Faculty in the News
Professor Emeritus Joseph Rosenstein passed away on May 3, 2013 at age 93. Much of his career was spent as an executive at Pollock Paper Company, later St. Regis and Champion. He came to UT Arlington in 1978 as an adjunct instructor and later joined the Management Department as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Rosenstein was tenured in 1985. Though he retired from teaching in 1992, he continued to publish research papers and was named Professor Emeritus. His research appeared in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, and Management International Review. His main areas of research interest were corporate governance and restructuring. Learn more about the life of Dr. Rosenstein.
Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics, was noted in CNN Money/Fortune for a study he conducted with Cornell economist John Crawley in its story about workers fined for being obese. According to the study, a workplace program that offered financial incentives for losing weight to 2,635 workers found only modest weight loss and a high dropout rate.
Dr. Josh Price, assistant professor of economics, was interviewed in a WFAA Channel 8 report that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish collected 104,000 tweets after his near perfect game in Houston on April 2. That translates to more than 203 million people being exposed to the pitching sensation. Dr. Price said the social media exposure could play a huge part when fans begin selecting all-star participants. "All Star (teams) are voted by the fans," Price said. "So, if fans start realizing and start catching on Twitter how good he is, and continue to follow to see how well he does in the season, he can become an all-star game starter."
Marcus Butts, assistant professor of management at UT Arlington, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 report on changing attitudes about the value of telecommuting, especially a high-profile decision to end the practice at Yahoo!. Butts said the decision could have consequences. “They do run the risk of some highly productive employees leaving the company,” he said.
John Adams, assistant professor of finance, was interviewed for an article in The Wall Street Journal about the practice of hedge funds and other traders borrowing from mutual funds and ETF’s to execute their strategies. The article was based on a new study co-authored by Dr. Adams that finds that some funds earn drastically less than others on their securities-lending operations even when the funds themselves are similar. "The people managing your money may sometimes be managing it more to benefit themselves than to benefit you," said Adams.
Darren Hayunga, associate professor of finance, was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal story about efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission to crack down on the most brazen insider option trades. The author cites findings in Dr. Hayunga’s new study to be published in the Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis that option volume in a specific stock begins to surge three days before unannounced analyst upgrades or downgrades of a company.
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and chair of the Department of Economics, appeared on KDFW/FOX4 about the sequestration set to take effect March 1. “There may be a few furloughs, that is, they may require some federal employees to take a couple of weeks off without pay, and that’s unfortunate, but this is an effort to engineer a crisis,” Meiners said. “Then you get, of course, people saying ‘Oh we have to have this protected.’ Government spending has been going through the roof. If we’re going to get it under control, it means we have to get serious about where there’s going to be cuts.”
Roger Meiners, professor and chairman of economics, was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11 report on the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Meiners said DFW has some of the highest airfares in the nation and he doesn’t expect that to improve because American isn’t getting more competition.
Mike Ward, economics professor, was quoted in a New York Times story about research into whether playing violent video games has any effect on behavior. “I don’t know that a psychological study can ever answer that question definitively,” Ward said. “We are left to glean what we can from the data and research on video game use that we have.”
Roger Meiners, professor and chair of the Economics Department at UT Arlington, appeared on KTVT/CBS 11 on February 7, 2013 to discuss a potential merger between American Airlines and US Airways. “I don’t think there’s going to be many changes that we will see as the users of their services here,” Meiners said. But, he added, it means consumers won’t experience the interruption they may have faced if American was dismantled in bankruptcy.
Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics, cautioned against judging Delmon Young's new contract with the Philadelphia Phillies without knowing exactly what went into the negotiations, WCAU Channel 10 in Philadelphia, KNTV Channel 11 in the Bay Area and many other websites reported. Some of Young's contract is linked to weight loss. Price worked with John Cawley, who runs Cornell University's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, on a weight-loss study.
