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Leading Innovation Dean’s Report


CONTENTS 2 Strategic Plan 4 Spotlight on Centers & Initiatives 8 Headlines from Around the College 12 Where is Scheller? 14 Faculty Mentions 16 Faculty Profile: Debby Turner 18 Faculty Research 22 Alumni News and Profiles 26 Tech Square Innovation Ecosytem 28 Community: Honors, Donors 34 Advisory Board Todd Ervin, director of marketing and communications Treshea N. Wade, director of communications Jessica A. Wolff, contributing editor Becky Scheel, art direction and design Lee Thompson, design contributor Special photography: Nick Burchell, Gary Meek, Jack Li, Zach Porter Contributors: Gary Goettling © 2016 – Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business – An equal education and employment institution

DEAN’S ME S S AGE I was attracted to Scheller College of Business two years ago by the College’s momentum and remarkable potential to define the innovative business school of the 21st century. During this time, we have made tremendous advancement toward creating a new standard in business education. Scheller College’s mission of shaping business and society by developing principled leaders and conducting high-impact research is vital for continued success in a progressively competitive global marketplace. The implementation of our strategic plan, that aligns our work with the ambitious strategic plan that President G.P. “Bud” Peterson outlined for the entire Institute, commenced in the summer of 2015. We are pleased to share details about the significant strides we are making toward our six Scheller College-specific goals in the following pages. Leveraging the Institute’s considerable strengths, Scheller College is creating the next generation of business leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurially minded, analytically skilled, and can manage technology in a global setting. Our superb roster of faculty members are known for their excellence in both research and teaching. Scheller College’s effective and relevant curriculum provides top-ranked degree programs and access to interdisciplinary centers that prepare students for successful careers in leading-edge areas such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, managing innovation and technology, sustainability, and market globalization. Our balanced instructional approach that incorporates both practical and experiential learning differentiates us from other top business schools and enables our College to offer a business education that truly empowers our students and the impact they will have on the greater world. The generous support and engagement of our alumni and friends has proven invaluable in our more than 100-year history and is critical for taking our school to the next level of prestige and excellence. I have enjoyed meeting with many of you this past year on campus at reunions, various school events, and in your own cities and businesses. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with many more of you in the year ahead. I invite you to read more about program activities, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and research helping to solve some of the world’s most challenging business and societal issues, philanthropic accomplishments, and our future goals in this Dean’s Report. It is a remarkable time to be involved in the Scheller College! Thank you for your dedication to Georgia Tech and our Scheller College.

Maryam Alavi Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair Professor, Information Technology Management



U PD ATE Shaping the Future: A Strategic Vision and Plan 2015-2020 We are pleased to provide an update on the progress Scheller College is making toward our first year of strategic plan implementation. The plan’s six strategic goals strike a balance of leveraging Georgia Tech’s strength as a premier technological research university while strengthening our own position as a leading business college.

For the complete Scheller College Strategic Plan visit:

Within the College’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee, each goal owner addressed his or her charge throughout the year. Here are a few highlights of our progress during academic year 2015-2016:

• Launched MBA immersive tracks in leading innovation • Created MBA/M.S. dual degree program with College of Engineering and College of Computing • Increased analytical content in core undergraduate courses • Upgraded technology in various classrooms

• Began building overarching Scheller College branding campaign based on positioning research and findings • Established two Distinguished Executive Fellow positions • Expanded strategic external community outreach

Goal One

Goal Two

Goal Three

Develop principled business leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial, analytically skilled, and can leverage technology in a global setting.

Influence scholarly discourse, business practice, and policy-making in the field through high-impact research and thought leadership.

Strengthen partnerships with alumni; local, national, and global businesses; and the external community to create mutual value.

Goal Four

Goal Five

Goal Six

Foster a diverse, inclusive, vibrant, and innovative community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Develop organizational and financial resources to sustain excellence in the pursuit of our vision and mission.

Enhance recognition of the Scheller College of Business brand among local, national, and global target audiences.


SPOTLIG HT ON CENT E RS & INITIATIVE S Our interdisciplinary centers for teaching and research enrich the educational experience, the campus, and the community by providing a direct connection with the real world. They fuel collaborative teaching and research in some of the most relevant areas in business today: Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability, the Global Enterprise, and Business Ethics.


Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Michael Oxman joined Scheller College as the new managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business in summer 2016. His diverse 25-year international career spans senior-level consulting, corporate, non-profit, and government roles. Oxman comes to Tech from Acorn International LLC where he oversaw the advisory activities of the energy and mining team at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) after working for many years in the energy sector both in the U.S. and internationally. Over the last year, the Center saw Scheller College ranked first in the U.S. and sixth globally in the 2015 Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA rankings. More than 65 Scheller College students enrolled in sustainable business-related elective courses, including practicum courses where partners such as The Home Depot, City of Atlanta, Interface, and The Coca-Cola Company sponsored student projects. The Scheller College student chapter of Net Impact, advised and supported by the Center, helped a record of two teams compete in the finals of the 15th annual Net Impact Case Competition in Boulder, Colorado, with one team placing third overall. The Center launched the innovating for sustainability immersive track, which includes a combination of 12 credit hours of academic coursework with practical, hands-on projects.

Business Analytics Center This past year the Business Analytics Center (BAC) developed and strengthened its position in the professional data and analytics community. Business Analytics Forum 2016 attracted more than 400 industry professionals to Scheller College, with accomplished speakers and a keynote presentation from Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T Mobility. The Center also connected with the business analytics community and shared thought leadership through the start of a new series, Business Analytics Think Tank Roundtable, which included presentations on health care analytics as well as improving analytics influence, delivered by sought-after leaders from the professional and academic communities. Master Modeler Competition (MMC 2016) was launched to provide experiential learning via business problem immersion, while encouraging master’s students to strive for the best in a competitive environment; a team of MBAs won MMC 2016 over all other groups from across Georgia Tech’s campus. BAC also launched a podcast, The Analytics Buzz, to establish a linkage to the business community through delivery of compelling interviews with professional and academic experts on data science and analytics.

Cecil B. Day Program in Business Ethics The Cecil B. Day Program in Business Ethics supports initiatives and activities that instill in all a desire to act with honor, character, and integrity, as well as the skills to make good ethical decisions. Each year, Scheller College students are awarded Day Program funding to attend conferences related to business ethics, and also to compete nationally in business ethicsrelated case competitions, where Scheller teams have performed with distinction.

A cornerstone of the Cecil B. Day Program is its Distinguished Speaker Series, which hosts approximately 10 remarkable speakers, including many alumni, on campus each year. Day Program Director Steve Salbu has visited with Georgia Tech alumni chapters around the country to discuss business ethics where attending alumni frequently voice great pride in Georgia Tech for being a world leader in business ethics. 5

Center for International Business Education and Research The Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (GT CIBER), established in 1993, is one of 17 centers of excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Education through a four-year competitive grant process. In October 2015, GT CIBER and Scheller College hosted the ninth annual China Goes Global Conference, the premier global research conference on the topic of the globalization of Chinese enterprises and co-sponsored and hosted the fifth annual USA India Business Summit and Global Business Forum. GT CIBER has been an integral member of the recent Metro Export Plan and new Foreign Direct Investment Initiative, coordinated by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and conducted with the

Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) encourages valuesbased leadership and socially responsible entrepreneurship through coursework, competitions, a major lecture series, and various other programs for students and faculty. ILE hosts the IMPACT Speaker Series, the largest university-based weekly series that provides students, faculty, staff, alumni and community an opportunity to network with and learn from successful business and nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs including leaders from The Hershey Company, Aflac, AT&T, IBM, GeorgiaWorks!, and Arden’s Garden. ILE also hosted Ideas to Serve (I2S), a competitive platform for Georgia Tech students who are passionate about applying their skills to improve the human conditions in communities around them and across the globe; 2016 winners included a long-lasting antibacterial solution for textiles that aims to reduce hospital acquired infections and a wearable device that can improve the safety of women in the developing world. This past year the EXCEL (Expanding Career, Education, and Leadership Opportunities) Program, a four-year program for students with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) leading to two separate certificates, completed its first year with a cohort of eight students. 6

supervision of the Brookings Institution to increase exports by Metro Atlanta businesses and attract more foreign direct investment to the area. In 2015-2016, GT CIBER continued with its initiative, conducted in partnership with the University of South Carolina, to promote enhanced international business education at minority serving institutions, communities, and technical colleges in the southeastern U.S.

