Traveling thousands of miles, from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand to Oregon State University, highly acclaimed and globally top-ranked researchers Dr. Jake Rose and Dr. Ania Rose join the College of Business accounting faculty this fall.

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Dr. Ania Rose

Ania Rose is currently tied for the rank of the no. 1 experimental researcher in accounting information systems worldwide, and she is ranked fourth in the world for her experimental research in financial accounting. Jake Rose shares the rank of no. 1 experimental researcher in accounting information systems and is the no. 6 experimental researcher in accounting worldwide.

The couple, perhaps described best as an academic all-star team, research and publish in the areas of behavioral accounting and accounting information systems, in addition to partnering at their consulting firm, DisclosureImpact. There, they specialize in managing the impacts of corporate disclosures on audit committees, investors, creditors, and other stakeholders, and they provide research-based solutions designed to create competitive advantages and promote firm value.

Here in Corvallis, they come with their young children to experience the Pacific Northwest and bring their cutting edge research to the College of Business. They are in the top one percent in the world for their research contributions, according to the most recent rankings of accounting faculty by Brigham Young University (BYU), which

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Dr. Jake Rose

evaluates all accounting scholars (approximately 5,300 scholars at universities around the world) based on the quality of their research.

“Our accounting program has a reputation for exceptionalism, evidenced by this caliber of researchers joining us,” said College of Business Dean Mitzi Montoya. “We’re committed to elevating the college’s reputation as we also impress upon our students and future students that they are learning from the best of the best. We are excited to have Ania and Jake with us.”

Ania, whose research involves trust and decision-making behavior is an expert in the areas of auditor judgment, investor perceptions, and fraud detection. She has trained executives in the US, Taiwan, and Europe, and she has been recognized as the outstanding accounting educator at multiple universities.

Ania is particularly interested in the effects of bad news disclosures on investors and auditors, and she is a leading expert in the areas of judgment and decision making by accounting professionals.

When asked about coming to OSU, Ania said that she is “extremely excited to join the College of Business at a time when so many great things are happening at OSU and in the profession. I am looking forward to bringing new developments in analytics into the classroom and promoting active, research-based teaching.”

Jake is a leading expert in judgment and decision making research in the areas of accounting, auditing and corporate governance. He is one of the most widely published scholars in behavioral accounting, and his research focuses on the intersection of cognitive psychology and accounting, with particular emphases on interpretation of disclosures and evidence, investor choice, auditor judgment, and corporate director decisions. He also is an editor of the Journal of Information Systems, and he has served on the editorial boards of several major accounting journals.

Jake said, “I have long wanted to come back to the Pacific Northwest and be a part of OSU. There are endless opportunities here in the College of Business, and I am looking forward to engaging with our PhD students, developing the accounting systems and analytics coursework, and using research to solve problems that truly matter to a rapidly changing accounting profession. I could not be happier to be here.”

Jake also has accepted the position of accounting program director, taking the baton of excellence in leadership from Dr. Roger Graham, professor of accounting, after Graham’s twenty-seven years (so far!) at Oregon State University and the College of Business.

Elisa Steele was CEO of Jive Software when the 15-year-old company was acquired for $462 million.

Among the Software Giants

We are excited to invite you to attend a lecture “A Balancing Act: How to live, learn and navigate your career ” by Elisa Steele, an influential leader of software technology firms and Silicon Valley start-ups.

Steele joins us as the 2017 Susan J. McGregor Memorial lecturer.

As the former CEO of Jive Software, Steele will reflect on the experiences that led to her success in the tech industry and as a public company CEO. She will share practical advice about how to live, learn and navigate your new career after your college years.

Jive Software – an enterprise collaboration platform – was formed in 2001. Its IPO in 2011 raised $161 million. Steele became Jive’s president in 2014 and the CEO and president in 2015. In May 2017 the Aurea Company acquired Jive for $462 million in cash.

As CEO, Steele ushered in this transition and then moved to board positions with a number of software start-ups in the Bay area, including machine data analyzing software firm Splunk; item and device location software Tile; HR software platform Namely, and the Webb Investment Network.

