Business faculty, students present business research at Dean's Club Poster Session

Thirteen projects were presented at the 2022 Walker College of Business Dean's Club Research Poster Session on the 2nd floor Boyles Lobby of Peacock Hall on Thursday, October 27.


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Research from the following professors were on display, and they were present at their respective posters periodically throughout the day to discuss their research with community members.

Title of Research


What makes a Good Audit Hire, and How has that Changed Post-COVID?Pennie Bagley, Kevin Eller, Brian Hasson
The Impact of Coastal Groundwater Issues on the Coastal Tourist Economy of North CarolinaJohn Whitehead
Consumer Improvisation, Vulnerability and ResiliencePia Albinsson,  Kesha Coker, Jessica Zeiss
Collateral Enforcement in Public Goods GamesBrock Stoddard
Newcomer Socialization: Investigating the Role of Cultural ValuesH. Kristl Davison
Consumer Responses to Legality Framing About Medical Canabis in Social MediaJeff Foreman
Air Transport in the COVID Era: A Fear and Satisfaction Analysis using a Best-Worst ScaleSteven Leon
Healthcare User Generated Content (HUGC) and COVID Vaccination Hesitancy and ResistanceWei Xie
Is the Influencer I Follow Human or Robot: A Case of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) Influencers and BrandsLubna Nafees
Personality and Ethical ChoiceDavid Dickinson
How Online Gambling Impacts Probability Judgements in a Bayesian task environmentParker Reid
Collateral Enforcement in Small Groups Brent Johnson
Between-group inequality and cooperationAbhijit Ramalingam, Sarah Brodin

Additionally, two Barnes Student Research recipients displayed their, Economics Major Parker Reid (David Dickinson, faculty advisor) and Brent Johnson (Brock Stoddard, faculty advisor). 

The Barnes Program Student Research Grants provide business students with up to $2000 in funding to engage in research with a faculty mentor outside of the normal classroom experience. Learn more about the Barnes Scholars Program and student-faculty research at Appalachian's Walker College. Faculty research was funded in part by the Walker College's Dean's Club, an annual giving society designed to benefit our students and faculty while enhancing our academic programs.


About the Walker College Dean's Club

Contributions from Dean's Club members provide unrestricted support each year for critical needs in the college such as: student scholarships, travel funds for faculty and students to attend course-related conferences and/or visits to corporations, seed money for new programs or opportunities within the college, and resources to bring guest lecturers, such as leaders in business and government, to the classroom. Learn more about the Dean's Club at

About Faculty Research in the Walker College of Business

The Walker College faculty produce and disseminate extensive research through both academic and professional communities. In the last five years, faculty have published 543 peer reviewed academic journal articles, 160 conference proceedings, and made 533 conference and professional presentations. In total, faculty have produced 1,175 intellectual contributions in the last five years. Approximately 520 intellectual contributions were made in basic or discovery research, 540 in applied or integrative research, and 115 contributions in teaching and learning research. Learn more at

Business faculty, students present business research at Dean's Club Poster Session
Published: Nov 4, 2022 2:51pm