Adrienne Colella, professor of organizational behavior, has been appointed the James W. McFarland Distinguished Chair in Business. Prior to her appointment, Colella had served as the A. B. Freeman Chair in Doctoral Studies and Research since joining the Freeman School in July 2005. Colella’s research focuses on treatment issues regarding persons with disabilities in the workplace, workplace accommodation and employment discrimination. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Colella is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association, and she is currently the president-elect of SIOP.
Roland Gau, visiting assistant professor of marketing, co-chaired a special session at the 2010 AMA Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Denver that showcased three papers examining the effects of front-of-package (FOP) health and nutrition claims, which have been under scrutiny by the FDA and other regulating bodies. Gau presented research on the effects of FOP nutrition information on low-literate consumers, who often rely on pictorial information to make decisions. Gau’s research suggests that very low literacy individuals often use pictorial information in isolation, so if pictorial health information—like a “Smart Choices” or a “Heart Healthy” logo—is shown on an unhealthy product, the evaluations will often be based on that logo. In addition, Gau delivered two presentations at the Third Subsistence Marketplaces Conference in Chicago in July 2010. His first presentation, “The Impact of Thinking Styles and Information Format on Resource- Constrained Consumers,” examined how differences in how product information is designed influence consumers, and his second presentation, “Studying Low-Literate Adults: A Review of Methods Used in Other Fields and Implications for Marketing Research,” reviewed the methods used to study low-literate consumers in a variety of fields along with insights from his and his colleagues’ research programs in India and the U.S.
Thomas H. Noe, A. B. Freeman Chair in Finance, presented the paper “Legal-system Arbitrage and the Theory of Multinational Corporate Finance” at the Western Finance Association Meetings in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on June 21, 2010, and at the Fourth Singapore International Conference on Finance (SSIF) in Singapore on July 10, 2010. Noe also presented “Shareholder Democracy and its Discontents: Outrage, Captured Boards and the Veil of Ignorance” at the Center for Analytical Finance Conference in Hyderabad, India, on Aug. 6, 2010. In addition, Noe was appointed to the editorial board of the Review of Corporate Finance Studies.
Geoffrey Parker, associate professor of economic sciences, contributed three recent articles to scholarly journals. With co-authors Seabron Adamson and Thomas Noe, Parker contributed “Efficiency of Financial Transmission Rights Markets in Centrally Coordinated Periodic Auctions” to Energy Economics, Vol. 32, No. 4. With co-authors Burcu Tan, Edward Anderson and Jeffrey Dyer, Parker contributed “Evaluating System Dynamics Models of Risky Projects Using Decision Trees: Alternative Energy Projects as an Illustrative Example” to System Dynamics Review, Vol. 26, No. 1. And with co-author Marshall Van Alstyne, Parker contributed “Six Challenges in Platform Licensing and Open Innovation” to Communications & Strategies, No. 74 (2nd Quarter).
Ekundayo Shittu, assistant professor of information management, contributed the article “A Control Model of Policy Uncertainty and Energy R&D Investments,” co-authored with Erin Baker, to International Journal of Global Energy Issues, vol. 32(4), pp.307-327.
Sheri Tice has been promoted to professor of finance. Tice joined the Freeman School in 1998 as an assistant professor of finance and was promoted to associate professor in 2004. She has served as the Norman Mayer Professor of Business since 2005. Tice’s research is primarily in the area of corporate finance and focuses on the effect of firm characteristics on the decisions and performance of firms and their competitors. She has published research articles in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies.