The Academic Minute for 2017.12.25-12.29 – BEST OF WEEK


Academic Minute from 12.25 – 12.29

Monday, December 25th
Christian Kiewitz – University of Dayton
Abusive Bosses and Defensive Silence
Christian Kiewitz is a professor of management at the University of Dayton. His publications and research interests involve workplace aggression, especially abusive supervision, as well as organizational politics and justice, and the impact of personality, affect and stress on work-related issues. He received his PhD in organizational behavior from The University of Alabama after completing undergraduate and graduate studies in mass communication, psychology and sociology at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and Auburn University, Alabama.

Tuesday, December 26th
Damon Coletta – United States Air Force Academy
Liberal Education
Damon Coletta is summer visiting scientist at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. At the Academy, Damon edits the peer-reviewed electronic journal Space & Defense and teaches core courses in American Government and Geopolitics. He also represents the Department of Political Science for USAFA’s Nuclear Minor, a course sequence offered jointly with the Department of Physics in accordance with the Air Force Chief of Staff’s Flight Plan for the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise (June 2013).

Wednesday, December 27th
James Roberts – Baylor University
Smartphone Addiction
Dr. Roberts is a well-known author with approximately 75 articles published in the academic literature. He is currently a Professor of Marketing and the W.A. Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he has been a faculty member since 1991. His research regularly appears in many of the top marketing and psychology journals and has received two “Paper of the Year” awards. Additionally, he has been recognized for excellence in the classroom where he has taught his brand of marketing and the social ramifications of our consumer culture to thousands of graduate and undergraduate students.

A primary focus of Dr. Roberts’ work over the last ten years has been the psychology of consumer behavior. He is somewhat of an anomaly among marketing scholars in that his research is largely focused on the “Dark Side” of consumerism and marketing. Current research efforts focus on the topics of materialism, compulsive buying, credit card abuse, and self-control.

Thursday, December 28th
Matthew Pase – Boston University
Diet Sodas and Accelerated Brain Aging
Matthew Pase is a fellow in the MED neurology department at Boston University Medical School and an investigator at the FHS.

Friday, December 29th
Ryan Kelly – University of Washington
Science Papers and Storytelling
Trained as both an ecologist and a lawyer, Ryan Kelly has a broad set of interests, focused both on hard scientific data and policymakers’ use of those data. From the science side, he studies the interplay between geography, ecology, and genetics in marine species. His more applied research joins genetic and ecological research with real-world implementation in law and policy, particularly with respect to environmental monitoring, resource management, endangered species, and ocean acidification. In general, he is drawn to projects that have significant elements of both scientific and policy relevance as we work towards more sustainable use of marine resources. Dr. Kelly received his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Columbia University, and his JD from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.