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Why are There Fewer Women CEOS? Media Seek Answers from USU

Why are There Fewer Women CEOS? Media Seek Answers from USU

A national conversation about the roles and rights of women in the workplace has continued for years, providing lots of material for two Utah State University researchers who’ve long studied the issue of gender diversity. A series of headlines over the la...

Dr. Merideth Thompson featured in The New York Times

Dr. Merideth Thompson featured in The New York Times

While these inclinations of anger and revenge are understandable, that doesn’t mean they’ll do us any good. In reality, they’re more likely to just make things worse. That feeling of motivation to “get even” can tether you to the past in a way that oversh...

Merideth Thompson to Serve as Associate Dean

Merideth Thompson to Serve as Associate Dean

Merideth Thompson, a faculty member in the Management Department, will serve as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Thompson, who joined the Huntsman School in 2012, is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of work-family interfa...

New Huntsman School Department Created

New Huntsman School Department Created

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University announced the Department of Management will be divided into two departments effective July 1, 2018. The establishment of two departments enables future growth and initiatives to be managed mo...

MHR Program Celebrates Placement Success

MHR Program Celebrates Placement Success

The Master of Human Resources (MHR) program celebrated 95% placement of its spring 2018 graduating class, with several graduates joining Fortune 100 companies including Chevron, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Honeywell, and TIAA. According to Profe...

Management Department Welcomes Two Outstanding New Faculty

Management Department Welcomes Two Outstanding New Faculty

The Management Department welcomes Mr. Steve Milovich as a Senior Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence, and Dr. Rick Hardcopf as an Assistant Professor. Steve, an alumnus of the Huntsman School, recently retired as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resou...

Aggies Sweep Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition

Aggies Sweep Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition

Huntsman School marketing students walked away with first, second, and third place in the statewide Qualtrics Sales Idol competition in March. Pitted against business schools from across the state, junior Paige Sampson took first place, followed by junior...

Student Achieves New York Dream

Student Achieves New York Dream

With the Manhattan skyline plastered across her bedroom walls, Hadley Sargent’s sights were always set on a career under the bright city lights. And this Spring, when she graduates with a dual major in marketing and business administration, she’ll pack he...

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research highlights of Huntsman School faculty members.

MHR Program Ranked Nationally

MHR Program Ranked Nationally

The Master of Human Resources (MHR) online program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University ranks fourth in nation, according to Human Resources MBA, a resource guide for the human resources industry. This top ranking measured th...

The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes Dr. Briggs Depew as an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance and Dr. Mike Ulrich as an Assistant Professor, Department of Management.

The Huntsman Experience

The Huntsman Experience

When Breanne Yamauchi, Business Administration and Marketing, ’18, tore her ACL just a few months before coming to Utah State University, she was crushed. She had always imagined herself balancing college sports with classes. Now that sports weren’t an op...

My Favorite Professors

My Favorite Professors

The Jon M Huntsman School of Business has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with incredible professors, mentors, and friends. As I consider my time at the Huntsman School, there are so many professors I would like to thank, like Craig Petersen, Pa...

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Recent changes to the core set of courses required of all Huntsman majors, including the addition of four new courses, are designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in commerce and public service.

Faculty Research

Faculty Research

Management professor, Merideth Ferguson, latest study finds dual career couples with the same occupations or work places may have a happier family life and less job and family tension as a result of the work-related support they can offer one another.

SAEL Students Win National Ethics Competition

SAEL Students Win National Ethics Competition

Just wanted to let you know about some of the great work our students are doing. As you know SAEL puts on an ethics bowl each year. This year, the ethics bowl was changed to a new format and was turned into an ethics video competition. The first and secon...

Preparing Students for Jobs of Tomorrow

Preparing Students for Jobs of Tomorrow

As part the international “Hour of Code” event, USU Huntsman School of Business professor Kristal Ray led a basic computer coding class for 100 third- and fifth-grade students at Manti Elementary. Combining her computer science background with business an...

The Decline of the Rural American Hospital and How to Reverse It

The Decline of the Rural American Hospital and How to Reverse It

Huntsman management professor, Dr. Nathan Washburn's article on American health-care systems was recently featured on Harvard Business Review's home page. There are two kinds of health-care innovation: more-for-more and more-for-less. The American health-...

My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity.

Student Success Story - Annie Knight

Student Success Story - Annie Knight

Annie Knight boarded her first flight to Paris with the Huntsman Scholars, and since, her life has never been the same. As an involved student, Annie tells her Huntsman experience with hope for the future.

