Clary Seminar Series

The Clary 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 2022

August 26th, 2022
Michael Maloni
Caraustar Professorship of Purchasing and Operations Management and Professor of Management
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Mark Hiatt
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Student trust in their professors ... How you can improve your teaching evaluations

September 9th, 2022
Sara Davis
Postdoctoral Researcher, Family Enterprise Center
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Understanding the consideration set of potential successors during the ground-rules phase of the family-firm succession process: A family social capital and goal systems theory approach.

September 23rd, 2022
Yuanyuan (Gina) Cui
Department of Marketing
Aukland University of Technology, New Zealand

Topic: Believing in The Unbelievable: The Hidden Utility of Superstitious Belief in Consumer Sustainability

October 14th, 2022
Patrick van Esch
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: Synthetic Scarcity and Resentment: The Roles of Betrayal, Consumer Machiavellianism, and Structural Power

November 4th, 2022
Merrill Warkentin
James J. Rouse Endowed Professor of Information Systems
College of Business, Mississippi State University


November 18th, 2022
Mia Plachkinova
Assistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance
Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

Topic: ShowCase: A Data-Driven Dashboard for Federal Criminal Sentencing

Seminar Coordinator

Jomon A. Paul
Phone: 470-578-6086

Department Representatives

Mona Sinha (Marketing & Professional Sales)
Divesh Sharma (School of Accountancy)
Reza Vaezi (Information Systems)
Michael Maloni (Management & Entrepreneurship)
Leo MacDonald (Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis)