Within the Coles College of Business, our talented faculty strive to harness, develop, and capitalize on the diversity of our student body. Through the balance of relevance and theory in their teaching, our faculty foster constructive competitiveness, candid inquiry, critical thinking, innovation, and creativity.
Prior to joining our faculty, most of our professors spent time in the private sector, practicing in their areas of expertise. They have maintained those professional relationships and continue to actively foster new industry partnerships that benefit our students, impacting classroom consulting projects, interaction with industry leaders, mentorship, and employment. These relationships and experiences enrich our curriculum and ensure its responsiveness to industry needs; they, also, help us to cultivate a new generation of leaders that can answer the demands of a rapidly changing global market.
Breakthrough research by a faculty member does more than boost an institution's reputation; it can bring immediate value to the students as well. Scholarly contributions to the business industry and academia is key to the Coles College of Business mission. Our faculty dedicate their time and passion to quality research, and are published in top-tier journals across the country and around the world.
What differentiates the Coles College from its peers is the balance of relevant research with theory. We believe that translating research findings into terms students and business professionals can immediately put into practice is vital to our mission and to improving the business ecosystem in which we operate. As a result, you will find Coles College faculty quoted as frequently in business journals as national media.
Service and Engagement
Coles faculty serves through consulting in the business community by generating new programs, as journal editors and conference directors, as well as in our Centers and Institutes. For example, data from our Econometric Center informs economic forecasts for Georgia and the Southeast, while advances made by our BrainLab open new doors for brain-computer interfaces. Explore our Centers and learn more about their latest research.
Coles College of Business Publications and Associated Journals
- Working Paper Series
- Coles Research Magazine
- Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice
- Journal of Family Business Strategy
- Journal of Executive Education
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Summer Research Fellowships
Coles College is dedicated to producing high quality research and supports its faculty in accomplishing this profound goal by providing research fellowships every summer. Fellowships are provided for three faculty categories (one each): new, junior and senior. The award winners each year will be selected by a Coles Research Committee following a rigorous evaluation process.
Research Datasets and Resources
Coles College is proud to provide databases and other resources to Coles faculty for research and teaching purposes.
Learn More About Our Faculty
View our faculty biographies and learn more about their research and teaching. Our faculty lead innovative research across fields.
Coles Research Highlights
View highlights including faculty awards and Coles Research Magazine.
Optimal Allocation of Resources in Airport Security: Profiling vs. Screening, Jomon Paul, Professor of Quantitative Analysis.
A major area of research in recent times has been the design of smart policies to counter terrorism. While governments in developed countries have been by and large successful in thwarting terrorist attacks, it has come at an enormous cost. These resources could alternatively have been used for purposes, such education or building infrastructure. Therefore, it is imperative that the growth of expenditure on security be evaluated before it affects the long-term growth of the economy. This paper focuses on two important research issues: determination of the socially optimal level of security and optimal allocation of resources between profiling and screening, given a chosen level of security.