School of Business 2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT
A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN 2020 Dear Friends, I am very proud to present our School of Business 2019-20120 annual report, which summarizes our strategic initiatives and major accomplishments for the past academic year. As we all faced the onset of COVID-19 in March of this year, the university quickly pivoted to a remote learning environment. During our months of remote teaching and working, we gained expertise in new ways of offering both course delivery and student services, and the best of these may become a staple of our operations in the future. I have been so impressed by the commitment, creativity, and nimble thinking of our faculty and staff during such a stressful period. Despite these unprecedented circumstances, the School of Business continues to shape business thinkers and equip students with the skills and knowledge to assume leading positions in business and society. As you read through this report, please note several key highlights. We formally launched our Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Program with 20 outstanding female students, which provided them with the opportunity to connect with successful business women to be better prepared to enter their careers. The creative team in our Business Success Center provided “virtual toolkits” to recent graduates to minimize the challenges of entering the workforce in these changing times. We have initiated a partnership with GetVirtual, a non-proﬁt organization co-founded by an alumnus of the School of Business, Toby Corey. As the “East Coast anchor” of GetVirtual, Southern’s School of Business will pair local businesses seeking help in website development and social media marketing with college students who have been trained in these areas. This venture is another example of the Southern School of Business commitment to “Change for Good.” Other exciting initiatives: The School of Business has moved into the candidacy stage with AACSB for initial accreditation. This premier mark of quality is held by only 5% of schools worldwide. Finally, we completed the design stage of the new, net-zero, 60,000 SF School of Business building. Look for an invitation to the ground breaking in spring 2021. The achievements and points of pride of our students, faculty, staff, and corporate partners that are highlighted in this report showcase a wide array of activities that include research, panels, lectures, extracurricular and club events, community service, and more. As I reﬂect on what has surely been a challenging year, I am immensely proud of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in the business community for everything we have accomplished together. Thank you for being part of our vision to redeﬁne business and transform lives.
Ellen D. Durnin, Ph.D. Dean, School of Business
MISSION and VISION As New Haven’s urban, public Schoolof Business, we transform the lives of a diverse student population through business education and research. We fulﬁll our mission through our core values and guiding principles.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM
We embrace the notion that business can be a force for good. SOCIAL JUSTICE
We believe that students of all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses have the same right to higher education. SUSTAINABILITY
We support the United Nations’ 17 goals of sustainable development.
CORE VALUES EXCELLENCE
We promote intellectual rigor; creativity and innovation; community engagement; and a climate of civility, respect, and inclusion. TEACHING
We engage students from a variety of academic and professional perspectives to develop critical thinking, ethical behavior, professional skills, and a commitment to life-long learning. SCHOLARSHIP
We conduct applied, theoretical, and pedagogical research. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
We engage with and positively impact stakeholders, on- and off-campus.
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SCSU SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT A GLANCE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 2019-2020 ENROLLMENT
112 UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
8,803 ALUMNI PROGRAMS
B.S. in Business Administration, with concentrations in: • Accounting • Business Economics • Business Information Systems • Finance • Management • Marketing • International Business • Public Utilities Management
2019-2020 ENROLLMENT BY PROGRAM • Accounting | 200 • Business Economics | 29 • Business Information Systems | 39 • Economics (BA) | 21 • Finance | 162
• International Business | 48 • Management | 361 • Marketing | 212 • MBA | 112
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MBA/AMBA, with concentrations in: • Accounting • Finance • Healthcare Administration • International Business • Management Accounting, Post-Baccalaureate Certiﬁcate
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY AT A GLANCE 2019-2020 TOTAL ENROLLMENT
CONNECTICUT’S FUTURE WORKFORCE
MORE THAN 95%
STATE FOR WORK AFTER GRADUATION
85% REMAIN IN THE
OF SOUTHERN STUDENTS ARE CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS UNDERGRADUATE
68.5% FEMALE MALE
SOUTHERN’S STUDENT BODY IS INCREASINGLY REFLECTIVE OF THE DIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN AND THE REGION.