Prior to taking the helm at Jive, Steele was their executive vice president of marketing, strategy and products. Steele’s notable career among the software giants includes positions at Skype, Microsoft, Yahoo, Sun Microsystems and AT&T.

Elisa was recently named a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She also is an innovation advisor to the non-profit organization, Equality Now and is also a member and volunteers for National Charity League, donating time and resources in her local school community.


Mon., Oct. 23  |  7 pm  |  LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium
(We are not asking for an RSVP for this event.)


The Endowed Susan J. McGregor Memorial Lecture on Women’s Leadership for the OSU College of Business has been established through The Estate of Susan J. McGregor in keeping with her interest in supporting women’s issues. McGregor, College of Business ’85, passed away in 2014 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. Her career included stints at the Internal Revenue Service and Coopers and Lybrand before she joined Microsoft where she rose through the ranks of the tax department to become one of the company’s first female general managers in 2007. She was an Alpha Phi, an avid Beaver believer and a generous friend to the OSU Foundation.

We’ve shared major College of Business milestones with you in prior issues of Business Matters, the digital, bi-monthly alumni newsletter we launched last fall.

This fall, our humble newsletter reached a milestone of its own: a print-edition insert place inside the university’s Oregon Stater magazine that reached all of our beaver alumni directly to their mailboxes.

We hope you had a chance to check it out — we’ve covered the stories of one of our exceptional baseball players, MBA student Max Engelbrekt, our Hall of Fame alumna, Jackie Swint, our Hollywood screenwriter, Mike Rich and much, much more.

You can download a PDF of our print magazine at the Business Matters web page, and check out the full year’s storyboard of college and alumni news.

Here, we are updating you with feature stories about Fridays in Austin, the program we launched in 2016 which continues to bring back our alumni and business professionals to engage with our students; we are describing Innovation Nation, our freshmen living-learning community, and sharing the many great stories of our people.

We’ll be printing again in Spring 2018 with Oregon Stater. Please look for our insert then. Otherwise, look for Business Matters reaching you via email. We would love to hear your feedback and ideas on your magazine, so please drop us a email with your thoughts.

(If you are not on our email distribution list, you can join here!)


“Conditions for all women will improve when there are more women in leadership roles giving strong and powerful voice to their needs and concerns.” -Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In

Join our community of Portland business professionals for short discussions around ideas and strategies on how we can work together to advance women in business. Our guest speakers will provide their insight from their experiences on how to drive action and solutions.

We’ll also want to hear from you – what are your ideas and strategies for addressing the challenge?

The number of women CEOs in the Fortune 500 is at an all-time high — of 32

Salaries for female CEOs are rising, but the number of women in top jobs has barely budged

Wed, August 23, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

111 Southwest 5th Avenue, #200
Portland, OR 97204




Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.














Kellie VavRosky, CFO, Dealer Spike















Erika Kelley, Controller, Intel




Renae Davis, Partner, Ernst & Young








Oregon State UnivesrityDoes anything seriously say “welcome to summer” as aptly as hot weather and baseball?

Well, here at the College of Business, we are finally getting our hot weather as we said goodbye to some 700 seniors and 70 MBA graduates, and we are still getting us some baseball!

As we mentioned in a previous post during spring term, College of Business junior KJ Harrison is a CoSIDA academic standout.

But – now that it is summer, can we shout, “oh, yeah! slugger Harrison, breakout-star pitcher Bryce Fehmel, and fifteen other College of Business students are part of the (still) no. 1 ranked Oregon State Baseball team maintaining top seed at the College World Series in Omaha through June 28! Oh, yeah!”

Yes, indeed, we can. Welcome to summer.

From the NCAA:

“…The nightcap was all Oregon State. The Beavers demolished LSU 13-1 behind a superb performance from Bryce Fehmel, who lasted eight innings and allowed just two hits. The highlight of the game came off the bat of KJ Harrison, whose sixth inning grand slam — the first of the TD Ameritrade Park era — put the game out of reach….”

