Archive for July, 2010

Kiplinger’s: Energy gems on the Gulf Coast

Monday, July 26th, 2010

From Kiplinger’s, July 20, 2010

Thomas M. Anderson, associate editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, talks with Clinical Professor of Finance Peter Ricchiuti and highlights four energy-sector picks from Burkenroad Reports, the Freeman School’s equities research program.

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Freeman adds six new faculty members

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

The Freeman School has appointed six new tenure-track faculty members for the 2010-11 academic year.

Cynthia E. Devers

Cynthia E. Devers joins the Freeman School as an associate professor of management. Devers received her PhD in business administration from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and her MBA from Northwood University. Her research draws on behavioral decision and social psychological perspectives to explore how formal and informal governance mechanisms influence individual and group risk perceptions and behaviors, strategic choice, and organizational outcomes. Devers’ work has been published in strategy and management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Management. She presently serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review. Prior to joining the Freeman School, she served as an assistant professor of management and human resources at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she taught courses including Strategic Management and Bargaining, Negotiating and Dispute Settlement for Managers in the MBA program and the PhD seminar in Organizational Theory. Prior to that, she served as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University.


Reuters: BP disaster will slow Gulf states’ recovery

Friday, July 16th, 2010

From Reuters, July 16, 2010

In Louisiana, the Gulf state most reliant on energy businesses, the economic costs of the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling, in place through November 30, will be severe and long lasting, according to Eric Smith, associate director of Tulane University’s Energy Institute.

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Diversity MBA Magazine names five alums to “Top 100 Under 50”

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Diversity MBA Magazine has selected five alumni of the Freeman School for inclusion on its 2010 list of the “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders.” The list recognizes exceptional minority and multicultural executives—including African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, foreign nationals and women—who have achieved success in highly competitive corporate, government or entrepreneurial environments.

This year’s Freeman alumni honorees are:

  • Shellond D. Chester (MBA ’00), assistant dean for finance, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University
  • Jesse W. Devlyn Jr. (MBA ’93), CEO, Devlyn Vision Inc.
  • Vincent Ilustre (MBA ’04), executive director, Center for Public Service, Tulane University
  • William A. Taylor Jr. (BSM ’93, MACCT ’94), owner and founder, Taylor CPA & Associates and W3 CPAs and Consultants
  • Bouvier Williams (MBA ’93), vice president, talent management, human resources, MTV Networks


Freeman ranked 35th in the world by AméricaEconomía

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

In its latest ranking of global MBA programs, leading Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía has ranked the Freeman School 35th internationally and 22nd among U.S. business schools. The ranking appears in the magazine’s June 2010 issue.

Programs like the Global MBA—which brings together MBA students from Tulane and prestigious universities in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela—have helped to elevate the Freeman School's reputation in Latin America.

According to Bill Sandefer, director of graduate admissions and financial aid, the Freeman School’s strong  connection with Latin America goes back nearly a century.

“One of the first courses offered at Tulane University’s School of Commerce—the precursor to the Freeman School—was Spanish Commerce,” says Sandefer. “The AméricaEconomía ranking provides recognition of the continuing quality of global programs at the Freeman School and their value to the Latin American student. Once again, we are happy to be recognized among the best schools in the world.”

Founded in 1986, AméricaEconomía is Latin America’s leading pan-regional business magazine, with a biweekly circulation of over 84,000 copies in Spanish and Portuguese. The magazine has editorial offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Miami, Santiago and São Paulo, plus a worldwide network of correspondents.

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