• PERCENTAGE OF SOUTHERN UNDERGRAD STUDENTS WHO IDENTIFY AS
WHITE | 51% BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN | 18% ASIAN | 3% HISPANIC/LATINO | 14%
MULTIRACIAL | 5%
55.2% OF ALL
NON-RESIDENT ALIEN | 1%
UNDERGRADUATES ARE DESIGNATED AS ELIGIBLE FOR RECEIVING NEEDBASED PELL GRANTS
UNKNOWN | 8%
• PERCENTAGE OF SOUTHERN GRAD STUDENTS WHO IDENTIFY AS
59.6% OF STUDENTS ARE FIRST IN THEIR FAMILIES TO ATTEND A UNIVERSITY NON-TRADITIONAL
ABOUT OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE AGE 25 AND OLDER
WHITE | 66% BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN | 11% ASIAN | 2% HISPANIC/LATINO | 10% MULTIRACIAL | 3% NON-RESIDENT ALIEN | 1% UNKNOWN | 7%
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SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS Wells Fargo Awards $40,000 Grant to SCOB’s Business Success Center A $40,000 grant from Wells Fargo was awarded in conjunction with Southern’s Day of Caring, which took place on April 22. The grant will signiﬁcantly enhance initiatives offered through the Business Success Center (BSC), providing students with the “soft skills” most valued by hiring professionals, including faceto-face mentoring and mock interviewing. It also provides software platforms so students can ﬁlm virtual interviews and receive feedback. Pictured from left are: Patty Conte, Internship Coordinator; Business Administration major Kiersten Snyder, ’20; Business Administration major Paulina Lamot, ’20; Kevin Burke, Wells Fargo; Ellen Durnin, Dean of School of Business; Amy Grotzke, Program Coordinator; and Sue Rapini, Director of External Relations.
Get Hired! As part of the #MyCareerDevelopment series, students heard four executives from Amazon, Marcum, and Enterprise discuss what employers are really looking for, and what students need to do to prepare to enter the workforce.
Preparing Accounting Students for Careers On March 3, 2020, EY, an international Big Four Accounting CPA ﬁrm, did a presentation to the Accounting Capstone students to discuss careers at EY and Big Data Analytics. One of the presenters was Haley McGuane, ’19, who provided a unique perspective of the experiences of a ﬁrst-year accountant at the ﬁrm.
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Delta Mu Delta Inducts Newest Members The School of Business inducted the nineteen newest members of Delta Mu Delta honor society in November 2019 at Amarante’s Sea Cliff. Each year the society recognizes an honorary inductee, someone who represents the ideals of Delta Mu Delta and is a friend to the School of Business. This year’s honoree was Lindy Lee Gold.
School of Business Kicks Off New School Year The School of Business held an open house to welcome students, faculty, and staff during the university’s fall 2019 Week of Welcome activities.
School of Business Offers Virtual Toolkit to Graduates The impact COVID-19 has had on the economy is undeniable, a fact that can be particularly troublesome to recent college graduates. Because of the unique challenges facing those entering the workforce, the Business Success Center created a Graduate Virtual Toolkit to address the needs of their newest alums. The goal was to offer special tools to make students more marketable and give graduates the chance to use this unexpected time of transition to add new skills to their resumes. The comprehensive toolkit sent to graduates included: • Professional job search support • One-on-one conversations with Business Advisory Council members • Special courses from faculty members • A two-part training course on personal marketing through virtual calls and video • Curated content from various online sources • A free one-year membership to PULSE, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce young professional group • Access to a School of Business class of 2020 LinkedIn group
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SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS 2019-2020 School of Business internship experiences included: • ACES • Alexion • Beers, Hamermann, Cohen & Burger PC • City of New Haven • Civvies Vintage Clothing Store • Collins Aerospace • Deloitte • Edge Fitness Club • Enterprise • Ernst and Young • Forester’s Financial (now Cetera) • GAP • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce • Hobson & Motzer • Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven • KPMG • Lake Financial Services, LLC • Marcum LLP • Mascola Group • MBD Beauty • Northwestern Mutual • Power PDC • PwC • REI • Rex Development • Toyota • Travelers • Wareck-D’Ostilio • Webster Bank • Wiley • Yale New Haven Health • Yale University
Business Etiquette Dinner This annual event, attended by over 150 students, provides the opportunity to practicing networking and professional dining in a real-life situation, SCSU students can become more comfortable in the situations they’ll encounter in the workforce as well as in their personal lives.
Business Students Help Prepare Tax Returns Accounting students provide free tax support each Spring through the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free tax support to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limitedEnglish-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Left to right: Melissa L. Sanchez, Anna Rivera-Alfaro, Ling Liu, Carol Held, Kacie Velasquez, John Perry, Kiersten Snyder, Justin Paolillo, Paulina Lamot, Sameed Iqbal, and Dr. Frank Bevvino.
