Mays Weekly, Feb. 12, 2018

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Top 3 things to know:
1. Transformational leadership across campus
2. Exclusive case competition in Norway
3. Publication rankings – Mays #3 in nation


Transformational leadership across campus
Several Mays faculty have presentations accepted for the Transformational Teaching and Learning Conference, an April 17-18 campuswide event sponsored by the Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Instructional Technology Services:

  • Karen Farmer (ACCT): “Savvy Storytelling: New Insights on an Age-Old Method”
  • Mike Alexander (MBA): “Active Engagement in the College Classroom: Moving Past Traditional Lecture,” “Classroom Movement and Engagement among College Students” and “Physical Motion in the Classroom: Carousel – A Classroom Activity to Increase Student Engagement and Positively Impact Comprehension and Retention”
  • Nancy Simpson (BUSP) and Shannon Deer (MBA): “Student Learning on a 500 Mile Pilgrimage”
  • Kyle Gammenthaler (BUSP): “When Students Take Over: Fostering Student Ownership in Learning”

Mays competes abroad
A team of four Business Honors students left Thursday for Oslo, Norway to compete in the BI International Case Competition 2018. Mays, Wharton, and USC’s Marshall School of Business are the only US schools invited. Aniket Patel ’18, Emily Kercheville ’18, Amanda Parkman ’18, and Ryan Zepeda ’19 are competing Feb. 10-16 against 11 other schools in solving a real business case.

Mays scores high in management rankings
In newly released rankings from Texas A&M/University of Georgia (TAMUGA), Texas A&M has been ranked #3 in terms of appearances in management publications throughout 2017. The TAMUGA rankings track productivity in eight top-tier journals in management: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal. Texas A&M received the #3 overall ranking with 16 publications, just behind University of Washington and University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.

Faculty achievements

  • Rajan Varadarajan (MKTG) has been selected as the winner of this year’s Sheth Foundation Best Paper Award for his paper “Innovating for Sustainability: A Framework for Sustainable Innovations and a Model of Sustainable Innovations Orientation.” This is his third Sheth Award in JAMS.
  • A paper by Alina Sorescu (MKTG), “Two Centuries of Innovations and Stock Market Bubbles,” has been accepted for publication in Marketing Science. This paper is co-authored with Sorin Sorescu, Will Armstrong, and Bart Devoldere.
  • A paper by Venky Shankar (MKTG), “From Browsing to Buying and Beyond: The Needs-Adaptive Shopper Journey Model,” has been accepted for publication in Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.
  • A paper by Manjit Yadav'(MKTG), “Making Emerging Phenomena a Research Priority,” is forthcoming in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

Buy swag, support a house build
Buy Mays-branded gear at the Mays Exchange, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in front of Wehner 113. Proceeds will benefit MaysBuilds, the Mays partnership with B/CS Habitat for Humanity. Credit, debit, and checks are accepted, but to avoid a line, bring cash.

MSF hosts SWAT roundtable for women
In response to the recent news stories covering workplace harassment of women (#MeTo, #TimesUp Movements), the MS Finance program hosted the inaugural Special Wisdom and Tactics (SWAT) Roundtable for Women’s Careers on Feb. 1. Students and staff enjoyed the unique opportunity to hear from four highly accomplished women including executive professors Lemar Brown and Cydney Donnell, Judge Vanessa Gilmore of Houston, and Sue Redman, an executive professor of Accounting who also moderated the discussion. The panelists all shared some of their experiences overcoming challenges in their careers and offered students unique advice about achieving success as young women entering today’s workforce.


Say Howdy! to new Mays members Jeffrey Glenn, program coordinator for Business Honors; and Amy Dahmann, program manager at the Center for Executive Development.


Feb. 12: MS-HRM Virtual Informational Session
Feb. 12: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA
Feb. 13: Mays Exchange Sale
Feb. 13: Full-Time MBA Virtual Information Session
Feb. 13: Pi Sigma Epsilon Meeting
Feb. 14: Mays Exchange Sale
Feb. 14: Academy Sports + Outdoors Guest Speakers
Feb. 15: David Hendrawirawan, Deloitte
Feb. 15: Academy Sports + Outdoors Guest Speakers
Feb. 15: BP Trading Simulation
Feb. 16: Department of Accounting Research Seminar
Feb. 16: MBA Venture Challenge – Finals
Feb. 16: CMIS Graduate Student Case Competition MS-MIS
Feb. 16: Fred Balda – MRE Speaker Series


Henry Musoma (CIBS), KAGS, Feb. 5, 2018, “Professor’s acts of kindness impacts students at Texas A&M.” Also on

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Military Technologies, Feb. 9, 2018, “Customer winback: How to recapture lost customers – and keep them loyal.” Also in Satellite News.

Kelli Hollinger (MKTG), Insite, Feb. 5, 2018, “Valentine’s Day 2018 Shopping Tips from Mays Business School

McCalley Cunningham and Dayana Hansley, Startup Aggieland, KBTX-TV, Feb. 7, 2018, Aggie students create multi-use tool for first responders.

Taylor Welch (BUSN student), The Battalion, Feb. 11, 2018, Taylor Welch named 69th MSC President.

Henry Musoma (CIBS), The Battalion, Feb. 9, 2018, “Aggies Got Talent 2018 to showcase A&M students’ abilities.”

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