• Barbara Wech and Annetta DolowitzBarbara Wech and Annetta DolowitzProfessors from six schools and a college, including two from the Collat School of Business, were awarded CTL-QEP Teaching Innovation Grants to support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment. In total, faculty received $34,705 for the development and execution of their proposals.

  • ConoverThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business has named Teresa L. Conover, Ph.D., as the chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

    “Dr. Conover is a seasoned accounting scholar and leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences that will help us elevate our accounting and finance programs to new heights,” said Eric P. Jack, Ph.D., dean of the Collat School of Business. “We are also delighted that Dr. Conover has a long history leading international student organizations in accounting and finance, so she will be a champion for our students.”

  • patrick murphy streamCollaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial synergy remain top-of-mind for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D., has been tapped as the inaugural Goodrich Endowed Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Collat School of Business.

  • Alex AbneyBecause social media has become the primary method of intrapersonal communication for many in today’s society as more and more companies promote their goods and services through these platforms, it has become imperative that marketers enter the workforce with a clear understanding and comfort in using all social media tools.

    Alexandra K. Abney, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, and marketing educators from three other institutions are working together to address this challenge through a social media education ecosystem designed to provide an innovative learning environment by more readily incorporating social media into their classrooms.