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Business Students Intern with Cetera Investors In a time when many organizations are cancelling summer internships due to COVID-19, Cetera Investors hired seven School of Business students for their summer 2020 internship program.Clockwise, from top left: Japheth Allen, Esosa Enagbare, Naseem Foster, Mariam Noorzad, Eddie Schwartz, Daniel Noce, and Troy Gallipoli.
Real Estate Leader Speaks to Students Bob Scinto, president of R.D. Scinto, Inc., spoke with SCSU MBA students. R.D. Scinto is one of the largest privately-held Connecticut commercial real estate corporations, with 4.2 million square feet of space spread out across 53 buildings.
Recent MBA Grad Presents at International Conference
#mycareerdevelopment Nearly 150 SCSU School of Business students took advantage of the most recent My Career Development Seminar, moderated by recent Management graduate, Michael Agyeman, ’20, to hear directly from an expert panel of local employers on the topic “Get Hired: How to Prepare for an Interview,” providing a great discussion that gave our students insights they can carry with them into their future interviews.
Alexandra Ball,’19 MBA, (right) presented her MBA thesis at the Ninth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society at Berkeley, CA, on September 19, 2019. Ball’s research seeks to identify which U.S. region renders the highest quality patient care of total knee arthroplasty as measured by impact on patient discharge disposition, hospital length of stay, and adverse outcomes during a three-year span of 2008-2010. At left is SCSU Assistant Professor of Economics, Jia Yu, Ph.D.
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SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS SCOB and Webster Bank Enjoy Successful Relationship Nearly six years ago, Webster bank hired its ﬁrst School of Business intern, and kicked off an exclusive relationship that has seen 100 percent placement of each of the ﬁve interns who have gone through the Corporate Treasury Management Program. Students with their CTPA credential are eligible to earn the CTP designation after two years of full-time ﬁnance-related work experience. Pictured above, from left to right: Nicole Fry, ’16; Eliza Tobaka, ’17; School of Business Dean Ellen Durnin; Larry Selnick, Director, Commercial Deposit, Trade and Treasury Services Sales, Webster Bank; Deepta Ramesh, ’15; Tom Dzierlatka, ’15; and Brandon Lyn, ’19.
SCOB Team Travels to England for European Accounting Conference Four accounting students, led by Accounting Professor Robert Kirsch, traveled to England in September 2019 to participate in an Intensive Study Program at Bournemouth University. The program, Designing Innovative Pedagogy for Complex Accountancy Topics (DIPCAT), addresses a gap in higher education by creating an internationally-oriented learning platform in accountancy that facilitates current essential hard and soft skill development for early career professionals. Students Kiersten Snyder, ’20’; Eldi Shahini, ’20; Basenty Mousa, ’19; and Alyssa Weisberger, ’19 — the only students from an American university invited to the conference — spent ﬁve days using different methodologies to solve four challenging and intensive case studies.
New BIS Club Visits P.C. Richard & Son The newly-formed Business Information Systems Student Club recently toured P.C. Richard & Son’s Distribution Center in Bridgeport. The Club learned about their distribution systems that support 66 showrooms, three distribution centers, and two service centers in new York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
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Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Program The Women’s Mentoring and Leadership program kicked off in Fall 2019 with 20 outstanding female students who were able to take advantage of the opportunity to grow themselves, connect with each other, and connect with the successful business women who spoke at the seminar series and workshops. The program, offered through the generous funding of Lindy Lee Gold, includes events such as networking opportunities, etiquette lunches, one-on-one coaching, and a one credit leadership seminar course.
Business Students Tour RWA Facilities
SCSU business students attend the Accounting and Finance Career Fair each fall to encourage them to begin networking and connecting with organizations looking to hire students upon graduation.
South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) hosted a tour for business students at its New Haven location. The students joined RWA employee Jim Hill, operations special projects manager, and Paul Ruggiero, Regional Water Authority police captain, on a tour that introduced students to the Control Room, which is the heart of the vast RWA operations; the Water Quality Department, where students learned how the RWA ensures our drinking water is consistently safe; and the Finance Department, where students heard about how rates are designated and how ﬁnancial planning is utilized to fund the vast expense of maintaining the infrastructure of the water treatment and delivery. From left to right: Jacob Lessne; Eddie Ramirez; Bryan McLean, Operations Team Lead; John Santos; Karl-Marx Delphonse.
Celebrating our Graduates! Many of our SCSU staff drove up to campus on May 20 to pick up graduation yard signs for our seniors and deliver them to their homes throughout the state, to properly welcome them to the Alumni family. It was a small gesture and well-deserved, considering everything that the class of 2020 and their families have been through over the past few months.