Steven A. Denning Technology & Management Program

Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER)

Over the last academic year, 10 companies came to the Scheller College of Business to present real problems to interdisciplinary undergraduate student teams in the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program – ranging from energy inefficiencies at their plants, to workplace safety issues in their factories, to customer turnover. At its inception, the Denning T&M Program partnered engineering and business students, and in February 2016, the program became officially open to all Georgia Tech undergraduate majors. Since 2015, thanks to program benefactor Steve Denning’s, IM 1970, continued generosity, Denning T&M Program students have had the opportunity to travel abroad for an annual week-long international experience. The first year took students to Belgium, France, and Germany; the second to the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland.

In the summer, Robert Gemmell, BSEE 1979, MSEE 1980, returned to Georgia Tech as the new executive director of the TI:GERÂŽ program. Gemmell has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry as a chip design engineer, senior executive, tech transfer consultant, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor.

The program welcomed a new class of 45 students; these nine teams comprised of 18 Scheller College MBAs and nine Georgia Tech Ph.D. students represent many colleges and schools across the Institute. TI:GER teams continued to receive national recognition for their work commercializing new research technology. Three TI:GER teams, BanyanTech (electronics), Lumenostics (lymphedema detection), and Fox Three (nano-tech drug delivery), swept the first-, second-, and third-place awards in the Georgia Tech 2016 Startup Competition. TI:GER began a new international collaboration with the Flanders Business School at Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven where TI:GER students worked jointly with Belgian business students on commercialization projects for the Colyrut Group and leading agricultural technology company De Ceuster Meststoffen (DCM). 7

HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE COLLEGE Scheller College is internationally recognized as a leader in business education that’s grounded in a deep understanding of how advances in technology affect the way business is conducted. We provide undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional, and corporate education for some of the future’s brightest business leaders.

Georgia Tech Launches MBA Dual Degree with College of Engineering and College of Computing “As technology continues to reshape the business world, every industry requires technically savvy business leaders and professionals,” said Dean Maryam Alavi. “The dual degree option is one of the many ways Scheller College is helping to close the gap between available skills and marketplace needs.”

Eleven Dean’s Scholars joined Scheller College in fall 2016. Left to right back row: John Wagner, Peter Franzek, Matthew Webster, Madison (Maddie) Jones, Tyler Harper Middle row: Jason Quill, Rachel Luckcuck, Emma Adams Front row: Anne (Abbey) Yates, Darby Foster, Lauren Bohling 8

Businesses are demanding a new type of leader with deep technology knowledge paired with business acumen, an entrepreneurial mindset, and strong communication skills. In January, Scheller College launched a dual degree option, allowing students to combine an MBA with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in programs within the Colleges of Engineering and Computing. Pairing an MBA with another Georgia Tech graduate degree gives students a competitive advantage and a unique blend of skills.

One of the central objectives in creating the dual degree option is to produce graduates who will be ready to enter a workplace that is being transformed by technology at an increasing rate. From technology companies to traditional sectors such as consumer goods, finance, retail, and transportation, technological advancements are rapidly changing the U.S. and global economies. Georgia Tech recognized the need for an MBA/M.S. and MBA/Ph.D. offering to meet the growing industry demand for a new kind of principled leader who possesses innovative problem-solving skills and business know-how to help solve the most complex business and societal challenges of the 21st century.

Undergraduate Office Ribbon Cutting Special guests from SunTrust, Georgia Tech colleagues, and students gathered in the Odie P. Galt Undergraduate Office Suite in May to celebrate the Undergraduate Program’s completed office renovations. The renovations include an expanded common area to informally meet with faculty and staff outside of the classroom, additional private space for academic and career advising, and increased opportunities for building productive mentoring relationships. This gift was made possible by the generosity of the following SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust and Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund.

Innovation Management Consortium Program With great success, Scheller College’s executive education program completed a pilot of the Innovation Management Consortium Program (IMCP) in April. The five-day in-residency consortium program was led by Georgia Tech faculty and incorporated today’s leading business trends, latest research, and evolving technologies. Attendees included cross-functional teams comprised of high- to mid-level directors and managers in new product development, innovation strategy, engineering, marketing, and customer leads. Among the companies represented were NCR, thyssenkrupp, GE, Southern Company, Delta Air Lines, and Porsche.

The courses focused on individual participant development and applied project teamwork. Corporations sent project teams to the IMCP to work under the tutelage and guidance of Tech faculty to develop their service or product for launch. The inaugural program was so successful that some companies are planning custom versions of IMCP for their product development teams and supplier/customer network.


Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Scheller College values and respects the diversity in its myriad forms represented throughout the College. Scheller has a long-standing commitment to recruiting, supporting, and advancing women and professionals of color across all of its programs. That commitment will be amplified with the help of two new partnerships: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Forté Foundation. Both organizations will help the College continue its trajectory to help advance underrepresented business students.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow Scheller College was invited to partner with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a distinguished nonprofit organization dedicated to empower African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans with the skills, coaching, and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide. MLT helps partner schools better reflect the rich diversity of the global business community and society by providing unique insights, actionable strategies, and efficient access to the best pool of diverse MBA candidates.

Forté Foundation Also this year, Scheller College joined the Forté Foundation, a consortium of leading companies and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in promoting educational and leadership opportunities for women in business. Forte’s agenda builds on its founding commitment to increase the number of women in the early business pipeline, and creates partnerships with academic and advocacy groups, as well as its own sponsors, to attract and retain women in business careers.

“Diversity in all of its forms is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths. We are committed to creating a culture of ‘inclusive excellence’ at the Scheller College where all individuals feel invested and engaged in our business school’s mission.” – Dean Maryam Alavi 10


Denmark United Kingdom Ireland


Czech Republic Hungary Poland

Turkey Israel

Costa Rica Brazil Argentina Chile


• ILE - Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program • Executive MBA – International residency • T&M – Capstone project and international experience • MBA – International practicum • Undergraduate – Oxford Program

Singapore China Tanzania Japan Australia

A Global View A global mindset is an essential part of today’s preparation for any career. At Scheller College, students gain a greater ability to define, analyze, and solve international business problems. Undergraduate and graduate students at Georgia Tech are globally engaged and gain an understanding of technology in the context of different social, economic, and cultural domains.

Full-time and Evening MBA students who took part in the international practicum, a semester-long project with an international residency during spring break, gained on-the-ground international consulting experience in more than 12 countries worldwide. Clients have included HP, IBM, Marriott, Panasonic, SITA, and UPS.

International Collaboration

The Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program students traveled abroad for an annual week-long international learning experience. Students visited the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland. Additionally, students worked with corporate affiliate Interface in Minto, Australia for their international capstone project this past year.

TI:GER students traveled to Belgium in October and Belgium students visited Tech’s campus in April for a new international collaboration with the Flanders Business School at Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven and the Colyrut Group and leading agricultural technology company De Ceuster Meststoffen (DCM).

Making a Positive Impact

Executive MBA students visited China and Brazil this past academic year as part of their international residency. Executive education programs hosted virtual programs in Japan and China.

