School of Business Hosts First Faculty Colloquium of the Semester

Faculty from left to right: Adam Wood, Thomas Chapman, Svetlana Holt, Cybele Lyle, and Eric Carbonnier.

This week, the School of Business sponsored its inaugural session of the Faculty Research Series, an open forum to discuss research projects and ideas.  All Woodbury University instructional faculty were welcome to attend.  The Research Series has been reimagined this semester as a completely open forum for all instructors to come together to discuss their research ideas or current working projects. 

The first session resulted in an open and fruitful dialog among several professors, who included representatives from the School of Business, the university library, and the School of Architecture.  Faculty members were treated to light hors d’oeuvres from university catering.  

At the session, faculty were first given the opportunity to discuss their research interests and academic backgrounds.  Then, Dr. Thomas Chapman, Chair of the Computer Information Systems department, one of four Title V HSI-CS grant sponsored programs at Woodbury University, got up to give a brief presentation of his current research project related to Bitcoin and financial inclusion.  The attendees provided Dr. Chapman with many valuable insights and asked penetrating questions causing him to reconsider many of his base assumptions, thereby greatly strengthening the overall research design. 

Dr. Adam Wood, Associate Professor of Management, then spoke about his interest in researching trust in institutions and how trust is gained in companies. This sparked a lively conversation among the attendees about the topic, as well as which research methodology might be most appropriate and how Dr. Wood could go about data collection.  Dr. Eric Carbonnier, Chair of Sustainable Practices, then spoke briefly about his previous research, which sparked a possible future collaboration.  Overall, the atmosphere was collegial, supportive, and in the words of Dr. Chapman, “Extremely productive!” 

Two more sessions will be held during the fall semester.  The second session will be on Tuesday, October 25 from noon to 1:00 p.m. and the third session will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at the same time.  All sessions will be held in the Bowman Conference Room of the Business Building, which is room 106 next to the Dean’s Suite.  All sessions will be lightly catered and all instructional faculty from Woodbury University are welcome to attend.  All sessions are made possible through the diligent and tireless efforts of Ms. Francesca Martin, Administrative Assistant for the Woodbury University School of Business. 


Last Updated on September 16, 2022. 

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