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ENGAGING WITH BUSINESS LEADERS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 2019-2020 BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL Kyle Ballou Vice President, Community and Government Relations Yale New Haven Health System
Michael F. Ganino ’92 Partner PKF O’Connor Davies
Anthony Rescigno Chair, Business Advisory Council Executive-in-Residence SCSU School of Business
Larry Bingaman President & Chief Executive Ofﬁcer South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
Steve Gentile ’05 Partner & Creative Director Pinpoint Promotions
Laurance Selnick CTP Senior Vice President & Director, Treasury & Payment Solutions Sales Webster Bank
Kevin Burke Market Executive Connecticut and NY Capital Region, Northeast Division, Wells Fargo
Lindy Gold Senior Specialist, State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Garrett Sheehan President Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Rick Capozzi ’83 President & Founder Capozzi Advisory Group, LLC
Bing Carbone President Modern Plastics
Tim DiScipio ’85 Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Weiming Education Group
Robert Felder ’13 Program Manager, State of Connecticut Ofﬁce of Higher Education
Lynn M. Grisco ’93 Lauren Tagliatella Chief Community Ofﬁcer Franklin Communities
Lakisha Jordan Corporate Responsibility Ofﬁcer KeyBank
Richard C. Meisenheimmer ’76 President Spectrum Associates, Inc
John Mezzanotte Partner Marcum, LLP
Pieter van Vredenburch Partner Market Alpha Advisors
Anthony F. Verlezza ’74 Principal Integrated Supply Chain Solutions and Business Advisory Services Marna Wilber
EMERITI COUNCIL MEMBERS Michael R. Chambrello ’79
Mark S. Germain ’79 Founder & Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Beacon Wealth Management
Kamran Farid President/Founding Partner Kamran Capital Group
Jeffrey A. Klaus Regional President, Head of Middle Market Banking Webster Bank
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David McHale ’82
Tina Powell Partner, Director of Business Management Beacon Wealth Management
Women’s Power Panel Shares Key Insights Dean Ellen Durnin joined panelists Alice Turner, Simone Morris, and Nancy Butler to share stories and lessons learned about how they formulated strategic relationships and developed their networks at the GNHCC Big Connect’s Women’s Power Panel discussion on “Managing Strategic Relationships.”
School of Business Leadership Breakfast The Second Annual Business Leadership Breakfast was held on October 2, 2019, at the New Haven Lawn Club, and attended by 150 key members of the Greater New Haven business community. Sponsored by Haggerty Financial Partners, the keynote speaker was Richard Dyce, Director of Operations for Amazon’s North Haven Fulﬁllment Center, who addressed “Regional Economic Development: Investing in the Local Community.”
Dean Durnin Receives Chamber Award The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) presented School of Business Dean Ellen Durnin with the with the Leadership Center Alumnus Award at the Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon on September 26, 2019. ENGAGING WITH BUSINESS LEADERS CONTINUES ON PAGE 17
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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS Accounting
| Dr. Janet F. Phillips, Chair Unique to Southern is our International Accounting course, as well as the opportunity to participate in an international accounting conference abroad. • B.S., Business Administration, Concentration: Accounting • Minor in Accounting • Post Baccalaureate Certiﬁcate, Accounting
| Dr. James Thorson, Chair Business economics focuses on the best ways to get the most beneﬁt from scarce resources. It covers ﬁrms and organizations (microeconomics) and nations (macroeconomics). This concentration provides the conceptual basis for integrating knowledge of the functional areas of business administration in industry, government, and nonproﬁt organizations. • B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: Business Economics • Minor in Real Estate
| Dr. Sandip Dutta, Chair The concentration in ﬁnance prepares students for service as professionals in the ﬁnancial services industry, and as ﬁnancial ofﬁcers in both the business and not-for-proﬁt worlds. All functional areas of business are included, along with the special awareness and higher-level ﬁnancial skills needed for institutional and economic development. Specializations may be taken in corporation ﬁnance, investment and ﬁnancial markets, and depository institution management. • B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: Finance
International Business/Management/ Public Utilities Management Dr. Gregory Robbins, Director The International Business program has course requirements in business administration and international business, and demonstration of proﬁciency in a world language at a second-year college level. The management concentration offers ample ﬂexibility to obtain foundation knowledge and skills that are suitable for operating a small business or advancing into a wide variety of middleand upper-level management positions within corporations and not-for-proﬁt organizations. The specialization in public utilities management focuses on management of water, gas, electric, and wastewater. • B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: International Business • B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: Management • B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: Public Utilities Management
