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Faculty Highlights & Accomplishments

The faculty at Anderson excels at establishing student-faculty relationships, conducive to a rigorous yet collegial learning environment. Anderson is proud of its diverse faculty, and honors our faculty and their accomplishments. For old highlights, click here.

February 2017

Ms. Jaye FrancisDr. Raul GouveaMs. Jaye Francis and Dr. Raul Gouvea have recently edited Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs of New Mexico: Surpassing Barriers and Stereotypes. This work highlights the importance for Anderson faculty and staff in understanding the New Mexican economy, as well as our relationship to the local indigenous community. As the editors note, "It is clear from the every chapter that our women indigenous entrepreneurs were able to develop their businesses integrating their indigenous values and traditions, but at the same time embracing modern managerial perspectives."

January 2017

Prof. Craig WhiteProf. Shawn BermanAnderson's Dr. Craig White became Acting Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of New Mexico (UNM) on January 1, 2017. Dr. Shawn Berman became Acting Dean for the Anderson School of Management.

Prof. Benavidez Congratulations to Prof. John Benavidez and his senior marketing students. All 25 students in the promotion management worked on the campaign for Acura with Kyle Biederwolf (ASUNM President), Gisel Breceda, Shannon Lynch, John Orr, and Somi Phaybouth presenting at the final round in California. They placed second in competition with 20 other universities in the Acura ILX Marketing Challenge.

Acura executives praised the team for their presentation skills, creative execution, and understanding of the Acura brand. The school will be receiving a $5,000 prize from Acura in the coming weeks. That money to support the Johnson Marketing Lab once it reopens in 2018.

November 2016

Prof. BermanProf. Reed Congratulations to Dr. Harry Van Buren, Prof. John Reed, and the members of the Anderson School's case competition team on winning the New Mexico Ethics Case Competition! The UNM team members were James Burton, Kendall Jarvis, Shannon Lynch, Anand Macherla, and Carter Uhl.

The competition was a Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative event, jointly sponsored by UNM and NMSU. The other teams competing were from Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico Military Institute, New Mexico State University, and Western New Mexico University. In all, 50 people participated as coaches, faculty members, students, and judges.

September 2016

Prof. FlorAnderson Professor Nick Flor and his students developed a game that could change the way we look at energy conservation in the future. It’s called the Energy Surge System and one day it could be in classrooms across New Mexico. Dr. Flor talked with KRQE-TV reporter Sara Yingling about the importance of his research. See his story here and read the UNM Press Release.

June 2016

March 2016

Prof. Benavidez The UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation Board honored its 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees. The Faculty Community Leadership Award honored Marketing Professor John Benavidez, who in addition to being a long-time faculty member is also an Anderson graduate.

This spring, Linda Shul's Retail Management class is taking part in the Academy/Wyoming Whole Foods renovation, including a tap room to be dubbed Sandia Saloon. Damien Garcia, Store Leader, has invited the class to be a part of developing the new concept.

Dr. Dimitri Kapelianis Congratulations to students from the Anderson School of Management for earning top prizes at the Small Business Institute’s Project of the Year competition in New Orleans. The awards included a student team guided by Dr. Dimitri Kapelianis and student team leader, Alex Mansfield, who took third place honors in the Graduate/Specialized category for their project developing a strategic marketing plan for Explora! Science Center and Children’s Museum in Albuquerque. This is the third year in a row that Dr. Kapelianis’ student teams have won national awards.

November 2015

Dr. BrodyDr. Richard Brody was one of the guest speakers at Colorado State University's Accounting Ethics CPE Conference on November 6.

The conference featured updates on auditor independence for public company auditors, the anatomy of a fraudster, perspectives of a whistleblower, and networking with CSU alumni and other accounting professionals. Other speakers included Richard Bowen (featured on 60 Minutes), Michael Husich (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), and Sonny Lubick, former CSU football coach.

UNM and Anderson Administrators Visit China

Anderson Dean Craig White traveled to China with UNM President Bob Frank, Dean of the

School of Engineering Joe Cecchi, and Anderson Professor Robert Luo in early November.

The group visited Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing where President Frank signed a cooperation agreement. The signing was followed by a reception to welcome regional UNM alums and the celebrate the opening of the UNM China Representative Office. They also flew to Xiamen to visit Xiamen University before heading to Guangzjou for more university visits.

During the trip UNM met with current partner schools and some potential new ones and explored the possibility of recruiting students in areas where UNM has some additional capacity.

October 2015

Dr. IyerParish Lecture Series Features Subramanian Iyer
Dr. Iyer will present Insider Trading: A Clear or Murky Concept? on Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Parish Memorial Library. Learn about low and high profile (think Martha Stewart) insider trading cases, the rules pertaining to insider trading, and the latest academic research on insider trading that may help practitioners develop a good platform on insider trading.