Roger Meiners, chair of the Department of Economics and the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics, was featured in the Dallas Morning News as one of its experts for its local economic snapshot focusing on the decline of manufacturing jobs. “The long-term downward trend over the last 30 years may have hit a bottom. The U.S. is more competitive on a wage basis because average wages have come down, especially for entry-level workers, and wages in China have been increasing. States like Texas, which have right-to-work laws, are more competitive,” Meiners said.
Bill Crowder, associate economics professor, was interviewed by WFAA/ABC 8 about fiscal cliff fears facing uncertain investors. “I view it more as a fiscal speed bump really than a fiscal cliff,” Crowder said. “In my mind, and I know other economists might disagree with me, but I don’t think this will be the dramatic event everybody is portending. It will be much like Y2K. Remember the excitement about that? When it happened, nothing really changed and we all went on with our lives. I think that’s how this will work out.”
Rachel Croson, the newly appointed dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, talked to the blog, Online MBA, about her new role and online education. “Technology is changing how education is delivered in all fields,” she said. “I believe that there are both enormous opportunities and significant challenges in online education." The business school once offered an online MBA program, but recently suspended it. Croson said the online program will be among her priorities.
Traci Freling, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed for a KTVT/CBS 11 story about sales targeting holiday shoppers online earlier and more aggressively. “It’s not even just Cyber Monday any more, it’s Cyber Week,” Freling said. “If you look at the statistics from just this weekend, about half of the shopping beginning on Thanksgiving Day this year was online.”
Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for a WFAA story about the strategy behind the many ‘one day only’ sales targeting holiday shoppers. “Sometimes stores will make a little bit of money off those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, sometimes break even or even have a little loss on some of those items, but the retailer is in your mind for the rest of the entire season,” Briggs said.
Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, said the earlier sales times that holiday shoppers are experiencing feel more like a permanent change than a passing fad. “I tend to think it is more the new normal,” Briggs told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s kind of like airline bag fees. When the first airline started it, there was a little uncertainty about it. Then you get used to them and realize this is going to be a new way of life.”
Ritesh Saini, assistant marketing professor, is quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Black Friday sales. He said when shoppers hit on an unexpectedly low price they don’t necessarily pocket the savings. “Typically, people make it up by buying more. Their budgets do not change,” Saini said.
Roger Meiners, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law and chairman of the UT Arlington Economics Department, told the Fort Worth Business Press in a story about the so-called fiscal cliff that the flat economy is worrisome. “We have no real net growth. The economy is just flat,” Meiners said.
The University of Texas at Arlington named Rachel Croson as dean of its College of Business Monday, The Dallas Morning News Biz Beat blog reported. Croson is an economics professor at UT Dallas and director of its Negotiations Center. For the last two years, she served as the National Science Foundation’s division director for social and economic sciences, managing a $100 million annual budget. She begins her new job on Jan. 14. CNBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Reuters, The Street and many other websites also reported the announcement.
Roger Meiners, chair of the College of Business Economics Department, was featured in a Housingwire story regarding the risk of the U.S. economy falling into recession in early 2013 if Congress fails to stop a looming fiscal cliff made up of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes. Dr. Meiners said: "Markets have already taken into account the fiscal cliff and a lot of their concerns are already reflected in stock and equity prices, as well as decisions that businesses are making today."
Dr. Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11 story about Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, stepping down from her position. Briggs said controversies, such as the one Komen has been involved in concerning funding to Planned Parenthood, sometimes require bold changes to assure supporters that the organization is committed to their core values.
Dr. William Crowder, associate professor of economics, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 story on August 7, 2012 about the future of American Airlines and contract negotiations between the company and its pilots. Crowder said if pilots reject the unfavorable terms of a new contract they may find themselves “hoping for a white knight to come in and buy the company up and bring their contracts back up to industry standards.”
Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics, was featured in an article posted by the Direct Selling Executives Foundation reporting the launch of its new ethics teaching package. The package was developed by Dr. Chonko.
Dr. Ritesh Saini, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDAF/CW 33 about the new chain of grocery stores popping up in Dallas-Fort Worth. On June 15, California-based Trader Joe’s will open in Fort Worth and add its name to the long list of established stores already in the area. What makes DFW so competitive is “this area is one growth engine which has continued to show economic growth in the past few years,” Saini said. “Some of the other larger cities, one million plus, have stagnated.”
