College of Business 2018 Faculty Promotions and Tenure

Four College of Business research faculty and three instructors earned promotions in 2018 based on a review of their research, teaching contributions, students advising, service and other criteria. Congratulations to our accomplished faculty!

Oregon State University College of BusinessDr. Jonathan Arthurs, was promoted to professor; he researches governance and innovation, particularly in new ventures. Arthurs, who joined OSU in 2013, also serves as the associate dean for research and faculty at the College of Business. He teaches in entrepreneurship. He has coauthored 19 journal articles, five book chapters, seven conference proceedings. Google Scholar records 1,900 citations for Arthurs’ work.

Oregon State University College of BusinessDr. David C. Baldridge, management, was promoted to professor. Baldridge researches individual difference, diversity, equity and inclusion, and he is most widely recognized for his research on employment of persons with disabilities. Baldridge has published 14 journal articles, eight of these in journals of distinction or top journals, and two Oxford book chapters. He joined OSU in 2004.

Oregon State University College of BusinessDr. Anthony C. Klotz, management, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Klotz, who researches work-group dynamics, career transitions and other topics, has co-authored and published 23 research articles, six book chapters, and presented 19 conference papers. Klotz’s work has earned 1,300 citations according to Google Scholar, and 432 according to Thompson Reuters science metrics. Klotz joined the College of Business in 2013.

Oregon State University College of BusinessDr. Inara Scott, Gomo Family professor of management, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Scott, who researches energy law, clean energy, sustainable development and sustainable business, came to OSU in 2012 after a decade of practicing law. Since joining OSU, she has authored 14 research articles, 10 of these published in top ten-percent law journals, and three book chapters.

Additionally, Amy Bourne, accounting, was promoted to senior instructor II; Michele Swift and Lacey McNeely, both in management, were promoted to senior instructor I.

Joshi Tapped for U.S. Department of Energy Study

Oregon State University College of Business

Amol Joshi, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study committee. Joshi is one of 15 researchers nationwide invited to serve on the committee.

The committee will study the economic and non-economic benefits of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, examining a range of economic impacts including job creation within the programs, and the role of SBIR/STTR in stimulating technological innovation.

The committee will report findings and recommendations to the DOE and the U.S. Congress.

Emotional intelligence helps with job loss, job search and job fit

Recent estimates suggest that today’s employees experience 12 or more jobs changes both voluntary and involuntary in their careers, demonstrating that gaps in employment are a real possibility for many.  Unfortunately, an employment gap can be a time of high-stress, and the gap itself can impact a job search, as employers tend to show bias against candidates with breaks in their work history. Fortunately, researchers have found that emotional intelligence may be key in predicting employment gaps and helping neutralize some of their negative effects.

Specifically, being able to harness emotional information to enhance one’s thinking (aka facilitation-based emotional intelligence) is a key determinant in predicting early-career employment gaps, researchers find. Such ability relates to higher self-esteem, which in turn is linked to fewer employment gaps. In addition, the ability to make connections between emotions and situations (aka understanding-based emotional intelligence) minimizes the negative impact that employment gaps have on the fit that people have between the demands of their job and their own knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Satoris S. Howes, associate professor of business and business program lead at Oregon State University-Cascades, along with coauthors Scott Dust (Miami University), Joe Rode (Miami University), Marne Arthaud-Day (Kansas State University), and Aarti Ramaswami (ESSEC Business School) wrote the article “Managing the Self-Esteem, Employment Gaps, and Employment Quality Process: The Role of Facilitation- and Understanding-Based Emotional Intelligence,” published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

The researchers assessed participants’ emotional intelligence and self-esteem and then, ten years later, examined their employment gaps, person-organization fit, and person-job fit.

The study contributes to the emotional intelligence, career management, and job search literatures by illustrating that emotional intelligence plays a role in preventing employment gaps and managing the difficulties associated with subsequent reemployment.

Read their findings here.

College of Business Design & Innovation Management Major

The OSU College of Business is excited to announce our new Design and Innovation Management major, stemming from the relaunch of our design programs. We restructured our design programs based on student and industry feedback, allowing students to develop a foundation in design and pursue the career choice tailored to their professional goals. The interdisciplinary design major has three options available: apparel design, interior design and design management.

The Design and Innovation Management major addresses the need for cutting-edge design with business fundamentals. It positions designers to be both creative and leaders in business, which is essential in constantly changing economic and social environments. The curriculum provides students with skills to design solutions in creative industries and beyond. Our program gives students experience with leading edge design studios and software, hands-on projects, teamwork, project management and technical skills.

“The Design & Innovation Management program will focus on innovation, technical design and strategy,” says Marilyn Read, OSU College of Business Design Program Lead. “With three options to choose from- apparel design, interior design and design management, students will be able to explore which career path is right for them before applying to pro-school; positioning them to succeed academically and professionally.”

A rapidly changing and increasingly global business landscape requires design experts who can assess and lead change. Our graduates will be adaptable design professionals capable of leading in their industry. They will be prepared to work as part of teams within a company or as successful independent consultants.

The apparel design option is now focused on athletic and outdoor apparel.  We revised the apparel design curriculum will produce students with applicable knowledge and skills for employment in apparel design and development.  The new apparel design option has a creative design component as well as courses in apparel manufacturing, product development, production and marketing.  We have very strong partnerships in the region and we expect this to continue. Oregon State University is the only Oregon state school with an apparel design program.

“We are excited to launch our revised apparel design option in the Design and Innovation Management major. The emphasis on athletic and outdoor wear prepares our students to be competitive in the apparel industry that dominates the Pacific Northwest,” says Kathy Mullet, associate professor of apparel design.

For more information, contact Marilyn Read, Program Lead: