endowment provides a small group of faculty members who display “outstanding potential to become friends and mentors of students” with grants to create their own “dream ideas,” or projects that inspire students academically while building valuable personal relationships. The Mead Endowment was founded in honor of the late Ernest “Boots” Mead, a professor of music who retired from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1996. During his 35 years at the University, Mead became known for his deep personal interest in students, and his remarkable ability to draw out and cultivate their unique talents and abilities. The Jack Lindgren Award honors legendary Marketing Professor Emeritus Jack Lindgren, who retired from the McIntire School in 2013 after an extraordinary career of mentoring, encouraging, and inspiring students. Williamson’s “dream project,” for which he received $3,000 in endowment seed money, is to lead student teams in social enterprise endeavors that will generate profits for Charlottesville-area charitable organizations. (Read more.)
Ryan Wright is a top cybersecurity professor on Twitter, according to OnlineEducation.com.
In the Sept. 30, 2019, installment of tech website Gizmodo’s series “Giz Asks,” Ryan Wright joined a panel of fellow cybersecurity experts weighing in on how it would be possible to shut down the entire internet.
Carl Zeithaml is the recipient of the 2016 Raven Award, in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the University of Virginia. The Raven Society’s highest honor, the award is presented by the Society annually in recognition of students, professors, administrators, and alumni who demonstrate excellence in their scholarly contributions and dedication to University ideals. Nominated faculty and administrators must distinguish themselves in several fields of service, including teaching, scholarly or creative activities, administration, and contributions to student life and interests. They must also have been employed full-time by the University, as faculty or administrators, for at least 10 years.
Carl Zeithaml has been reappointed Dean of the McIntire School for a three-year term effective July 1, 2017. “Carl has worked for nearly 20 years to achieve significant advances at the McIntire School, including a visionary integrative core curriculum, the recently initiated M.S. in Global Commerce, the transition to a research-oriented faculty culture, and best practices in peer faculty mentoring that are a model for the University. McIntire consistently ranks as one of the top undergraduate and graduate business schools in the nation, garnering numerous accolades as a flagship in business education,” says UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas. “I am thrilled to have his continued leadership and partnership in accelerating the ascent of the McIntire School and UVA.”
In a June 24, 2016, article titled “A Unique Integrated Curriculum Makes UVA Stand out in Business Education,” which appeared on the home page of Education Post, Carl Zeithaml discusses how McIntire is preparing its students for global leadership and success in an interconnected world. Zeithaml's comments on delivering excellence in higher education are followed by those of College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ian Baucom and UVA President Teresa Sullivan. Education Post, Hong Kong's leading online education website, is operated by South China Morning Post, the premier English-language newspaper in Hong Kong.
Carl Zeithaml was featured in a Sept. 25, 2018, Bloomberg article titled “Chris Shumway Gives UVA $25 Million to Train Bioscientists in Business.”