Most Important Financial Resolutions for 2015

Most Important Financial Resolutions for 2015

Professor Scott Hammond was recently featured in WalletHub’s 15 for ’15: Financial Resolutions for the New Year. 2015 might be your best year ever. It might be your neighbor’s worse. Recessions and economic downturns are no longer global or regional, but

Diverse boards, rather than CEOs, are key to advancing equity and diversity in companies.

Diverse boards, rather than CEOs, are key to advancing equity and diversity in companies.

American companies face mounting pressure to advance workplace equity and diversity. From business consultants to human resource personnel, from shareholders to the media, the message to companies is clear: diversity and equity matter in today’s workplace...

Huntsman students volunteer at LDS cannery to connect with workers' experience

Huntsman students volunteer at LDS cannery to connect with workers' experience

Twenty-five students in Utah State University professor Tim Gardner’s labor and employee relations class recently manned a four-hour shift of canning beef chunks at an Ogden factory — an exercise designed to build skills as managers. Gardner’s Master of H...

Master Class - Negotiation is the key to success

Master Class - Negotiation is the key to success

Dr. Merideth Thompson, assistant professor of management, encourages her students to rock the boat. Her Negotiations class, MGT 4600, isn’t the type of class where students sit in rows and raise their hands. It’s a class where words are used as tools and

Opportunity Scholarship: Bo Johnson

Opportunity Scholarship: Bo Johnson

Studying abroad in the United Kingdom has been one of the most edifying experiences I’ve ever had. Participating in an exchange program is more than attending a different college; it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop and grow as an indi...

5 Habits That Boost Your Workplace Effectiveness

5 Habits That Boost Your Workplace Effectiveness

Are you efficient at checking things off your to-do list, or are you truly effective in getting the right things done? It’s important to know the difference between efficiency and effectiveness – and to take steps toward the latter if you hope to maximize...

Dr. Vern Buehler Remembered

Dr. Vern Buehler Remembered

Dr. Vern Buehler, a heralded professor, philanthropist, and US Army veteran, passed away on July 25, 2014. “Dr. Buehler is one of the greatest examples of giving, ambition and talent I have had the pleasure of knowing. I feel blessed to call him one of my...

Resiliency for Entrepreneurs and Careerists

Resiliency for Entrepreneurs and Careerists

Resilience is a choice. Almost every case we studied of people who survived being lost in the wilderness said they “decided" to survive. Even an eight-year-old boy lost overnight at 11,000 feet said, “I knew I wanted to live.” The same is true for entrepr...

Professor Elected to National HR Committee

Professor Elected to National HR Committee

Professor Tim Gardner was recently elected to the Academy of Management Human Resource Division Executive Committee, a group that provides a disciplinary headquarters for members with specific scholarly interests around HR.

In Jill Abramson's Firing, Was The 'Glass Cliff' To Blame?

In Jill Abramson's Firing, Was The 'Glass Cliff' To Blame?

Our research on CEOs in the Fortune 500 finds that women leaders face two significant challenges: the “glass cliff” and the “savior effect”. First, we find that women are more likely than men to be appointed CEO to struggling firms or firms in crisis.

People Who Plan to Quit Their Job May Unintentionally Give Off Cues

People Who Plan to Quit Their Job May Unintentionally Give Off Cues

Those who are thinking about jumping ship and leaving their job may be giving off cues that others can pick up on, even if the would-be quitters think they are keeping their plans secret.

Timothy Gardner, a Utah State University associate profess...

Merideth Thompson to Serve on Editorial Board for Leadership Quarterly

Merideth Thompson to Serve on Editorial Board for Leadership Quarterly

Assistant Professor Merideth Ferguson has been asked to serve on the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly, an elite academic journal that is nationally known within her field of research.

Study Shows Women, Minorities are Given Risky Top Positions

Study Shows Women, Minorities are Given Risky Top Positions

Minority and women leaders are more likely to be appointed to top spots in struggling organizations than traditional white male leaders. In this interview, Alison Cook and Christy Glass talk about the ramifications of this “glass cliff” and the correspond...

Unique MSHR Program Places 100% of Its Graduates

Unique MSHR Program Places 100% of Its Graduates

Steve Hanks, director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program, reports that the unique program has managed to place all of its graduates. He describes how Huntsman MSHR grads, who often get an MBA at the same time, have a competitive edge in t...

<i>Newsday</i> Quotes Management Professor Merideth Ferguson

Newsday Quotes Management Professor Merideth Ferguson

Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor of management at the Huntsman School of Business, was recently quoted in a story in Newsday. The article focuses on the negative effects of workplace incivility and rudeness, which is an area of research expertise fo...

Huntsman Graduate, Jordan Phillips, Gets Education at USU and Iraq

Huntsman Graduate, Jordan Phillips, Gets Education at USU and Iraq

Before attending Utah State University, recent Huntsman graduate Jordan Phillips gained a less formal education — one that involved Howitzer guns, a journey to Iraq, and proved to be every bit as valuable as his business administration degree.

