School of Business Honors Program Students Present at Undergraduate Research Expo

ResearchExpo2010

All five members of the Class of 2010 cohort of the School of Business Honors Program presented the results of their program scholarship at the third annual UAB Undergraduate Research Expo on April 23, 2010.  More than 180 undergraduates participated in the exposition, representing more than three dozen majors.

The School of Business honors students participated in the “podium presentation” portion of the expo, in which students make brief oral presentations followed by a question and answer period.  Other participants exhibited posters summarizing their scholarship.

  • Sam Lee (Accounting) presented “Creative Leadership in Translational Research,” using a survey he took of participants in UAB’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.

  • Amy Warren (Management) presented “A comparison study between key personality, demographic, and psychographic  characteristics of honors students and an aptitude for strategic leadership,” which was based in part on a survey of students in the UAB Honors Academy course on leadership.

  • Christine Higgins (Economics) presented “Conflict Style and Myers Briggs Type Indicator,” using a survey of UAB Honors Academy students in the leadership course.

  • Josh Carpenter (Accounting) presented “Effective Leadership Styles in Higher Education Administrators at Transitions,” using interviews with higher education leaders including former UAB presidents Charles McCallum and Claude Bennett and former Birmingham-Southern College president Neal Berte.

  • Ryan Johnston (Accounting and Finance) presented “Improving Negotiations,” based in part on his observations of class in the UAB Honors Academy course on leadership designed to provide honors students with negotiations skills.

School of Business Honors Program Director Stephen Yoder, J.D., served as mentor for all of the students on their projects and Instructor Jacob Gelber served as an additional faculty advisor.  The School of Business Honors Program is a selective, three-semester program focusing on leadership, directed by Yoder.