Each spring, Finance Professor Micah Officer organizes a mini-conference for the Community of Scholars research presentations. Five scholars who were awarded summer research grants in 2019 presented their research (virtually) to their peers in April on a variety of topics.
- Myla Bui, associate professor of marketing – “The Internet of Everything: Marketing Analytics from a Consumer Public Policy Perspective”
- Mitch Hamilton, associate professor of marketing – “Brand Infidelity: Impact of Cultural Diversity on Authenticity and Consumption Preferences”
- Hai Tran, assistant professor of finance – “Love Thy Neighbor: Mutual Fund Managers and Corporate Executives”
- Ellen Ensher, professor of management – “Diminishing the risk of sexual harassment in mentoring”
- Micah Officer, professor of finance – “Inside the ‘black box’ of private merger negotiations”
“This was a wonderful opportunity for our faculty to expose their research to other inquiring minds in the college, and receive valuable feedback from skilled academics who are often not experts in that specific field,” said Officer. “I personally have benefitted from the comments on my research in this setting, especially as many in the audience were not finance faculty members. As academic researchers, we are all-too-frequently siloed in our specific fields, and it is refreshing to be exposed to different viewpoints.”