Dean's Update July 2012

Linking to industry

Marquette Business partners with shipping supply specialist Uline

The Marquette University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management today announced a formal corporate partnership with Uline—The Shipping Supply Specialists, the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America.  The Uline relationship represents the college’s first endeavor to integrate a corporate relationship into multiple programs under its new vision of corporate partnership.

The agreement with the family-owned Pleasant Prairie, Wis.-based firm includes scholarships, other targeted financial support, recruiting opportunities, classroom integration and a focused partnership with the college’s Center for Supply Chain Management.

“The key to providing value to our students is to offer them applied learning experiences so they can combine theory and practice and learn from industry leaders,” says Linda Salchenberger, Keyes Dean of Business Administration. “Through Uline’s generous support and by working closely with them, we’re bringing business into the classroom and also giving our students invaluable exposure to career opportunities.”

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Dean Salchenberger appointed to provost's office; Professor Eppli named interim dean

Dr. Linda M. Salchenberger, who is currently serving as the James H. Keyes dean of the College of Business Administration, has been appointed to a new role as associate provost for academic planning and budgeting effective Aug. 15. In her new role, Salchenberger will report to the provost and work closely with the university’s executive vice president to help Marquette align its strategic priorities with its financial and budgetary systems.

Dr. Mark Eppli, Bell Chair in Real Estate, will serve as the interim dean of the College of Business Administration. A formal search will begin one year from now for a new permanent dean to begin July 1, 2014.

Marquette Business welcomes new faculty

Marquette University College of Business Administration has hired five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members: Andrew R. Hanson, associate professor of economics; Margaret Hughes-Morgan, assistant professor of management; Nicholas Jolly, assistant professor of economics; Kevin Rich, assistant professor of accounting; and Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J., assistant professor of marketing.

Alex Stewart, associate professor of management and Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship, discussed business partnerships and what happens when they dissolve unexpectedly. Stewart says partnerships falling apart is actually the norm.

Terence Ow, associate professor of management, talks about the proliferation of 4G technology and why consumers shouldn’t chase wireless fads.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, says U.S. jobs numbers are still limping along and political uncertainty nationwide isn’t helping.



Management professor publishes study on information technology in healthcare in premier journal

In a paper forthcoming in MIS Quarterly, a leading journal of management information systems, Terence Ow examines the impact of hospitals’ investment in information technology (IT) on their market value.
In the paper titled “Does Information Technology Investment Influence a Firm’s Market Value? A Case of Non-publicly Traded Healthcare Firms,” the associate professor of management and co-authors Rajiv Kohli of the College of William and Mary and Sarv Devaraj of the University of Notre Dame, found that IT investment has a positive impact on market value.





From Marquette Magazine:

Overseas flight – When Golden Eagles migrate

Dan Fitzgerald, a 2008 Marquette Business graduate, was a long-distance specialist on the basketball court for Marquette. Now a cager in Japan, Fitzgerald had professional stops in Switzerland and Germany before becoming the leading scorer for the Sendai 89ers where he communicates with his teammates via translator.

Read more about his basketball career abroad and where other Golden Eagles have landed in the Summer 2012 issue of Marquette Magazine.