Ethics Bowl Competition Tests Students As They Wrestle With Troubling Issues

Ethics Bowl Competition Tests Students As They Wrestle With Troubling Issues

It’s not often that most people have the opportunity to argue with each other in front of a crowd of people and a panel of judges, but on Feb. 21, students from across the USU campus did just that. They were discussing different ethical situations in the

MSHR Courses Now Available Online

MSHR Courses Now Available Online

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has teamed up with a Dallas-based company, Academic Partnerships, to make graduate online human resources courses available to more people, especially those living in rural areas. The Master of Science in Human Resou...

Professor Ronda Callister Spoke at TEDxUSU on “Reducing Barriers to Women’s Contributions”

Professor Ronda Callister Spoke at TEDxUSU on “Reducing Barriers to Women’s Contributions”

Professor Ronda Callister had to compete to become one of just eight presenters at the first ever TEDxUSU event, held in November. She used her requisite “18 minutes of innovative ideas” to describe the powerful, world-changing effects that would likely e...

Open Political Discussion at Work Can Have Benefits, Drawbacks

Open Political Discussion at Work Can Have Benefits, Drawbacks

Political discussion at work can actually strengthen an employee’s job satisfaction and commitment to the organization, but only if the discussion is characterized as “an exchange of perspectives” with “give and take,” rather than as “political pressuring...

Glenn McEvoy Earns Library Faculty Award

Glenn McEvoy Earns Library Faculty Award

The Merrill-Cazier library has recognized Dr. Glenn McEvoy for his contributions to the library with the Library Faculty Award, a recognition earned by only one faculty member each year. Dr. McEvoy, a management professor, said he was surprised at the awa...

Huntsman Lecturer Tells of Unexpected Ethical Test

Huntsman Lecturer Tells of Unexpected Ethical Test

Several years ago, when I was a company’s affirmative action officer, I found myself in an awkward position when I found out that company leaders wanted to know if a leading candidate for an open position was Jewish before they made their hiring decision....

Professor Stacey Hills Connected With Students

Professor Stacey Hills Connected With Students

Executives and professors often talk of having an open-door policy. Stacy Hills’ open door policy doesn’t have to be stated. Anyone who passes by her office can see it. Even though it’s not a huge office, it is packed with students all the time. Some are

Tim Gardner Says Liberal Studies Degree Proved Good Foundation

Tim Gardner Says Liberal Studies Degree Proved Good Foundation

Tim Gardner is skilled at Jeopardy. His knack for remembering bits and pieces of random knowledge is a hidden talent he developed, in part because he earned his undergraduate degree in liberal studies.

Vijay Kannan Tells About Scary Night in Vietnam

Vijay Kannan Tells About Scary Night in Vietnam

When Theory Meets Practice - Stories From the Workplace" is a new feature in the Huntsman Post where we invite professionals to share stories of challenging events that tested them with the unexpected.

New Professor, Merideth Thompson, Has Studied Impact of Abusive Work Situations

New Professor, Merideth Thompson, Has Studied Impact of Abusive Work Situations

Having an abusive boss can create workplace stress that can easily translate into problems at home. For eight years, Merideth Ferguson, a new professor at the Huntsman School of Business, has done research to gain insight into how a troubled work situatio...

New Professor to Teach Business Law and Ethics at USU

New Professor to Teach Business Law and Ethics at USU

At first, John Ferguson wanted to be a preacher. But at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, Dr. Ferguson found a mentor who had something else in mind. This mentor encouraged Dr. Ferguson to go to law school. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts, D...

Huntsman School to Become Home for Business Education Journal

Huntsman School to Become Home for Business Education Journal

An education innovation and research journal is coming to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Vijay Kannan, professor of operations manage­ment and director of international programs, was selected in January as the editor of the Decision Sciences Jour...

Associate Professor Alison Cook Brings Finance Background to Organizational Behavior Studies of Diversity and the Stock Market

Associate Professor Alison Cook Brings Finance Background to Organizational Behavior Studies of Diversity and the Stock Market

Associate Professor Alison Cook received the prestigious award “Ascendant Scholar of 2011” from the Western Academy of Management (WAM), along with three other honorees, from Stanford, University of Southern California, and San Francisco State. This is WA...

Leadership in the Classroom

Leadership in the Classroom

The Huntsman School instituted a new core curriculum, the set of courses required of all business majors, beginning this fall semester. Two new courses, MGT 1050, Foundations of Business, and MGT 3800, Leadership, serve as bookends to our core curriculum,...