/August 2017

August 2017

August 2017

Dean’s Message

Welcome back to the beginning of what we anticipate will be another wonderful school year at the College of Business! Before you know it, students will be filling our hallways and classrooms.

One special event we always look forward to each August is the annual Welcome Back Picnic. You should have received an email invitation from Monica Sasse, who is collecting RSVPs. Please note the NEW LOCATION this year: Brookside Park (Maple Shelter). The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 18.

Have you visited the new College of Business website? I’d like to specifically thank Gracen Kostelecky, web manager, and the Dean’s Marketing Team for leading this year-long effort. One of the many positive changes in the website is the faculty and staff directory. Not only is it easier to navigate, we also have a specific page highlighting all of our new faculty and staff. Please join me in welcoming them to the college and to Iowa State University! Please be sure to read the entry in the Dean’s Marketing Team section below for additional details about the new website.

I look forward to working with all of you to make this another successful school year!


Melvin A. Lamboy-Ruiz, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, had a manuscript titled “Impact of Enforcement on Healthcare Billing Fraud: Evidence from the United States” (co-authored with Renee Flasher from Ball State University) accepted for publication at the Journal of Business Ethics.

Zhejia Ling, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper “SEC Comment Letter Disclosures and Short Selling” (co-authored with Sam Lee and Zabihollah Rezaee) at the MIT Asia Conference in Accounting in July.

Business Career Services

Student Development

Angela Wagner presented at the Young Women in Business Leadership Camp on “Creating Your Own Career Recipe in Marketing and Management” to 50 high school female students on July 10.

Kathy Wieland presented to APEX students with an overview of Business Career Services on July 12.

Professional Development

Melanie Gella and Angela Wagner attended the CPI Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa July 6 – 7.

Melanie Gella, Angela Wagner, and Kathy Wieland attended Gallup’s Accelerated Strengths Coaching Program and became certified strength coaches July 13- July 17 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Employer Development

Employers Circle

Business Career Services hosted the annual Employers Circle July 26, at the Economic Development Core Facility. The Employers Circle included our staff, several faculty, administrators, and representatives from the top hiring organizations for the College of Business.

Melanie Gella attended the Women in Asset Management Conference hosted by Principal July 27, in Des Moines, Iowa.

In July, our staff met with Cerner, Gavilon, Hogan-Hansen, MHC Kenworth, and XPO Logistics.

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

Fall 2017 Upcoming Career Events – Mark Your Calendars!

Business Week September 11-15
Business Week Speaker Series September 11-19
Beta Alpha Psi Meet the Firm September 19
Management Information Systems Club Career Night September 19
Marketing and Management Club Career Night September 19
Supply Chain Management Club Career Night September 19
College of Business Leadership Breakfast September 20
Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair September 20
Interview Day September 21


Dean’s Marketing

The new CoB website is up and running! Thank you to Gracen Kostelecky, web manager, for all of his work planning the launch of the new site, which is mobile and disability friendly. As a team, we have been working on this for more than a year. We could not have done this without the help of everyone in the college who provided input and reviewed pages. Thank you! Officially launched on Monday, July 17, the new website includes many improvements, including some new features to the faculty/staff directory. Because of the increased size and shape of the photos on the new website, some existing photos cannot be used. If you see that you have a placeholder image on the directory, please contact Gracen Kostelecky to schedule a time for a new portrait to be taken. You will also receive an email in the next few days with information on all the new features in the directory. Please know our work with the new website is not “done.” This is an ongoing process. Please continue to monitor and proofread pages and let us know if you find areas that need corrections, or ideas for continued improvement.

As we prepare for the new academic year, we’d like to highlight some upcoming events. We’ll do our best to alert you about important college-wide events. We also recommend you visit the website events page on a regular basis. There’s a button on the home page, in the top right corner: Events.

Please mark your calendar for the next CEO Speaker Series lecture, which will be held during Business Week:

  • Wednesday, September 13
    Kenneth Sullivan, 
    president and CEO of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
    5:00 p.m., 1148 Gerdin, the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall
    Smithfield Foods has a history of hiring CoB students for internships and full-time employment.

