Faculty News

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John Trapani, longtime associate dean, to retire

May 03, 2021

John M. Trapani, who served the Freeman School as senior associate dean, vice dean and founding director of the Goldring Institute of International Business, recently announced his intention to retire on June 30, bringing to an end a career that included more than 30 years in senior leadership at the Freeman School.

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Former Fed vice chair delivers 2017 R.W. Freeman Lecture

November 10, 2017
The 2016 presidential election exposed deep fissures within U.S. society, but in an appearance at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business on Nov. 8, economist Roger W. Ferguson Jr. said the current economic and cultural divide has historical precedents.
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Faculty member launches campaign for math education site

October 16, 2015

Iris Mack, adjunct lecturer in management science and faculty member of the Tulane Energy Institute, has kicked off a two-month Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for MathQED, a website dedicated to assisting math students at all levels.

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MathQED, which builds on Mack's previous award-winning site Phatmath, is founded on two principals:  (1) All  students deserve a solid math education - the gatekeeper subject to many careers;  (2) All students should have access to affordable math homework help.

Mack says MathQED is designed to help students improve their math...

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Management prof earns 2015 Most Influential Article Award

June 15, 2015
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Assistant Professor of Management Lei Lai has been named a recipient of the 2015 Most Influential Article Award from the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. The award will be presented at the Academy of Management’s 75th Annual Meeting, which will take place in August in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lai and co-authors Hannah Bowles and Linda Babcock earned the award for their article “Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiations: Sometimes it does hurt to ask.” Originally published in 2007 in Organizational...

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Lepage Foundation commits $12.5 million to Freeman

April 17, 2015

The Albert Lepage Foundation has committed $12.5 million to the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University to establish a new center dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of entrepreneurship.

Albert Lepage (MBA '71), retired chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc., has committed $12.5 million to the Freeman School to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will oversee the Freeman School’s offerings in entrepreneurship, including coursework, academic research and student...

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Innovation in Ethics Education grant program seeks proposals

March 27, 2015

The Freeman School is currently accepting proposals for the inaugural Millie and Allan Bradley Innovation in Ethics Education Grants.

The Millie and Allan Bradley Innovation in Ethics Education Grants Program will award grants of up to $10,000 to support innovative teaching in ethics.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to Tulane University faculty to support the development of innovative educational materials focused on ethics in business and society. These intellectual contributions might include case studies, decision- or judgement-making tools or research reports....

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Deloitte Global CEO Barry Salzberg to speak on campus

October 21, 2014

Barry Salzberg, global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., the largest professional services network in the world, will discuss the challenges of running an international business in a special talk hosted by the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Barry Salzberg, global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., will discuss global business and leadership as the 2014 R. W. Freeman Distinguished Lecturer.

“Leading Across Borders: Insights on Global Business and Leadership with Deloitte’s Global CEO” will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lavin-...

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Conference explores morality in the marketplace

October 14, 2014

When it comes to business scandals, names like Madoff, Leman and Enron are top of mind. But why do people misbehave in the marketplace? That was the subject of a conference on Friday (Oct. 10) at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. With discussions from anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers and military scholars, the meeting of the Moral Research Lab was no ordinary business conference.

Janet Schwartz, left, and Peter McGraw were organizers of "Morality in the Marketplace," an interdisciplinary research conference on morality and moral decision making....
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Five faculty members honored with awards

October 07, 2014

At the September meeting of the Freeman School faculty, Dean Ira Solomon announced the recipients of five awards honoring professors for outstanding teaching, research and service.

The Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award was established in 2012 to recognize faculty members who are outstanding instructors and whose teaching aligns with the strategic objectives of the school. The award – which is presented at both the graduate and undergraduate levels – is based on several criteria, including student evaluations, the level to which the faculty member integrates academic research into...

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Freeman welcomes 10 to faculty for 2014-15

August 18, 2014

Dean Ira Solomon is pleased to announce the following appointments to the faculty of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

C. Edward Fee joins the Freeman School as the Morton A. Aldrich Professor of Business and professor of finance. Fee, a visiting professor at the Freeman School in 2013-14, was previously the Philip J. May Endowed Professor of Finance at Michigan State University. His research interests are primarily in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance, and include mergers and acquisitions, managerial labor markets,...

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Business school mourns legendary accounting teacher

July 24, 2014

During Beau Parent’s accounting lectures at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, he would pause, look around his class and say in a booming voice, “Make sense? Make sense?” But the news of Parent’s sudden death just doesn’t make sense to the thousands of students who learned accounting from the legendary Tulane University instructor.

“Beau Parent helped everyone understand accounting and get through that class,” one of his colleagues said. (Photo by Sabree Hill)

When word began to spread that the 73-year-old Parent died on Sunday (July 20), calls of concern from former students...

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Hannan appointed editor of leading accounting journal

June 13, 2014

Professor of Accounting R. Lynn Hannan has been named to a three-year term as an editor of Contemporary Accounting Research.

Professor of Accounting R. Lynn Hannan was recently appointed to a three-year term as an editor of Contemporary Accounting Research.

The appointment, which began May 1, is a prestigious one. Published since 1984 by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, CAR is recognized as one of the top five journals in accounting and one of the top 50 in business.

“It’s a great honor to serve as an editor of Contemporary...