A faculty of expert educators
CU Denver Business School faculty members are increasingly finding themselves in the spotlight as reporters seek them out for expert commentary on today's headlines. The topics cover a wide range, such as taxes, the economy, health care reform, the global business environment and sustainability. The following is a list of recent selected media coverage for faculty members.
- Management faculty members Stefanie Johnson and Ken Bettenhausen, and Business School MBA Lindsey Guinn were featured in an in-depth piece by 9 News (NBC) on “Generation Y.” The five-minute segment touched on a variety of relevant issues, including the tough job market, the Gen Y work ethic, student debt and the value of a degree.
- Fox 31 News interviewed Larry Cunningham as an expert source on the airline industry on the day of the Continental and United Airlines merger.
- Vinit Desai’s research on learning from failure recieved extensive international coverage in outlets including the Daily Telegraph (London), the BBC, and The Economist Online.
- Stefanie Johnson’s research on beauty discrimination in the workplace ranks as the top media story in the history of CU Denver. More 300 publications around the world covered the story, including U.S. World and News Report, CNN International and Reuters.
- The Wall Street Journal cited Woody Eckhard’s research in its article “NCAA Athlete Graduation Rates: Less than Meets the Eye.”
- Wayne Cascio won a $50,000 award in June for pioneering research that showed corporate downsizing had little effect on profits and should be used sparingly and only as a last resort. He was presented with the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 62nd annual Conference and Exposition.
Errol Biggs spearheaded a successful effort for the Business School's health administration program to join the prestigious Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management (BSAHM). The school has joined with nine other major institutions, including the Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, to form an alliance dedicated to raising the profile and improving the quality of health care management education nationwide. The Business School's invitation to join came from Duke University officials who recognized that the program had shown a commitment to research, hiring high-quality faculty and a dedication to service in the health care sector.
- Ann Martin, shown above, interviewed with KMGH Channel 7 (ABC) for a story on volunteer accounting students from the University of Colorado Denver Business School helping low-income families prepare their tax returns. The story aired on April 13 and April 14, and mentioned the Business School program. KCNC Channel 4 (CBS) also interviewed a Business School graduate about the volunteer tax program, which got its start years ago under the leadership of Professor Martin.
- Blair Gifford was with eight of his students studying health systems development and management in Haiti from January 2 through January 12. The eight students who accompanied Gifford on the two-week graduate MBA course to Haiti were working toward MBA degrees in health administration at CU Denver's Business School. They left Haiti only hours before the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island nation.
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