Do you need assistance from the Dean’s Marketing Team? Our team assists with all forms of marketing and promotions of the college, including website, photography, videography, graphic design (posters, brochures, flyers, invitations, t-shirts, etc.), plasma TV screen promotions, college-wide event planning, articles in the Prospectus magazine and Discover Business e-newsletter, and more! Getting on our project list is easy! Simply fill out this online form and we’ll assign it to the appropriate team member.


Ioannis V. Floros presented the paper “At-The-Market Offerings” (co-authored with Matthew T. Billett and Jon A. Garfinkel) at the Ludwig Maximilian University, the Center for Advanced Management Studies in Munich, Germany, where he was invited for a research visit from July 9-15.


Andreas Schwab, PhD, associate professor of management and Dean’s Fellow in Management, gave an invited doctoral seminar presentation on advances in strategy research methodologies at Singapore Management University, June 21.


Verónica Martín Ruiz, PhD student of marketing, and José A. Rosa, PhD, the John and Deborah Ganoe Faculty Fellow, had a paper titled, “Methods to Improve Construct Measurement Equivalency in Cross-Cultural Consumer Research” accepted for presentation at The Association of Consumer Research North America Conference – ACR 2017 in San Diego, California.

Samantha N. N. Cross, PhD, associate professor of marketing:

  • Manuscript titled, “Restricted Visions of Multiracial Identity in Advertising” (co-authored with Robert Harrison and Kevin Thomas) was accepted for publication at the Journal of Advertising.
  • Participated in the 52nd Annual American Marketing Association (AMA)-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium as an invited member of the consortium faculty, held at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in June.
  • Participated in the 9th Biennial Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Workshop for doctoral students as an invited faculty mentor, held in Long Beach, California, in July.
  • Co-chaired the 2017 Consumer Culture Theory Conference (CCT), along with Alladi Venkatesh (University of California, Irvine) and Cecilia Ruvalcaba (University of the Pacific) in Anaheim, California in July. The conference was hosted by UC Irvine, and co-sponsored by co-chair institutions, the College of Business at Iowa State University and University of the Pacific, Eberhardt School of Business. The conference attracted over 220 attendees from 34 countries.

Beatriz Pereira, assistant professor of marketing, presented the paper “Sustainable Consumption: Driven by Purpose, Redirected by Emotions, Compromised by Income” co-authored with Jose Rosa, at the Association of Consumer Research Latin American Conference in Santiago de Cali, Colombia.

News Coverage

July 10: The Iowa State Daily featured a story about the first annual Young Women and Business Leadership Camp held in the College of Business. See the article here: http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_43218aa6-6594-11e7-b1a7-a39c18bcc9f2.html

Supply Chain Management

Kevin Scheibe, PhD, Kingland Business Analytics Faculty Fellow and Jennifer Blackhurst had their paper “Supply Chain Disruption Propagation: A Systemic Risk and Normal Accident Theory Perspective” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Research.


Diann Burright, Shannon Grundmeier, and Kelly Pistilli completed a training program called RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health provided by Iowa State Student Counseling Services this month.

College of Business students participating in the summer APEX Program (Academic Program of Excellence) visited Kingland July 19.

Brenda Thorbs-Weber, Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office, participated in a panel discussion about “How Work Unfolds for Multicultural Teams in a Predominately White Institution” at the Multicultural Student Services Regional Conference held at Iowa State, July 21.

Course Registration Reminders:

Registration for classes will remain open on AccessPlus though the 5th day of the term (August 25). At the end of the 5th day, class registration will close and students will not be added to business courses or section changes. If there is not an open seat in AccessPlus, a student cannot be added to the class. If the course has an enrollment restriction that is not met (e.g. ACCT major trying to add a FIN restricted section, etc), and there is a seat available on AccessPlus, students can see John Wageman during his drop-in hours, 1200 Gerdin, (generally 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. most business days) for assistance.

Students will not be allowed to add business courses after the first week. As a reminder, business faculty do not sign students into their classes or switch sections. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control should see John Wageman during his drop-in hours, 1200 Gerdin (generally 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. most business days) for assistance.