Faculty Achievements, Publications and Presentations

The Lucas College of Business award-winning and internationally known faculty bring excellence to their research and the classroom. We are proud to acknowledge their achievements, dedication and unparalleled commitment to students.


Dr. George Whaley has been named co-editor of the Business Case Journal, the Society for Case Research’s (SCR) Tier 1 journal. “His newly appointed leadership accentuates the Society for Case Research’s commitment to helping individuals develop their abilities in the field of case writing, case teaching, and case research.  We’re thrilled to have a talented case writer and reviewer move into this role as co-editor,” said Tocher.  

Dr. Annette Nellen, professor of tax and current chair of the tax executive committee testified before the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s hearing on tax reform. You can read her hearing testimony here.

Dr. Jennifer Bechkoff was one of the recipients of the 2017 Louis W. Stern Award for her contribution to the article "The Role of Customer Gratitude in Relationship Marketing" appearing in the Journal of Marketing, 73 (September 2009).The Louis W. Stern Award, established by Louis W. and Rhona L. Stern in 1999 through the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), recognizes the outstanding article, in a widely recognized and highly respected refereed journal, which has made a significant contribution to the literature on marketing and channels distribution.  Named for the John D. Gray Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, the award is intended to encourage the academic community to continue to produce high quality academic research in the field of marketing channels and distribution.

Dr. Subhankar Dhar received a faculty fellowship to visit Israel in 2017 to take Part in Academic Exchange Exploring Israel’s History, Politics, Culture, and Economy.Twenty-six professors from universities and colleges across the U.S. will depart on Jewish National Fund (JNF) and Media Watch International’s sponsored 2017 Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel.

Associate Dean Stephen Kwan is a Co-Principal Investigator of a grant that was awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP) to direct a “Workshop: Industry-Academe research partnerships to enable the human-technology frontier for next generation smarter service systems.” The PI of the grant is Yassi Moghaddam, Exec Director of ISSIP and another Co-PI is Dr. Jim Spohrer of IBM. This grant is a follow up on one that was awarded to Drs. Kwan and Spohrer together with Dr. Paul Maglio of UC Merced in 2013.


Dr. Randall Stross wrote a book review of Adam Lashinsky’s “Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination” for the Wall Street Journal.

Y. Ahuja, Forecasting Trends of Migration to the United States of America: A Human Resource Perspective', Management Studies/Journal of Management Studies, Jan-Feb 2017, Vol. 5, No.1.

Bird, A., Mendenhall, M., Osland, J., Oddou, G., & Reiche, S. Global leadership in perspective. In J. Storey, J. Hartley, J. Denis, P. Hart, & D. Ulrich, Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Leadership. New York: Routledge, 348-358. (2017). 

Chen, Caroline, Nellen,Annette ”Penalties: Dealing With Recent Legislative Changes" published in  Practical Tax Strategies, March 2017.

Dietz, S. Fitzsimmons, Z. Aycan, A.M. Francesco, K. Jonsen, J. Osland, S. Sackmann, H. Lee, & N. Boyacigiller Nakiye  Cross-cultural management education rebooted: Creating positive value through scientific mindfulness. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24(1): 125-151. (2017).   

Hammond, M. M., Vogelgesang Lester, G. R., Clapp-Smith, R., & Palanski, M.E. (In Press). Age diversity and leadership: Enacting and developing leadership for all ages. In Parry, E., & McCarthy, J. (Eds.), Handbook on Age Diversity and Work. Palgrave-McMillan: UK 

J. Osland, M. Li, & M. Mendenhall (eds.). (in press) Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 10, Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Mendenhall, J. Osland, A. Bird, G. Oddou, M. Maznevski, M. Stevens & G. Stahl. (in press) Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development. 3rd Edition.  London: Rutledge.  

Palanski, M.E., Vogelgesang Lester, G., Clapp Smith, R., & Hammond, M.M. (2016). An enrichment/impairment perspective on leading in multiple domains: The impact on leader stress. In W. Gentry, C. Clerkin, P. Perrowe, C. Rosen and J. Halbesleben (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being. Emerald: UK.

Vogelgesang Lester, G., Virick, M., & Clapp-Smith, R. Harnessing global mindset to positively impact advances in global leadership through international human resource management practices. In J. S. Osland, M. Li, & M. Mendenhall (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (vol. 9, pp. 325-352). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Whaley, George, “What is the Best Public Relations Strategy to Reverse Monsanto’s Reputation as an Evil Corporation?” Journal of Case Research and Inquiry, December 2016


J.Bechkoff, Association of Marketing Theory, and Practice conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. Attribution Theory Makes Way for Dining Etiquette to Play a Role within the Domain of Relationship Marketing.

J.Bechkoff,Marketing Educators Conference in San Diego, CA. A Successful Soft Skills Hybrid Course Design Model for Marketing Educators: Evidence from a 4-year Longitudinal Study.

Cartwright & J. Osland. Round-table Discussion: Assessing Intercultural Competence and Global Learning. AAC&U, San Francisco. January 2017

Hill, T. R.,  W. Nance. (2016). Innovating Business Systems Labs for Engaging iGeneration Students, Proceedings of the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, CA. It was announced as the Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2016 Best Conference Paper in IS Education.  This is the second time Dr. Hill has received this award and is the only person to have received this award more than once.

A. Nellen, The Sharing Economy - Tax Points and Policy, at the mid-year meeting of the Multistate Tax Commission in San Diego March 2017    

J Osland, I. Berdrow, C. Hightower. Gaining Evidence of the Impact of International Education through Assessment of Intercultural Competence. WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement) 2017, Wake Forest University, North Carolina. February 2017      

J Osland, I. Berdrow, K. Brecht-Baker. Employability: The Ultimate Benefit of Study Abroad. WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement) 2017, Wake Forest University, North Carolina. February 2017    

J Osland, Rebooting Cross-cultural Management Education. Fitzsimmons et al. Academy of International Business, Dubai. June 2017

Whaley, George, Research Round Tables/Business Meeting/Editorial Board Meeting, Western Case writers Association Conference, Palm Springs, California, March 2017

Rogers & Whaley, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Prevalence, Outcomes and Ethical Concerns of the Use of On-line Social Network Information in the Hiring Process” Management Faculty of Color Conference San Jose, California, June 2016