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Greetings from the Carlson School’s PhD Program! Warm temperatures extended well into November in Minnesota this year, but now both the snow and the temperatures are beginning to fall. In 2015-16, our program and its students again had a successful year in terms of recruiting, admissions, and placements and we’re happy to share the news with you.

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This year, the biggest news is a change in the PhD Office staff. In July, after more than 25 years with the program, Earlene Bronson retired. Many of you knew Earlene’s steady, helpful, and knowledgeable presence in the PhD Program office. We wish her all the best moving forward. With Earlene’s departure, Sandy Herzan has joined the program staff as the new associate director. Sandy earned her master’s degree here at Minnesota and has a wealth of administrative experience at the University of Minnesota preceding her joining the Carlson School. We have been keeping her busy as she is orienting to her new position, and we know she will be a great addition. Melissa Grass continues to provide her valuable service to the program, and is now the veteran in the program office! Our small but capable staff of two keep the program running smoothly and efficiently.

Alumni News

Our alumni continue to distinguish themselves, including promotions and new administrative roles. The list below is not exhaustive; we’re sorry if we missed reporting your news. If you have recently been promoted, received honors or awards, or have other news, please send an email to Sandy at herza002@umn.edu. We would love to hear from you!

Stephanie Grimm, Acct, ’09 PhD, promoted to associate professor, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas

Timothy Shields, Acct, ’08 PhD, promoted to associate professor, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University

Kim Huat Goh, IDSc, ’07 PhD, promoted to associate professor, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

Gwanhoo Lee, IDSc, ’03 PhD, promoted to professor, Kogod School of Business, American University

Alden Lorents, IDSc, ’71 PhD, inducted into the Franke College of Business Hall of Fame at Norther Arizona University

Harrison McKnight, IDSc, ’97 PhD, promoted to professor, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Pallab Sanyal, IDSc, ’09 PhD, promoted to associate professor, School of Business, George Mason University

Angsana Techatassanasoontorn, IDSc, ’06 PhD, promoted to associate professor, Auckland University of Technology

Bin Wang, IDSc, ’04 PhD, promoted to professor at Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Jennifer Gregan, Mktg, ’94 PhD, promoted to senior assistant dean, global programs & partnerships, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware

Ashwani Monga, Mktg, ’04 PhD, chair of Marketing Department at Rutgers Business School

Anant Mishra, SCO, ’09 PhD, promoted to associate professor, School of Business, George Mason University

Xiaosong (David) Peng, SCO, ’07 PhD, promoted to associate professor, University of Houston

Janine Sanders, SCO, ’08 PhD, promoted to associate professor, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas

Dongli Zhang, SCO, ’09 PhD, promoted to associate professor, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Adam Fremeth, SME, ’09 PhD, promoted to associate professor at the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario

Carla Pavone, SME, ’10 PhD, associate director, Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

David Souder, SME, ’07 PhD, promoted to associate professor, School of Business, University of Connecticut

2015-16 Graduates and Placements

2015 - 16 Graduates and Placements Photo for PhD NewsletterOur graduating class in 2015-16 was once again successful, with 12 students graduating. See below for the placement information of our 12 graduates.  

 

 

 

Placements of Ph.D. Students on the Job Market during 2015-16

Sophia Banpa for PhD Newsletter

Sofia Bapna

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

University of Minnesota

Yoonhee Choi for PhD Newsletter

Yoonhee Choi

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

California State U-Long Beach

Karyn Dossinger

Karyn Dossinger

Work & Organizations

Suffolk University

Yeonka Kim for PhD Newsletter

Yeonka Kim

Work & Organizations

U of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Xiaojin Liu for PhD Newsletter

Xiaojin (Jim) Liu

Supply Chain & Operations

U of Virginia Post-Doc

Yuanyuan Ma for PhD Newsletter

Yuanyuan Ma

Accounting

California State U-Fullerton

Chiraag Mittal for PhD Newsletter

Chiraag Mittal

Marketing

Texas A & M University

Jonathan Nam Headshot

Jonathan Nam

Accounting

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Junyan Shen for PhD Newsletter

Junyan Shen

Finance

Iowa State University

Jennifer Stoner for PhD Newsletter

Jennifer Stoner

Marketing

University of North Dakota

Mihir Wagle for PhD Newsletter

Mihir Wagle

Information & Decision Sciences

Citrix

Loxley Sijia Wang for PhD Newsletter

Loxley Sijia Wang

Information & Decision Sciences

FisherBroyles LLP

 

Current Students

We currently have 90 PhD students in our program. Below is a portrait of those students and a sampling of their accomplishments over the past year.

