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Three new faculty join Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Three new faculty join Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the arrival of three new faculty members. Assistant Professors Danielle Edwards and Wiranthe Herath joined the college’s Information Management and Business Analytics Department to teach undergraduate courses in information systems and statistics respectively. Visiting Assistant Professor Linfeng Zhang joined the college’s School of...

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Drake political scientist publishes study of secret police

Kieran Williams, assistant professor and co-chair of the Department of Political Science, has published a chapter on the secret police in Communist Czechoslovakia in the book Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe in the Era of Normalisation, 1969–1989, edited by Kevin McDermott and Matthew Stibbe. Williams’s chapter charts the rebuilding of a web of surveillance in the...

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Drake’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management continues in the vanguard of insurance research

Drake’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management continues in the vanguard of insurance research

The results of four major insurance research projects led by faculty from Drake University’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management were published in prestigious academic journals during the last 12 months. The papers, which cover topics ranging from the impact of increased insurance consumption in China to how insurers and regulators are responding to...

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Spring 2022 Honor Roll for Social Impact Announced by College of Business and Public Administration

The newest cohort of students to receive recognition for making their communities a priority through service was announced today by Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. Nine undergraduate and graduate students recorded at least 20 hours of individual community service in the spring 2022 semester and provided a reflection on their experience to...

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Winners of Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach Unveiled by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Winners of Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach Unveiled by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

The first winners of the CBPA Social Impact Research and Outreach Awards were announced today by Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. This new program recognizes college faculty and staff who tackle pressing issues facing society through their scholarship as well as their work in the community and around the globe. Each of...

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Sarah Noll Wilson, Drake adjunct professor launches “Don’t Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships”

Sarah Noll Wilson, Drake adjunct professor launches “Don’t Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships”

The COVID-19 crisis has shed light on just how critical internal communication is to a company’s success. As business leaders look toward 2022, they’re reevaluating how to best support their teams. Don’t Feed the Elephants! by Sarah Noll Wilson is a deep dive into the human ability to avoid addressing conflict within a relationship, and...

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Injury Impoverished: Professor’s award winning book on workplace danger out in paperback

Injury Impoverished: Professor’s award winning book on workplace danger out in paperback

Nate Holdren, associate professor of law, politics, and society at Drake University, recently published a book on workplace injury. Injury Impoverished, published by Cambridge University Press, examines the ways work in US history has caused injury and death for many people, how the law fails to remedy these harms, and how attempts at improving the...

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Drake professor publishes research showing virtual settings have no impact on team performance; findings go counter to popular assumptions

Drake professor publishes research showing virtual settings have no impact on team performance; findings go counter to popular assumptions

​New research from Drake University, ​co-authored by Professor Ina Purvanova, chair of the College of Business and Public Administration’s management and organizational leadership department, concludes that the performance of teams is not influenced by virtual environments. The article, entitled “The impact of virtuality on team effectiveness in organizational and non-organizational teams: A meta-analysis” appeared recently in the peer-reviewed...

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Melissa Sturm-Smith named to EAB’s Student Success Innovation Council

Council members to collaborate with other schools and EAB to drive research and strategy for the company’s student success technology and advisory services EAB, which harnesses the collective power of more than 2,100 educational institutions to identify and apply proven practices that help education leaders achieve their goals, has named Melissa Sturm-Smith, Drake University’s associate provost for...

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Drake Physics’ MISSFIT Research featured on ABC News

Inside Science, the publication of the American Institute of Physics, and ABC News published an article describing the efforts of a student-led, interdisciplinary collaboration at Drake to design radiation shielding and artificial gravity systems for interplanetary travel. According to the article, a spaceship bound for Mars carrying passengers would need to provide some kind of radiation shielding in order...