According to the bracket, we play again on June 23 at 3 pm Eastern, possibly against the very same team the Beavs soundly defeated on Monday, after graduation day’s nailbiter. Oregon State is 2-0 in the series, and the PAC-12 champs have duplicated a 23-game winning streak from earlier in the season. They are one game short of the university record for straight wins.

So let’s give a huge, hearty “Go Beavs!” to Oregon State Baseball, and our College of Business and students. We are so proud, and we are cheering you on.


Photo: Karl Maasdam, Oregon State Athletics

Your business is constantly growing and evolving, aiming to get to the next level of success. As it changes, it will move through various stages of the business life cycle. In this OSU College of Business SOLVE panel, we explore how businesses adapt, evolve and shift. A panel of experts will discuss roadblocks, challenges and successes you will have to navigate as your business grows.


Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Moss Adams
805 SW Broadway, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97205


Our panel of Oregon companies will explore how to take a business to the next level, whether that is launching a startup, developing a strategic growth plan for an established business, or how companies adapt to market and technology shifts.

Don’t miss this event where we bring leaders in our business community and higher education together to SOLVE business challenges and address critical issues. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Meet the panel

Julie Desimone, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams
Amol Joshi, Assistant Professor, College of Business, OSU
Jim Fagan, CEO Malarkey Roofing Products
Jill Nelson, CEO Ruby Receptionists

Your response is requested by Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you there.

With thanks to our host:

Moss Adans logo SOLVE: Take your business to the next level

Oregon State College of Business' baseball player KJ Harrison named to CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 team

We are excited to share this news: College of Business junior KJ Harrison and two more of his baseball teammates were named to the CoSIDA (Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District 8 team. Our men’s baseball team is the only Division-I team across the eight districts to have three players selected. All three are in the running to become Academic All-Americans – the premier awards program in intercollegiate athletics for honoring combined academic and athletic excellence. We’ll hear about that in early June. Congratulations, and good luck!

In more good news for Harrison, Oregon State baseball holds onto its no. 1 national ranking and clinched the Pac-12 title this weekend. Go Beavs!

Fridays in Austin: Entrepreneurship

Fridays in Austin this week features entrepreneurship. Some of our outstanding Oregon State alumni will share experiences, including sales techniques for startups, crowdfunding campaign strategies, commercial real estate, venture capital, angel financing and more.

Our speakers include John Stirek, President of Western Operations for Trammell Crow Company, technology consultant Dan Ellis, Bruce Carpenter from PGE, Jake VanderZanden with OTTO DesignWorks, Mike Hermens from Capgemini, and many others. The Marketplace will feature “Startup Central”  company tables from local startups for a great opportunity to network and learn.


Here is an important update for all design students: The course designator DHE will be replaces by DSGN. When looking for design courses during fall term registration, you will need to search for DSGN, in addition to DHE. DHE courses are equivalent to DSGN courses, and they will still fulfill your MyDegrees requirements. DHE will eventually be phased out, and all courses will become DSGN.

Be ready: fall term registration begins May 21. More information about registering for courses, including how to look up your assigned fall registration day/time, is here. We also posted a narrative about what a good experience it is to become a “first friend” for international students entering the College of Business from abroad. They are recruiting for fall term so go online to apply.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

The College of Business Undergraduate Graduation Celebration takes place Fri., June 16, from 2 – 4 pm at the Austin Hall Plaza (outdoor) and Austin Marketplace (indoor). This is chance for graduates to bring their families together at Austin Hall prior to the formal university event on Saturday. Greetings from Dean Mitzi Montoya at 3 pm. Refreshing drinks and light fare. RSVP here by May 31.

Graduate students and their families can attend this smaller, more intimate celebration of the graduate degree accomplishments in our home setting one day ahead of the OSU commencement. Dress is business attire. Reception immediately following Austin Hall Plaza (tented outdoors) and Austin Marketplace (indoor). Refreshing drinks and light fare. Information about seating and RSVPs will accompany an exit survey in coming days. (Remember, the OSU Commencement is Sat., June 17. Details here.)

