Coles Faculty Offer Expertise on Holiday Shopping, Rebounding Businesses, Car Insurance & More

KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec 2, 2021) — The Michael J. Coles College of Business’s faculty are all experts in their fields. That’s why it’s no surprise that media outlets frequently turn to our College for insights into the concerns that businesses and consumers face daily.

See below for some recent media appearances by Coles College faculty:

Andy GreenAssistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance Andy Green was featured on WSBTV in a story about the holiday shopping season. He discussed the ways cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to steal shoppers’ personal information through emails, text messages, social media, and phone calls.

See the full article on WSBTV.




Roger TutterowThe Atlanta-Journal Constitution reached out to economics professor Roger Tutterow to comment on how Georgia businesses are faring as the pandemic nears its two-year anniversary. While citing the laundry list of challenges currently facing businesses such as worker shortages and rising inflation, he offered an optimistic take on the state of Georgia’s public companies.

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Patrick Van EschPatrick Van Esch, assistant professor of marketing, recently appeared in consumer blog WalletHub in a piece about rising car insurance premiums. He described how the COVID-19 pandemic brought insurance costs down as people stayed off the roads and how, as people have become more comfortable traveling and driving more, those same costs are on the upswing.

See the full article on WalletHub.


Prachi GalaWalletHub also interviewed assistant marketing professor Prachi Gala about car insurance costs. She outlined three key ways drivers can lower what they pay for car insurance, including increasing their deductible or not being afraid to shop around and change providers. She recommended consumers explore other options every six months.

See the full article on WalletHub.



Melih MadanogluAlso on WalletHub, Melih Madanoglu, the Michael A. Leven Endowed Chair and Professor of Hospitality, answered questions about credit cards that offer rewards to frequent travelers. Specifically, he was asked whether travel cards are beneficial for consumers who might only travel once a year. His thought was that the rewards can still be worthwhile at that level, so less-frequent travelers should not be quick to dismiss the cards.

See the full article on WalletHub.