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| Dr. Lynn Kwak, Chair The marketing concentration prepares students for entry-level, middle, and senior management positions in marketing, as well as preparation for graduate study. It includes a strong basic understanding of business, concentrated knowledge of marketing theory and its technological applications, and a degree of specialized expertise in one or more speciﬁc functional marketing areas. Some of the topics studied include social media marketing, digital marketing, consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing analytics, product development, advertising, sales, retailing, and global marketing. • B.S., Business Administration, Concentration: Marketing • Minor in Marketing
Business Information Systems
| Dr. Richard Bassett, Chair The BIS concentration helps to prepare students for positions that support and satisfy organizations’ information needs, through design and development of information systems for use in managerial monitoring and decision-making processes. The program emphasizes the role of a “business systems analyst” who develops information system speciﬁcations and works closely with computer programmers to make appropriate use of computers in business. • B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: BIS • Minor in BIS
| Dr. A Benjamin Abugri The M.B.A., in traditional and weekend accelerated formats, prepares individuals for leadership positions in business, nonproﬁt, or governmental organizations. The program is multidisciplinary and follows a systems approach to understanding the internal and external forces that inﬂuence the development of an organization. • M.B.A: Accelerated • M.B.A: Traditional; Concentrations: Accounting Finance General Healthcare Administration International Business Management
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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY AND STAFF
FACULTY EXPERTISE CALLED UPON DURING COVID-19
Thorson Explains Economic Picture During Pandemic James Thorson, professor and chair of the economics department, provided answers regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the U.S. economy. Visit news.SouthernCT.edu for the Q&A.
Taking Stock in the Market Khoa Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Finance, offered his insight into what the stock market may look like in the months and years ahead — including which sectors are likely to prosper soon and which are probably going to take more time to recover. His column, “Even Amid Pandemic, Investor Opportunities Exist,” appeared in the CT Mirror on May 2, 2020.
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The School of Business faculty and staff quickly pivoted to a virtual environment to support our students.
WELCOME NEW FACULTY 2019-2020!
Business Professors Present at International Conference in Buenos Aires Samuel Andoh (above, left), Professor of Economics, and James Thorson(above, right), Professor and Chair of Economics, presented their research “Female Entrepreneurs in Africa: Ethiopia, Uganda, Ivory Coast, and Ghana” at the 2019 Association of Global South Studies Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 12 – 15, 2019. Andoh and Thorson’s research focused whether women are more or less likely to apply for credit compared to men, and what factors explain the disparity, as well as whether women entrepreneurs use less leverage than men, and ﬁnally, whether women entrepreneurs are risk-averse. The answers to these questions could provide insights on how policy makers can work to include women in the rapid economic growth which countries such as Ethiopia and Ghana are currently experiencing.
Minjae Lee Management/PUM
Junhong (Emma) Wang Marketing
Jung Hoon Kim Management/IB
Lisa Haylon Accounting
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PROMOTION!
Dr. Frank Bevvino Accounting Awarded Tenure
Dr. Sanja Grubacic Economics Promoted to Professor
Dr. Han Yu Economics Awarded Tenure Promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Sang Won Yoon Economics Awarded Tenure Promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Alison Wall Management/MIS Awarded Tenure Promoted to Associate Professor
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FACULTY SCHOLAR ACTIVITY
ACCOUNTING Engel, R. P., Allen, D. R., Aselta, J. V. (2019). Cryptocurrencies for the Payment of Products or Services: Risks, Accounting Practices and Regulations. Accounting and Finance Research, 8(4), 19-24. www.sciedupress.com/journal/ index.php/afr/article/view/16088/10101 [Accepted: August 2019, Published: November 2019] Bevvino, F., Page, R.A. (2020). The Tax Gap: A Competing Values Model. Tax Notes, 167(6), 997-1003. https://www.taxnotes.com/ [Accepted: April 2020, Published: May 11, 2020, Submitted: March 13, 2020] ECONOMICS Andoh, S. K., Gebremariam, Y., Thorson, J. A., Bodo, P. (2020). Performance of State-Owned Enterprises: A Comparative Study of Ethiopian Airlines and Ghana Airways. American Journal of Management, 19(5), 141-156. [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2020]