Finally, don’t forget to get your tickets for the 12th annual Oregon State Spring Fashion Show will be for in Milam Hall Room 224 from May 3 – 19, Wednesdays 2-4 pm and Fridays 11 am-1 pm, cash only. The show is Saturday, May 20 at the SEC Plaza. Doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.


Oregon State College of BusinessWelcome to Week 4, a busy one, as usual.

We have two of our favorite themes for you this week – Careers and Innovation.

But first a quick callout of our blog post outlining all the important academic updates this week from College of Business advising. Read this post and prepare for fall scheduling.

Now back to Careers: The spring OSU career expo is this week on Wed., April 26. They’ve got hundreds of employers lined up to attend. As well there is a companion diversity career symposium, providing a full day of career building sessions for diverse students; both events are at LaSells.

Also on Wednesday, in Austin Hall we have the spring accounting job fair, from 1 to 4 pm with employers from the State of Oregon, Jones & Roth, Precision Castparts, Moss Adams, and others.

One day ahead of the university event is the health professions expo hosted by the College of Science, which welcomes student from all majors.

Fridays in Austin’s theme this week is Innovation, and we bring in industry professionals from companies including Starbucks, Nike and WiLAN Inc. We also have a jobs seminar for international students, and a professional development workshop on cover-letter writing.

Friday in Austin will also be buzzing with Innovation Nation’s Spring Company Show. The first-year entrepreneurs will be displaying and selling their products in three sessions in the Austin Marketplace and 2nd floor.

Oregon State College of BusinesssWe’d like to put this on your radar: save the date for next week’s Dean’s Executive Series Lecture featuring a keynote address from Tim Leatherman, OSU alum, chairman of the board, and co-founder of Leatherman Tools. He’ll discuss the story of Leatherman, creators of all-in-one tools. Tim’s keynote will kickoff the Shark Tank competition, hosted here by the Entrepreneurs Club and InnovationX.

There’s more, if you can believe it, and it is all in The Works. So look for that newsletter in your inbox, or read it online.

SOLVE: The Workplace of the Future

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00-7:00 PM
805 SW Broadway, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97205



New and disruptive technologies, a global talent pool, real-time data and social networks – all of these and more impact businesses today. Are you prepared for the foreseeable changes to how we communicate, collaborate, and work? What have you missed?

We turn to experts that can help SOLVE the business challenges that we’ll face as the Workplace of the Future unfolds.

Join us for networking followed by a discussion with OSU faculty and industry leaders.

Our panel of Oregon companies will explore issues like attracting and retaining and the next generation of talent, how companies are addressing flexible work needs, what impact technology will have, and how the workplace can influence productivity, collaboration and innovation.

Don’t miss this event where we bring leaders in our business community and higher education together to SOLVE business challenges and address critical issues.

Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
RSVP requested by Wednesday, April 19.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SOLVE is an innovative solution-producing platform from OSU’s College of Business, providing companies in the Portland area with the opportunity to convene and hear from industry experts and Oregon State faculty about practical solutions for the challenges facing businesses today.

 SOLVE: The Big Deal for Big Data

Tuesday, February 28 | 5-7 p.m.

WeWork Custom House |220 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209


Teresa Herrera, Manager, Data Gov. & Analytics Services: Samaritan Health Services
Kevin Johnson, Worldwide Director, Data Center/Cloud Solutions: Intel
Steven Miller, Data Maestro, Global Leader Academic Programs: IBM Analytics Group

Data is everywhere, generated by everything around us, all the time, making it more and more critical to develop and apply new technologies to collect, process and understand data in an efficient way. We turn to experts to help you SOLVE for learning about big data and how it can help you in your business.

Join us for networking followed by a discussion with local data experts led by Charla Triplett, director of strategic partnerships and corporate engagement for the OSU College of Business.

Our panel of Oregon companies will discuss the nuances of big data and data analytics, how big data has changed the business climate and what the future holds. Don’t miss this event where we bring leaders in our business community and higher education together to SOLVE business challenges and address critical issues.