Faculty & Research

Teaching excellence is vital to the mission of the Lindner College of Business. The Lindner faculty is made up of outstanding educators who are dedicated to making the classroom experience a phenomenal one.

Lindner is also one the country's research powerhouses. The research that Lindner faculty members undertake routinely affects the lives of both business professionals and consumers.

Teaching highlights

Marketing Professor, Drew Boyd, and wife, Wendy, establish new award for innovative teaching

Boyd, executive director of the Master of Science in Marketing program and associate professor-educator of Marketing and Innovation at Lindner, instills principles of innovation and creativity in his daily lectures.

The inaugural recipients of the Drew and Wendy Boyd Breakthrough in Innovative Teaching Excellence Award are Dave Rapien, assistant professor-educator of information systems, and Elliott Manzon, assistant professor-educator of marketing.

Rapien's use of live, hands-on interactions with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality devices like Google Glass and the Microsoft HoloLens have been an impactful breakthrough for students. Manzon began a kickstarter project that has had a meaningful impact as many of his students enter his course having never built a website or a product. Within weeks, students created a new product, put together a Kickstarter webpage to market their product and have been inspired by his teaching throughout.

Professor Jane Sojka's Women in Sales course featured on Local12 news segment

The piece highlights how Professor Sojka is changing the ways women approach sales and the business world in general.

Research highlights

Lindner researchers partner with UC's College of Medicine to build a data model that proves the most effective antidepressant treatment

Lindner Associate Economics Professor Jeffrey Mills, PhD, and doctoral student Beau Sauley collaborated with Jeffrey Strawn, MD, of the College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Their research, published online ahead of a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry shows for the first time that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be more effective in treating youth anxiety disorder than selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

Read more in Portfolio.

Lindner researchers attribute the rise in Bitcoin popularity to social media chatter

Positive or negative words in social media channels are powerful predictors of the value of the popular cryptocurrency known as bitcoin, Lindner researchers say.

In a blog post published in The Business Review online, Lindner College of Business researchers Zhe (Jay) Shan, Roger Chiang, Feng Mai, Qing Bai and Xin (Shane) Wang examined the volatile bitcoin market and internet variables such as bitcoin web traffic, investor forum messages, Twitter and Google searches that drive the value and predict trends in the financial market.

The research is published in the Journal of Management Information Systems, 2018.

Lightning round research presentations

A recent meeting of the Business Advisory Council of the Lindner College of Business featured lightning round TED-style talks highlighting the far-reaching impact of research taking place at Lindner.

BAC members saw research presentations from Jorge Pena Marín, Assistant Professor of Marketing; Suzanne Masterson, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Management; Mehmet Sağlam, Johnson Assistant Professor of Finance; Rene Saran, Associate Professor of Economics; Changjiang "John" Wang, Associate Professor of Accounting; and Jaime Windeler, Associate Professor of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems.

Read more in Portfolio and watch each presentation.