Coles Seminar Series

Coles Research Seminar Series is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas within and across Coles College disciplines. Each semester, we invite speakers from top research institutions and within Coles College to give presentations on their ongoing and most recently completed research projects.

The Seminar Series provides the faculty an excellent opportunity to directly interact with leaders in their research areas, get valuable feedback on their ongoing work from peers and also creates possibilities for high impact collaboration.

All seminars will be from 2:00-3:30 pm in Burruss Building, Room 269, unless otherwise notified. Click here for a campus map.

Spring 2018 

February 2nd, 2018 
Brett Katzman
Chair, Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Designed to Fail: The Medicare Auction for Durable Medical Equipment

February 16th, 2018
Vinod Singhal
Charles W. Brady Chair
Coordinator for MS with a Major in Management
Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

Topic: Stock market reaction to supply chain disruptions from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

February 23rd, 2018 
Jun Zhang
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo

Topic: Crisis communication and rumor management using social media during disasters

March 2nd, 2018 
Lance Brouthers
Management & Entrepreneurship 
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University 

Topic: Informal Corruption Environments, Formal Corruption Environments and MNE Performance: An Institutional Theory Portfolio Approach 

March 9th, 2018 
Armen Tashchian
Marketing & Professional Sales 
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University 

Topic: The Effects of Course Characteristics and Instructor Demographics on Students’ Perceptions of Teaching Effectiveness: An Exploratory Study

April 13th, 2018 
James Roberts
Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing 
Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University 

Topic: Anti-Social Media: How Our Obsession with Social Media Increases Social Isolation and Undermines Well Being 

Fall 2017

August 25th, 2017
Jennifer Hutchins
Assistant Professor of Marketing & Professional Sales
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: The Soft Side of Branding: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence

September 15th, 2017
Nita Umashankar
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Topic: The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Customer Satisfaction

September 29th, 2017
Wynne Chin
Professor of Decision and Information Sciences
Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Topic: On Partial Least Squares Variance Based Component SEM (VBSEM) vs. Covariance Based SEM (CBSEM) for Confirmatory Analysis: The Role of Weights, Components and Variance Explained

October 13th, 2017
Herbert Mattord
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Associate Director, Center for Information Security Education
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Turnover Among Cybersecurity Workers: Influences from Job Characteristics, External Markets, and Security Culture

October 27th, 2017
Marcus Caylor
Associate Professor of Accounting
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: The Determinants and Consequences of Reporting Comparability

November 10th, 2017
Mark Beasley
Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management
Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University

Topic: Corporate Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management: Implementation Effects on Performance

Seminar Coordinator

Jomon A. Paul
Phone: 470-578-6086

Department Representatives

David Burns (Marketing & Professional Sales)
Divesh Sharma (School of Accountancy)
Reza Vaezi (Information Systems)
Michael Maloni (Management & Entrepreneurship)
Aniruddha Bagchi (Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis)