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.

Fall 2018

August 24th, 2018
Upkar Varshney
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Topic: Mobile Health and Two On-going Research Projects

September 7th, 2018
Dominic Thomas
Associated Professor of Information Systems
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Developing a Theory for Innovation Attitudes in Healthcare Organizations

September 21st, 2018
Guang MA
Assistant Professor of Accounting
NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Topic: Does financial reporting reduce managerial labor market friction?

October 5th, 2018
Duanping Hong
Assistant Professor of Accounting
School of Accountancy, Coles College of Business

Topic: The Dark Side of Promotion Tournaments: The Effect on Losing Competitors

October 19th, 2018
Abhra Roy
Associate Professor of Economics
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: The Political Economy of Media Bias under Monopoly

November 2nd, 2018
Jie He
Associate Professor of Finance, BB&T Scholar
Terry College of Business, University of Georgia


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 

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)