Smith, Jr., R. A., Badr, K. S., Wall, A. E. (2019). Employee Assistance Programs: Balancing Increased Productivity and Engagement Among Employees with Equal Employment and Legal Compliance. Competition Forum, 17(2), 232-239. [Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2019] Chaudhry, H., Wall, A. E., Wall, J. L. (2019). Exploring the Gender Gap in Tech Companies: Why Aren’t There More Women? Competition Forum, 17(2), 275-280. [Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2019, Expected Submission: July 2019] Nodoushani, O., Robbins, G. E. (2019). Industrial Democracy in the Knowledge Society. Competition Forum, 17(2), 182-189. [Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2019] Stewart, C. H., Joyner-McGraw, L. E. (2019). Money and Morality: Leadership in National Football League. Competition Forum, 17(2), 213-217. [Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2019]
Patalinghug, J. C., Patalinghug, E. E. (2019). What does improved spectrum management mean for the Philippines? Annals of the Constantin Brancusi University of Targu Jiu, Economy Series, 2019(5), 29-35. http://www.utgjiu.ro/ revista/ec/pdf/2019-05/04_Patalinghug.pdf [Accepted: October 2019, Published: December 3, 2019, Submitted: September 10, 2019]
Nodoushani, O., Robbins, G. E., Stewart, C. H. (in press). Industrial Democracy Discourse in the Knowledge Society. Journal of Competitiveness Studies. [Accepted: November 2019]
Kwak, L. E., Yoon, S. W., Kim, Y. (2020). Genetically modiﬁed crops’ environmental impact and trust in eco-labels. Australasian Marketing Journal. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1441358220300616 [Published: 2020]
Wang, Z., Gao, M., Panaccio, A. (2020). A Self-Determination Approach to Understanding Individual Values as an Interaction Condition on Employees’ Innovative Work Behavior in the High-Tech Industry. Journal of Creative Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jocb.444 [Accepted: March 2020, Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2, 2020, Expected Submission: April 2019]
Yu, J., Pang, Y. (2020). “Is it wise to open up America again now?” Learning from the government responses to COVID-19 and economy reopen point in three Asia-Paciﬁc countries. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2020.0071 [Accepted: May 2020, Published: June 2020, Submitted: May 12, 2020] Ball, A., Yu, J. (2020). Cost Containment of Total Knee Arthroplasty in the US: DEA analysis on Regional Cost and Clinical Comparison. Health, 12(6), 532-547. https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx? paperid=100753 [Accepted: June 2020, Published: June 8, 2020, Submitted: April 2020, Expected Submission: 2020] Yoon, S. W., Lopez, R. (2020). Sustainable development: Structural transformation and the consumer demand. Structural change and Economic Dynamics, 52, 22-38. [Accepted: September 2019, Published: March 2020, Submitted: July 1, 2017, Expected Submission: July 1, 2017] FINANCE Yu, H., He, Z., Du, L. (2019). Cohabitation before Marriage? An Examination of Pre-acquisition Alliance Partnerships and Merger Outcomes. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. https://link.springer.com/ article/10.1007/s11156-019-00826-3 [Published: 2019] MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Stewart, C. H., Marciniec, S. L., Lawrence, D. A., Joyner-McGraw, L. E. (in press). Thinkubator Approach to Solving the Soft Skills Gap. American Journal of Management. [Accepted: May 2020, Submitted: April 13, 2020, Expected Submission: September 2020]
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MARKETING Kwak, L. E., Yoon, S. W., Kim, Y. (2020). Genetically modiﬁed crops’ environmental impact and trust in eco-labels. Australasian Marketing Journal. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S1441358220300616 [Published: 2020] Yim, M. Y.-C., Kim, Y. K., Lee, J. (2020). How to easily facilitate consumers’ mental simulation through advertising: The effectiveness of self-referencing image dynamics on purchase intention. International Journal of Advertising. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650487.2020.1801014 [Accepted: July 2020, Published: August 4, 2020, Submitted: 2020, Expected Submission: 2020] Prince, M. (in press). “The Psychology of Consumer Ethnocentrism and Cosmopolitanism”. International Marketing Review. [Accepted: December 2019, Submitted: November 2019] Prince, M., Kwak, L. (2020). Does the Netherlands-based consumer disidentiﬁcation model work in the US? Journal of Empirical Generalizations in Marketing Science. [Published: July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2020] Prince, M. (in press). “Domestic Product Involvement and Consumer Willingness to Buy Domestic Products: Empirical Testing of a Cognitive Consistency Approach”. Journal of International Consumer Marketing. [Accepted: February 2020, Submitted: June 7, 2019]
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“Utility of the Future” The Public Utility Management Advisory Council hosted a forum to address the current state and changing landscape of the utilities industry, in December 2019. Guest presenters included Paul A. DeCotis and Dave Tilson of West Monroe Partners, and Tony Marone, president and CEO of Avangrid Network, Inc. The PUM Advisory Council consists of representatives from the region’s utility companies. The Council provides guidance on academic curriculum that meets the needs the utilities, as these companies face an aging workforce, aging infrastructure, additional regulations, and heightened ﬁnancial burdens.
