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Race, gender and rising above stereotypes

Race, gender and rising above stereotypes

No person is just a teacher or just a mother or just an African American or just any other descriptor. We are all a combination of identities that collectively make up how we see ourselves and how society perceives us. And it only gets more interesting when looking at where all of a person’s various identities meet. For Dr. Alexis Smith Washington, that intersection of identities and how they play out in our lives is a central theme of her research.

Management research productivity climbs

Management research productivity climbs

In 2019, the Management Department at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University was ranked 12th in the nation for publishing in top-tier management journals. The TAMUGA rankings (a joint effort by Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia) placed the productivity of the department's researchers at the top of the Big 12 Conference.

Paving the way

Paving the way

Oklahoma State University business alumni have filled leadership positions in corporations, governments, research institutions and academia across the U.S. and even around the world. A few have risen to lead major colleges and universities. These three OSU business alums who have reached the top levels of their institution’s leadership credit Oklahoma State with their foundation for academic success.

Laying a foundation

Laying a foundation

Dr. Tessa Recendes has always been fascinated with sports, both as an athlete while growing up and later working in the sports business world. After graduating from college, her interest led her to a job with Major League Soccer, where she worked in sales and community development for the professional team in Denver and later in Dallas.

Spears Business faculty, staff honored for teaching, research and outstanding service

Spears Business faculty, staff honored for teaching, research and outstanding service

Dean Ken Eastman recognized a handful of Spears School of Business faculty and staff for outstanding teaching, research and service during the 2018-19 school year at the annual Faculty/Staff meeting Aug. 16.

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

For decades researchers have studied the impact of performance appraisals on employees and the organizations they work for. Much of that research shows that traditional approaches to judging a person’s work performance are perceived as less than helpful and often even counterproductive. Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Tom Stone is charting a shift away from the traditional boss as ‘judge and jury’ approach to evaluating performance in newer systems where talent development is the goal.

HR management students recognized for second year

HR management students recognized for second year

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University students in the Human Resources Management Association have been recognized with the Student Chapter Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to chapter members.

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

Addison Price says she has plenty of people to thank for helping her win the Miss Oklahoma Pageant June 8, including the Spears School of Business and Oklahoma State University.