Congratulations to College of Management Adjunct Professor, Dr. Louis Petro, for being selected as the recipient of the 2015 Accounting Teaching Excellence Award by Michigan Association of certified Public Accounts (MICPA)! He will be receiving this award at the MICPA awards dinner on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. Dr. Louis Petro served as Dean of the College of Management at Lawrence Tech from 1979 through 1989. It is an honor to have a faculty with such a treasure of knowledge in our college.
Congratulations to College of Management Assistant Professor, Dr. Maryam Firoozi! Dr. Firoozi was nominated by Concordia University to join the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. She received her PhD from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2014. The induction ceremony is in June 2015 in Montreal.
The MBA Strategic Planning capstone course at LTU provides students with the analytical and strategic concepts and tools they need to effectively utilize their multi-disciplinary knowledge to formulate and implement winning business strategies. As part of the capstone this year, student teams analyzed four leading companies (Subway, Jimmy Johns, Tubby’s, and Jersey Mike’s) in the Fast Food industry. Each team employed strategic planning concepts and tools learned in the classroom to analyze the structure and competitive intensity of the industry, identify external opportunities and threats, evaluate internal strengths and weaknesses, benchmark competitors, and to recommend actions to enhance the company’s strategy and long-term competitive advantage.
Each team interviewed company managers, surveyed customers, and assessed competitors; collected data from company vision and mission statements, core principles, and publications and reports; and gathered information on products, prices, service, and facilities from on-site visits.
Dr. Jacqueline Stavros to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Engaged Practitioner Scholar Community at CASE and the Editorial Board of the Engagement Management Review (EMR) journalBy Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off
Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Stavros on being invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Engaged Practitioner Scholar Community at CASE and the Editorial Board of the Engagement Management Review (EMR) journal!
Our sincere congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Stavros and DBA student Patricia Malone who used SOAR in both her dissertation and her division at Proctor and Gamble (P&G). They will be traveling to South Africa and will be participating in the 2015 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Johannesburg. The conference takes place once every three years!
This year’s FEI Academic Night was a proud moment for College of Management as two of our Finance students were recognized:
Mr. David Baker
Mr. Alex Mozeihem
The key note speaker for next year’s academic night event will be President Virinder Moudgil. The event will take place at DAC.
Our sincere thanks to Ms. Jena and Dr. Pavlo Tsebro who selected the two students.
LTU’s 3rd Annual Research Day, which occurred on April 10, was a resounding success. Sponsored by the Research Support Services Committee (RSSC) and the Office of the Provost, this year’s Research Day was made possible through a generous corporate sponsorship from MAHLE.
The event featured a Presidential Colloquium invited keynote address by Professor Dale Gyure of the Department of Architecture, a Plenary presentation on Course-Based Undergraduate Research by the Dean and faculty from the CAS, and 27 oral presentations and 37 poster presentations by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from all four of colleges.
Research Day was produced by Matthew Cole and Marija Franetovic, Co-Chairs of the Research Support Services Committee.
Research Day is very important to the future of Lawrence Tech because scholarship and teaching are mutually sustaining endeavors. As Lawrence Tech President Moudgil said in his opening remarks, Research Day is an important forum for students and faculty to express the Practice side of the University’s Theory and Practice motto.
The COM faculty and graduate students presented 4 oral presentations and 6 poster presentations.
COM Oral Presentations participants:
Building Collaboration in Virtual Teams through Emotional Intelligence: Mediation by SOAR by Matthew Cole, PhD, John Cox, DBA and Jacqueline Stavros, DM
Investigating the Links Among Patient Experience, Revenue Cycle Management, and Financial Performance of U.S. Hospitals: Methodological Considerations by Lihua Dishman, MBA, Doctor of Business Administration Candidate
Consumers’ Reactions to Activist Groups’ Eco-Sabotage of Companies by Isar Kiani, PhD and Jad Mortada MBA candidate, GRA
AACSB Accreditation Standard Two: Focus on Measuring Quality and Impact of Intellectual Contributions by Matthew Cole, PhD, Adeyinka Adenrele, MS in Information Technology Candidate, GRA, Bahman Mirshab, PhD, Dean and Shahram Taj, PhD
IT Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense by Anne Kohnke, PhD.
COM Poster Presentations participants:
College of Management’s Path to AACSB Accreditation: Focus on Standard Two—Intellectual Contributions, Impact, and Alignment with Mission by Adeyinka Adenrele, MS in Information Technology Candidate, GRA, Matthew Cole, PhD, Bahman Mirshab, PhD, Dean, College of Management ,Shahram Taj, PhD
Cybersecurity: It Only Takes Seconds for a Hacker to Take EVERYTHING by Anne Kohnke, PhD, Veera Raghava Prasad Govinda Raju, MS in Information Technology Candidate, GRA, Michael Bruno Selvaraj, MS in Information Techology Candidate.
Globalization and Issues Faced by Small Firms: Looking for a Solution by Peihua Wang, MBA candidate, GRA, College of Management
An Intelligent System for Student Advising by Chih-Hao Ku, PhD, Jinkai Xu, MS in Information Technology Candidate ,Diane Cairns, Ed.S., Zina Orow, B. Arch.
The Role of Social Media in Improving Social Commerce: Strategic Implications for Marketing Managers by Manisha Mathur, PhD and Sowmya Yegyanarayanan, MS in Information Systems Candidate, GRA, College of Management
Google Analytics as a Tool to Integrate the College of Management Website Business Objectives with Measurable Goals by Vladimir Rozovskiy, MSIT, Project Management Certificate Candidate, GRA
Please visit www.ltu.edu/ResearchDay for the complete listing of presentations.
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Lawrence Technological University College of Management welcomed its second class of Delta Mu Delta inductees. The ceremony began with Dr. Anne Kohnke, Assistant Professor in the College of Management and faculty adviser for Delta Mu Delta inducting two Honorary Inductees: Mr. John G. Petty, ME’65, Trustee of Lawrence Technological University, and Dr. Hamid Servati, President of ServoTech Industries, Partner of Zoatex LLC.
Dr. Anne Kohnke, LTU’s Nu Alpha Chapter Presiding Officer and Emcee for the evening, welcomed 35 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral inductees. The criteria for induction into Delta Mu Delta as an undergraduate student is a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, completion of at least 50 percent of the required credits toward their degree, and completion of at least 24 credits at LTU. Graduate and doctoral students must have completed at least 50 percent of the required credits toward their degree and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher. All candidates for membership in the society must also be in the top 20 percent of their class.
Following the student induction Mr. John Petty addressed inductees with an inspiring message on the Role of Leadership and the Impact that today’s actions have on the Future.
After dinner, President Moudgil delivered an inspiring keynote address. During his keynote address, Dr. Moudgil spoke to our inductees and their families about the importance of developing and utilizing their skills in both domestic and international venues.
Congratulations to all of our students who were inducted in recognition of their outstanding academic success! We look forward to the future of Delta Mu Delta on LTU’s campus!