Faculty



Op-Ed: Would a Long Island Sound Tunnel Help Revive Connecticut’s Failing Economy?

UConn Today– Connecticut’s economy has been shrinking since 2008; it desperately needs to find a way back to growth. Long Island’s economy is choking because of the necessity of everything going in or out through New York City. An interstate collaboration to “bridge” the Sound might address both challenges.


How to Work Effectively and Collaboratively in a Family Business

Working in and for a family business requires a unique understanding of family dynamics and values.

The UConn School of Business is currently offering its Spring 2018 Family Business Executive Education Program. If you are ready to step into a leadership role in your family business, this program is for you. If you want to find out how to easily sharpen your business management skills, this program is for you. If you want to understand how to best work with a family business, this program is for you.

There is still an opportunity to attend six out of eight in-depth sessions. Participants completing at least six modules from the series of eight will receive a certificate of completion from the UConn School of Business Family Business Program.

Executive Education Program Schedule

May 12

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership: Senior Management, Strategic Planning
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Operations: Product/Service Delivery, Technology, Customer Satisfaction
Jose Cruz, Associate Professor and Academic Director, MSBAPM Program, UConn School of Business
Robin Ann Bienemann, Entrepreneur in Residence, UConn School of Business

May 19

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Finances: Accounting, Taxes, Valuation, Capital
Paul Gilson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Creativity
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

June 2

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Talent Management: HR, Recruiting, Retention, Compensation, Generations
Kevin Thompson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Revenue Generation: Branding, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Generations
Kim Pita, Branding/Marketing Consultant, Pita Peaces

Cost: $200 per session

For more information, visit https://family.business.uconn.edu/events.

Questions? Call Robin Ann Bienemann at (860) 392-9268.


Conference Draws Leadership Superstars

Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, ABC "Good Morning America," delivers the keynote presentation. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, ABC “Good Morning America,” delivers the keynote presentation. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

A tidal wave of change is bearing down on business, and many of the traditional leadership structures that have worked so well in the past are breaking down.

Yet after interviewing business icons, U.S. Presidents, the Pope, and many other powerful leaders, Alan Murray, the first speaker at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, offered some guidelines for surviving and thriving in this rapidly and profoundly changing business climate. Continue Reading


UConn School of Business 2018 Faculty Awards

From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The School of Business recently honored some of its top faculty members for 2018, celebrating their achievements from the classroom to international research discoveries. Continue Reading


Wayne Bragg to Retire

Shirley Tarabochia '17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg posed for a photo last year. Bragg was instrumental in introducing DePuma to Tarabochia, who helped streamline business practices at the growing pasta company. Bragg, who has been recognized as an outstanding professor seven times, will retire this summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Former Sikorsky Exec, EMBA Alumnus Said Grad Students Kept Him On Top of His Game

Wayne Bragg began his corporate career in the mail room at Pratt & Whitney, and retired as Operations Controller at Sikorsky Aircraft. It’s fair to say that during those 35 years, he became a keen observer of business from many different angles. Continue Reading



Retired Business Professor Resumes Pursuit of Art

UConn Today– If you were a student in the UConn School of Business between 1972 and 2015, chances are you have fond memories of Dick Kochanek. The professor emeritus taught Principles of Financial Accounting to upwards of 40,000 students over his time at UConn, and he’s warmly regarded by a vast majority of them.


Spring 2018 Research Newsletter

Hello Colleagues,

Spring has arrived in Connecticut and, with it a renewed sense of excitement, growth and accomplishment both in our classrooms and through our research commitment. I would like to share with you some of our recent milestones.