Isenberg faculty have secured a national reputation as thought leaders and advisors to industry. Adept in both the classroom and research, they excel in operations and quality management, alternative investments, data analytics, entrepreneurship, sport marketing, business leadership, and many other areas.
Professor Albert Assaf finds that hotel operators face a dilemma: They need to grow, but in a world increasingly saturated by Airbnb and other private rental options, opening in the wrong location can be a costly mistake.
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During the fall 2019 semester, six faculty members presented “30,000-foot overviews” of their research projects to their Isenberg colleagues in the spirit of promoting collegiality and cross-departmental collaboration.
Anne P. Massey has focused on aligning academic programs with the technical, social, and cultural changes happening outside campus walls throughout her career. Watch her video to learn about her perspectives on business education in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.
“We are living in an age of acceleration with the rate of technological change increasing,” says Anne Massey. “While the future of work calls for technical skills, it also demands an understanding of the human and ethical sides of management and leadership.” Isenberg’s new dean, who joins the school officially this month, has focused on aligning academic programs with the technical, social, and cultural changes happening outside campus walls throughout her career, and she says she’s excited to join a school where multi-disciplinary programs, industry partnerships, and student-led team projects are already the norm.
Nefertiti Walker, Isenberg’s associate dean for an inclusive organization and a professor of Sport Management, received a Research Fellow Award from the North American Society for Sport Management at its annual conference on June 5 in New Orleans.
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Two Isenberg finance majors served as keynote speakers at commencement events: Yaseen Gholizadeh represented his classmates at the school’s Senior Celebration, and Daniella Iannuzzi was chosen to be the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Commencement's student speaker.