Dr. David Hayunga, assistant professor of finance and real estate, was quoted in a Cleburne Times-Review article about Johnson County’s spike in real estate sales. He said real estate has thrived because of the state’s ability to maintain and increase employment and because the state’s real estate market did not become as overvalued as in many other states. “Employment is the overwhelming factor affecting real estate markets and prices,” Hayunga said.
Wendy Casper, associate professor of management, and her research were cited by The Wall Street Journal in a story about single people who, tired of juggling the pressures of work and personal life, opt out of high-powered, and often high-paying careers to have more time for family, friends and other outside interests. Casper found that for men and women alike, some managers still assume singles don't have anything to do but work and pile on extra duties and projects.
Mike Ward, professor of economics at UT Arlington, will appear Monday, May 7, on the national ABC radio program Counterpoint to discuss video games and violence. Ward’s 2010 research into video games and adolescent fighting was published in the Journal of Law and Economics, and has been cited in numerous news reports.
James Campbell Quick, Professor and the John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a Phoenix Focus article about managing conflict at work. Quick said respect is an essential part of the conversation as you try to solve workplace issues. “When you respect the other person, [you] will transform the interaction in a lot of ways. The question for each of us as peers is: do we want to be in that conflict or not?” In other words, we don’t have to play along. “Step out of the bog,” Quick said.
Dr. Roger Meiners, professor of economics, was quoted in a WFAA/ABC 8 report on American Airlines and the Wright Amendment. American Airlines has told a bankruptcy judge that it will face increased competition from low-cost carriers when the Wright Amendment expires in 2014 and it needs to make job cuts.
William Crowder, associate professor of economics, was interviewed in a story in the Dallas Morning News about the economic impact of job cuts at American Airlines announced Feb. 1. Dr. Crowder predicts that the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s diversified economy will be able to absorb the impact.
Michael Ward, associate professor in economics, recently released a study on violent video games and real-life violence. As sales of violent video games go up, violent crimes in that area go down, the study concludes. CW Channel 33 KDAF reported on the study.
Dr. John Adams, assistant professor of finance, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal's Intelligent Investor column regarding a study he did that found some funds earn dramatically less than others on their stock-lending operations even when the funds themselves are similar. "The people managing your money may sometimes be managing it more to benefit themselves than to benefit you," Adams said.
William Crowder, associate professor of economics was interviewed by KTVT/CBS 11 about the Stock Market meltdown August 8, 2011 and its impact on potential homebuyers. For those with long-term plans, they may not need to panic. There have been no significant changes in the overall economy since last week. "Obviously, it had a big impact on the stock market, but that might also be a recognition that the economy's much weaker than we thought it was and therefore the stock markets are reacting to that as much as anything," Crowder said.
Roger Meiners, economics department chair and professor, was featured in a story in the Austin American-Statesman that explored whether Gov. Rick Perry can take credit for Texas economic resiliency. Meiners credits Perry for pressuring the Legislature to keep taxes and spending low while continuing a business-friendly environment. "Overall, Gov. Perry has done a solid job," Meiners said. "How that relates to possible presidential ability is less clear."
Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics, speaks about the impact that an NBA lockout would have on the economy in a KTVT/CBS11 report. Price agrees that bars will take a hit, but he's not too sure the rest of the economy will. “If people don't spend the money on sporting events, they'll spend it elsewhere,” he said. "If they can't go to a basketball game, they may spend it on another form of entertainment such as theater, an amusement park or other ways where they find entertainment."
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and department chair, contributed his expertise to a story in HousingWire. As members of the Federal Reserve Board attend the Federal Open Market Committee on June 21 and 22 to discuss interest rates and the final two weeks of quantitative easing under QE2, economists are busy guessing what the Fed will or will not say about economic stimulus going forward. Dr. Meiners believes the Fed board will not change the interest rates. "They have gotten themselves into a trap. They are afraid if they raise interest rates it will quash the minimal growth that we already have. In real estate, the low interest rates are not doing a lot to stimulate demand. You have a massive backlog of unsold property, and it will take a couple of years to clear that out."