BAC Tours Modern Plastics The support and insight from the business leaders on our Business Advisory Council has become even more important during these transitional times. BAC member and president of Modern Plastics, Bing Carbone, hosted the BAC members on a tour of his facility in Shelton, Conn. Modern Plastics shifted production in the spring to produce face shields to protect against coronavirus.
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OWL BUSINESS GRADUATES SOAR Successful Financial Career Banking executive LaKisha Jordan, ’04, MBA ’06, has enjoyed more than eighteen years of experience in the ﬁnancial services industry. She currently serves as the Corporate Responsibility Ofﬁcer for KeyBank’s Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Hudson Valley markets, where she oversees a broad community engagement strategy, including Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance, and execution of KeyBank’s $16.5 billion National Community Beneﬁts Plan. She works in close partnership with local KeyBank leadership and community organizations on critical community issues impacting the respective markets. LaKisha is an active community volunteer, has served as a mentor, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Phenomenal I Am, a New Haven nonproﬁt that provides mentorships and empowerment enrichment workshops to at-risk female teens. She was named as one of the “100 Most Inﬂuential Blacks in Connecticut” for 2018 by the State Conference of NAACP Branches. LaKiska recently represented the School of Business at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce presented a live virtual discussion, “We’re All In This Together: Collaborations to Build Stronger and Inclusive Communities.” Viewers were able to gain valuable insights from business leaders about their response to COVID-19, and the power of collaborations and community to create positive impacts. Other panelists were School of Business Advisory Council member Kyle Ballou.
Helping Businesses “GetVirtual” A lifelong entrepreneur and Stanford University lecturer, Toby Corey, ’83, is the former President of Tesla, former President of Global Field Operations, and former Chief Revenue Ofﬁcer at Solar City, which merged into Tesla a few years ago. He successfully managed three $1b+ businesses (one as co-founderPresident), two successful IPO’s, raised over $300m in private and public ﬁnancing, Toby is a former President/COO of worldwide leader in web development services with $3b+ market cap and successful IPO, managed 7,000+ employee organization, operating globally, awarded two "messaging" patents, executed 40+ M&A transactions while career path disrupted information technology, digital economy, renewable energy and mobile sectors. Toby is currently focused on transforming college entrepreneurship. As the founder of GetVirtual, his college entrepreneur program provides local businesses affected by Covid-19 the tools to adapt to the virtual landscape and extend their businesses online by pairing college students seeking experience with these businesses. The SCSU School of Business recently announced a partnership with GetVirtual to be the East Coast anchor of the program. The program pairs local businesses seeking help with college students seeking experience. Students receive supervised learning experiences where students integrate principles and theories from the classroom in real-world settings by providing businesses with an online presence. The program is scheduled to launch in spring 2021.
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High Fidelity Ron Cerrito’s rise in the music biz began with a classic right-place-at-right time moment – a chance encounter with someone who worked at Billboard Magazine while attending a concert at a legendary New Haven hotspot, just a few months after graduating with a business degree in Economics from Southern. It would be the springboard to the ascension through the ranks of the tough-to-crack recording industry, which includes some stops at the biggest recording labels along the way. As president of Kobalt Music Recordings North American/AWAL, Cerrito, ’84, champions an alternative to the traditional music industry. The company offers artists and independent labels a range of services without having to give up ownership or control.
Internships Pay Off As a management major, Eric Clinton, ’18, above left, completed two internships with Travelers Insurance, as Claims Professional intern and as a Product Manager Development Programs intern while at Southern. Eric is now employed by Travelers as a Premium Auditor. Alyssa Weisberger graduated in 2020 with a degree in Accounting, and thanks to her internship at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has more than a year’s worth of experience in her chosen ﬁeld. “Interning at Alexion has been absolutely incredible,” said Weisberger about her Global Finance Business Services Internship, and thanks to an extension, her internship lasted through the summer of 2020. Her role provided her insights into the pharmaceuticals industry, and she hopes to work in the industry in the future.
