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Research & Popular Press – December 2018

Chef Spills Secrets to Good Lentil Dishes

Executive Chef Jamie Callison, discusses the quality of lentils in food preparation in Peter Caster’s article published August 19, 2018, in the Lewiston Tribune.

How Data Security Improves When You Engage Employees in the Process

Robert Crossler, assistant professor of information systems, discusses ways to effectively lower a company’s risk exposure through a positive approach with employees, published in the September 28, 2018, issue of DarkReading. Crossler was also featured in “How to Engage Employees in Improving Your Company’s Data Security” published in the October 17, 2018, issue of MoneyInc. He discusses how managers better engage employees to implement best practices when it comes to data security.

Granger Cobb Institute Begins to Take Shape at Washington State University

Scott Eckstein, clinical assistant professor and senior living executive-in-residence at WSU Everett, discusses the goals of the proposed Granger Cobb Institute, which through research, educational efforts and assistance, would educate and influence future senior living leaders in an industry that is expected to attract more than 1.2 million additional employees by 2025. Eckstein is featured in Tim Regan’s article published in the October 18, 2018 issue of Senior Housing.

2018’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations

Robert Harrington, professor of hospitality business management, provides insights on celebrating Oktoberfest, in the September 11, 2018, issue of Wallethub.com.

Wine’s Origin Might Affect Acceptable Price More Than Taste Study Shows

Byron Marlowe, clinical assistant professor in hospitality business management at WSU Tri-Cities, discusses the impact of a wine’s country and region of origin on consumers’ willingness to pay in the October 23, 2018, issue of Science News.
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Gaming Experts Agree: Leagues Can’t Explain Why They Need Integrity Fees

Kahlil Philander, discusses integrity issues and betting in sports in Steve Ruddock’s article published in the July 25, 2018, issue of Legal Sports Report.

Green Technologies Environmentally and Profit Friendly

Terence Saldanha, assistant professor of information systems, discusses how companies can reduce their environmental impact without negatively affecting profits in his article published in the September 11, 2018, issue of Science Magazine.

This is the Cost of Women’s Workplace Emotional Labor

Leah Sheppard, assistant professor of management, information systems, and entrepreneurship, is referenced in Gwen Morgan’s article published in the October 2, 2018, issue of Fast Company. Morgan discusses the concept of emotional labor for women in the workplace, and Sheppard comments on the ambiguity of why women tend to take on many of the daily culture-building and housekeeping tasks in the workplace.

The Fair Process Effect in the Classroom

Tom Tripp, senior associate dean for academic programs and faculty affairs, was featured September 26, 2018, in Business and Management INK, a blog by SAGE Publishing, discussing what kinds of revenge exist in the classroom, specifically, how students might get even with instructors.

Ph.D Corner – Director’s Message

Dear friends:

Recruiting season is upon us. In the Ph.D. program, this is the time of year when we are dealing with both ends of the recruiting spectrum. The deadline for applications for admittance to the Ph.D. program for fall 2019 is January 10. We bring in 10–20 new students across our seven programs in a typical year. Admission decisions are critical, and the process is challenging. Every accepted offer represents more than a $70,000 commitment on our part over the ensuing half-decade, so we need to make great choices. We’re trying to attract the very best students we can, but competition from other universities is fierce. Thanks to Dean Hunter’s commitment, last spring we were able to raise stipend levels and offer summer research awards, which helped us have a higher than usual “hit rate” (percentage of students that actually enrolled after receiving an offer of admission). We employ several recruiting tools to attract great students, and we are continuing to develop more. The WSU Graduate School has produced a very attractive video that certainly presents the University in a great light.

The Ph.D. program is also heavily involved with the other end of “recruiting” this time of year. Many of our fourth-and fifth-year students are entering the job market to become college professors. Fortunately, our disciplines have very well-defined “markets,” which all follow a similar path. Universities post jobs, students apply, interviews are held at international conferences or via Skype, 2–3 candidates are brought to campus for presentations and full-day interviews, and offers are made. This year we are working on strategies to increase the research publications of current students so they will be even more attractive in these academic job markets. Once a student lands that great academic job, all the years of struggles finally seem worth it.

Go Cougs!

Chuck Munson,

Ph.D. Program Director

Message from the Dean – August 2018

We have a unique opportunity and an important role—preparing students for the real world, providing them with skills and grit that come not only from the classroom, but from practical experiences and unique learning opportunities that equip them for their lives and careers. In this issue you will read several stories on students’ entrepreneurial efforts that will likely amaze you as you realize the potential value their innovations could bring to Washington state and beyond. » More ...