Leo Krasnozhon, visiting assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by The World Politics Review regarding the economics of Ukraine’s agriculture. Ukraine is one of the top world grain exporters and has become a focus of international attention recently because of surging grain prices. Dr. Krasnozhon has written several articles and opinion editorials on this topic. The Kyiv Post recently published an opinion editorial and an article penned by Dr. Krasnozhon on this topic: “Robbing the “Breadbasket” and “Legal Fusion: Annotated Codebook of Ukraine’s Agriculture.” Dr. Krasnozhon’s article “Grain Robbery or Robbing Europe’s Breadbasket” was also published in the Russian Version of The Kyiv Post on June 10, 2011 and his article “Robbing Ukraine’s Grain Market” was published in The Ukrainian Weekly on June 5, 2011.
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and department chair, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story on inflation and consumers' reactions to it. The story said that while only 4 percent of the average household's budget went to gasoline in 2009, increases in prices today have pushed gasoline's share into 6-7 percent of the budget. "If you have an extra 2 percent of your disposable income going to gasoline, people notice it," Meiners said.
Mike Ward, associate professor of economics, has new evidence that shows video games may actually reduce violent behavior. Dr. Ward is part of a team that published the research last month, and it boils down to a very simple concept: the more time kids spend playing games, the less time they have to get into trouble. His research was featured in a CBS11 news segment on May 18, 2011.
When it comes to teaching sustainability and corporate social responsibility in business school, a blend of theory and action may succeed best, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. One of the latest pieces of research on the subject, for example, by C.B. Bhattacharya of Germany's European School of Management and Technology and Xueming Luo, associate professor of marketing, seems to conclusively prove that even a modest improvement in CSR ratings can deliver increase annual profits.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a report about tax season, which included an interview with Richard Mark, associate professor of accounting, and John Repsis, senior lecturer in accounting.
Josh Price, assistant professor of economics, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in a story about a proposal before the Legislature to allow Texans to go online to comparison shop for health insurance.
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and department chair, was quoted in a Bloomberg.com story about states luring veteran professors to retire as budget cuts loom. "These buyouts will become more common," Meiners said. "Most states have horrific budget problems and they haven't dealt with the kinds of cuts in higher education that are going to be necessary."
James Campbell Quick, professor of organizational behavior and a Distinguished Professor in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a Forbes.com story about whether companies should offer sabbaticals. "We discovered that a sabbatical affords the opportunity to acquire interpersonal and professional skills that you wouldn't have a chance to build otherwise," Dr. Quick said. He is one of the authors of a sabbatical study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Ritesh Saini, Assistant Professor of Marketing, commented to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram those corporations that make flat donations or contribute a portion of their retail sales to a cause like breast cancer reaserch hope for a pay off in more ways than one.
UT Arlington Economics Professor Bill Crowder estimates that each of the three World Series games scheduled at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington beginning Saturday has an economic impact of $7 million on the North Texas region, Crowder told NBC 5/KXAS-TV. Crowder called spending generated by the San Francisco Giants "gravy," and compared it to "a pebble being thrown in the pond—the ripples sort of spread out, and that's exactly how the economic impact does work."
Roger Meiners, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece that questioned whether a national fish hatchery that had received $179,000 in stimulus funding for solar panels was worthwhile.
Tara Larson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, was named in an August 22 Dallas Morning News op-ed piece as a co-author of a study suggesting that people are often unexpectedly willing to donate to the government.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, commented about the recently released employment figures in an article that appeared in the Dallas Business Journal and the Houston Business Journal.
Dennis Veit, advisor for the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program, has been selected to receive the Society for Human Resource Management's Southwest Conference 2010 Educator of the Year Award. As a result, the UT Arlington chapter of SHRM will receive a $1,000 grant. Mr. Veit will be honored during the October 2010 Southwest Conference keynote program.
