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Management’s Professor John Mathieu, and Protégé, Recognized for Exceptionally High-Quality Research

John Mathieu (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
John Mathieu (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn management professor John Mathieu has received the Academy of Management’s RMD Distinguished Career Award, recognizing his high-quality research and methodology expertise.

Additionally, one of his former students, UConn alumna Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D., now an associate professor of management at Pennsylvania State University, won a similar academy award as an early-career researcher.

Margaret Luciano '15 Ph.D. (Photo Coutesy of Penn State)
Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (Photo Coutesy of Penn State)

“These awards are a testament to the highly respected research we do at UConn,” Mathieu said. “Scientific research has to be done well or it is of no value at all. We set a very high standard.”

Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at UConn, the highest honor that the university bestows on faculty. He has repeatedly been recognized with lifetime achievement awards for his work in the field of leadership and organizational management. His groundbreaking research on team dynamics, for example, has been used by NASA to prepare astronauts to reduce conflict during long trips, such as a future journey to Mars.

As a UConn doctoral candidate, Luciano’s dissertation addressed the dynamics of cross-unit coordination of patient “handoffs” in a busy hospital setting. She won multiple awards while she was a student, was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2015. Subsequently, she has also collaborated and mentored other UConn Ph.D. students in the organizational behavior field.

In addition to the Academy of Management award, Luciano also recently received an INGRoup (Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research) early career award, which is presented to a researcher whose work makes a distinguished contribution to the study of team behavior, dynamics, and outcomes.

“Margaret’s success in winning these early career awards is a reflection of how hard she works and the quality of her research,” Mathieu said. “Our doctoral students have won all sorts of awards involving big, ambitious, creative research studies. Margaret’s recognitions, along with those of other management Ph.D. graduates, is also evidence of the quality of training and preparation that our students receive here at UConn, not only from me, but from the entire program. It does take a village.”


EBV Honors Lawrence Dapo ’15 With Inaugural Zacchea Veterans Impact Award

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The UConn EBV program has awarded the inaugural Michael J. Zacchea Veterans Impact Award to a program alumnus who played an integral role in protecting former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sept. 11, created a successful Connecticut construction company, and continually supports his fellow veterans.Continue Reading


Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” Includes Three Business Alumnae Who Are Industry Standouts

Left to Right, Tammy Hendricks ’19 EMBA, Lindsay Castonguay Hany ’08 MBA, and Katherine Donovan ’09 have been named as honorees for HBJ's 40 Under Forty 2022 Class. (Contributed Photos)
Left to Right, Tammy Hendricks ’19 EMBA, Lindsay Castonguay Hany ’08 MBA, and Katherine Donovan ’09 have been named as honorees for HBJ’s 40 Under Forty 2022 Class. (Contributed Photos)

Three alumnae of the School of Business are among the Hartford Business Journal’s ’40 Under Forty’ award recipients this year. All have been recognized as outstanding leaders in their fields, ranging from banking to accounting to healthcare innovation.Continue Reading



The heat is on: 7 things to know about Greater Hartford’s summer home sale market

Hartford Courant (Yahoo News) The Greater Hartford home sale market snagged a top-10 spot in a new national ranking of hottest housing markets in the country in June, adding to a string of similar flattering mentions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But how hot is hot?


Ask the Experts: Winning the Credit Card Popularity Contest

WalletHub – Is it fair for consumers to assume that the most popular credit cards are the best credit cards?

“Popular” need to be defined as “most used,” or as one of the current ad campaigns says, “What’s in your wallet?” In this sense, it is not really a matter of fairness, it is a matter of delivered value.


A recession could last 2 years according to Connecticut economics experts

Fox 61 – CONNECTICUT, USA — Two respected economics experts from Connecticut universities said a recession is coming and it could be a couple of months before the economy straightens out.

America is enduring the worst inflation in 40 years, spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon, it’s expected the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates for the first time in four years.


Inflation: Economists from Connecticut and beyond on how we got here and where we’re going

Yahoo! News – Jun. 11—The average consumer probably isn’t pondering how PepsiCo controls more than 80% of the dip market when they’re standing in the grocery store picking up a Tostitos creamy spinach dip for a cookout or Super Bowl party.

But when setting the backdrop for a conversation about the factors in inflation — which economists mainly cite as pandemic-induced disruptions in supply and demand and the war in Ukraine, with dispute over the impact of stimulus packages — lack of market competition is something economist Fred Carstensen can’t emphasize enough. He cites the impacts of the United States largely abandoning antitrust policy over the past 40 years.