Culverhouse IMPACT | Spring 2020

Culverhouse IMPACT | Spring 2020

  • May 12th, 2020


Spring 2020

Chakraborti Wins Fulbright, Second of Career

Acclaimed statistician Dr. Subha Chakraborti, the Robert C. & Rosa P. Morrow Faculty Excellence Fellow and professor in Culverhouse’s Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship, the second one of his career.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Dr. Chakraborti was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to study and collaborate on statistics teaching and research projects in Brazil. The project was expected to start in the summer of 2020, but with the current coronavirus pandemic drastically affecting travel and in-person gatherings, those plans are now up in the air.

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2020 Culverhouse Business Analytics Symposium

Business Analytics Symposium Returns Oct. 23

Culverhouse’s annual celebration of thought leadership in data deployment returns October 23 at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus. Open to all, this year’s Culverhouse Business Analytics Symposium features the following confirmed speakers:

  • Ilyas Iyoob, PhD – IBM, Chief Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Executive
  • Matt Hall – USAA, Senior Analyst
  • Tatevik Zohrabyan, Ph.D. – Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., Senior Manager & Data Scientist
  • Janine Johnson – Visa, Vice President of Visa Predictive Models (formerly Senior Director of Analytics)
  • Joseph Byrum, Ph.D. – Principal Financial Group, Chief Data Scientist
  • Sumit Srivastava – LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Head of Corporate Marketing Analytics

Visit the Symposium website to sign up for email updates when registration opens.

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Portrait of Dr. Peter Harms

On Grit

Dr. Peter Harms, an associate professor in Culverhouse’s Department of Management, was part of an authorship team that recently won the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance as well as an honorable mention for SIOP’s William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award.

The authorship team included Marcus Crede and Michael Tynan, both of Iowa State University.

Read the article: Credé, M., Tynan, M., & Harms, P. D. (2017). Much ado about grit: A meta-analytic synthesis of the grit literature. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 492–511. Abstract here.

Furthermore, Dr. Harms was interviewed by SIOP wherein he discussed the concept of “grit” and the inspiration for the winning article.

Read the Complete Interview
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On Coronavirus

Culverhouse’s Associate Dean for Research, Dr. James Cochran, has contributed several articles to Significance magazine taking a statistician’s approach toward looking at the coronavirus pandemic. One is on exponential growth, the other on the need for additional testing.


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Back on Track

Associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy Paul Drnevich’s look into the state of strategic management research, which offers a path forward for improving scholarship in the area, was recently selected for distribution in the Responsible Research for Business & Management network.

Culverhouse Impact Report

The 2019-2020 Culverhouse Impact Report was published in December to highlight recent faculty hires and stories about impactful research conducted by the College. Downloadable and interactive versions of the report are available.

Read the report.

A Hub for Research

To browse additional stories about research at the Culverhouse College of Business, go to our special website here. This website also features media citations, info on faculty support programs, research policies, and recent publications.


Recent Noteworthy Published Research

The above list is a selection of recently published research, linked to the publication when available.