The SMU Cox School of Business takes immense pride in the accomplishments of our faculty members. Their diverse excellence and merits have earned recognition not only within our school, but on a national scale. Here are 17 SMU Cox faculty members who have impacted the business community, and what they’ve achieved.
Amit Basu, Carr P. Collins Chair in Management Information Systems and department chair of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM), helped launch ITOM’s new Supply Chain & Operations Management concentration. “An Analysis of Search and Authentication Strategies for Online Matching Platforms,” a paper he co-authored with ITOM Associate Professor Sreekumar Bhaskaran and Assistant Professor Rajiv Mukherjee, was published in Management Science. Basu chaired a plenary panel on key challenges for AI in business at the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems in Munich in December.
Gauri Bhat, assistant professor of accounting, co-authored a paper with Hemang Desai, Robert B. Cullum Professor of Accounting and accounting department chair. Their paper, “Bank Capital and Loan Monitoring,” was accepted for publication by The Accounting Review in May 2020. Bhat was invited as a discussant on a banking paper at the Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America (CAPANA) Conference in Harbin, China.
Marcus Butts, associate professor of management, department chair of management and organizations and Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Endowed Research Professor, was one of three finalists for Personnel Psychology’s Best Article Award for his recent publication, “In Search of Balance: A Conceptual and Empirical Integration of Multiple Meanings of Work-Family Balance.” Finalists were chosen based upon citations, relevance to the field and impact. He was asked to join the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal, a top empirical journal in the management field.
Edward Fox, professor and chair of marketing, Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Research Professor and W.R. and Judy Howell Director of the JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence, wrote a book chapter titled “How Price Promotions Work: A Review of Practice and Theory,” which was accepted for publication in the Handbook of the Economics of Marketing, in press at time of publication. He was named marketing department chair in the summer of 2019.
Russ Hamilton, visiting assistant professor of accounting, won the 2019 American Taxation Association/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award for his paper “New Evidence on Investors’ Valuation of Deferred Tax Liabilities.”
Daniel Howard, professor of marketing, wrote “A Dual Process Theory Explanation for Door-in-the-Face Effectiveness,” which was accepted for publication at Basic and Applied Social Psychology. He has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Czech Technical Institute in Prague for the spring of 2020 and a Visiting Professor at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, for the fall of 2020.
Bob Lawson, executive director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom, received the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)’s Adam Smith Award, which honors an individual who has made a lasting contribution to the perpetuation of the ideals of a free-market economy. Lawson released “Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World” and took part in a national book tour with his co-author. Lawson also presented “The Tortoise or the Hare: Liberalizations Since 1970” at the APEE meeting, led Teaching Free Enterprise lectures and participated in panels at FreedomFest2020 in Las Vegas.
Milica Mormann, assistant professor of marketing, co-organized and chaired a workshop at the 11th Triennial Invitational Choice Symposium in Maryland. The workshop examined ways to better understand how consumers spend sparse attentional resources when faced with various consumption decisions. Mormann also participated on the program committees of the 2019 Association for Consumer Research and Society for Consumer Psychology conferences.
Rajiv Mukherjee, assistant professor of ITOM, had two papers presented at conferences: “Platforms, Pricing and Piracy” at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology and “Close Encounters in the Movie Industry: The Recent Feud between AMC and MoviePass” at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Robin Pinkley, Janet and Craig Duchossois Endowed Professor of Management and Organizations, co-authored “The Power of Certain and Phantom Alternatives in Dyadic Negotiation: How What ‘Could Be’ Haunts What ‘Is’” with professors including SMU Cox colleagues Maribeth Kuenzi and Don Vandewalle. Their work was published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Pinkley also co-authored “Implicit Theories of Negotiation: Testing a New Measure of Agreement Dynamism,” published in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and gave a number of presentations. She presented at D CEO’s Women’s Leadership Symposium, on “Filling the Gaps in Your Negotiation Skills” for The CEO Magazine’s YouTube channel, on a “Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary” for a Forté Foundation webinar, for a TEDxSMU Women Talk, on “The Rule of When to Walk Away” for Texas Titans Podcast and on “Prince and Princess Charming: Are They the Same?” in a symposium on Old and New Tensions in Gender Research: Understanding Fundamental Expectations of Female Negotiators, at the International Association of Conflict Management in Dublin.