September 2015

Dr. LuoDr. Xin Luo has been invited to serve as a co-Editor in Chief for International Journal of Accounting and Information Management starting in January 2016. Dr. Luo has accepted this invitation and encourages Anderson School of Management faculty members to contribute to this cross-disciplinary journal in the near future.

Dr. MontoyaDr. Manuel Montoya to speak at Alliance For Artisan Enterprise launch. Dr. Manuel Montoya has been invited to speak at the campaign launch. Dr. Montoya is passionately committed to the growth of artisan enterprise. This summer, he and a group of students from IBSG traveled to Rio de Janeiro to present a proposal to Rio's Olympic committee in support of the establishment of a folk art market during the Games in order to sustain traditional arts and boost the local economy. Dr. Montoya will be speaking on the general significance of the creative economy as a part of the world economy, and then will talk about the Olympic folk art market concept developed by IBSG.

July 2015

Dr. Mary Anne MajadillasDr. Saurabh AhluwaliaDr. Sul KassiciehDr. Sul Kassicieh, Dr. Saurabh Ahluwalia and Dr. Mary Anne Majadillas, had a paper accepted titled "Financial Analysis in Management of Technology Programs: Links in a Clinical Approach," which was accepted in Technology Forecasting and Social Change (Journal Citation Report impact factor of 2.058 and 5-year impact factor of 2.634).

June 2015

Dr. Robert GaryDr. Kathryn JacobsonDr. David CavazosDr. Dimitri KapelianisDr. Dimitri Kapelianis, Dr. David Cavazos, Dr. Kathryn Jacobson and Dr. Robert Gary have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations!

Dr. Shawn BermanDr. Shawn Berman is the newly appointed Associate Dean of the UNM Anderson School. He is the Anderson Alumni Endowed Professor of Management in the Department of Organizational Studies and serves as a Bill Daniels Business Ethics Fellow.

May 2015

The UNM Anderson team of Justin Fouts, Mercedes Pratt, Austin Tidwell, Lauren Wade, and Phillip Doerges was dedicated and professional in their win over nine other consortium schools. The UNM team was mentored by Anderson Professors Harry Van Buren, Shawn Berman, O.C. Ferrell, and Linda Ferrell.

April 2015

Dr. Kathryn JacobsonDr. Ryan JacobsonDr. Kathryn Jacobson and Dr. Ryan Jacobson, Department of Organizational Studies, have recently had a paper accepted for publication in Social, Psychological, and Personality Science. Their paper, 'Self-control moderates the effectiveness of influence attempts highlighting injunctive social norms,' is co-authored with C.R. Mortensen and R.B. Cialdini and will be published in an upcoming edition.

Dr. BermanDr. Shawn Berman, Department of Organizational Studies, has recently had a paper accepted by the Journal of Business Ethics. His paper,'Corporate Social Performance and Economic Cycles,' co-authored with Jeff Harrison, will be published in an upcoming edition.

Dr. Shawn Berman, Department of Organizational Studies, is currently serving as a Honors Distinguished Teaching Fellow for Spring 2015. As part of this appointment, all Honors Distinguished are required to give a talk. His presentation will be on April 8, at 4 pm in the Honors College Forum, located on the ground floor of the Student Health Center building . He will speak about the changing employment relationship and the challenges it presents to graduates in the 21st century. The event is open to all.

Dr. Robert (Xin) Luo Congratulations to Dr. Xin Luo, Marketing, Information, and Decision Sciences, on the following appointments and publications:

Editorial Appointments

  • Associate Editor – Decision Science
  • Guest Editor – Decision Support Systems
  • Associate Editor – European Journal of Information Systems

Grant Appointment

  • Invited Review Panelist – National Science Foundation


  • “Does Team Climate Matter? An Empirical Study of the Impact of Coworker Influence and Confucian Work Ethic on Individual Deviance Behavior,” Information & Management, with Hanpeng Zhang and Liao Qinyu Liao
  • “Automated Negotiation for E-commerce Decision Making: A Goal Deliberated Agent Architecture for Multi-Strategy Selection” Decision Support Systems, with Mukun Cao and Xudong Luo
  • “Examining the Moderating Role of Sense of Virtual Community in Online Review Evaluation,” Information & Management, with Chuan Luo, Yun Xu, Merrill Warkentin, and Choonling Sia
  • “A Holistic Understanding of Non-Users' Adoption of University Campus Wireless Network: An Empirical Investigation,” Computers in Human Behavior, with Qinyu Liao, Anil Gurung, and Weihua Shi
  • "Factors Influencing E-Tax Filing Adoption Intention by Business Users in China," Electronic Government, with Qinyu Liao and Bingjia Shao
  • “Explaining Consumer Satisfaction of Services: The Role of Innovativeness and Emotion in an Electronic Mediated Environment,” Decision Support Systems, with Hua Dai, Qinyu Liao, and Mukun Cao
  • “Exploring the Effects of Organizational Justice, Personal Ethics, and Sanction on Internet Use Policy Compliance,” Information Systems Journal, with Han Li, Jie Zhang, and Rathindra Sarathy.

