Faculty & Research

Dr. Michael Morris

Professor honored for entrepreneurial excellence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Michael Morris received the inaugural Schulze Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award at the Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange annual conference on Sept. 9-10 at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. The annual award, named for Best Buy Founder Dick

Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo

Management professor to appear at noted international lecture series, co-chair symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Huber Hurst Professor Dr. Larry DiMatteo will present the honorary 2016-17 Dieter Heremans Fund Lecture Series in Law & Economics at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) on March 2, 2017, in Leuven, Belgium. The “Heremans Lectures” is an annual series of lectures that hosts some of

Ethics scholars named Affiliate Faculty at Bob Graham Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Drs. Michelle Darnell and Brian Ray, Co-Directors of the Elizabeth B. & William F. Poe, Sr. Center for Business Ethics Education and Research, were appointed as Affiliate Faculty at UF’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The Graham Center’s Affiliate Faculty are chosen because of their record

John Kraft

Kraft to step down after more than 25 years as UF business dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John Kraft, the longest-tenured dean at the University of Florida, has announced his decision to step down as dean of the Warrington College of Business after the 2016-17 academic year. Kraft, 72, will remain on Warrington’s faculty teaching strategy, and working with the College’s entrepreneurship, international business,

Jinhong Xie

Marketing scholar recognized by premier journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – JC Penney Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Jinhong Xie was named a finalist for the Journal of Marketing Research’s 2016 William F. O’Dell Award. The O’Dell Award honors a Journal of Marketing Research article published in 2011 that “has made the most significant, long-term contribution to marketing theory,

Jane Douglas, Samantha Miller

What you read affects your writing – so choose carefully

Educators have studied the processes of reading and writing, and the development of skills in each area, but never how one influences the other. In a groundbreaking study in the May issue of the International Journal of Business Administration, University of Florida associate professor Yellowlees Douglas and graduate student Samantha

Luke Watson

Are corporate inversions worth it?

The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued guidelines aimed at curbing the practice of corporate inversions—where American companies shift their “tax mailboxes” overseas to pay a lower tax rate. While inversions yield a sizable and long-term tax benefit, this method rarely leads to long-term financial success, according to new research from

Should we worry about the federal deficit?

The Hough Graduate School of Business hosted its annual Capitalism and Capital Markets panel discussion sponsored by BB&T Foundations of Free Enterprise on April 22. The discussion entitled,  “The Federal Deficit…Visible and Invisible.  Should We Worry About It?  How Large Is It?  What can we do about it?”, welcomed Michael

Alex Sevilla

UF MBA Director to lead Heavener School of Business

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Alex Sevilla, who has guided UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business to its place among the nation’s premier MBA programs, has been named Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business. Dr. Sevilla replaces Dr. Brian Ray, who announced his intention

Marcus Kirk

Accounting professor named to Poets & Quants’s 40 Under 40 List

Dr. Marcus Kirk, the Luciano Prida Sr. Term Assistant Professor at the Fisher School of Accounting, was recognized by Poets & Quants in its 2016 “Most Outstanding 40-Under-40 Business School Professors” list. Read Dr. Kirk’s profile, and see why he is a rising star in his profession.