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 2019

January 18th, 2019
Mark Hiatt
Assistant Professor
Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Trust Tests: An Active Approach to Evaluating Trustworthiness

February 1st, 2019
Vickie C. Gallagher
Associate Professor of Management
Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

Topic: A 360 Degree Review of Refugee Employment in the US

February 8th, 2019
Solomon Negash
Professor of Information Systems
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Privacy mindfulness and permissions-granting behavior - an empirical assessment

March 1st, 2019
Michelle Carter
Assistant Professor
Information School, University of Washington


March 15th, 2019
David Burns
Chair, Marketing & Professional Sales
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Consumer Warfare: Implications of the "Intervidualism" proposed by Rene Girard for Marketing Strategy (Toward a Meta-Narrative of Consumption)

April 12th, 2019
Ann Mirabito
Associate Professor of Marketing
Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University

Topic: The Marketplace, Mental Well-Being, and Me: Exploring Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem, and Self-Compassion in Consumer Coping

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

Topic: Can Institutional Cross-industry Holdings Mitigate Informational Hold-up in Corporate Loans?

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)