Brent Kitchens Articles: page 1

Using big data to improve business performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Big data has become a significant influence for business innovation and productivity. Research from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business now shows how big data can help businesses predict demand for discounts in particular locations. Professors Dr. Anuj Kumar and Dr. Praveen Pathak in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), along with ISOM Ph.D. alumnus Brent Kitchens (currently a faculty member at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce), have created

Ph.D. students excel in the classroom to win teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration has recognized Mishari Alnahedh and Brent Kitchens for their teaching excellence with the Fall 2014 Ph.D. Teaching Award. The award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. student teaching and instructional innovation. The selection process gauges the effectiveness of teaching practices, measures engagement, and evaluates student learning experiences. The process provides all nominees with detailed feedback and consultation to prepare for future teaching activities and upcoming job searches. Alnahedh is a 4th year Ph.D. student

UF study finds quality of health-related Internet searches varies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Using popular Internet search engines to seek out health-related information can be beneficial, but the level of quality across different health topics areas varies a recent University of Florida study shows. A joint study involving UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Warrington College of Business Administration found that information from searches related to diagnosis and treatment of physical disease or injury are of higher quality than those related to preventive health and social