On the Job Market

For 2016-17, we have 13 job market candidates representing six departments. We believe the market will again be strong, and our students should have many excellent opportunities. We look forward to seeing them all successfully settled for fall 2017.

On the Market beginning July 2016

Accounting:

Aysa Dordzhieva (adviser: Frank Gigler)
Rachel Thompson (adviser: Pervin Shroff)

Finance:

John Pokorny (adviser: Frederico Belo)
Yue Qiu (adviser: Murray Frank)

Information & Decision Sciences:

Chengxin Cao (adviser: Gautam Ray)
JaeHwuen Jung (adviser: Ravi Bapna)
Ali Mahdavi Adeli (adviser: Gedas Adomavicius)
Miguel Velasco (adviser: Paul Johnson)

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: Cameron Miller (adviser: Myles Shaver)
Supply Chain & Operations: Rick Hardcopf (adviser: Rachna Shah)
Pettis Kent (adviser: Enno Siemsen)
Jason Ngyuen (adviser: Karen Donohue)
Work & Organizations Lingtao Yu (adviser: Michelle Duffy)

Selected Student Honors and Awards

Accounting:

Andrew Fluharty for PhD NewsletterAndrew Fluharty: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

Xiaoli Guo: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award 

 

 

 

Finance:

Ding Luo for PhD NewsletterDing Luo: 2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Yue Qiu: 2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Ali Sanati: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award   

 

 

Information and Decision Sciences:

Chengxin Cao for PhD NewsletterChengxin Cao: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

JaeHwuen Jung: 2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Zach Sheffler: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

 

 

Marketing:

Nick Olson for PhD NewsletterNick Olson: 2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

Maria Rodas: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

Zuhui Xiao: 2016-17 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

 

Supply Chain & Operations:

Rick Hardcopf for PhD NewsletterRick Hardcopf:  2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Pettis Kent: 2016 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

Vincent (Junhao) Yu: Roger and Marlene Schroeder Outstanding 1st Year Ph.D. Student Paper Award

 

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship:

Dennie Kim for PhD NewsletterDennie Kim: 2016 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award

Nick Poggioli: 2016 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award

 

 

Work and Organizations:

Gregory Beaver for PhD NewsletterGregory Beaver: 2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Lingtao Yu: 2016-17 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 

Selected Student Presentations and Publications

Finance:

Ding Luo

  • Presented at Macro Financial Modeling Summer Camp (June 2016), “Asset Pricing and Risk Sharing with Limited Enforcement and Heterogeneous Preferences.”

  • Presented at Econometric Society North America Summer Meeting (June 2016), “Asset Pricing and Risk Sharing with Limited Enforcement and Heterogeneous Preferences.”

John Pokorny

  • Presented at the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (July 2015), “Inflation, Welfare and the Fisher Effect” (with John Boyd and Abu Jalal).

Yue Qiu

  • Presented at the Financial Management Association (October 2015), "Organized Labor and Loan Pricing: A Regression Discontinuity Design Analysis" (with Tao Shen).

  • Presented at the Midwest Finance Association (March 2016), "Organized Labor and Loan Pricing: A Regression Discontinuity Design Analysis" (with Tao Shen).

Information & Decision Sciences:

Chengxin Cao

  • Presented at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (December 2015), “Enterprise Information Systems and Mergers and Acquisitions,” (with Alok Gupta, Gautam Ray, and Mani Subramani).

  • Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Doctoral Consortium (December 2015), “Enterprise Information Systems and Mergers and Acquisitions” (with Alok Gupta, Gautam Ray, and Mani Subramani).

Swanand Deodhar

  • Saxena, K., Deodhar, S. J., & Ruohonen, M. (2016). Business Model Innovation in Software Product Industry: Bringing Business to Bazaar. New Delhi: Springer. ISBN: 978-81-322-3650-4. (book)

  • Presented at the Collective Intelligence Conference (June 2016), “Collective Intelligence in Crowdsourcing Investment Expertise” (with Mani Subramani and Aks Zaheer).

JaeHwuen Jung

  • Presented at Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research (SCECR) (June 2016), “Altruism Pays! Towards Optimal Call-to-Action for Online Referral: A Randomized Field Experiment” (with Ravi Bapna, J. Golden, and T. Sun).

