Dr. Yijia Lin contemplated how to raise the awareness of research excellence in actuarial science for several years. By bringing together a team of faculty, staff, students and business partners, she led the creation of the first web application to compile and rank actuarial science research data now hosted on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business website.
After completing her MBA, Dr. Biyu Wu took a job as an intellectual properties (IP) auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Her experience in audit fueled a desire to connect the dots between financial data and translate those numbers into insightful research people could understand.
Abby Nappier Cherup's vision to design and conduct marketing research with real implications for bringing inclusivity to the marketplace drove her to find a Ph.D. program that would allow her to flourish and create change in public policy. Although Nebraska did not initially appear on her radar when considering programs, things began to change when she talked with Dr. Robert Harrison, '09, associate professor of marketing at Western Michigan University.
Dr. Alok Kumar, associate professor of marketing and W. W. Marshall College Professor, was at Smeal College of Business at Penn State University before joining Nebraska Business in 2013. He earned his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include interorganizational governance, business-to-business relationships, distribution systems and marketing strategy. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research and Strategic Management Journal.
Dr. Troy Smith, assistant professor of management, joined Nebraska Business in 2016 after earning his Ph.D. in management from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the intersection of leadership and motivation across levels of analysis, job attitudes and employee engagement and spillover effects of work and non-work factors. He has published in multiple academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology and Sex Roles.
Dr. Julie Wu, assistant professor of finance, earned her Ph.D. in finance from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She was at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia prior to joining Nebraska Business in 2016. Her research interests include securities markets, empirical asset pricing and corporate finance. Her articles have been published in Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation and Contemporary Accounting Research and featured in Harvard Law School Forum.
Last year, Web of Science, an online scientific citation indexing service, named Dr. Fred Luthans, University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management, to the “Top 1% Citations” list of researchers around the world in all fields. Now, in an article in Scientometrics, a peer-reviewed academic journal, a new study of citations over the past 10 years in all fields of Business and Economics (B&E), again shows Luthans recognized for placing in the top one percent of all B&E professors in the world.
Firms hire auditors to provide independent assessments of their financial statements and assure investors and outside parties that they are free from material misstatements.
Dr. Yijia Lin, associate professor of finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, won the Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), which recognizes distinguished achievement of a risk management and insurance scholar who is within ten years of receiving their Ph.D. Her publications in top tier journals helped pave the way for receiving the award.
Dr. Ann Mari May and Dr. Mary McGarvey of CBA, along with Dr. Robert Whaples of Wake Forest, thought it would be interesting to find out if there were differences in the views of economists along the lines of gender. In doing so, they have garnered attention in the national media.
The road to recognition in academic research is a long one. Yet the necessity of time makes it all the more meaningful to Dr. Ravi Sohi, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research at CBA, who recently was awarded the 2012 Louis W. Stern Award by the American Marketing Association.