Category Archives: Faculty Room

September 02

Faculty Room: Meet the Real Ned Hill

Most who hear the name Ned Hill think of Professor Hill, Dean Hill, or President Hill. But not everyone gets the chance to know the “real” Hill. We sat down to talk to Hill about his life outside of the spotlight—his hobbies, history, and what he’s been up to since finishing his term as Marriott […]

July 29

Accounting Professor Reaches New Heights

After growing up in Kingsburg, California, new BYU School of Accountancy professor Melissa Western completed her undergraduate studies in neighboring Fresno. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to major in, but many of her track teammates were business students. They encouraged her to try out an accounting class, which she did—and she fell in love. “It […]

February 25

9 Professors Featured in HBR

When you think of the nation’s most prestigious business programs Harvard, Wharton, or Stanford come to mind. It’s time to add the Marriott School to that list. In the past five years, only faculty from two of these universities published more articles in Harvard Business Review (HBR) than those from Brigham Young University; BYU tied […]

February 23

Brau’s IPO Research Nabs WSJ Attention

Twenty million—that’s how many people read the Wall Street Journal every month and potentially how many sets of eyes saw a recent article highlighting the research of finance professor Jim Brau. What’s more impressive: this isn’t the first time. “Over the years I’ve been in various news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal,” Brau says. […]

February 18

The Right Things: MBA Director John Bingham

John Bingham doesn’t believe in balance. As the director of the BYU MBA program, he’s got more than a little on his plate. In addition to his Marriott School gig, he’s also the father of five children, bishop in his LDS ward, and a “wannabe” farmer. But for Bingham, life isn’t about balancing various activities; […]

October 20

Two to Tango: Kristen DeTienne

Organizational leadership and strategy professor Kristen DeTienne is, at the same time, both leading and following. She’s following, literally, in the footsteps of her husband, as they pursue a new joint interest—Argentine tango. “It’s really a different kind of hobby,” DeTienne says. “Every step is led. It’s not like ballroom dance, where there are a […]

September 23

Paul Kucharek: Tradition of Excellence

On the eve of Wilhelm the Second’s ascension to the throne in April 1888, Paul Kucharek was commissioned into the Prussian military. One hundred years later, his great grandson BYU ROTC Detachment 855 commander Paul Kucharek, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. “I didn’t find this out until years […]

September 21

SOA Professor Spins Wheels, Wins Big

Blink, and you might miss him. On wheels accounting professor Mark Zimbelman is fast. So fast that he recently placed second in his category of the Men’s Master Road Race during the USA Cycling National Championships held in Ogden, Utah, on 10 September 2015. But this forty-six mile win was not his first brush with […]

September 10

Ending Poverty, One Study at a Time

From China to Sierra Leone, Ty Turley’s research on development economics has taken him around the world. Last winter he braved a different sort of environment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he joined MIT’s prestigious Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) as a visiting scholar. At J-PAL some of the top development economists in the […]

August 31

Leadership Lineup: The Marriott School Deans

Fall classes are officially in session, and the Tanner Building is once again buzzing with students and faculty alike.  As you get to know your new classmates, take a moment to become better acquainted with the Marriott School deans. LEE PERRY, Dean Born: Logan, Utah. Family: Married thirty-six years to Carolyn; six children; two grandchildren. Education: PhD, administration sciences, […]

July 28

Safety First: Researching Accidents

Explosions, accidents, and disasters—surprisingly, that’s what motivated Peter Madsen to pursue a degree in management. As a chemical engineering undergraduate at BYU, Madsen found he was more interested in the booms and blasts that happened in engineering companies than in having a career in the industry. “I realized that the decisions affecting employee safety were made […]

July 14

Bruce Money: a Wealth of Global Experience

Bruce Money insists that the colorful flags lining the Tanner building’s atrium are not just for show. They represent the Marriott School’s dedication to international business. And as the director of the Global Management Center (GMC), Money takes that mission seriously. Money first got a sense that he’d end up as an international business professor when […]

May 14

Ten Miles a Day With Tony Vance

Some people go the extra mile at work. Tony Vance, associate professor of information systems at BYU, does that times ten. Taking a cue from Silicon Valley, Vance fashioned his own walking desk out of a flat treadmill and a tabletop. He walks ten miles each day during working hours in his office on the […]

April 14

David Cherrington: Taking it in Stride

For OLS professor David Cherrington, arriving at his teaching career didn’t come as expected. “Most people don’t believe my career story when they ask,” he says. “I never really planned my career like you would anticipate most people do. It was a very random process.” Cherrington grew up on a small farm in Preston, Idaho, […]

March 25

The Man Behind the “Heaton Beatin'”

There are two sides to Hal Heaton. The first is a picture of floating tranquility. Donning a wetsuit and fins, Heaton has enjoyed scuba diving off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, for more than twenty years. “There’s something about being under the ocean in this surreal environment with coral reefs and fish that I just […]

February 06

BYU professor’s passion leads him back to BYU

As a Brigham Young University undergrad, Chad Carlos changed his major after taking Norm Nemrow’s legendary accounting class. But a lifelong career at one of the Big Four didn’t interest Carlos. Instead, he’s taken a circuitous course, returning to what inspired him in the first place: teaching. “I was always passionate about teaching,” Carlos says […]

December 09

An Unexpected Path to Provo

Katherine Payne’s life has taken some dramatic turns in the last few years. “I never dreamed I would live in Utah,” Payne admits. BYU’s newest information systems professor took a circuitous path to Provo. Payne grew up in a small town outside of Chicago, and recently converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

September 30

Kevin Stocks: The Artisan Accountant

What do fabric scraps and rocks have in common? For Marriott School accounting Professor Kevin Stocks, both have the potential to become works of art. Stocks spends his free time away from his BYU School of Accountancy (SOA) duties honing two very different skills: making quilts and polishing semi-precious stones. “We teach our students to […]