Students traveled with the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship’s (ILE) Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program to Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. There, they gained insight into global civil society to learn about the challenges of creating and leading effective and sustainable social enterprises, and to make a positive impact by working closely with a nonprofit in Budapest, Hungary.

Number of countries Scheller College students traveled to during the 2015-2016 academic year

Alumni events were also held in London and Paris.

22 Countries

Six Continents

Students visited numerous corporations and attended events throughout the continental U.S. During their annual west coast technology trek, MBA students visited the following companies: Google (Mountain View, Calif.), Airbnb (San Francisco, Calif.), Facebook (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Tesla Motors (Palo Alto, Calif.). Undergraduate students toured Caterpillar (Tucson, Ariz.), and during a Wall Street trek they visited J.P. Morgan, BlackRock, and Goldman Sachs in New York City. While on the trek, the undergraduate students met with J.P. Morgan executive director and Georgia Tech alumnus Allen Slocumb, BSChE 1992. MBA students, along with Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), and several other companies within the heart of Atlanta’s tech scene went to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.




The cornerstone of a great business program is an exceptional faculty. Worldclass teacher-scholars ensure the continuation of existing programs and the development of new ones, and guarantee that our growing student body is learning from the very best.

Jeffrey Hu Professor of Information Technology Management

Jeffrey Hales

Deven Desai

Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. Professor of Accounting

Professor of Law and Ethics

Education: Ph.D., Management Science and Information Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management; M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S., Finance, Tsinghua University

Education: Ph.D. in Management, Cornell University; M.S. in Management, Cornell University; MAcc in Accountancy, Brigham Young University; B.S. in Accounting, Brigham Young University

Professor Yu “Jeffrey” Hu was promoted to full professor at Scheller College in 2016. He is director of the China Program, co-director of the Business Analytics Center, and associate director of the Master of Science in Analytics interdisciplinary degree program. Hu is an expert on big data, business analytics, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, social media, consumer behavior, and online advertising.

Professor Jeffrey Hales, chair of the Scheller College Ph. D. committee, earned full professorship in 2016. He serves as Ph.D. Coordinator in accounting and also has interests in sustainability and prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2008, Hales was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. Hales’ research focuses on accounting standard setting and regulation, individual decision making, and behavioral finance, using techniques from applied game theory, experimental economics, and psychology.

“I may not even have told my Ph.D. advisor this-but when I joined MIT Sloan’s Ph.D. program in 1999, I didn’t plan to be a professor,” said Hu. “My dream job was being a management consultant that helps many companies solve their tough problems. As I observed how my Ph.D. advisor could make a huge impact through his research and teaching, I decided to follow in his footsteps and became a professor.”


“I believe most people want to have an impact on the world around them and to be a force for the better,” Hales said. “What I enjoy the most about my job is when you can see the things we study and the things we teach really resonate with students, practitioners, or policymakers. Those connecting moments are immensely rewarding.”

Education: Juris Doctor, Yale Law School; B.A., Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley This year Professor Deven Desai earned tenure at Scheller College. Desai joined the Scheller faculty in fall 2014 in the Law and Ethics Program; prior to joining Scheller, he was an associate professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. “Georgia Tech continually shows me new ways technology and business practices disrupt assumptions in the law. Being able to draw on those resources and get truly nerdy as I try to figure out new frontiers in law and ethics rounds out why I am honored and always excited to be a professor at Georgia Tech and Scheller College,” said Professor Desai.

Tiffany Johnson, assistant professor, organizational behavior

Jacqueline Garner, lecturer, finance

Chris Gu, assistant professor, marketing

Manpreet Singh, assistant professor, finance

Joycelyn Streator, lecturer, information technology management

Venkat Venkateswaran, lecturer, operations management

Ryan Blunck, lecturer, accounting



Professor Debby Turner finds


in Teaching


For accounting Professor Debby Turner, it was always teaching. Turner held her first class in the basement of her parents’ home in Atlanta. Equipped with a chalkboard and lesson plans, she would teach her neighborhood playmates day after day. “Believe it or not, I even got them to do homework in the summer,” Turner remembered. Since then, the Georgia native has become a legend in the classroom during her 31 years at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. She has taught in every degree program in the College as well as several non-degree programs. “I love to teach and I love to learn. I learn from my students and build off their energy. I love my students.” Turner, who recently held the John and Wendi Wells Professorship for Teaching Excellence, shared, “My teaching philosophy is very simple. Although most of the students whom I teach will not concentrate their studies in accounting, I want every student who takes a course with me to recognize the value of learning accounting and to be able to begin using this knowledge in their work lives immediately.” “Debby’s name is synonymous with teaching excellence,” said Scheller College Dean Maryam Alavi. “She is a role model and mentor for so many of our students. Debby’s achievements in accounting education are exemplary at Scheller College and in the greater business community.”

THE IMPACT According to a faculty colleague, a significant impact of Turner’s teaching is how many students have gone on to have very successful careers in the accounting field after Georgia Tech. Dan Reardon, IMGT 1986, chief executive officer at North Highland Consulting Worldwide and Scheller College Advisory Board member said, “Debby made everything interesting and showed us how accounting can answer so many questions about business success and failure. I took every class she offered and then some and graduated with a minor in accounting. That led me to public accounting and then on to consulting. I owe my current success in a large part to Dr. Turner putting me on this path.”

Kelly Barrett, IM 1986, vice president of internal audit and corporate compliance at The Home Depot and current Scheller College Advisory Board chair, is another former student of Turner’s. “After the first few accounting classes, I just fell completely in love with it,” Barrett said. “Debby has a passion for accounting that she brings to her teaching, and it makes her students love accounting too. Her influence had a lot to do with me going into public accounting.”

“Debby has a passion for accounting that she brings to her teaching, and it makes her students love accounting too.” — Kelly Barrett, IM 1986

Turner estimated that she has taught more than 15,000 students since she became a professor at Georgia Tech in 1985. Brent Zelnak, MGT 1994, president of ZP Enterprises, LLC, and Scheller College Advisory Board member said, “To this day, I look back with fondness to my time in Professor Turner’s classroom, back in the early 1990s. I was inspired, and those lessons in the classroom have been invaluable to my career. I am not a bit surprised that 24 years later Professor Turner continues to be recognized for her impact in the classroom, and for her contributions to Georgia Tech.”

Turner Hosts the Bridge to Business Program




Initial Impressions For the study cited in the British Psychological Society Research Digest, researchers led by Brian Swider, assistant professor of organizational behavior, examined mock interviews with 163 undergrads who were preparing for real job interviews one week later. The interviewers were 54 graduate students in human resources, and they were instructed to adhere to a specific process. First, they would spend two to three minutes talking about topics unrelated to the job (like the weather); then they would ask 12 job-related questions. In between making small talk and asking job-related questions, the interviewers rated the candidates on a number of measures, including whether they appeared to be very qualified. And after each question that the candidate answered, the interviewers rated the quality of the candidate’s answer. The researchers were curious whether the candidate’s performance during the rapportbuilding period would affect the interviewer’s ratings of their performance during the formal questioning period. So they recorded just the formal questioning part and showed the video to four other human resources grad students, who also rated the candidates’ responses to the job-related questions. Sure enough, the interviewers’ ratings differed from the outside raters’ assessments — and that difference was partly explainable by the candidates’ performance during the rapportbuilding period. In other words, candidates who did a good job making small talk received higher ratings on the job-related questions than candidates who were less adept at chit-chatting. The interviewers’ first impressions had colored their overall impressions. The group of grad students who saw the video also rated the candidates on measures including their physical appearance, voice, and body language (also known as their “image”). As it turns out, candidates who received higher image scores were more likely to make good impressions on the interviewers. So being a little charming could be an important component of wowing your interviewer.


