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October 2020 Department Digest and Awards

October 2020 Department Digest and Awards


May 2019 MAcc graduate Lana Latif received an offer for a position with Ernst & Young (EY) in Pittsburgh. This is a great success story, because Lana decided to return to WVU for the MAcc after living with her family in Palestine. Returning to West Virginia was not a decision she took lightly, but she really wanted to pursue securing a job with a Big 4 firm. She’s now made that dream a reality, thanks to the mentorship of Executive in Residence and MAcc coordinator Gary LeDonne .

The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Coursera MOOC (massive open online course) is now at over 75,000 participants and growing!


Fred T. Tattersall Research Chair and Finance Professor Alex Kurov had his research paper, "Informational Role of Social Media: Evidence from Twitter Sentiment" accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance. The paper is co-authored with Chen Gu, who graduated from the Finance doctoral program in 2018.

Alex Kurov had his research paper, "The Disappearing Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift" accepted for publication in Finance Research Letters.

Alex Kurov had Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, publish a review of his papers and the strong evidence he has found that leaks of official data subject to pre-release access were taking place before pre-release access was stopped in July 2017. Read more here.


Associate Professor of Management Nancy McIntyre had her research paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Research. The title of her article is, “Rich with Well-Being: An Entrepreneurial Mindset for Thriving in Early-Stage Entrepreneurship”.

Professor of Management Edward Tomlinson and Luke Langlinais, Management doctoral student, had their paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Conflict Management. The title of their paper is, “A Cognitive Process Model of Trust Repair”. Chris Nelson, former doctoral student in the Marketing Department and currently a faculty at Elon University, is a co-author.


Congratulations to WVU senior Marketing major Victoria McDonald, who took first place in this year’s annual Sales Competition, hosted virtually this year. The event is sponsored by Fastenal, and featured 40 students from 10 universities - the highest number of participants in the history of the competition!


MBA graduate Archari Suppiro has just been named the FinTech Director at the Bank of Thailand. Archari used to be the FinTech Director at the Thai Securities and Exchange. She is a CFA and a top expert in cybercurrency.

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