Krannert alum leads fastest-growing company in U.S.
Krannert graduate Jim Mitchell (BSM ’89) is the CEO of Fuhu, which Inc. magazine has tabbed as the fastest-growing company in the United States (http://bit.ly/1ema5A8), at 42,148 percent growth in three years. (Jim is in the light blue shirt in the picture above from the Inc. story.) Fuhu produces the Nabi, an Android tablet for children.
Another graduate, Talya Bauer (PhD ’94), has been named Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. She is the Gerry & Cameron Professor of Management at Portland State University and an award-winning teacher.
Corey Wilson, a 2011 Weekend MBA graduate, was named as one of ten emerging leaders by the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis (http://indy.st/1eLZ4sV). The award recognizes those who provide service through their jobs or volunteer efforts; Corey has served as chairman for Shoes for Children, a program that has provided more than 3,000 pairs of shoes to children during the holiday season.
Honors and accomplishments
Jeff Reuer, the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Governance, was elected as an Strategic Management Society (SMS) Fellow (http://bit.ly/1aHPaU4). The SMS has 65 Fellows, an honor bestowed to those who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management. Professor Reuer joins SMS founding president Dan Schendel, the late Arnie Cooper and Krannert graduate Karel Cool in receiving the honor.
Another strategic management faculty member, Assistant Professor Ken Younge, received the Wiley Best Dissertation Award, given by the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. Ken joined our faculty this year, and previously won an SMS Best Conference Paper Award.
Longtime Krannert faculty member and administrator Jim Dworkin, now the Chancellor at Purdue North Central, was presented a Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his dedication to the betterment of education (http://bit.ly/1534M05). The award is one of the highest distinctions bestowed by the Governor of Indiana.
Maureen Huffer Landis, Associate Director of the Krannert Professional Development Center, gave a presentation about a program to increase student engagement at the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.
Krannert Dean Chris Earley appeared on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick to promote the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, as well as a “STEMBATM” for those interested in leading in a technology-driven world (http://bit.ly/1gtt60e).
In the news: Economics Assistant Professor Tim Bond co-wrote a story for the ESPN website about the incentive for sports teams to lose in an effort to improve their draft positions: http://es.pn/1537Tow. Ellen Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and Research, was cited in a story in the Chicago Tribune about workplace attire (http://bit.ly/19aw7zI).
For the seventh consecutive year, the quality of first-year students is up at Purdue. Overall, the semester started with 38,788 students on the West Lafayette campus this fall. Krannert has 2,511 students in its undergraduate programs, and 769 in master’s- and doctoral-level programs. Here is the enrollment summary (http://bit.ly/16ikNiV) and a press release about the numbers (http://bit.ly/19bgTsW).
One of those students brought a crown to campus. Krannert sophomore Alyssa Garnett was named the 2014 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen: http://on.jconline.com/15AR87U.
New program attracts STEM studentsThis fall, Krannert rolled out an online master’s degree in economics (http://bit.ly/1a1tykq), the first program of its kind offered by a major research university. About 20 students are enrolled in the program, which is designed to give students with strong quantitative or science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) backgrounds insight into business, markets and government.