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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS January – December 2015 (Accepted and published) ATALAY ATASU Agrawal, V., A. Atasu, K. Van Ittersum. 2015. “Remanufacturing, Third Party Competition, and the Perceived Value of New Products,” Management Science, 61:1, pp: 60-72. TERRY BLUM Implementation of Electronic Health Records and Entrepreneurial Strategic Orientation in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Organizations”. Fields D, Riesenmy K, Blum TC, Roman PM, J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Nov; 76(6):942-51. SAM BOND He, Stephen, and Bond, Samuel D. “Why is the Crowd Divided? Attribution for Dispersion in Online Word-of-Mouth,” Journal of Consumer Research, 2015, 41(6), 1509-1527. SELETHA BUTLER Butler, S. & Njiiri, V., “Higher Education Governance: Proposals for Model Child Protection Governance Policy,” Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 2015(2), 367-394 (lead article). Butler, S., “Business Ethics: Conceptualize Governing with the Ethic of Care and Justice,” NYU Journal of Law & Business, 12(1), (Fall 2015), 99-137. SUDHEER CHAVA Chava, Sudheer, Michael Gallmeyer and HJ Park, 2015, “Credit Conditions and Stock Return Predictability, Journal of Monetary Economics, 74, 117-132. Ekkehart Boehmer, Sudheer Chava and Heather Tookes, 2015, Related Securities and Equity Market Quality: The Case of CDS, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(3), 509-541. BRYAN CHURCH “The Effect of Role-Taking Experience on Auditor’s Ability to Contribute to Financial Reporting Quality,” (with M. Peytcheva, W. Yu, and O.-A. Singtokul) in Accounting, Organizations and Society (2015), 40-51.

ANNAMARIA CONTI Conti, A. and Visentin, F. “Science and Engineering Ph.D. Students’ Career Outcomes, by Gender.” PlosOne, 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133177. Conti, A. and Visentin, F. “A Revealed Preference Analysis of PhD Students’ Choices over Employment Outcomes.” Research Policy, 2015, 44(10), 1931-1947. Conti A., C. Liu. “Bringing the lab back in: Personnel composition and scientific output at the MIT Department of Biology.” Research Policy, 2015, 44(9), 1633-1644. NISHANT DASS Dass, Nishant, Vikram Nanda, and Jayant Kale, 2015. Trade Credit, Relationship-Specific Investment, and Product-Market Power, Review of Finance, vol. 19(5), 1867-1923. DEVEN DESAI “The Chicago School Trap in Trademark: On the Co-Evolution of Corporate, Antitrust, and Trademark Law” Cardozo L. Review. “Exploration and Exploitation: An Essay on (Machine) Learning, Algorithms, and Information Provision” Loyola University Chicago.

Hales, J. 2015. Discussion of “The effects of forecast type and performancebased incentives on the quality of management forecasts.” Accounting, Organizations and Society, 46: 19-22. Hales, J., and J. Johnson. 2015. Sustainability: What is it and why should accountants care? The CPA Journal, April: 12-13. MATT HIGGINS Hotle, S., Garrow, L., Higgins, M.J., 2015. The effect of advance purchase deadlines on airline customer behavior. Transportation Research Part A 82, 1-16 (Lead article). MANPREET HORA Kovach, J.J., Hora, M., Manikas, A. and Patel, P.C., (2015). “Firm Performance in Dynamic Environments: The Role of Operational Slack and Operational Flexibility,” Journal of Operations Management Volume 37, July 2015, Pages 1–12.

LUCIEN DHOOGE Public Accommodation Statutes and Sexual Orientation: Should There Be a Religious Exemption for Secular Businesses? 21 William & Mary Journal Of Women And The Law 319-378 (2015).

Hendricks, K.B., Hora, M. and Singhal, V. (2015). “An Empirical Investigation on the Appointments of Supply Chain and Operations Management Executives,” Management Science 61(7), pp. 1562–1583.

CHEOL EUN “Culture and R2,” Journal of Financial Economics (2015), 283-303, coauthored with Lingling Wang and Steven Xiao.

Mizgier, K., Hora, M., Jüttner, M.P., and Wagner, S.M. (2015). “Managing Operational Disruptions through Capital Adequacy and Process Improvement,” European Journal of Operational Research 246 (1), 320-332.

“Currency Competition between the Dollar and the Euro: Evidence from Exchange Rate Behavior,” Financial Research Letters (2015), 100-108, coauthored with Soo Kim and Kyuseok Lee.

YU (JEFFREY) HU Shen, Wenqi, Yu Jeffrey Hu, and Jackie Rees. 2015. “Competing for Attention: An Empirical Study of Online Reviewers’ Strategic Behaviors.” MIS Quarterly, 39(3) 683-696.

CHRIS FORMAN Overby, Eric and Chris Forman, (2015) “The Market is Flat: Does Electronic Trading Reduce Geographical Price Variance,” Management Science 61(2): 431-453.

“Auditor Independence in Fact: Research, Regulatory, and Practice Implications Drawn from Experimental and Archival Research,” (with J.G. Jenkins, S. McCracken, P. Roush, and J. Stanley) in Accounting Horizons (2015), 217-238.

CHERYL GAIMON Ozkan-Seely, Gulru, Cheryl Gaimon, Stylianos Kavadias, “Dynamic Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Development for Product and Process Design Teams,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, 177-190.

ALKA CITRIN Wuyts, Stefan, Rindfleisch, Aric and Citrin, Alka (2015), “Outsourcing Customer Support: the Role of Provider Customer Focus,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol 35, May, pp.40-55.

Xiao, Wenli, Cheryl Gaimon, Janice Carrillo, “Managing Knowledge in a Three-Stage Platform Development Project,” Proc. EUROMA Conf. (European Operations Management Association), Neuchatel, Switzerland, June 2015. STUART GRAHAM S. Graham, D. Hegde. 2015. “Disclosing Patents’ Secrets.” Science, Vol. 347 no. 6219 pp. 236-237 (16 January).


JEFFREY HALES Hales, J., Wang, L., and M. W. Williamson. 2015. Optimism and Contract Selection: Implications for Broad-based Stock Option Grants. The Accounting Review, 90 (4): 1497-1516.

Chen, Hailiang, Prabuddha De, and Yu Jeffrey Hu. 2015. “IT-Enabled Broadcasting in Social Media: An Empirical Study of Artists’ Activities and Music Sales.” Information Systems Research, 26(3) 513-531. NARAYAN JAYARAMAN Steve Ferris, Narayanan Jayaraman, and Jongha Lim, “Six Decades of CEO Successions: The Importance of Being an Insider,” Journal of Accounting and Finance, 2015, 15(4), 11-39. YUI JIN (EUGENE) KIM Roh, H., & Kim, E. (2015). The business case for gender diversity: Examining the role of human resource management investments. Human Resource Management. doi: 10.1002/hrm.21736 (Online First Publications). AJAY KOHLI Robinson, B. Adina, Kapil R. Tuli and Ajay K. Kohli (2015), “Does Brand Licensing Increase a Licensor’s Shareholder Value?,” Management Science, 61 (June), 1436-55.

Bahadir, Cem, Jade DeKinder, and Ajay K. Kohli (2015), “Marketing an IPO Issuer in Early Stages of the IPO Process,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 43 (January), 14-31.

Mulford, C. and Austin, D. Percentage-of-Completion Accounting and the New Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition: A Look at the Aerospace and Defense Industry. September 2015.

SEO YEON (SUZANNE) LEE Bradley, D., J. Clarke, S. Lee, and C. Ornthanalai, Are Analysts Informative? Intraday Evidence on the Impact of Time-stamp Delays, Journal of Finance, Vol. 69, Issue 2, pp. 645-673, 2014.

Mulford, C. and Bell, K. Cash Flow Trends and their Fundamental Drivers: Comprehensive Review (Qtr 2, 2015), October 2015.

