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New schools in the College of Business facilitate faculty leadership opportunities, communications and research support.

December 19, 2019

Heads up: We’ve got new b-schools!

The College of Business, responding to an increase in students, academic programs and student success services, has grown to include 138 research faculty and instructors. In light of this growth, we’ve formed three new schools: the School of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; the School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain; and the School of Marketing, Analytics and Design.

The schools are designed to support faculty by providing additional research support, cross-disciplinary thought leadership and mentoring, and professional development opportunities.

We also aim to streamline communications between our growing faculty and college executives with this new leadership paradigm.

Each school, encompassing about 40 faculty, three academic programs and close to 1,500 students, allows for increased attention on experiential learning opportunities within the schools and across academic disciplines.

Heading up the implementation of this change, we announce three faculty as our foundational schools heads: Dr. John Becker-Blease, Dr. Pauline Schilpzand and Dr. Colleen Bee.

School of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems

Dr. John Becker-Blease is school head and associate professor of finance leading the academic programs in accounting, finance and business information systems. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and joined the college in 2009. His teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of corporate finance, governance, and gender inequity issues in access to capital and corporate leadership. Becker-Blease’s research has been featured in media outlets including Business Week, Forbes, The Oregonian, U.S. News & World Report, NPR, ABC News, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He has served as the associate dean for graduate programs since 2016 and is the current chair of the university’s Graduate Council. 

School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain

Dr. Pauline Schilpzand is school head and associate professor of management leading the academic programs in management, entrepreneurship, and supply chain management. She helps staff these academic programs, makes decisions about program strategy and growth, and supports the faculty to be productive and successful. Schilpzand received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Florida. Her primary research areas include employee proactivity, effective leadership styles, and workplace incivility. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Schilpzand is also an incoming associate editor for the top-quality research journal, the Journal of Management.

School of Marketing, Analytics, and Design

Dr. Colleen Bee is associate professor of marketing leading the academic programs in marketing, analytics, and design (apparel design, design and innovation management, interior design, and merchandising management). She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her research examines consumer behavior in the contexts of marketing communication and experiential consumption with an interest in understanding how complex emotional experiences influence attitude change, decision making, and perceptions of media and marketing messages and how identification and affiliation impact consumer-brand relationships and loyalty. Her research has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Media Psychology, and European Journal of Social Psychology and has received coverage in several media outlets, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and The Oregonian. Dr. Bee also serves as the Faculty Athletics Representative for OSU.

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