Join us in welcoming our newest faculty member to the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Ulrich Schmelzle. Shmelzle earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He also holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor degree (equiv.) in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Prior to returning to academia, he held different managerial positions in supply management, manufacturing, and logistics planning. With more than 18 years of industry experience, he has worked as a consultant, entrepreneur, and senior manager primarily in the semiconductor and aerospace industries. Schmelzle’s research focuses on managerial decision-making promoting efficiency and innovativeness. He is particularly interested in how operations and supply chain management can enhance the innovation performance of the organization.
Ulrich regularly presents new research at national conferences from organizations such as the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) or the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and conference proceedings.
Each year the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce presents awards in the following categories:
- Community development,
- Customer Service/Quality/Teamwork,
- Young Professional of the Year, and
- Person/Project of the Year
The 2016 SparkPlug Award for Project of the Year was awarded to Leadership Keweenaw, with a mission to challenges participants to develop their leadership skills through networking, education, exciting and fun activities and community involvement. The vision: Leadership improves the quality of life for Keweenaw residents and guests via its graduates’ active, consistent practice of inclusive leadership. To build our leadership talent to positively impact our economy, environment, and society.
This award is provided to a high impact project that is notable within the community and will provide lasting benefits to businesses and community member. Leadership Keweenaw was one of eight nominations for the Project of the Year category.
Dana M. Johnson, Ph.D., SBE faculty and alum and chair of the steering committee for Leadership Keweenaw, along with Marilyn Clark, MTEC SmartZone CEO and SBE alum, were two of the nine team members to receive this award for their work in the design, development, and presentation of the leadership program. The team has been working on the project since summer 2015, with the first class beginning in August 2016 with a planned graduation of 2017.
It is with great pleasure to announce the School of Business and Economics 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Senior Lecturer, Roger Woods! He is a second-time winner of this award, he was also selected as the 2013-2014 recipient!
Every spring fourth-year students from the School of Business and Economics nominate three faculty members they believe are deserving of this award. The results from that survey are tallied, and the faculty members with the most nominations move on to the second round. The second survey goes out to the entire SBE student body. This time students are asked to select one faculty member they feel should be recognized as Teacher of the Year and also have the opportunity to share comments on why that individual is deserving.
Our students had wonderful things to say about Roger, it is clear he is making a difference inside and outside his classroom. Congratulations to Roger!
The School of Business and Economics will host its first brown bag lunch research seminar of the semester on Thursday, September 15 at 12:00pm in Academic Office Building 101. Dr. Tom Merz and Professor Russ Louks will present their exciting new study.
Title: Scorecasting: A Laboratory Experiment of the Framing Effect on Risky and Safe Choices in a Strictly Competitive, Repeatedly Played 2X2 Game.
The experiment consists of two players (subjects) playing repeated rounds of a “simple” game involving binary choices for each player. The game is one of pure conflict – constant sum, with each round having only one winner. Players choose simultaneously – without knowledge of the choice of his or her opponent. The stage game has a unique Nash equilibrium in mixed strategy (the minimax solution). With two players each making one of two choices, each round has four possible choice combinations. Once each player makes a choice, the winner of a round is determined by a random draw, with the odds of winning being dependent on the choice combination.