DONG LIU Morgeson, F. P., Mitchell, T. R., & Liu, D. 2015. Event system theory: An eventoriented approach to the organizational sciences. Academy of Management Review, 40: 515-537. Liu, D., Wang, S., & Wayne, S. 2015. Is being a good learner enough? An examination of the interplay between learning goal orientation and impression management tactics on creativity. Personnel Psychology, 68: 109-142. JOHN MCINTYRE McIntyre, John R and Anshu Arora, “Consumer Response of Diffusion Brands and Luxury Brands: The Role of Country of Origin and Country of Manufacture”, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Vol. 27, Issue 1, 2015, pp. 3-26. “Amérique du Nord—2015: Le Paradoxe US—Comment interpéter des signaux aussi contradictoires?,” Special Issue,” Perspectives 2015, No. 578, February- March 2015, pp. 70-75. SABY MITRA Yin D., Mitra S., Zhang H., “When Do Consumers Value Positive versus Negative Reviews? An Empirical Investigation of Confirmation Bias in Online Word of Mouth, Information Systems Research, Fall 2015. CHUCK MULFORD Mulford, C. and Schager, J. Cash Flow Trends and Their Fundamental Drivers: Comprehensive Review (Qtr 3, 2014), January 2015. Mulford, C. and Bell, K. The Effects of Tax Reform on Deferred Taxes: The Winners and Losers. February 2015.

ALEXANDER OETTL Catalini, Christian, Nicola Lacetera, and Alexander Oettl. 2015. “The incidence and role of negative citations in science,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(45), 13823-13826. Agrawal, Ajay, John McHale, and Alexander Oettl. 2015. “Collaboration, Stars, and the Changing Organization of Science: Evidence from Evolutionary Biology” in NBER Volume, The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy. Eds. Adam Jaffe and Benjamin Jones. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Also NBER Working Paper #19653. ERIC OVERBY Eric Overby and Karthik Kannan, “How Reduced Search Costs and the Distribution of Bidder Participation Affect Auction Prices”. Management Science, June 2015, Vol. 61(6), pp. 1398-1420. Eric Overby and Chris Forman, “The Effect of Electronic Commerce on Geographic Purchasing Patterns and Price Dispersion”. Management Science, February 2015, Vol. 61(2), pp. 431-453. HENRY SAUERMANN Roach, M.; Sauermann, H. (2015): Founder or Joiner? The Role of Preferences and Context in Shaping Entrepreneurial Interests. Management Science 61(9). Sauermann, H.; Franzoni, C. (2015): Crowd Science User Contribution Patterns and Their Implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(3). Roach, M.; Sauermann, H. (2015): Founders and Joiners, Science, 348(6240).

DAVID SLUSS Leavitt, K., & Sluss, D.M. (2015). Lying for who we are: An identity-based model of workplace dishonesty. Academy of Management Review, 40: 587-610. BRIAN SWIDER Swider, B.W., Zimmerman, R.D., & Barrick, M.R. (2015). Searching for the right fit: Applicant person-organization fit development during the recruitment process. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 880-893. Swider, B.W., Zimmerman, R.D., Charlier, S.D., & Pierotti, A. (2015). Deeplevel and surface-level individual differences and applicant attraction: A meta-analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73-83. PETER SWIRE “New Export Requirements on the Horizon for Cybersecurity Products and Technologies,” Int. Prop. And Tech. L. J., Vol 27, No. 9, Sep., 2015 (with Kim Peretti, Jason Waite, & Jason Wool). “The Declining Half-Life of Secrets and the Future of Signals Intelligence,” New America Cybersecurity Initiative, Jul. 23, 2015. “The USA Freedom Act: A Partial Response to European Concerns about NSA Surveillance,” Working Paper, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Georgia Tech, 2015. BERIL TOKTAY Pince, C., Ferguson, M. and L.B. Toktay, “Extracting maximum value from consumer returns: Allocating between Remarketing and Refurbishing for Warranty Claims,” forthcoming in M&SOM. Agrawal, V., Kavadias, S. and L.B. Toktay, “Design and Introduction of Conspicuous Durable Products,” M&SOM 18:2 (2016), 216 – 226. Gui, L., Atasu, A., Ergun, O. and L.B. Toktay, “Fair and Efficient Implementation of Collective Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation,” Management Science 62:4 (2016), 1098 - 1123. (An earlier version obtained an Honorable Mention in the 2012 INFORMS SPPSN Section Paper Competition).

Mulford, C. and Schager, J. EQI: The Cash Flow Support of Earnings: Industry Review, March 2015.

ARNOLD SCHNEIDER Holland, R.G., A. Schneider, and J.R. Hasselback, “Issues Influencing Accounting Faculty to Remain at their Schools,” Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 10-38.

Boyabatli, O. and L.B. Toktay, “The Interaction of Technology Choice and Financial Risk Management: An Integrated Risk Management Perspective,” Management Science 62:1 (2016), 225-244.

Mulford, C. and Schager, J. Cash Flow Trends and Their Fundamental Drivers: Comprehensive Review (Qtr 4, 2014), April 2015.

Schneider, A., “Does Information About Auditor Switches Affect Investing Decisions?”, Research in Accounting Regulation, Vol. 27, 2015, pp. 39-44.

DONALD YOUNG Griffith, E., J. Hammersley, K. Kadous, and D. Young. 2015. Auditor Mindsets and Audits of Complex Estimates. Journal of Accounting Research, 53 (1): 49-77.

Mulford, C. and Schager, J. The Free Cash Profile: Insight into the Cash Flow Implications of Growth: An Analysis Using 204 Data, May 2015. Mulford, C. and Bell, K. Cash Flow Trends and their Fundamental Drivers: Comprehensive Review (Qtr 1, 2015), July 2015.

VINOD SINGHAL Hendricks, K. B., Hora, M., and V. R. Singhal. 2015. An empirical investigation on the appointments of supply chain and operations management executives. Management Science, 61 (7), 1562-1583.



Maria Mazursky Building Partnerships with Alumni and Corporations A top objective in Scheller College’s strategic plan is focused on strengthening external partnerships and enhancing alumni outreach. As the new director of external relations, Maria Mazursky has been instrumental in connecting the College with alumni and creating long-lasting partnerships with various corporations. She helped establish the College’s Distinguished Executivein-Residence program and numerous partnerships with various regional, national and international groups, including Women in Technology and National Women’s Business Council, The Aspen Institute and the inaugural Women in Business: North America Summit. Mazursky spent nine years at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School as the associate dean for external relations and chief development officer.

Improved website section for alumni In order to facilitate greater engagement among the over 23,000 innovators and leaders who make up the Scheller College alumni community, we improved portions of our website designed for the alumni network. Updated sections feature rotating alumni success stories, and improved navigation to alumni events. Visit 22

Connect with Maria Mazursky, director of external relations, to find out how you can help extend your connection to Scheller College: or 404-273-0883.


Scheller College alumni

Scheller College’s close-knit community means alumni don’t have to look far to keep their connections strong. Also, with nearly 150,000 Georgia Tech alumni, no matter where you are across the country or around the world, chances are there is a loyal group of Yellow Jackets just around the corner. Here is a look at Scheller’s alumni network by the numbers:

Top 8 states outside of Georgia with known alumni

70 Number of countries where Scheller College alumni reside

Florida 1,490

South Carolina 580

North Carolina 793

Tennessee 499

Texas 684

Virginia 487

California 628

Alabama 410

16% Percentage of Georgia Tech alumni that have a Scheller College degree

14,002 (61%) Number of alumni living in Georgia

Top 6 non U.S. Countries with known alumni France 70

United Kingdom 23

China 57

Colombia 22

South Korea 38

India 44 23

ALU MNI P R OFILES Scheller College Student, Anne Lashinsky, Earns Fulbright Anne Lashinsky, BSBA 2016, who graduated from the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business with a concentration in operations and supply chain management and a minor in German this spring, will serve as an English teaching assistant in Rostock, Germany, thanks to a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent college graduates and graduate students. Lashinsky is one of just five Yellow Jackets selected for this prestigious opportunity. “In this globalized world, mastering the English language is an indispensable component of success,” Lashinsky said. “I look forward to providing students with the skills they need to have access to opportunities all over the world, and hope to ignite a passion for language learning and cultural understanding.” As a German minor who participated in cultural exchanges as an undergraduate, Lashinsky chose to pursue the Fulbright teaching opportunity in part because of the benefits she reaped from previous experiences. “I’ve experienced firsthand the ameliorating effects of direct cross-cultural interaction,” she said. “I’m excited to offer a window to the American culture, and to increase my own understanding of the German language and people.”


