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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

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

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...

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Assoc. Professor Mitchell offers strategies for leading hybrid teams

Assoc. Professor Mitchell offers strategies for leading hybrid teams

In our current environment, more and more of us are working in a hybrid format (e.g., mixing both face-to-face and virtual collaboration).  Alanah Mitchell, Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor and Chair of Information Management and Business Analytics, has recently published an article “Leading hybrid teams: Strategies for realizing the best of both worlds” in Organizational Dynamics...

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Drake’s business school welcomes two new faculty members

Drake’s business school welcomes two new faculty members

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the arrival of two new tenure-track faculty members. Kent Hu and Jayoung Yoon will become members of the full time faculty on August 1. Assistant Professor of Accounting Hu joins Drake’s School of Accounting to teach courses in financial accounting and managerial accounting. Assistant...

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Professor Bill Boal appears on “Iowa Press”

Bill Boal, Professor of Economics in the College of Business and Public Administration, appeared on the Iowa PBS television program “Iowa Press,” moderated by David Yepsen on Friday, July 2. In this week’s program, Boal and Iowa State University Professor Peter Orazem answered questions from journalists Linh Ta and O. Kay Henderson about the current...

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Global insurance research leadership on display at School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

Global insurance research leadership on display at School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

The results of four major global 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 first half of 2021. The papers, which covered topics ranging from the general insurance trends in China, one of the largest insurance markets in the...

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CPHS Faculty Honored at Health Professions Day

CPHS Faculty Honored at Health Professions Day

During the annual Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day), held on February 25, 2021, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented various awards to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and professional involvement within their fields. Nominations for the awards are sought from students and colleagues alike from within...

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Craig Owens, professor of English, publishes co-edited collection on cocktail culture

Craig Owens, professor of English, publishes co-edited collection on cocktail culture

Craig Owens, professor of English, has recently published The Shaken and the Stirred, a collection of essays devoted to the rise, waning, and resurgence of cocktail culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Indiana University Press, 2020). It joins Indiana University Press’s This Year’s Work series, which also includes volumes devoted to punk culture, zombies,...