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Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: February 2024

Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: February 2024

We extend our congratulations to Marshall’s esteemed faculty for their recently accepted and published research and awards.


Business Communication

PETER CARDON and JOLANTA ARITZ were part of an international team of researchers whose work was presented at the World Economic Forum titled, “In the age of AI, Personal Integrity is in Demand.”

PETER CARDON and JANNA WONG had their manuscript, “Quality Gratitude Expressions and Happiness at Work,” accepted for publication in the International Journal for Business Communication’s special issue on positive business communication.

GREG PATTON was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Training & Development from the National Communication Association.

Data Sciences & Operations

ARIF ANSARI was selected as a recipient of the CDO Magazine Outstanding Academic Leaders in Data List 2024 award.

MLADEN KOLAR had a paper accepted by SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT) titled, “Fully Stochastic Trust-Region Sequential Quadratic Programming for Equality-Constrained Optimization Problems.”

MILAN MIRIC has earned the promotion to Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations with tenure.

ANGELA ZHOU had a paper accepted by the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS 2024) titled, “Reward-Relevance-Filtered Linear Offline Reinforcement Learning.”

Finance & Business Economics

ERICA JIANG, along with co-authors, had a working paper, “Monetary Tightening, Commercial Real Estate Distress, and U.S. Bank Fragility” published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

KEVIN MURPHY will deliver the keynote lecture during the doctoral training workshop on Economics of Executive Compensation hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) on June 17–18, 2024, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Management & Organization

CHRISTINE BECKMAN’s paper, “The Social Innovation Trap: Critical Insights into an Emerging Field” published last summer in the Academy of Management Annals 17, earned the 2024 Award for Best Paper in Geography and Entrepreneurship by the American Association of Geographers.

NAN JIA was awarded a Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) grant from the Strategic Management Society for her upcoming research on “The AI Impact on Corporate Strategies: Transforming Skill Returns and Business Scope.” She also had a paper accepted by the Strategic Management Journal titled, “Introducing Machine-Learning-Based Data Fusion Methods for Analyzing Multimodal Data: An Application of Measuring Trustworthiness of Microenterprises.”

NAN JIA, CHERYL J. WAKSLAK, and Yidan Yin (postdoctoral researcher) had their paper accepted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Titled “Can You Feel Heard by AI? On the Experience of Receiving AI Empathy,” the paper underscores the potential and limitations of AI in meeting human psychological needs.

JINO LU, PhD, co-advised by MILAN MIRIC (DSO), successfully defended his PhD thesis. Lu will be an incoming assistant professor at the Olin Business School at Washington University in Saint Louis.


STEPHANIE TULLY has earned the promotion to Associate Professor of Marketing with tenure.