Dean's Update August 2011

A look at the newest Marquette Business students

As the 2011-12 academic year kicks off, we sat down with a few of the newest Marquette Business students to talk about their backgrounds, why they chose Marquette, and their academic and career aspirations. From undergraduate to graduate to MBA to EMBA, these students (including a set of twins!) each discuss what it means for them to be a Marquette Business student.

"Believing that knowledge is power, the EMBA program at Marquette will offer me more than an education – it will give me credentials to further my career path and [the] confidence to pursue leadership opportunities."
-Roberta (Robbi) Totten, new EMBA student

Read the Q&A with all five students online.

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Three faculty honored by the Journal of Business Ethics

Steven Lysonski, professor of marketing; Gene Laczniak, professor of marketing; and Edward Inderrieden, associate professor of management, have been honored by the Journal of Business Ethics. Lysonski has been recognized for his study, "Ethics of Business Students: A Cross-Cultural Comparison," which he authored in 1991. Laczniak and Inderrieden have been recognized for their study, "The Influence of Stated Organizational Concern upon Ethical Decision Making," which they co-authored in 1987. The journal, which is regarded as the leading academic publication in business ethics, has named the papers Citation Classics, which recognizes them among the most cited articles in the journal's 30-year history.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, explains that while the conflict in Libya should drive oil prices down, the U.S. won't feel the impact at gas pumps.

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, discusses Wisconsin's teachers union, which recently laid off 40 percent of its staff.

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, talks about firms’ struggle to find skilled laborers, despite resurgence in the manufacturing sector.



Marketing undergrad, McNair Scholar presented research

Undergraduate marketing student Larry A. Whitley presented his research as part of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at the 21st Annual McNair Undergraduate Research Symposium July 27-28. Whitley's research, which was conducted under the guidance of faculty mentor Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, is titled, "The $12 Billion Question: A case study regarding the impact of celebrity endorsers on brand performance." An abstract of his study is available online.

Three Marquette University alumni are running for mayor of Phoenix. Among them is Jennifer Wright, a graduate of the College of Business Administration. Now a lawyer, the Phoenix native earned her bachelor’s degree in business economics in 1996. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently profiled Wright and the other two candidates.