Scheller’s MBA Program Helped Antoine Wade Meet Each of his Professional Goals Scheller alumnus Antoine Wade, MOT 2015, looks back on his time as an MBA - MOT student with satisfaction in what he accomplished and gratitude for the support of his “second family” at Georgia Tech during a difficult time. Following a 10-year hiatus from college life, Wade enrolled in the Executive MBA program in August 2014. The next month, he and his wife, Theresa, welcomed their first child, a daughter, into the world. Then in December, their daughter was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect and an atrial septal defect, congenital problems commonly known as holes in the heart, requiring open-heart surgery to repair. The operation was performed successfully three months later. “It wasn’t a great time, but it worked out,” Wade said. “What really made a difference was the support I received from my family and from my Georgia Tech family: faculty, staff, and my classmates.” A year and a half later, the youngest Wade is doing quite well, according to her father. More good news came in October when, five weeks before graduating from Tech, Wade was hired as associate vice president, customer solutions by E2open, a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software for supply chains. Wade requested and received a promotion this past April to area vice president in charge of E2open’s Asia office located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Tech fit what I was looking for,” he explained. “It has a great reputation not only in technology, but as an outstanding school overall.” “I went into grad school with a plan,” he continued. “I wanted a new job with a vice president title that paid a certain salary, and I wanted to work for a company small enough that I’d feel a level of ownership in it. The Scheller MBA program helped me achieve each of these goals. It was a terrific experience.”

Gina Barrios Applies Problem-Solving Skills at Invesco Gina Barrios, MBA 2003, enrolled in Georgia Tech’s business school because she wanted to point her career in an interesting new direction. After receiving her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, Barrios spent the next 12 years with General Electric (GE) as an engineer in the manufacturing and service operations sides of the company. In 2001, Barrios was working at the company’s medical systems service group in Atlanta when she decided it was time for a change. She quit her job at GE and enrolled as a full-time student at Georgia Tech. “I decided to get my MBA because I wanted to advance my career and make myself more marketable, not just to engineering firms, but more generally,” she said. “I wanted to get a better sense of business, and perhaps one day run a company.” Out of six job offers awaiting her after graduating from Tech, Barrios accepted a position with Citigroup’s credit card division. Then in 2007, she secured her present job as a senior continuousimprovement consultant at Invesco’s Atlanta headquarters. “I solve business problems within our company,” she explained. “It could be anything from a department looking for ways to automate a particular task to finding ways to streamline a process to make it more efficient. Barrios likes the variety of tasks her job entails and credits her MBA with helping prepare for it. “In my MBA I focused a significant amount of time on finance and marketing classes — areas I didn’t have in my background. They were very enlightening and opened my eyes to other aspects of business. “Now in my consulting role, I can go to any group within the company, and while I may not know the particulars of their job, it doesn’t take me long to get up to speed with understanding what the job is about well enough to help them fix the issue at hand.”

Sarah Hsi Works to Enhance MARTA from the First Mile to the Last As the assistant general manager of information technology and chief information officer for the ninth largest rapid transit system in the U.S., you could say that all of Sarah Hsi’s, MBA - GB 2015, initiatives are mission-critical. She feels some type of responsibility for the over 231,000 passengers covering 50 miles of streets, highways and rails on any given weekday. Hsi is responsible for the short and long-range strategies and programs for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Department of Technology. She manages technology programs and acquisition, and quality assurance. By the numbers, Hsi ensures three data centers, 150 employees, a service desk, two external websites, and two mobile apps all run smoothly – and that’s not even counting the technology on the buses and trains. “Everything is very dynamic. Everything is mobile because everything in our business moves,” Hsi said. “There is always someone working in the MARTA.” Even with over 20 years of experience, Hsi said she was empowered by her Scheller College experience. She started the MBA program when she was promoted from MARTA’s director of technology program management to CIO. “Scheller College showed me a different way of leading. When you become a CIO, you need to manage more people and you can never manage by yourself. Teamwork and building teams helped me with my job. Attending Scheller College happened at the perfect time in my career,” Hsi said. 25

Stanley Black & Decker Digital Accelerator NCR

Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) VentureLab TechSquare Labs Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Anthem Innovation Studio Emerson Innovation Center ATDC-Worldpay FinTech Program

NCR moving world headquarters to Tech Square Fortune 500 financial technology giant NCR Corporation, is currently building a 20-story headquarters tower a block to the north of Tech Square, along the Downtown Connector. There are also plans for a second 14-story tower next to the new skyscraper. The new campus, developed by Cousins Properties Inc., is slated to be ready by early 2018.

Georgia Tech, Portman Announce Coda in Tech Square The Institute and John Portman & Associates recently announced Coda, an unprecedented collaborative building including Georgia Tech’s high performance computing center, which will be located in Tech Square. 26


Panasonic Innovation Center ThyssenKrupp Research and Innovation Center The Home Depot Technology Center Coca-Cola Enterprises Development & Innovation Lab Southern Company Energy Innovation Center Delta Air Lines Innovation Center AT&T Foundry Georgia Tech High Performance Computing Center (Coda)

THE TECH SQUARE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM Our students learn in a unique environment with the highest density of startups, corporate innovators, academic researchers, and students in the entire southeastern U.S. Students advance their business careers in the heart of Technology Square, our main campus in Midtown Atlanta. A district of academic, retail, and research space, Tech Square serves as a new urban ‘main street’ for Georgia Tech and the Midtown community. Scheller College anchors this nexus of resources, and offers students a tremendous benefit to learn and network in one of the nation’s premier high-tech business neighborhoods. Tech Square is a hub of 13 corporate innovation centers, five startup incubators and accelerators, 10 investor offices, and more than 100 startups. Students practice their ability to lead innovation and drive change through real-world projects with vibrant Tech Square as their home base. Our connections to global businesses and startup communities give our community access to unique experiential learning opportunities and partnerships that will prepare students to lead in the 21st century.

“In 12 short years, Tech Square has become the Southeast’s premier innovation neighborhood.”

Scheller MBA Students Visit Innovation Centers in Tech Square Georgia Tech Scheller College MBA students got a first-hand view of innovative technologies in their own backyard. New MBA students concluded a successful two-week orientation with the new addition of a tour of nine innovation centers, including Panasonic Innovation Center, AT&T Drive Studio, and The Home Depot Technology Center, all located in Technology Square. By being in Tech Square, corporations are able to access innovative talent and ideas at Georgia Tech and other pioneering companies in the neighborhood. Students are able to sharpen their leadership skills through real-world projects as part of internship and research work with the potential for long-term career options after graduation.

- Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson 27

Scheller College Celebrates Achievements of Faculty, Students, and Staff Scheller College honored faculty, students, and staff who demonstrate excellence at the eighth annual Honors Day on April 14. The 2016 award recipients include:




Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence: Eugene Kim, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior.

John R. Battle Award for Student Excellence: Anuradha Banerjee, BSBA 2016.