March 2015

Dr. ChwastiakDr. YoungAnderson Professors' Paper Among Top Five Downloaded
Dr. Michele Chwastiak's and Dr. Joni Young's recent paper 'Silences In Annual Reports,' published in the journal Critical Perspectives in Accounting, was recently featured as being among the top five articles downloaded from the journal's online archive.

The paper explores how social injustice is fostered and perpetrated through the implicit and explicit silencing of iniquities on the part of corporations in order to maximize profits.

Congratulations to Dr. Chwastiak and Dr. Young!

UNM Anderson Interim Dean Craig White announces that Dr. Sulemain Kassicieh has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Finance, International, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Kassicieh Dr. Kassicieh received his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He joined the faculty of UNM Anderson in 1981. He holds the rank of Distinguished Professor, is the Endowed Chair in Economic Development, and is a past holder of professorships including the Regents’ Professorship, the Albert Franklin Black Professorship in Entrepreneurship, and the Anderson Foundation Professorship. He also oversees the annual Technology Business Plan Competition and Entrepreneurial Challenge.

UNM Anderson Interim Dean Craig White announces that Dr. Michelle Arthur has been selected as Chair of the Department of Organizational Studies.

Dr. Arthur earned her B.A. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her M.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. She joined the faculty of the University of New Mexico in 2002. She has been a holder of the Anderson Alumni Endowed Professorship, the Albert and Mary Jane Black Professorship, the Regents’ Professorship of Management, and the Foundation Board Endowed Fellowship Congratulations to Dr. Arthur!

Dean BrownDoug Brown, Dean Emeritus of UNM Anderson, will be recognized for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the State of New Mexico at the 2015 Leadership New Mexico Annual Dinner on May 1, 2015. The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have used their leadership skills to improve the quality of life for New Mexico.

February 2015

Dr. Robert (Xin) Luo Anderson School of Management professor Dr. Robert (Xin) Luo was interviewed by KRQE-TV Investigative Reporter Matt Grubs regarding Ransomware, a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Dr. Luo has published a paper on Ransomware.

Dr. KapelianisDr. Montoya As part of UNM’s Lightning Lounge Series, Dr. Dimitri Kapelianis and Dr. Manuel Montoya will be presenting their research on Ukukhothana, a form of conspicuous consumption and destruction among poor black youth in South Africa. In highly-stylized public displays, competing crews gather to flaunt and taunt, displaying luxury goods while boasting of their superiority, culminating in acts of conspicuous destruction in which the luxury products are ripped, smashed, or burned. Their research yields insights into the main features of ukukhothana as well as the drivers for engaging in this behavior.

The event takes place on Thursday, March 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Faculty-Staff Club. The public is welcome.

January 2015

Dr. Shihong Li Numbers talk to Dr. Shihong Li. An assistant professor of accounting at the Anderson Schools, Li spent several years in the world of international banking in China, where she was born, raised and received her bachelor's degree. She came to the United States to complete her formal education and is now spending time in the world of academia at the University of New Mexico. Click here to learn more about how Dr. Shihong Li explores the contrast between what people think and what the numbers say.

UNM Anderson Professional Faculty member Rebecca Rigney has been elected as the Director of Northern New Mexico College Relations for the Society for Human Resources Management. Rebecca is the Faculty Advisor for the Student Chapter of SHRM and now has greatly expanded her role with SHRM. Congratulations, Rebecca!

Dr. Brody UNM Anderson professor Dr. Rich Brody is featured in a video series spotlighting notable UNM personnel. The video series will be broadcast at the Pit during sporting events and is now available for viewing on YouTube. In the video, Dr. Brody briefly discusses his investigation and research of red-collar crime.

Dr. Xin Luo Anderson's Dr. Robert (Xin) Luo has recently been appointed Associate Editor for the publications Electronic Commerce Research and International Conference on Information Systems 2015.

He has also had the following papers accepted for publication:

  • "Explaining Consumer Satisfaction of Services: The Role of Innovativeness and Emotion in an Electronic Mediated Environment?" Decision Support Systems
  • "Exploring the Effects of Organizational Justice, Personal Ethics, and Sanction on Internet Use Policy Compliance," Information Systems Journal
  • "Examining the Moderating Role of Sense of Virtual Community in Online Review Evaluation," Information & Management
  • "Rethinking the Path of Business Research in the West: What Direction Is Better for Business Research in China?" Nankai Business Review International

Dr. Carolyn DangInside UNM profiled Anderson's Dr. Carolyn Dang and her research. As part of her research as an assistant professor at the Anderson School of Management, Carolyn Dang is interested in how socioeconomic status influences people’s psychological makeup. She wants to know how they view the world, how they view others, how they think about themselves and how that influences their behavior. Read more about Dr. Dang's research...