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Dividend The official online magazine of the Carson College of Business

March 2019 – New Hires

Jason Butcherite (’12 HBM) is the new chef de cuisine in the School of Hospitality Business Management. He most recently comes from the WSU dining services department where he served in various roles as sous chef and executive chef. In 2016, he earned certified executive chef and certified culinary administrator certifications through the American Culinary Federation. He earned a culinary arts degree from Clover Park Technical College in 2009. Butcherite is excited to return to the School of Hospitality Business Management and contribute to the evolution of the program and the industry’s future leaders.
Emily Dennis (17’ IBUS) is the new administrative assistant II in the Department of Marketing and International Business. She is a third generation Coug and is working to obtain her MBA through WSU’s Online MBA program. Prior to coming to WSU she worked for Paradise Creek Brewery, where she served as the marketing and event coordinator. Dennis excels in building customer relations and project management and is excited to be working in her new position alongside some of her previous professors.
Jaime Diaz is the new industry connections coordinator in the Carson Center for Student Success. Diaz holds an M.A. and an M.F.A. in electroacoustic music composition from the University of Sheffield and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Previously, he worked at the Berklee College of Music as the accompanist coordinator in the voice department. He has experience as a grant writer, event coordinator, and freelance artist. Diaz looks forward to helping students make connections with professionals and preparing them for their future.
Dan Kennedy is a new academic advisor in the Carson Center for Student Success. He earned his bachelor of science in business from Pennsylvania State University and his master of business administration from Pennsylvania State University. Previously, he served as the coordinator of admissions and dual enrollment at Montgomery County Community College and a graduate assistant soccer coach for both men’s and women’s soccer programs at Penn State-Behrend.
Sam Kite is a new computer system administrator in the Office of Technology’s infrastructure unit. He has been working at WSU since 1990. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years before starting his career at WSU.
Whitney Thurgood is a new office assistant III in the Dean’s Office. She is a Coeur d’Alene native and moved to the Moscow/Pullman area in 2016 with her husband, Adam. Most recently, she worked as the office lead at the Heart Center in St Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Research & Popular Press – March 2019

It’s Time for Turkey

Jamie Callison, executive chef in the School of Hospitality and Business Management, shares his recipe for the perfect turkey and stuffing from his cookbook The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse. The article was published in the November 3, 2018, issue of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Time for Businesses to Take the Second Step for Prison Reform

Jerry Goodstein, professor of management, information systems, and entrepreneurship, WSU Vancouver, discusses the First Step Act, new legislation that advances a number of initiatives within federal prisons to enhance people’s reentry into society after their release from prison in his article published in the January 30, 2019, issue of The Hill. In November 2018, Goodstein contributed his insights on the benefits of second-chance hiring, not only for businesses but also for communities, in his op-ed, “Why Hiring Candidates with a Criminal Record can Help Companies and Communities” published in the November 25, 2018, issue of The Register-Guard.

The Real Roots of American Rage

Tom Tripp, professor of management and senior associate dean for academic affairs, WSU Vancouver, discusses the culture that drives revenge in the workplace, and how when institutions are perceived to be functioning with a sense of fairness, employees are less likely to feel vengeful urges, even when outcomes don’t always fall in their favor. The article appears in the January/February 2019 issue of The Atlantic.

How Small Business Can Win: Surviving in a World of Big-Box Retail and E-Commerce

Ron Pimentel, clinical assistant professor of marketing, WSU Vancouver, shares insightful tips to help small businesses stay competitive with big-box retailers and e-commerce businesses. His article was published in the January 22, 2019, issue of Money, Inc.

New Year, New You: Making the Most of Mentorship in 2019

Jesus Bravo, clinical assistant professor of management, information systems, and entrepreneurship, WSU Tri-Cities, discusses how mentorships can help you take your career to the next level. His article was published on January 2, 2019, in Money, Inc.

What Do Employees Value Most in Their Job?

Jane Cote, academic director of the Carson College of Business, WSU Vancouver, provides insights into what students look for in accounting firms when planning their careers in a report published by business research firm Clutch on December 6, 2018.

How Technology has Disrupted the Age-Old Tradition of Black Friday Shopping

Joan Giese, clinical associate professor of marketing, breaks down key strategies for helping retailers attract and retain customers during Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. The article was published on December 7, 2018, in Money, Inc.

Navigating the Rapidly Evolving Gig Economy

Kristine Kuhn, associate professor of management, offers helpful advice for freelancers who are looking to make the most of the gig economy in her article for Money, Inc., published on November 27, 2018.

Arvin Sahaym
Thomas Allison

Taking Your Product from Zero to Hero with Crowdfunding

Arvin Sahaym, associate professor of entrepreneurship, and Thomas Allison, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, help aspiring entrepreneurs get the most out of their search for funding by offering key strategies for building successful crowdfunding campaigns. Their article was published in Money, Inc. on November 2, 2018.

Sahaym and Allison also published an article on crowdfunding strategies in the November 2018 print edition of The Vancouver Business Journal.