/April 2018

April 2018

April 2018

2018-06-04T09:05:39+00:00 April 2, 2018|

Dean’s Message

As we look forward to spring weather, I’d like to thank all of our faculty and staff for the many things you do for our students and the college. This is obviously a busy, exciting time of year as we prepare for the end of a semester and the excitement of graduation. The Ivy College of Business convocation ceremony will be held Friday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. The university commencement will be Saturday, May 5, also at Hilton Coliseum. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to assist.

It was great to see so many of you at our inaugural Ivy Women in Business Awards Ceremony on March 21. There were more than 100 people in attendance, including keynote speaker Iowa State University President Wintersteen. This event was co-sponsored by the Collegiate Women in Business student organization. Their enthusiasm and participation was extraordinary! Thank you to the many people who helped organize and promote this event to ensure such a great turnout.

Reminder: Please join us for the Ivy College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 26, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin, with a reception immediately following in the Bergstrom Commons. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our calendar this semester has been filled with many high-quality events, with several more to come. As you read through the Ivy CoB Online this month, please note we created a new section for events. I encourage you to review the list and attend as many events as possible.


James Cannon, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, was invited by the University of Calgary to provide a PhD seminar on cost asymmetry research, and to present his paper, “The Impact of International Takeover Laws on Corporate Resource Adjustments: Evidence from the Asymmetric Behavior of Selling, General, and Administrative Costs,” March 23. It was co-authored with Bingbing Hu (Hong Kong Baptist University), Jay Lee (U. of Massachusetts-Boston), and Daoguang Yang (University of International Business and Economics).

Business Career Services

We have produced all new data for the 2016-2017 year. Please follow the link below to view the annual report, employment statistics, and salary statistics.


Employer Development

Angela Wagner met with Spreetail, March 28. Kathy Wieland met with the following organizations in March: Spreetail, LES Systems, Oriental Trading, First National Bank Omaha, Great America Financial Services, Deloitte Consulting, Make A Wish Foundation, Accenture, and Anderson Trucking Services.

We are currently in the process of planning summer travel and employer visits. If you are aware of an employer you believe should recruit business students from Iowa State, please let us know and we will reach out to the firm or organization.

Available Positions

There are many internship and full-time job opportunities that we continue to identify and are posted on CyHire. Please encourage students who are seeking to check CyHire on a regular basis and talk to Business Career Services for additional internship and comprehensive job seeking resources.

Student Development

In March, our staff gave a Soft Skills presentation to 800 students from Gilbert High School for their Career Day. Tanya Austin and Angela Wagner presented to the Marketing and Management Executive Advisory Committee on trends in marketing and management employment. Kathy Wieland participated in the SCM 491 Live Case Study Tour with Caterpillar to Santiago/Antofagasta, Chile. Kathy also presented to 20 students at the Multicultural Business Network Lunch and Learn and she presented to 15 students in the Global Business Club. Kathy served as a panelist for the Accounting Day Luncheon to 25 students, she served as a panelist for the Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni networking event to 120 students, and she served as a panelist for the Supply Chain Management Club professor panel to 20 students.

Professional Development

Angela Wagner attended the Iowa State Veterans Program/Workshop.

Fall 2018 Upcoming Career Events – Mark Your Calendars!

Business Week September 17-21
Business Week Speaker Series September 17-24
Beta Alpha Psi Meet the FirmSeptember 25
Finance Club Career NightSeptember 25
Management Information Systems Club Career NightSeptember 25
Marketing and Management Club Career NightSeptember 25
Supply Chain Management Club Career NightSeptember 25
Ivy College of Business Leadership BreakfastSeptember 26
Business, Industry, and Technology Career FairSeptember 26
Interview DaySeptember 27

Dean’s Marketing

Do you need assistance from the dean’s marketing team? We’re here to help you with a variety of promotional services (website updates, photography, video, graphic design services, writing, event planning, social media, and more). With the high volume of requests we receive, it would be very helpful if everyone could start this process by filling out a simple request form. That form (located on the website under faculty and staff resources) immediately goes to three people on our team, so if one person is out of the office, others can assist. This process helps us prioritize our projects, and ultimately helps us serve you better. Thank you!

Michele Appelgate attended the AACSB B-School Communications and Development Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts, March 7-9.


This new section was created to help draw attention to the many wonderful events being hosted by the Ivy College of Business. Please mark your calendar and attend as many as possible! 


Andreas Schwab, PhD, associate professor of management, Dean’s Fellow in Management and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Technology Bandung, and Zhu Zhang, PhD, associate professor of information systems and Kingland Faculty Fellow in Business Analytics:

  • had their paper “A New Methodological Frontier in Entrepreneurship Research: Big Data Studies” published in Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice.
  • gave an invited presentation titled, “Comparative Case Study of Two Entrepreneurial Eco-Systems” at the Fulbright Enrichment Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 14-17.

Maartje Schouten, PhD, assistant professor of management, presented a poster on her social hierarchy and perspective taking in teams and interpersonal relationships research at the Iowa State University Research Day. She was the only researcher representing the Ivy College of Business and encourages other researchers to present their work next year.

