News & Achievements

Inga Carboni Receives Fulbright Grant

Inga Carboni, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, is the recent recipient of a 2015 - 2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Austria. In fulfillment of the award, she will be a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Sciences at the University of Austria, Krems, in spring of 2016.

Gjergi Cici Featured in Institutional Money

Professor Gjergi Cici's paper "What They Did in Their Previous Lives: The Investment Value of Mutual Fund Manager's Experience outside the Financial Sector" was discussed in an article in Institutional Money, a publication targeting institutional investors in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Gjergi Cici Presenting at Western Finance Association Annual Conference

Professor Gjergi Cici will be presenting his paper "What They Did in Their Previous Lives: The Investment Value of Mutual Fund Managers' Experience outside the Financial Sector" at the 2015 Western Finance Association Annual Conference. This is a highly selective conference with an 8% acceptance rate.

Dawn Edmiston in Variety magazine

Marketing professor Dawn Edmiston was quoted in the article "TV Breaks Rules To Take Ads From Streaming-Video Rivals" in Variety magazine.

Rajiv Kohli Awarded Fellowship

Professor Rajiv Kohli has been awarded the Theodore von Kármán Fellowship to visit RWTH Aachen University, Germany during his SSRL in the Fall 2015. RWTH Aachen is among the top technical universities in Germany.

Rajiv Kohli: Paper at 2015 Academy of Management Meeting

Professor Rajiv Kohli's paper written with colleagues Oliver Salge and David Antons (RWTH, Aachen, Germany), Michael Barrett (Cambridge), and Eivor Oborn (WBS), titled "The Social Value of Information Technology: How IT Investments Enhance Hospital Reputation" has been judged as one the best papers for the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 7-11 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gabe Pall Receives DAR Americanism Medal

At the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter luncheon on April 7, 2015, Gabe Pall was presented the DAR Americanism Medal. This is the highest award for foreign-born American citizens given by the NSDAR.

Marc Picconi Awarded Grant from PricewaterhouseCoopers

Professor Marc Picconi received a $10,000 grant as part of the PWC: 2015 INQuiries Program. The funds will be used to develop new course material and update existing material for both his graduate and undergraduate accounting courses.

Kim Smith and Denise Jones Awarded Grant from KPMG

Professors Kim Smith and Denise Jones received a competitive research grant from the International Association Education and Research (IAAER), KPMG LLP and the KPMG Foundation. They invited research proposals under the Informing the IASB Standard Setting Process Research Program. The program supports scholarly research directed at informing the IASB's decision process on current agenda items. Up to four research grants will be awarded under this program. Funded projects will be showcased at three workshops hosted by the IASB in London. Funding for the program has been provided by KPMG LLP and the KPMG Foundation.

Michael Seiler in Washington Post

Real Estate professor Michael Seiler was quoted in the Washington Post article "Change the Listing Price of Your Home by $1 and it May Sell for Thousands More."

Bill Stauffer Named One of Virginia's Legal Elite

Professor Bill Stauffer has been named one of Virginia's Legal Elite in Civil Litigation by Virginia Business Magazine. The designation is statewide and the recipients represent less than three percent of the active members of the Virginia State Bar.

Scott Swan Receives Fulbright Grant

Professor Scott Swan was awarded a Fulbright - Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship in Central Europe. The location is WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) in close collaboration with their Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( and a partner institution in Central Europe (to be determined by WU but likely St. Petersburg Univ. in Russia). The Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair was established shortly after Kathryn Hall completed her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Austria, 1997-2001, and was informed by Craig Hall's interests in entrepreneurship and the special challenges economies in transition have confronted since the collapse of Communism.