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 2020

January 17th, 2020
Colleen Harmeling
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Deans Emerging Scholar
College of Business, Florida State University

Topic: Marketing, Through the Eyes of the Stigmatized

February 7th, 2020
Arun Rai
Regents' Professor, Robinson Chair of IT-Enabled Process Innovation and Supply Chains, Director of the Center for Digital Innovation
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Topic: How Will the AI Genie Behave

February 14th, 2020
Mona Sinha
Associate Professor of Marketing
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Is the Price Fair? How Intangibility Reduces Price Fairness Perceptions

February 21st, 2020
Solomon Negash
Professor of Information Systems
KSU FinTech Director
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Token Economics

March 6th, 2020
Mary Hill
Assistant Professor
School of Accountancy
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Paid-in Capital, Earned Capital, and Cross-sectional Differences in Financial Risk

April 24th, 2020
Nikki MacKenzie
Assistant Professor
Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech

Topic: How Alumni Affiliation and Fatigue Affect the Likelihood of Evidence Collection

Fall 2019

August 23rd, 2019
Mikhail B. Pevzner
Professor of Accounting
Ernst & Young Chair in Accounting
Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore

Topic: Audit Partners’ Political Beliefs and Financial Reporting Outcomes

September 6th, 2019
Ling Lisic
Director of the Ph.D. Program in Accounting and Information Systems
Associate Professor & L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellow
Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech

Topic: SEC Comment Letters on Form S-4 and M&A Accounting Quality

September 20th, 2019
Abhra Roy
Associate Professor of Economics
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: The Effect of Foreign Aid on Corruption, Freedom of Speech and Counter-terrorism

October 4th, 2019
Nicholas Baigent
Professor Emeritus
Institute of Public Economics, University of Graz

Topic: Total Violence: Concept and Measurement

October 18th, 2019
Birton Cowden
Assistant Professor
Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
Topic: Entrepreneurship: A Cure for Death Anxiety?


November 1st, 2019
Linda F. Edelman
Professor of Strategic Management
Chair, Management
Bentley University
Topic: Signal Configurations: Exploring Set-Theoretic Relationships in Angel Investing


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)