Fashion Entrepreneur SCSU Marketing student Sydney Bell is a multimedia artist who works in photography, videography, graphic design, illustration, and fashion design. She started making clothes last year, and found herself drawn to sportswear, jerseys, sweatshirts, and gear from the ’70s to the ’90s. “Everything I make is something I would wear,” she said. Sydney recently exhibited at Black Arts Matters, an art, music and crafts fair in New Haven. The event creates a proﬁtable and accessible platform for black artists.
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CHANGING THE LIVES OF OUR STUDENTS Thank You to Our Donors! Special thanks to our loyal and generous donors for supporting the School of Business. In 2019, our donors raised a total of $281,409. Our students will beneﬁt from program funding, scholarship dollars, and extraordinary learning and experiential opportunities.
PUBLIC UTILTIES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
$125,000 BUSINESS SUCCESS CENTER
Lindy Lee Gold
Pieter van Vredenburch
Day of Caring Visionary Donors WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
$52,500 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS GENERAL FUND
$11,556 DONOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Thank you to Business Advisory Council members who matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 each gift made to the School of Business Success Center Fund. School of Business alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends raised $77,010 on SCSU’s Day of Caring.
TREASURY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
“Nonproﬁt business internships are an exciting opportunity to make a difference to our students and in our community. Working in these organizations provides students valuable insight into their social service goals, the needs of local nonproﬁts, and the importance of looking beyond ourselves. Business students are able to see the impact that they can make in the community in a professional capacity and local nonproﬁts receive access to helpful business skills provided by talented college students with the expertise of a leading School of Business in Connecticut.” Jerome Brennan, ’76 Nonproﬁt CFO and Business Consultant
IMPACT Greater New Haven IMPACT Greater New Haven (Interns Making Positive and Conscientious Contributions to Greater New Haven) is a new and innovative program of the Business Success Center that provides training and internship opportunities for students to develop professional skills and an appreciation for the importance of community engagement, as well as serve a critical need as local nonproﬁts face budget cuts and unforeseen losses as a result of the pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of donors on this year’s Day of Caring, the School of Business Success Center Fund will ﬁnancially support business school students who participate in the IMPACT Greater New Haven program through a paid stipend to the students, at no cost to the region’s nonproﬁts.
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“I understand the value of a nonproﬁt internship because I began my career with Marrakech as a SCSU nonproﬁt intern. The experience of working in a nonproﬁt is invaluable to both the organization and the student, but the shared experience may be out of reach for students who need to work to support their education and nonproﬁts who are unable to pay interns. This program solves that problem for the betterment of all parties!” Heather LaTorra, ’88, M.S., ’94 President and CEO, Marrakech, Inc.
A NEW HOME FOR THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
A New Destination for the Next Generation of Business Leaders The School of Business is shaping business thinkers and equipping students with the skills and knowledge to assume leading positions in business and society. Tomorrow’s business leaders will need to be ﬂexible and innovative to respond quickly to demographic and technological changes. Southern’s new 62,000 square foot School of Business building will create a ﬂexible and adaptable environment that is both physically and visually accessible, and will embody all the attributes of a highly sustainable environment supporting high energy efﬁciency, providing a culture of health and well-being. This new building will be the ﬁrst net-zero building in Connecticut, and the ﬁrst NZE building on campus. NZE buildings generate all the energy they consume within a 12-month period. NZE will be achieved with a new Photovoltaic farm over an existing parking lot and Geothermal heating and cooling wells on site. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Spring 2021, with a Summer 2023 opening. The new building will be located at the intersection of Farnham and Wintergreen Avenues.
Key Features • Two exterior plazas for students and community events • 1,500 square foot community room – approximately 100 people • 1,200 square foot dedicated MBA classroom and administrative suite • 60 student tiered case study classroom • Four 8-20 person conference rooms • 1,200 square foot ﬁnancial markets and data analytics dedicated classroom • Student Success Center • 30-person executive board room • 2,200 square foot tiered auditorium – 100 seats multi-function with case study in front, and tablet-armchairs in the back of half of the room • Eight 30-40 student classrooms • Dean’s administrative suite • 62 faculty ofﬁces and four administrative ofﬁces • 18 various sized team rooms and study alcoves throughout the building • 30 student learning labs with computer stations • Behavior lab with observation room
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501 Crescent Street New Haven, CT 06515 Susan Rapini Director of External Relations (203) 392-8944 RapiniA2@SouthernCT.edu SouthernCT.edu/business