Verlander Family Award for Staff Excellence: Anne Lynch, Communications Manager, Steven A. Denning Technology & Management Program.

Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence: Deborah Turner, Associate Professor, Accounting.

Dow Chemical-P.C. McCutcheon Prize for Outstanding Student Achievement: Daniel Obiorah, BSBA 2017.

Linda and Lloyd L. Byars Award for Faculty Excellence: Atalay Atasu, Associate Professor, Operations Management. Ernest Scheller Jr. Prize: L. Beril Toktay, Professor, Operations Management.

Jennifer R. and Charles B. Rewis Award for Student Excellence in Accounting: Chelsea Driscoll, BSBA 2017. Dean’s Prize for MBA Student Excellence: Tabitha Press, MBA 2016 (Evening student), and Sarah Caulk, MBA 2016 (Full-time student). Ashford Watson Stalnaker Memorial Prize for Ph.D. Student Excellence: Laurens Steed, Ph.D. Candidate, Organizational Behavior, and Se Jin Keem, Ph.D. Candidate, Organizational Behavior.

The event also recognized Alumni Hall of Fame, Academy, and Council members, named faculty and student scholars. The support of distinguished alumni, corporate partners, and friends enabled the endowment of many of these awards. 28

Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Award for Staff Excellence: Nicole Little, Communications Program Manager, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Nicole Little, left Sarah Caulk, right

Daniel Obiorah




Donors The following list recognizes all donors who made gifts and commitments designated from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Sue and James Lee Adams, IM 1965 K. Melissa R. and Matthew H. Bain, MGT 2001, MBA 2010 Eloise P. and Warren L. Batts, EE 1961 Kristina Baugher, MGT 2008 Charles R. Beaudrot Anne D. Beebe Toni M. and Richard L. Bergmark, IMGT 1975 Lori B. Bhaskar, Ph.D. MGT 2014

Jeanne D. and Neil K. Braverman, IM 1960 W. Carlos Britt, EE 2001, MBA 2009 Carol and Bruce Brooks, IM 1968 Elizabeth D. and Scott A. Brown, M.S. MGT 1995 Penny M. and William C. Burgess, IM 1971 Margo and Wally Cawthon, IMGT 1983 Beverly N. and Don L. Chapman, IM 1961 Jane J. and George M. Cibik Brandi and Benoit Cotnoir, MBA 2006 Geraldine and Joel H. Cowan, IM 1958 Christopher A. Curtin, IMGT 1980 Ashley and Alan J. Dabbiere Melinda and David K. Dabbiere Roberta and Steven A. Denning, IM 1970 Susan K. and David W. Dorman, IMGT 1975 Daniel H. Dresche

Sandra and H. Allen Ecker, EE 1957, M.S. EE 1959 Carolyn and Michael A. Ecker, MGT 1993 Shirley J. and Ronald A. Edwards, IM 1970 Sue Y. and Ken R. Entrekin, EE 1973 Lori Evers Linda W. Farrell Eleanor and Melvyn P. Galin, IM 1953 Kerry R. Gibson, MBA 2005, Ph.D. MGT 2015 Kristin and Stuart E. Gould, MGT 1991 Hannah F. Grady Rosemary and Gregory G. Greaves, M.S. MGT 1998 Melinda C. and John W. Griffin Christine L. and Danforth W. Hagler, Jr., MGT 1988 Andrew A. Hayes, MGT 2012


Philanthropy Update

Chairs and professorships

Campaign Georgia Tech was the most successful fundraising campaign in the Institute’s history. Over 91,000 alumni, friends, and organizations participated. When the campaign concluded on December 31, 2015 more than $1.8 billion had been raised, with a total of $183 million for the Scheller College.

37.5% Tenured faculty members now hold endowed chairs and professorships

57 Scholarships and fellowships

$82 Million Endowment increase from 2009-today 30

The transformative philanthropy of Roberta and Ernest “Ernie” Scheller, Jr., IM 1952, led to the naming of the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business. Through Campaign Georgia Tech, our alumni, corporate partners, and friends have enabled tremendous endowment growth, expansion of our faculty, and increased quality of our graduate and undergraduate students.

Patricia R. Henny Wanda and Glenn H. Hewitt, MSCI 1974 Richard G. Hill Rebecca and Eric Hinkle Charles W. Hofer Elizabeth D. and Thomas Holder, IMGT 1979 Stella and J. Russell Ivie, Sr., IM 1958 Jane and E. Sam Jones, Jr., IM 1958 Hyland B. Justice Chris S. Kaufman, MBA 2015 Drew W. Keller, IE 2014 Christopher J. Kerzel, IE 2000 Rebecca and Fawad A. Khan, M.S. ECE 1998, MBA 2007 Eleanor W. and Donald Kunian Dale C. and George W. Levert, M.S. IMGT 1974

Thomas R. Long Diana DellaRatta and John D. Marshall, IE 1996 Gerri and Mark D. Mattson, M.S. MGT 1996 Kathy T. and P Kenneth Millen, IM 1967 Jerald C. Mitchell, MBA 2011 Mary ‘Elouise’ and R. James Mitchell, Jr., IM 1952 I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr. Carol and Richard Munro, Jr., IM 1965 Kim P. Noonan, IMGT 1983 and Thomas E. Noonan, ME 1983 Beth H. Nowers, IMGT 1979 and John P. Curtin Jane and M. Lamar Oglesby, IM 1950 Donna M. and Lewis A. Patterson III, IM 1968 Elizabeth I. and Jason R. Perry, MGT 2001 Mitch J. Pomerance, M.S. MGT 2001 Marcia C. and John P. Price, Jr., IM 1958 Sandra and J. Lamar Reese, Jr., IM 1955 Jody and Kenneth Reichel Christine R. and John E. Roller, CE 1955, M.S. CE 1956 Michele and David P. Rowland, IMGT 1983 Laura C. Said, IMGT 1980, and Klaus T. Said Cathy Sanchez Nancy Sandlin, MGT 1992 Carol S. Schemo Jane Skelton, IM 1977 Tami and Richard N. Speer, GMGT 1970 Sharon and J. Edward Sprouse, IM 1965 Sue G. and John C. Staton, Jr., IM 1960 Kristin R. Stockton Wendi Sturgis, IM 1990, and Alexander Yong Amie and James. B Thompson, Jr., MBA 2008

Laura and James E. Trimble, MGT 1991 William B. Turner, IM 1943 William D. Turner, MGT 2014 Dianne and Gene L. Ussery, Jr., GMGT 1971 Paula and Frank E. Williams III, CE 1981 Billie and Frank E. Williams, CE 1956 Haden R. Winborne Lynn. C Woodruff, IMGT 1986, and K. Brent Woodruff, III, IMGT 1987 JoAnne F. and Thomas L. Wright, IM 1957 Advisory Board Lisa and Steven R. Baldwin, IM 1971 Kelly H. Barrett, IMGT 1986, and Rick Barrett, IE 1985 Connie and Roger E. Blythe, Jr., MSCI 1978 Jeni S. Bogdan, MGT 1989, M.S. MOT 1996, and Jeffrey P. Bogdan, MGT 1988, M.S. MOT 1998 Brittany W. and David A. Bottoms, MGT 2001 Lisa and Paul J. Brown, MGT 1989 Mary Ellen and R. Steve Buffington, IMGT 1977 Sharon and Madison F. Cole, Jr., TECH 1972 Angel E. and Stephen M. Deedy, IMGT 1981 Raena W. and Joseph W. Evans, IM 1971 Cathy M. and Robert M. Gilson, Jr., IMGT 1973 Molly T. and Terry A. Graham, IM 1969 Henry M. Hammond, BMGT 1975 Virginia Hepner Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang, BMGT 1973 Wendy and Keith D. Jackson, MGT 1988 Karen and Omar R. Janjua, IMGT 1980 Karen L. and Stephen M. Jordan, IM 1971

