The Academic Minute for 2019.11.18-11.22

The Academic Minute from 11.18 – 11.22

Monday, November 18th
Raghabendra KC Rollins College
Competition is Contagious
Dr. Raghabendra KC is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business. Dr. KC holds a PhD degree in Marketing and an M.Phil. degree in Management Science and Operations from the Cambridge Judge Business School. At Rollins, Dr. KC teaches the Business Management students the foundational marketing courses along with specialized elective classes. His teaching expertise lie in Entrepreneurial Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Marketing and Strategic Decision Making.

Dr. KC’s research investigates social influences in behavioral decision making of consumers and firms. His recent projects have also explored participative pricing mechanisms, cost transparency, post-purchase search, and habit formation. Dr. KC’s work integrates insights from marketing, experimental economics, and social psychology, and uses lab, lab-in-field, and field experimentation methodologies.

Dr. KC also serves as a Visiting Professor of Marketing at Chulalongkorn Business School and a Research Associate at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a partner at Anvaya Consultants and has served as an academic consultant/advisor for a number of commercial and not-for-profit firms in the UK, US, Thailand and Nepal.

Tuesday, November 19th
Dominik Guess – University of North Florida
Patience Across Cultures
Dr. Dominik Güss is a psychology professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He earned a doctorate of philosophy in psychology from the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany. Güss’ research interests include the influence of culture on higher-order cognition and terrorism. His cross-cultural research on dynamic decision-making has been funded by the National Science Foundation and a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and his cross-cultural research on creativity in five countries has been funded by a Marie-Curie IIF Fellowship of the European Commission.

At UNF, he has received awards for excellence in teaching, research and internationalization of the campus, including be selected as the recipient of the John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship last year and the Distinguished Professor Award in 2016. He has over 60 publications and is on the editorial board of several journals.

Wednesday, November 20th
Keely Heuer – SUNY New Paltz
Magna Graecia
Keely Heuer is an Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in the visual culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Her research concentrates primarily on the iconography of Greek vase-painting and the interrelations between Greek settlers and indigenous populations of pre-Roman Italy. She received her PhD from New York University and was a Bothmer Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before teaching at SUNY New Paltz. Her essays have appeared in the Metropolitan Museum Journal and specialized Greek vase studies including Athenian Potters and Painters III and several supplemental volumes of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.

Thursday, November 21st
Vera Tobin – Case Western Reserve University
Plot Twists
I’m an associate professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, where I investigate connections between cognition, language, and narrative, with a special interest in cognitive bias and how people think about other minds. My research looks at how people interpret and construct narratives together, how literature and film capitalize on various aspects of our social cognition, and the intersection of ‘small’ linguistic-pragmatic phenomena with sense making at the level of narrative and interaction.

I work on irony, presupposition, and other kinds of tricky viewpoint phenomena in language. My work is also about what sorts of stories and constructions capture our imaginations and insinuate themselves into what we believe — the sorts of things that are good news for mystery writers but perhaps bad news for society.

Friday, November 22nd
Lambrianos Nikiforidis – SUNY Oneonta
Do Parents Have a Favorite Child?
Lambrianos Nikiforidis is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at SUNY Oneonta. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from Hamilton College in New York, an M.B.A. in Marketing from the American College of Thessaloniki in Greece, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His area of expertise is consumer behavior, specifically related to family spending decisions, personal financial decisions, and consumer goal pursuit. His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology and appeared in media such as Newsweek, Yahoo!, and many more, including international media in Australia, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa.