/December 2018

December 2018

December 2018

2019-01-02T15:42:01+00:00 December 4, 2018|

Dean’s Message

As we head into a season of holidays, I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank all of you for everything you’ve done to make the fall semester run smoothly and for everything you do on a daily basis to move this college forward. I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to our 4,931 students.

We look forward to celebrating the fall 2018 Ivy College of Business Convocation on Friday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m. in James H. Hilton Coliseum. Thank you to all who organize and volunteer during this important milestone for our students.

Please remember that Iowa State University has announced it will once again be supporting a partial closing during the winter semester break. The Gerdin Business Building will be closed from December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019. All faculty and staff received an email from Monica Sasse (September 26). Please review those details and talk with your supervisor if you plan to take time off (paid or unpaid).

With the holiday season upon us, I hope you can join us for two special events:

  • Holiday Social: You and an adult guest are invited to this annual event, to be held Tuesday, December 4, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Ave., downtown Ames. Please RSVP to Suzanne Lyndon (slyndon@iastate.edu) if you haven’t done so already.
  • Holiday Reception in Gerdin: Tuesday, December 11, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in 3164 Gerdin to thank our janitorial staff. No RSVP required.

Finally, please consider making nominations for the 2019 University Awards  for faculty and staff. Nominations that are open to individuals and units are to be submitted by February 1, 2019. All nominations are to be routed through Jenn Wiederin: wiederin@iastate.edu. 

Update from United Way – Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn’t be happier to announce that not only did we meet our United Way goal, we exceeded it by 15%! Thank you to all who contributed to this important campaign for our community. Especially at this time of the year, there are so many in need and United Way has many programs to help those individuals. Way to go Ivy faculty and staff!

I wish you a safe, happy, and restful holiday season with your families!



Melvin A. Lamboy-Ruiz, assistant professor of accounting, had a paper co-authored with Diane Janvrin, the William J. Varner Professor and associate professor of accounting, and Maureen Mascha (Purdue University Northwest):

  • Selected for presentation at the 4th Journal of Information Systems Research Conference scheduled for January 10-12, 2019.
  • Received a revise and resubmit invitation from the Journal of Information Systems.
  • Accepted for presentation at the 2019 American Accounting Association Auditing Section Midyear Meeting to be held in January 17-19, 2019.


Business Career Services

Employer Development
Tanya Austin attended the Management and Marketing Executive Advisory Board Meeting and provided Business Career Services updates to about 15 employers.

During the month of November, our staff met with Accenture, BMO, Huron Consulting, IRI Research, McKinsey & Company, and PwC.

Employment Information
Our office is in the process of collecting employment information for August and December 2018 graduates. If students share employment information with you, let us know and please encourage them to report to our office as well.

Student Development

On November 5, Kathy Wieland, Tami Corcoran, Brooke Long, and Haley Flores conducted mock interviews for students involved with Multicultural Student Affairs. Kathy Wieland and Haley Flores also presented the AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop material during Collegiate Women in Business’s 4th Annual Invest in Yourself Workshop. Tanya Austin provided a Team Strengths Workshop to 25 students in the Business Council.

Spring 2019 Upcoming Career Events – Mark Your Calendars!

Virtual Mock Interview DayFebruary 6
Management Information Systems Club Career NightFebruary 12
Supply Chain Management Club Career NightFebruary 12
Ivy College of Business Career Fair BreakfastFebruary 13
Business, Industry, and Technology Career FairFebruary 13
Interview DayFebruary 14


Dean’s Marketing

Suzanne Lyndon attended the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Central Iowa Conference November 6-7 in Des Moines.



Ginka Borisova, associate professor of finance, along with co-authors J.M. Salas and A. Zagorchev, had their paper “CEO Compensation and Government Ownership” accepted for publication in Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Mark Power, Principal Financial Group Professor in Finance, Fred Hood, senior lecturer of finance, and David Cantor, had their paper titled, “An Analysis of Debt and Equity Marketing Reaction to Pension Announcements: What Investors Need to Know,” published in Pension Risk Management for Institutional Investors: Pension and Longevity Risk, LDI Strategies, and Pension Fund Governance.



José Antonio Rosa, John and Deborah Ganoe Faculty Fellow, presented a paper titled, “Rock-Bottom-Up Innovation: Lessons from Women Market Traders,” at the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) Research Forum on November 3. The paper is co-authored with Shikha Upadhyaya (California State University). The research highlights the significant challenges that women subsistence market traders in Fiji must overcome in light of the intersection of gender and ethnic discrimination they face daily, and the innovative strategies they employ. The research provides valuable insights to organizations that rely on women innovators and may be facing similar discrimination on account of gender or race. Rosa will also be speaking at the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) general session about a book chapter titled, “Ambiguity and Misdirection? Bring It On! Lessons about Overcoming from Women Market Traders,” included in a practice-focused book titled, Leveraging Constraints for Innovation and published by PDMA and Wiley.