Robin L. and Raymond B. King, MGT 1987 Sharon and C. Whitney Knoll, IM 1970 Joan and William F. Law, Jr., IM 1958 Hala G. and Steven Moddelmog Kendall and Warren D. Porter, MGT 1995 Sharon M. and Matthew R. Price, IMGT 1978 Jennifer R Rewis, MGT 1992 and Charles B. Rewis, MGT 1992 Jean Marie Richardson, MGT 2002 and Harry L. Richardson, BIOL 2002 Suzanne and Ronald E. Scharf, IM 1965 Roberta and Ernest Scheller, Jr., IM 1952 Teresa Smith, IMGT 1983, and Wayne Sellers Karen S. and Steven A. Sonnenberg,

Current or Retired Faculty and Staff Maryam Alavi, Dean Lynda and John Byrne Jonathan E. Clarke Cheol S. Eun Soumen Ghosh Elizabeth P. Maryanski Marcy Lynn and Arnold Schneider Lisa N. and Philip D. Spessard Kevin M. Stacia Peter Thompson Hope M. Wilson Jessica A. Wolff, MBA 2013, and Bernard J. Wolff, BIOL 2006 Adrienne and Ben T. Zinn

CE 1976 Karen R. and Chris A. Verlander, IM 1970 Susan K. Williams, IMGT 1983, and H. Arthur Williams, CE 1983 Amelia and S. Brent Zelnak, MGT 1994



Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley

Interface Inc.

Scharf Investments LP

KPMG Foundation

Schwab Charitable Fund

Aflac Incorporated

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Lockheed Martin

Smith & Howard, P.C.

AGL Resources, Inc.


Microsoft Corporation

Southern Company Services, Inc.


Ecker Family Holdings, LLC

Mills B. Lane Scholarship Fund


Alonzo F. & Norris B. Herndon Foundation


Morgan Stanley Smith Barney GIFT, Inc.


American Endowment Foundation

Equifax Incorporated

Mosley Ventures LLC

The Galin Family Foundation

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ernst & Young Foundation

Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Home Depot

AT&T Foundation

Facebook, Inc.

National Philanthropic Trust

The Home Depot Foundation

Athens Area Community Foundation

Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Inc.

Norfolk Southern Foundation

The Sage Foundation

Bank of America Foundation

GE Foundation

North Highland Company


Believe in Me Foundation, Inc.

Georgia Power Company

Phillips 66

US Bank National Association

Benevity Community Impact Fund of AEF

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Vanguard Charitable Endowment

BP Corporation North America Inc

Georgia-Pacific Financial Management, LLC

Ray C. Anderson Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Braverman Family Foundation

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Ride Time, Inc.

Williams Family Foundation

Caterpillar, Inc.

Grant Thornton Foundation

Ronald Blue & Co., LLC

WOW In-Sync, Inc.

Cole Charitable Trust

Gray Ghost Management & Operations, LLC, Inc.

Scheller College’s high-tech, $1 million Ferris-Goldsmith Trading Floor opened in 2006 and prepares students for careers in investment banking and financial services.




ADVISORY BOARD Steven R. Baldwin IM 1971 Senior Partner (Retired) Deloitte Consulting, LLP Kelly H. Barrett IMGT 1986 Senior Vice President, Home Services The Home Depot Roger E. Blythe, Jr. MGT 1978 Vice President, Planning Chick-fil-A Inc. Jeni S. Bogdan MGT 1989, MOT 1996 Executive Vice President Primoris Energy Services David A. Bottoms GMGT 2001 Senior Vice President, Benefits The Bottoms Group, LLC Paul J. Brown MGT 1989 Chief Executive Officer Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. R. Steve Buffington IMGT 1977 Vice President Supply Chain (Retired) The Coca-Cola Company Rafael Cohen MGT 1990 Textiles Internacionales S.A. 34

Madison F. Cole, Jr. Executive Headmaster for Major Gifts Wesleyan School

Lara O’Connor Hodgson AE 1993 President and Chief Executive Officer NOWaccount Network

Andrew E. Cripps IMGT 1981 Executive Vice President IMAX Corporation President IMAX Europe, Middle East and Africa

Keith D. Jackson MGT 1988 Vice President Human Resources, Talent Acquisition AT&T

Stephen M. Deedy IMGT 1981 Chief Administrative Office & Managing Director Alix Partners, LLC

Omar R. Janjua IMGT 1980 President & Chief Executive Officer Krystal Company

Joseph W. Evans IM 1971 Chairman & Chief Executive Officer State Bank and Trust Company

Stephen M. Jordan IM 1971 Partner Capco, Inc. (Retired)

Thomas A. Fanning IMGT 1979, MS IMGT 1980 Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer The Southern Company

Raymond B. King MGT 1987 President and Chief Executive Officer Zoo Atlanta

Robert M. Gilson, Jr. IMGT 1973 Chief Executive Officer Industrial Metal Fabricators, Inc.

C. Whitney Knoll IM 1970 Principal Newmark Grubb

Terry A. Graham IM 1969 Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (Retired) Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

William F. Law, Jr. IM 1958 Chairman Emeritus Colliers International

Henry Michael Hammond BMGT 1975 General Motors Corporation (Retired)

Henry P. Linginfelter IMGT 1983 Executive Vice President, Distribution Operations AGL Resources, Inc.

Virginia Hepner President & Chief Executive Officer Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

Benton J. Mathis, Jr. IMGT 1981 Managing Partner Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Alexander H. McGraw III MGT 1992 Consultant Egon Zehnder

Jean Marie Richardson MGT 2002 President and Chief Executive Officer iFOLIO Corp

William VanCuren Vice President & Chief Information Officer NCR Corporation

Hala Moddelmog President & Chief Executive Officer Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Frances G. Rogers ECON 1983 President Checks & Balances, Inc.

Chris A. Verlander IM 1970 Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Associated Industries of Florida

David P. Rowland IMGT 1983 Chief Financial Officer Accenture

Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. IM 1970 Managing Partner Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc.

Gilberto Sarfaty EES 1981 President G-Capital SAC

Susan K. Williams IMGT 1983 Vice President ASEC 2

Ronald E. Scharf IM 1965 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Arizon Companies

S. Brent Zelnak MGT 1994 President ZP Enterprises, LLC

Teresa M. Smith IMGT 1983 Senior Vice President, Customer Advocacy Applied Systems, Inc.

Liang Zeng CEE 1998, MBA 1999 Vice President Baidu, Inc.

Gregory J. Owens IMGT 1982 Chairman & Chief Executive Officer IronPlanet John D. Pelton, Sr. IM 1962 Chairman of the Board (Retired) The Pelton Group W. Derek Porter MGT 1995 Manager Blue Ridge Ventures Matthew R. Price IMGT 1978 President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner Advantage RN Daniel D. Reardon IMGT 1986 Chief Executive Officer North Highland Consulting Worldwide Jennifer R. Rewis MGT 1992 Partner Ernst & Young

Steven A. Sonnenberg CE 1976 Executive Vice President & Chairman, Automation Solutions Emerson Electric Company

EMERITUS MEMBERS Robert A. Anclien IM 1969, MS IM 1970 Partner (Retired) Accenture, PLC Charles Brady IM 1957 Chairman Emeritus INVESCO PLC Lawrence P. Huang BMGT 1973 Executive Chairman PEARL Unlimited Holdings, Inc. Gary T. Jones GMGT 1971 Finance Professor of the Practice Georgia Institute of Technology A. J. Land IM 1960 Chairman Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc. Julian LeCraw, Sr. IM 1952 President (Retired) Julian LeCraw & Co. Ernest Scheller, Jr. IM 1952 Chairman Emeritus Silberline Manufacturing Company

Leland Strange IM 1965 Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Intelligent Systems Corporation 35



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