Zhihong Ke

  • Presented at the 10th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM) (June 2016), "Peer Effects and the Production of Online Reviews" (with De Liu and Alok Gupta).

  • Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (December 2015), "Peer Effects and the Production of Online Reviews: A Message Level Analysis" (with De Liu). 

Probal Mojumder

  • Presented at the INFORMS Conference of Information Systems and Technology (CIST) (October 2015), “The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends.”

  • Presented at the Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI) (March 2016), “The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends.”

  • Presented at the Industry Studies Conference (ISC) (May 2016), “The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends.”

  • Presented at Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research (SCECR) (June 2016), “The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends.”

Zach Sheffler

  • Presented at the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (December 2015), “Computational Strategies for Inventory Liquidation” (with Gedas Adomavicius, Alok Gupta, and Mochen Yang).

Mochen Yang

  • Presented at the Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (March 2016), “Mind the Gap: Accounting for Measurement Error and Misclassification in Variables Generated via Machine Learning” (with Gediminas Adomavicius, Gordon Burtch, and Yuqing Ren).

  • Presented at the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (December 2015), “Computational Strategies for Inventory Liquidation” (with Gediminas Adomavicius, Alok Gupta, and Zach Sheffler).

Marketing:

Nick Olson

  • Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, February 2015, “For Better or for Worse: Maximizing, Impression Motivation, and Objective Outcomes” (with Rohini Ahluwalia).

Maria Rodas Waters

  • Presented at the Brands & Brand Relationships Conference (May 2016), “The Self-Expanding Process of Falling in Love with a Brand” (with Carlos Torelli).

  • Presented at the Association for Consumer Research (October 2015), “The Self-Expanding Process of Falling in Love with a Brand” (with Carlos Torelli).

  • Presented at the Association for Consumer Research (October 2015), “Salient Cultural Identities and Consumer Relationships with Culturally Symbolic Brands” (with Carlos Torelli and Rohini Ahluwalia).

Zuhui Xiao

  • Presented at the INFORMS Marketing Science Conference (June 2016), “Pricing Strategies with Reference-Dependent Consumers.”            

  • Paper at the Industry Studies Association (ISA) Conference (May 2016), “The Marginality of Salesperson.”

Supply Chain & Operations:

Rick Hardcopf

  • Presented at the Production & Management Operations Society annual meeting (May 2016), “Operational Drivers of Environmental Practice Adoption” (with Rachna Shah and U. Mukherjee).

  • Presented at the Production & Management Operations Society annual meeting (May 2016), “The Role of Managerial Commitment on the Relationship between Controversy and Environmental Practice Adoption” (with Rachna Shah and S. Dhanorkar).

  • Presented at the Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting (November 2015), “The Role of Managerial Commitment on the Relationship between Controversy and Environmental Practice Adoption” (with Rachna Shah).

Sehwon Kang

  • Kang, S., & Oh, J. (2015). Customer perceptions of health examination service quality: An empirical investigation in South Korea. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 5(3), 272.

  • Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference (May 2016), "Focus, Patient-Centeredness, and Performance: An Empirical Examination in U.S. Hospitals” (with Rachna Shah). 

  • Presented at the Annual Minnesota Health Services Research Conference (March 2016), "Coronary Focus, Patient-Centeredness, and Heart Failure Readmission” (with Rachna Shah).

Jason Nguyen

  • Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society annual conference (June 2016), “Closing a Supplier's Energy Efficiency Gap: The Role of Assessment Assistance and Procurement Commitment.”

  • Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society annual conference (June 2016), “Closing a Supplier's Energy Efficiency Gap: Impact of Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness Concern.”

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship:

Cameron Miller

  • Presented at the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) (June 2016), “Product Strategy in Nascent Markets: The Effect of Complementarities within the Firm’s Product Portfolio on Market Entry and Product Design Choices.”

  • Presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference (October 2015), “Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle.”

  • Presented at the Multidisciplinary Academic Research Summit (July 2015), “Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle.”

Nicholas Poggioli

  • Presented at the Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2016), “Big Firms, Small Actions, Big Impacts? Business Corporations as 2016 Institutional Entrepreneurs in Global Carbon Markets.”