Dr. Edmund Prater, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in a story about hot jobs and teaching a more holistic approach to supply chain business in their disciplines.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, Professor of Organizational Behavior and a Distinguished Professor in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a story in The Dallas Morning News about online confessions.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department, commented that President Barack Obama's proposed $3.83 trillion federal budget for the next fiscal year--with a projected deficit of $1.27 trillion--may be bad news for America, especially for future generations that will be footing the bill, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
Dr. Robert Rogers, Lecturer and Director of the Master of Science in Marketing Research program, commented on how the negative publicity regarding recent vehicle recalls may impact Toyota's future in a February 3 Dallas Business Journal article.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Professor of Economics, commented that most recessions are officially defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research in a Dallas Business Journal story about unemployment and this current recession.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, was featured in a question-and-answer article about the possibility of a double-dip recession in the Dallas Business Journal.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s tremendous economic impact on the local economy.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, commented on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in a Dallas Business Journal question-and-answer story reported.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, was featured in a question-and-answer article about the end of the recession in the Dallas Business Journal.
Dr. Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics and chair for the Department of Marketing, is the 2009 recipient of the American Marketing Association Sales Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has made meaningful contributions to the academic sales discipline over a long period of time.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, Professor of Organizational Behavior, has been speaking nationally and abroad on his theories of workplace stress and organizational behavior, the Fort Worth Business Press reported in Monday's online edition.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, Professor of Organizational Behavior, commented on the purpose of the Army’s new mental health testing for soldiers in an Aug, 17, 2009 article, in the Christian Science Monitor.
Dr. David Gray, Associate Dean and Professor, commented on the rise in student applications to the College of Business during the current economic recession in the Fort Worth Business Press article, “MBA seekers increasing in recession”, in the Aug. 17-23 issue.
Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics and Marketing Department Chair, was quoted in an Associated Press story about second-job options in these tough economic times. The AP story ran in newspapers and on television Web sites across the country.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, commented on corporate CFO roles during tough economic times in a May 26, 2009 Fort Worth Business Press article, “CFO Roles Shifting in Economic Downturn”.
Melanie McGee, Director of MBA Programs, was selected as an Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit recipient in the Academic Advising—Primary Role category from the National Academic Advising Association. Learn more.
An analysis on downsizing and profitability completed by Dr. Deepak Datta, the Eunice and James L. West Chair of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management, was cited in The Tricky Truth About Downsizing on Harvard Business Online, May 1, 2009.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, received the Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity award at the University’s Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates on April 28, 2009. This award recognizes a distinguished record of research and scholarship or creative activity over an extended period of time.
Dr. Andrew Hansz, Associate Professor of Real Estate, commented on the residential real estate market in an April 29, 2009 CNBC article, "Is Now the Time for Some Home Buyers to Make a Deal?">
Dr. James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, is the presenter for the final session of the April 23 Daniels Fund Executive Forum at the University of Wyoming College of Business as reported in the Wyoming Business Report.
Dr. James Quick, Professor of Management, commented on using food for stress management in a Mar. 30, 2009 Fort Worth Star Telegram article, “At candy stores, sweet relief for tough times”.
Melanie McGee, Director of the Master of Business Administration programs, was quoted in O.K. Carter’s Fort Worth Business Press column. Carter wrote about how MBA programs are changing.
Dr. Roger E. Meiners, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law, co-authored a joint study released March 16, Seven Myths About Green Jobs, an analysis of the growth and benefits of green-related jobs.
Dr. William Crowder,Associate Professor of Economics, commented on the economic stimulus bill in a Feb 14, 2009 Fort Worth Star Telegram article, “Texas, Tarrant stand to gain thousands of jobs from stimulus bill”.
Dr. Bill Crowder, Associate Professor of Economics, was quoted in a business story titled “Riding It Out” about the strength of the U.S. market in the January 26, 2009 issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Dr. Bill Crowder, Associate Professor of Economics, was quoted in a business story titled “Coming Out Ahead” about the importance of strategic planning for businesses, especially in a tough economy, in the January 26, 2009 issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.