Tracey Rinehart, user experience librarian for the Business Library, was promoted to Librarian II, indicating the required educational background as well as significant professional contributions to the library and overall institution. At Texas Woman’s University’s Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference, he presented on “How to Build an Invested Student Staff,” with information about how managers find, hire, train, supervise and retain effective student employees.
Ana Rodriguez, managing director of business development and the Latino Leadership Initiative, received the Texas Women’s Foundation’s 2019 Young Leader Award at the Leadership Celebration & Awards Reception presented by AT&T. The award honors Rodriguez’s commitment to positively impacting the lives of women and girls, as well as her breakthrough leadership as a trailblazer achieving success and creating a path of opportunity for other women to follow. Rodriguez was one of 10 recipients of Plano Magazine’s Girl Boss 2019 Awards, presented for using “time, talents and grit to make Plano a better place to live and play.”
Dean Stansel, senior research fellow at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, presented his research at four academic conferences, organizing and chairing sessions at three of them. His paper, “Economic Freedom in U.S. Metropolitan Areas,” was published in the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. His paper with Meg Tuszynski, “Targeted State Economic Development Incentives and Entrepreneurship,” received a Highly Commended Paper award from the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, where it was published. Stansel was an invited speaker at four events, including a research seminar at Texas Tech University, where he presented a paper on the relationship between economic policy and population migration at the local level. He also gave 16 presentations around the state for the O’Neil Center’s Teaching Free Enterprise program and was selected to be a founding member of the advisory board of the Lone Star Policy Institute.
Tom Fangyun Tan, associate professor of ITOM, authored “At Your Service on the Table: Impact of Tabletop Technology on Restaurant Performance,” which has been accepted for publication in Management Science.
Meg Tuszynski, research fellow and assistant director at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, shared the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy’s Highly Commended Paper award with O’Neil Center colleague Dean Stansel, presented for their co-authored paper “Targeted Economic Development Incentives and Entrepreneurship.” Tuszynski’s co-authored paper “Samaritan’s Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity” was published in the edited volume “James M. Buchanan: A Theorist of Political Economy and Social Philosophy.”
Don Vandewalle, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Frank and Susan Dunlevy Research Fellow in Management and Organizations, delivered the keynote presentation “Designing Experiential Classroom Exercises” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston. He also presented a research seminar at the University of Kansas School of Business and a seminar on leadership development for the Dallas Area Industrial Organizational Psychologists.
Daniel Zyung, assistant professor of strategy, co-authored “Socioemotional Favoritism: Evidence from Foreign Divestitures in Family Multinationals,” which was published in Organization Studies. Another co-authored paper, “Managing Complex Services: Healthcare Service Providers’ Decision to Use Ethics Committees,” was accepted in the Journal of Marketing Research.
FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Jackson Grayson Endowed Faculty Innovation Award, EDWARD J. FOX
Eugene T. Byrne Endowed Faculty Innovation Award, MARIBETH L. KUENZI
Carl Sewell Distinguished Service to the Community Award, MARCIA K. ARMSTRONG
Research Excellence, TOM FANGYUN TAN
STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS
DANIEL BRIESCH, Marketing Specialist, Executive Education and Graduate Admissions
JOSEPH CAHOON, Director, Folsom Institute for Real Estate
DEE POWELL, Executive Assistant to the Dean
JENNIFER MALONE BBA, Senior Academic Advisor
KIMBERLY B. MCKISSICK, Director of Operations, Career Management Center