Work & Organizations:

Greg Beaver

  • Maloney, M., Bresman, H., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Beaver, G. (2016). Contextualization and context theorizing in teams research: A look back and a path forward. Academy of Management Annals, 10(1), 891-942.

  • Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (August 2015), “LGBT Safe Havens: Stress and Well-Being” (with E. Boyd and C. Calderon).

  • Organized symposium sponsored by the Organizational Behavior, Careers, and Gender and Diversity Divisions, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (August 2015), “Sexual Minority Distinctiveness: Unique Contributions of L, G, B, and T Employees” (with R. Trau). 

Jin Park

  • Presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (April 2016), “A Multi-foci Model on Changes in New Leaders' Organizational Commitment” (with Y. Jin, L. Zhou, and John Kammeyer-Mueller).

  • Presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (April 2016), “The Dark Side of Team Boundary Spanning” (with Y. Jin, L. Zhou, and John Kammeyer-Mueller).

  • Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (August 2015), “The Impact of Multiple Level Task and Relationship Conflict on Interpersonal Trust” (with Pri Shah and S. Jones).

  • Presented at Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (July 2015), “Team, Dyad, or Both? The Cross-level Impact of Task and Relationship Conflict on Interpersonal Trust” (with Pri Shah and S. Jones).

Lingtao Yu

  • Presented at the Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (April 2016), “A Whiplash Effect? Attributions Determine Reactions to Abusive Supervision” (with Michelle Duffy).

  • Presented at the Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (April 2016), “Team Mindfulness Safeguards Teams against Negative Interpersonal Processes in Teams” (with Mary Zellmer-Bruhn).

  • Presented at the Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (April 2016), “The Impact of Mindfulness on Interpersonal Relationships at Work” (with K. Sawyer, C. Thoroughgood, Michelle Duffy, K. Scott, and E. Adair).

Student Highlight

This year we are pleased to highlight one of our fifth-year Marketing students. 

Zuhui Xiao is a fifth-year PhD student in marketing at the Carlson School who is also seeking a PhD minor in economics. Zuhui came to our program with undergraduate and graduate degrees from top business programs—in Mainland China (Fudan University) and in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University). She performed very well, receiving honors and merit awards at both schools.

Zuhui Xiao Newsletter ImageZuhui’s research centers around the study of non-standard preferences that drive otherwise puzzling marketplace behaviors, using a mix of analytical models, laboratory experiments, and observational data. In her dissertation research, Zuhui proposes a new theoretical explanation to a well-recognized practice in business: class prices, whereby all items within a class are sold for a set price. Class prices are a form of "sticky prices" that are an important determinant of certain business cycles related to recessions and involuntary unemployment, etc. There are many examples of class prices in daily life, such as dollar stores, ticket prices at the movie theater, among others.

To elucidate the concept of class prices, Zuhui observes that neoclassical economics predicts that prices of individual products should track individual cost and demand in a distinctive manner; thus class prices that are not completely responsive to cost and demand are considered inefficient pricing strategies that can be improved upon. In her research, Zuhui creates experiments that provide direct empirical evidence of these insights, providing a wealth of information on how prices and markets work in response to social reality. This allows her to derive a more realistic view of the consumer valuation process by developing a game theory model that rationalizes both firm's optimal pricing decisions and the consumer's purchase decisions, enabling her to provide a new explanation to class prices based upon this view of the consumer valuation process. She also identifies the theoretical conditions under which firms prefer class prices to other conventional pricing strategies. 

This research led to her being awarded a 2016-17 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota. She is also studying cognitive hierarchy effects in inter-firm competition, betrayal aversion effects in business ties, and information misreporting by salespeople.

Zuhui was nominated to be a student fellow for the Paul D. Converse Marketing Symposium, the Marketing Science Doctoral Consortium (in 2015 and 2016), the Haring Symposium (2015), and ISBM Doctoral Consortium (2014). She is also the winner of a Henrickson Award for Excellent Performance (2016), the Carlson School Travel Fellowship (multiple times), the McNamara Women’s Fellowship (2014), and a Vaile Fellowship (2012). Zuhui will be on the job market next year, and her career goal is to pursue a faculty position with a focus on behavioral modeling in pricing, the salesforce, and competitive strategies.

