Tapping Into Community

Oldham Brewing Company (OBC), a microbrewery with UofL connections, is preparing to make its debut in Prospect, Kentucky this fall. The business was born from the collective passion of MBA student Steve Cayton, alum Brad Conrad, and brewer John Fee. Al…

Oldham Brewing Company (OBC), a microbrewery with UofL connections, is preparing to make its debut in Prospect, Kentucky this fall. The business was born from the collective passion of MBA student Steve Cayton, alum Brad Conrad, and brewer John Fee. All three are volunteer firefighters in Oldham County. Conrad is a fourth-generation firefighter whose family...

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What factors influence climate change policy?

Perhaps the only thing hotter than the heatwave that hit the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer is the debate on climate policy itself. Over the last twenty years, it’s gone from being a topic raised by environmental groups to being part of politica…

Perhaps the only thing hotter than the heatwave that hit the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer is the debate on climate policy itself. Over the last twenty years, it’s gone from being a topic raised by environmental groups to being part of political platforms and campaign talking points. There is little doubt that climate policy...

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Impactful Algorithms

It’s safe to say that the age-old debate between free will and pre-determination never considered social media, let alone algorithms. The role and purpose this technology plays in our daily digital life has become not only yoked to our habits; they blu…

It’s safe to say that the age-old debate between free will and pre-determination never considered social media, let alone algorithms. The role and purpose this technology plays in our daily digital life has become not only yoked to our habits; they blur the line between passive and active decision-making. For those who knew a time...

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Celebrating Faculty Service

As another school year draws to a close, another set of graduates cross the threshold from students tograduates. Their yet-to-be-written success stories will contain lessons learned from the College of Business professors. Semester by semester and year…

As another school year draws to a close, another set of graduates cross the threshold from students tograduates. Their yet-to-be-written success stories will contain lessons learned from the College of Business professors. Semester by semester and year after year, our professors serve as stewards of knowledge, authors of research, and perhaps most importantly, mentors to...

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Summer 2021 New Staff

Great people make for great institutions. Our success is reflected in the faces of those who pass through the College of Business and impact the world around us. Holly Neeld, Development Holly is the Assistant Director of Development for the College of…

Great people make for great institutions. Our success is reflected in the faces of those who pass through the College of Business and impact the world around us. Holly Neeld, Development Holly is the Assistant Director of Development for the College of Business. Holly has five years of development and fundraising experience, including executive administration,...

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Gosser Named Endowed Chair of YUM! Center for Global Franchise Excellence

The YUM! Center for Global Franchise Excellence (CGFE) at the UofL College of Business has named Kathleen Gosser, PhD, as its inaugural Endowed Chair. Dr. Gosser originally joined the College of Business in 2019. Before joining UofL, Dr. Gosser spent 3…

The YUM! Center for Global Franchise Excellence (CGFE) at the UofL College of Business has named Kathleen Gosser, PhD, as its inaugural Endowed Chair. Dr. Gosser originally joined the College of Business in 2019. Before joining UofL, Dr. Gosser spent 35 years at YUM! Brands. Her last role with the company was as Director of...

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Fly-Fight-Graduate

When Air Force retiree Dwight Brown was sitting at his MBA graduation, little did he know that he would be the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Military Award. The award honors the person who demonstrates outstanding dedication and contributions …

When Air Force retiree Dwight Brown was sitting at his MBA graduation, little did he know that he would be the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Military Award. The award honors the person who demonstrates outstanding dedication and contributions to the Professional MBA program. “I was totally surprised when they called my name. I am...

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Regulation Brewing

Prohibition’s legacy is the subject of a chapter in Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform. It was written by Director of the Center for Free Enterprise, Stephan Gohmann, PhD, and Johnson & Wales University Assistant Profes…

Prohibition’s legacy is the subject of a chapter in Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform. It was written by Director of the Center for Free Enterprise, Stephan Gohmann, PhD, and Johnson & Wales University Assistant Professor of Economics Adam C. Smith, PhD. “’Blue Laws’ and Other Cases of Bootlegger/Baptist Influence in Beer Regulation” documents some...

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Branding a Family Legacy

Family businesses were front and center with the second annual Louisville Business First/UofL Family Business Awards. This event showcased the diverse range of multigenerational businesses in the Louisville metro area. The awards highlight the long-sta…

Family businesses were front and center with the second annual Louisville Business First/UofL Family Business Awards. This event showcased the diverse range of multigenerational businesses in the Louisville metro area. The awards highlight the long-standing contributions family businesses make for not just the region but the world itself. When we hear the phrase family business or...

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Summer 2021 Dean’s Message

As another academic year nears, we have had the summer to reflect on the year and a half since our pandemic season began. It’s given us all pause— making us grateful to see the sun shining a little brighter compared to last summer. As a result, we cele…

As another academic year nears, we have had the summer to reflect on the year and a half since our pandemic season began. It’s given us all pause— making us grateful to see the sun shining a little brighter compared to last summer. As a result, we celebrate the glorious change in seasons with hard-won...

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