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February 2014

Dean’s Message

January was an exciting month in the College of Business, and February promises to be busy as well.


On January 22, we publicly launched CyBIZ Lab. Judi Eyles reports that response has been strong so far, with multiple project requests coming in as a result of the publicity. CyBIZ Lab will also be featured in the February 5 Alliance for Iowa State email and in an upcoming editorial in the Des Moines Business Record.


You may also have seen the Today show segment on Des Moines as the wealthiest city in the U.S. The Alliance for Iowa State highlighted our MBA program in one of its emails promoting the Today show segment and the university’s ties to Des Moines.


Wednesday, February 12 is our spring Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair. Please make every effort to support our Career Services staff, students, and employers. And a big thank you to our Career Services staff for ensuring that this most important event runs smoothly.


I strongly encourage you to help us promote the Hong Kong and Rome study tours to your students. I am committed to raising student involvement with our international programs, and these study tours can help accomplish that. Contact Sarah Wilson for details about the Hong Kong tour, and Kevin Schiebe for the Rome tour.


Finally, I am excited to announce that in February, we will be hosting an Executive In Residence visit for the first time since 2005. See the next section of the newsletter for full details.

Executive In Residence

Executive In Residence: February 17-19

The College of Business welcomes Greg Churchill (’80 Industrial Administration) as its Executive In Residence for spring 2014. Greg is the retired Executive Vice President, International Business for Rockwell Collins, Inc.


The Executive In Residence is designed to bring senior-level executives to the college to help enrich the learning environment of both undergraduate and graduate students, foster research ideas for faculty and graduate students, and provide faculty and staff involved in outreach activities with new ideas and perspectives on how to serve the business community.


He will present an open forum titled, “Ten Realities of Doing Business Globally” on Wednesday, February 19 from 2:30-4:00 in the Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.


As part of his EIR visit, Greg will also be participating in many classes and meeting with faculty clusters. View more details of our Executive In Residence program.


James Cannon paper, “Determinants of ’Sticky Costs:’ An Analysis of Cost Behavior using United States Air Transportation Industry Data,” conditionally accepted at The Accounting Review.


Diane Janvrin was appointed to a three-year term as an editor for Journal of Information Systems ( the American Accounting Association Accounting Information Systems section journal) effective January 1, 2014.


Diane Janvrin presented the paper titled Social Media: A Model of Organizational Use, Perceived Risk, and Policy Implementation, coauthored by Kristina Demek (University of Washington), Robyn Raschke (University of Nevada Las Vegas), and Bill Dilla at the American Accounting Association Accounting Information Systems Section Midyear meeting in Raleigh, NC on January 24.


At the midyear meeting, Diane Janvrin co-authored teaching case  with JP Krahel (Loyola University of Maryland), Brett Considine (University of Melbourne), and Margarita Lenk (Colorado State University) titled ‘Social Technology: A Compendium of Short Cases’ was presented on January 25 by co-authors. This case won the Best Teaching Case Award sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants.

Business Career Services

There are still openings on Mock Interview Day (Wednesday, February 5) for students interested in a practice interview with an industry recruiter.


Career Week 2014 in the College of Business will be held Wednesday, February 5 -11. A complete schedule of speaker presentations can be found at: Career Week Speaker Series. Information for students is available on our website and in our office.  All faculty should have received a flyer to share with students in your classes.


The Spring Career Fair will be Wednesday, February 12 in Hilton Coliseum from noon –
6:00 p.m. Interview Day will follow on Thursday, February 13 in the Memorial Union.


We appreciate your support of these events for the students in the College of Business.


Faculty and staff are invited to attend any of the Career Week 2014 events. Please mark your calendars to join us at the Leadership Breakfast at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center on February 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. and/or the Career Fair Networking Social that same evening from 6-7 p.m. in Johnny’s at Hilton.

Graduate Programs

David Correll, supply chain management doctoral candidate accepted a tenure-track position at Clark University’s Graduate School of Management. Clark University is a small, private research University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Graduate School of Management’s Sustainability Management program has been ranked the 17th best Green MBA program in the world. Congratulations David!


Andreas Schwab started serving as Consulting Editor for Research Methodology and Statistical Methods at Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice in January 2014. He also became a Member of the Advisory Council for the creation of a Research Method Community at the Strategic Management Society and he started his one-year term as Chair of the Executive Committee for the College of Organization Science/INFORMS.


Samantha Cross’ paper titled, “Cultural Competence and Cultural Compensatory Mechanisms in Bi-National Households” (with Mary C. Gilly, University of California, Irvine) was accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing (JM), forthcoming, May 2014.


Joey George organized and chaired the panel “MOOCs & Beyond” at the 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (with Niels Bjorn-Andersen, John King & Hock Hai Teo) in Milan, Italy, December 17, 2013.


Joey George presented “The Effects of Communication Mode and Culture on Deception Detection Accuracy” at the Rapid Screening Technologies, Deception Detection and Credibility Assessment Symposium at the 47th Hawaii Conference on Information Systems, Big Island, Hawaii, January 6, 2014.


Joey George agreed to present a webinar on “The Future of Higher Education in the U.S.: MOOCs, a Case in Point” for the Association for Information Systems on February 27 at 1 pm central time. 

Undergraduate Programs

Do you know of any students who would make a great Business Ambassador and loves their major and experience at ISU?  Do you know students who like being involved on campus and meeting new people?  As a COB ambassador, their mission would be to provide an engaging and positive experience for our prospective students and families within the College of Business. More information here can be found on the Business Ambassador website.


Applications available in 1200 Gerdin or online.  Please contact Kelsie Poe, Academic Adviser, Graduate Assistant, at


Congratulations to Tim and Leah Berte on the birth of Lily Christine, born January 14.  All are doing well.


Please congratulate Sarah Wilson on her successful Capstone defense on Jan. 29—she is now ABD, and one giant step closer to her doctorate! 

Media Hits

January 22, 2014

ISU News Service

Iowa State College of Business launches new CyBiz Lab


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