Fall 2016 Admisisons


Area

# Applied # Admitted # Accepted
Accounting 42 2 2
Finance 75 3 3
IDS 40 4 2
Marketing 63 3 2
SCO 20 5 2
SME 58 6 2
WOrg 54 2 2
Total 352 25 15

This year we received a total of 352 applications and accepted 15 new matriculants for fall 2016. The new students had an average GMAT score of 715 and an average GRE score of 324. Forty percent were female and 73 percent were international, including students from China, India, Korea, and Iran. Our 15 new students entered our program with degrees from such schools as Columbia University, Peking University, Yonsei University, IIT-Kharagpur, Seoul National University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Maryland. Once again we have a very strong cohort of new students. 

Faculty News

The faculty are a great strength of the Carlson School and are recognized as such in major faculty rankings. Below is a sample of the latest news and accomplishments of our faculty.

Transitions: Faculty Promotions and Retirements

  • Ed Joyce, Acct: Retired in 2016
  • Judy Rayburn, Acct: Retired in 2016
  • Hengjie Ai, Finance: Assistant to Associate Professor
  • John Boyd, Finance: Retired in 2016
  • Tim Nantell, Finance: Retired in 2016
  • Jianfeng Yu, Finance: Associate to Full Professor
  • Yuqing Ren, IDSc: Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Joan Meyers-Levy, Mktg: Retired in 2016
  • Karen Donohue, SCO: Associate to Full Professor
  • Stuart Albert, SME: Retired in 2016
  • Andrew Van de Ven, SME: Retired in 2016
  • Colleen Manchester, WOrg: Assistant to Associate Professor

New Faculty:

  • Cyrus Aghamolla, Acct: PhD, Columbia University
  • Tjomme Rusticus, Acct: PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard Thakor, Fin: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Panagiotis Adamopoulos, IDSc: PhD, New York University
  • Sofia Bapna, IDSc: PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Ximin (Natalie) Huang, SCO: PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Alex Wilson, SME: PhD, Fuqua School of Business

Selected Faculty Honors and Awards:

  • IDSc Assistant Professors Sofia Bapna and Gordon Burtch recently received an $89,760 Kauffman Foundation-Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) grant to continue their work involving randomized field experiments in the context of equity crowdfunding.​
  • IDSc Assistant Professor Gordon Burtch received the Top Reviewer Award from Information Systems Research and the Distinguished Service Award from Management Science.
  • IDSc Assistant Professor Jason Chan’s dissertation, “Internet's Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Online Intermediaries on HIV Transmission,” received three prestigious awards: the AIS Best Information Systems Publications Award, the 2014 MISQ Best Paper Award, and the 2015 INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award (NCDA).​
  • IDSc Associate Professor Ching Ren was awarded the Carlson School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award and the Allen Newell Research Award for work on Designing Online Communities (jointly with Robert Kraut, Aniket Kittur, Moira Burke, Haiyi Zhu), and a National Science Foundation grant (as co-PI) for 2016-19.​
  • Marketing Associate Professor Tony Cui was named the Cheung Kong Professorship Scholar by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (MOE). This is the most prestigious scholarly award to overseas scholars by MOE.​
  • Marketing Professor Kathleen Vohs has been named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota.​
  • SCO Professor Kevin Linderman was awarded the 2016 Operations Management Scholar Award from the Academy of Management, the 2016 Associate Editor Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Associate Editor Award from Decision Science Journal.​
  • SME Professor Ian Maitland received an award as an outstanding reviewer for the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.​
  • SME Professor Alfred Marcus’ book, Innovations in Sustainability: Fuel and Food, has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management Book Award.​
  • SME Professor Shaker Zahra has been awarded an honorary doctorate in economics, management, and statistics from the University of Messina in Italy and an honorary doctorate from the Universidad de Olavide de Seville in Spain. These are his fourth and fifth honorary PhDs.​
  • WOrg Professor John Kammeyer-Mueller was awarded the 2016 Herbie Award. Since 1969, students in the MA-HRIR program have presented, the “Herbie” Award to a faculty member displaying excellence in teaching.​
  • WOrg Associate Professor Colleen Manchester was awarded the Carlson School faculty award for service in recognition of her developing, leading, and continuing to improve the Carlson School’s undergraduate honors program.​
  • WOrg Assistant Professor Aaron Sojourner has been appointed as a senior economist on President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). Sojourner was also named a recipient of the 2015 John T. Dunlop Scholar Award given by the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).​
  • WOrg Professor Connie Wanberg has been awarded a Carlson School faculty research award. Connie is one of the world’s foremost scholars on the psychology of job search and unemployment.