Hui Feng, assistant professor of marketing, had the following proposed session and paper accepted for presentation at the American Marketing Association Winter Educators’ Conference, February 2019:

  • “Chief Marketing Officer Ability and Network: the Pathways to Power,” with Aditya Gupta (Texas State University)
  • “CMO Presence and Strategic Alliance Success,” with Nguyen Hang (Michigan State University)


News Coverage

October 31: José Antonio Rosa, John and Deborah Ganoe Faculty Fellow, was quoted in the article “Gas-guzzling Iowans Still Love Their Trucks as Warnings of Climate Change Quicken,” published by The Des Moines Register. Read the article here.

November 14: Tracy Turner, associate professor of finance, along with Peter Myers,(’17 finance) , were featured in the video story “Is Amazon Worth It?,” published by the Wall Street Journal. See the video here. Peter’s undergraduate honors thesis was quoted.

November 15: Ju-Yeon Lee, assistant professor of marketing, was quoted in the article “Quality of Sellers Critical to Growth, Revenues for Online Platforms,” published on Phys.org. Read the article here.

November 16: Raj Agnihotri, Dean’s Fellow in Marketing and Director of Ivy Sales Consortium, was mentioned in the article “2018’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday,” published by Wallet Hub. Read the article here.

November 27: Manjot-Singh Bhussar, assistant professor of management, was mentioned in The Gazette article, “United Technologies Spinoffs to Allow for Focus on Aerospace,” discussing United Technologies Corp.’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins. Read the article here.

December 3: Johanna Amaya Leal, assistant professor of supply chain management, was mentioned in the article “Delivery Demand Driving Pressure on Urban Freight Capacity,” published by the Iowa State University News Service. Read the article here.


PhD Candidates

Younggeun Lee, PhD candidate in entrepreneurship, had a book chapter titled, “Entrepreneurial Orientation and Ambidexterity: Literature Review, Challenges, and Agenda for Future Research” published in “The Challenges of Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Disruptive Age (Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, Volume 28),” edited by Donald F. Kuratko and Sherry Hoskinson and published by Emerald Publishing. This chapter is coauthored with Patrick Kreiser (University of Wyoming).


Supply Chain and Information Systems

Johanna Amaya-Leal, assistant professor of supply chain management, published the following:

  • State of the Art and Practice of Urban Freight Management Part I: Infrastructure, Vehicle-Related, and Traffic Operations – Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.10.037
  • State of the Art and Practice of Urban Freight Management Part II: Financial Approaches, Logistics, and Demand Management – Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.10.036

Toyin Clottey, associate professor of supply chain management:

  • Was invited to join the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Business Logistics, which is one of the top four empirical focused SCM journals (according to SCM Journal ListTM).
  • Won the October Teacher of the Month award by the Business Council of the Ivy College of Business.
  • Will be presenting his research titled, “Evaluating Quality-Distribution Information Sharing for the Selective Assembly of Components,” with W.C Benton (Ohio State University), at the annual conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) in Chicago, Illinois.


Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office

Prerequisite runs for spring 2019 classes will run after fall grades are posted December 19.  Students with violations will be emailed and provided instructions on resolving the violation or to drop the course. We will continue to work with students through the end of the registration period to resolve the prerequisite issue (i.e. drop the course, identify approved course substitute, initiate prerequisite petition, etc.) before notifying the instructors.  Instructors will be notified after the first week of the term of the remaining students with prerequisite issues.

Kayla Hauser and Diann Burright attended the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Central Iowa conference November 6 – 7, in Des Moines. This organization works to grow leaders and advance, promote, and develop women at all levels. There was also a student track on November 7, which included many of our Ivy Collegiate Women in Business students. Speakers included Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle; Stedman Graham; and actor, Geena Davis. Other keynotes were led by Joanne Lipman, former Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor-in-Chief of USA Today; Jeffery Tobias Halter, TEDx speaker, Huff Post blogger and a leading male expert on advancing women and engaging men; Cy Wakeman, NYT best-selling author and speaker; along with Gale V. King, EVP and CAO of Nationwide.

Cindy Sheehy and Melody Schobert attended the Transfer Learning Community Lunch November 15. Various topics related to the unique aspects of transfer learning teams were discussed.


WorkCyte Updates

On November 29, David Spalding sent an email with important updates about WorkCyte and Improved Service Delivery. The full message can be read here. Look for more information each month, from now until July, on how Workday and WorkCyte will benefit faculty and staff in the academic division. If you have any questions about the transition, contact Ivy College of Business PIT (project implementation team) Crew Chief, Bill Dilla.