Priyanka Jayashankar, adjunct assistant professor of management:

  • and Sree Nilakanta, PhD, Kingland Systems Graduate Director of Business Analytics, associate professor of information systems, Westley Johnston PhD, PhD, Pushpinder Gill, PhD student of marketing, and Reed Burres have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing for their paper “IoT Adoption in Agriculture: The role of perceived value, trust and risk.”
  • and Howard Van Auken PhD and Arvind Ashta PhD have been accepted publication in Strategic Change for their paper “What motivates ecopreneurs in the US to create value”
  • and Arvind Ashta PhD and Mark Rasmussen Phd have been accepted publication in Strategic Change for their paper “What are the lessons from nature for doing well and doing good in different environment’s A hybrid perspective of microfinance and slow money”
  • and Westley Johnston, Sree Nilakanta, Reed Burres, and Qi Song will be presenting the paper “An Exploration of Value-In-Use of big data technology: a B2B agricultural perspective,”, at the 23rd CBIM 2018 International Conference in Madrid (June 2018).
  • along with Samantha Cross, PhD, associate professor of marketing, will be presenting their paper “An Indo-US Perspective on Institutional Actors Impacting Food-sharing-based Exchange” at the 43rd Macro-Marketing Conference in Leipzig, Germany (July 2018).
  • and Sekar Raju, PhD, associate chair of management and marketing, and the Gerald and Margaret Pint Faculty Fellow, will be presenting “Perceptions of Food Availability: An Examination of Low-income Consumers,” at the 43rd Macro-Marketing Conference in Leipzig, Germany (July 2018).

Ann Wright, lecturer of management, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award in the Department of Management.

James Summers, PhD, Max S. Wortman, Jr. Professor and associate professor of management, was awarded the 2018 Senior Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Management.

Xuhui (David) Wo, PhD, assistant professor of management, was awarded the 2018 Junior Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Management.


Russ Laczniak, PhD, associate dean for graduate programs and research, and the John and Connie Stafford Professor in Business, presented the paper “Female Power Portrayals in Ads: Underlying Dimensions” at the American Academy of Advertising Conference in New York, March 23, with former-doctoral student, Melika Kordrostami.

Robert Howell, lecturer of marketing, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award in the Department of Marketing.

José Rosa, the John and Deborah Ganoe Faculty Fellow and professor of marketing, has been awarded the 2018 Senior Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Marketing.

Aditya Gupta, PhD, assistant professor of marketing, was awarded the 2018 Junior Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Marketing.

News Coverage

March 5: Iowa State students have moved onto phase two for the 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge and will compete in the  finals against nine collegiate teams, April 12-13, at Temple University in Philadelphia. Read more: http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/college-students-to-analyze-cyber-security-threats-in-2018-national-cyber-analyst-challenge-1018019781

March 8: David Spalding, Ivy College of Business Raisbeck Dean, and Sarah Adams, undergraduate recruiter, discussed the college’s Young Women in Business Leadership Camp and efforts to recruit more female students on KCCI’s noon show.

March 22: The Iowa State University’s CyBIZ Lab is not only benefitting clients, but also enhancing student experiences through solving real business problems. Article by News Service. Read more:  https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2018/03/22/cybiz

Supply Chain and Information Systems

Johanna Amaya-Leal, PhD, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project role of “Extending, Expanding, and Emergent Groups in Relief Distribution Efforts in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.” It is a collaborative research grant including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Iowa State University, University of Central Florida, Texas Southern University, and University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez.

Kraig Paulsen, director of supply chain initiatives, Kevin Scheibe, PhD, Kingland Faculty Fellow in Business Analytics and associate professor of information systems, and Drew Zhang, PhD, Kingland Faculty Fellow in Business Analytics and associate professor of information systems, completed a business analytics project for Governor Kim Reynolds. The focus of the project was to identify challenges and opportunities for the state in developing a plan to improve analytics across state agencies.

Toyin Clottey, PhD, associate professor of supply chain management, won a competitive research grant from the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) to investigate “The Value of Quality-distribution Information Sharing for the Selective Assembly of Bearing Components” (Co-P.I with W.C. Benton of the Ohio State University), and will be named an NCMM fellow for 2018-2019.

Dave Cantor, PhD, Walker Professorship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Mike Crum, vice president for economic development and business engagement, Pat Daugherty, PhD, Debbie and Jerry Ivy Chair in Business, Scott Grawe, PhD, associate dean for strategy and engagement and the Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellowship in Business, Tyler Morgan, PhD, assistant professor of supply chain management, and Yoshi Suzuki, PhD, interim chair of supply chain and information systems and Dean’s Professorin Supply Chain management, as well as six doctoral students attended the Texas Christian University 13th Annual Logistics Doctoral Symposium on February 22-24.

Rui Chen, PhD, associate professor of information systems, was contacted by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for his research on data breaches. CRS provides information and analysis for the Congress and it answers member, committee, and constituent questions about cybersecurity, among other topics. It publishes cybersecurity reports on cybercrime and national security.


Summer and fall registration is open!  Registration began on March 20 and continues for all students, with assigned registration times through April 16. Registration for fall 2018 classes will remain open on AccessPlus though the fifth day of the term: August 24. As a reminder, business faculty do not sign students into their classes or switch sections. Please do not discuss available seats with students or the possibility of getting added to a class. Prerequisite runs for fall 2018 classes will run after summer grades are posted August 7 and continue through the third week of the semester.

Diann Burright attended the Community College CAO Summit at Reiman Gardens, March 8. Speakers were Kay McClenney, senior advisor to the president/CEO, American Association of Community Colleges and Mary Heiss, senior vice president, academic and student affairs, American Association of Community Colleges.

Taylor Shire accompanied the BusAd 491 trip to Spain over spring break.

Sarah Adams participated in the ISU 4U Promise event March 29 and April 10.  This program works with students at Moulton Elementary, Des Moines, assisting the students in navigating their pathway to ISU for their college careers.