Articles from August 2021


Melissa Baker receives Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award

Monday, August 30, 2021
Melissa Baker, associate director of academic services and retention in the Tippie College of Business’ Undergraduate Program Office, recently received a Staff Excellence Award from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, for 2021.

Tippie researcher designs new model to help understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Monday, August 30, 2021
Infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19 are on the rise again but millions of Americans are still hesitant to take a vaccine to protect them. A Tippie researcher recently adapted a long-standing economic model of decision-making to include people's resistance to the vaccine to make it easier for epidemiologists, economists, and public health experts to forecast the virus’ impact despite this...

Deep machine learning study finds that body shape is associated with income

A new study published in PLOS One has found a relationship between a person’s body shape and their family income. The findings provide more evidence for the “beauty premium” — a phenomenon in which people who are physically attractive tend to earn more than their less attractive counterparts. Researchers have consistently found evidence for the beauty premium. But Suyong Song, an associate...

Experimental economist David J. Cooper is new head of Tippie Department of Economics

Thursday, August 26, 2021
David J. Cooper, a leading researcher and widely published author in experimental economics, is the new departmental executive officer for the Department of Economics at the Tippie College of Business.

Professor emeritus Frank Schmidt dies at 77

Monday, August 23, 2021
Frank Schmidt, emeritus professor of management & entrepreneurship at the Tippie College of Business and one of the University of Iowa’s most cited researchers, died suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday, Aug. 21.

Changes to Iowa MBA provide more options, flexibility

Sunday, August 22, 2021
The Tippie College of Business is merging its Online MBA and part-time Professional MBA programs, providing students with more options and greater flexibility as they pursue their education. This step is the latest example of Tippie’s continuing efforts to provide innovative graduate professional programs that best suit the needs of today’s students.

Courtright joins Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Stephen Courtright earned his PhD from the Tippie College of Business and returned in 2020 after eight years at Texas A&M University to become the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management and Director of Executive Education.

Van Iddekinge joins the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Friday, August 13, 2021
Chad Van Iddekinge joined the Tippie College of Business from Florida State University in 2020 as the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management. Van Iddekinge’s research focuses on how organizations make staffing decisions and how those decisions affect job applicants and the quality and diversity of a firm’s workforce.

Pearson, Rockwell veteran Ernst to lead Tippie strategic partnerships effort

Friday, August 13, 2021
Dave Ernst is the new executive director of strategic partnerships at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, where he will connect businesses and other organizations to resources in the college to help them grow.

Park wins best dissertation-based paper

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Tippie Assistant Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship Semin Park was chosen for the best dissertation-based paper at the 2021 Academy of Management meeting. Her paper was titled: "The Impact of Individual Conflict Experiences on Proximal Task Performance in A Multi-Team Context." Park earned her Ph.D. in management from the University of Connecticut in 2019 and researches conflict management...