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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

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...