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Spears announces 2020 Hall of Fame inductees

Spears announces 2020 Hall of Fame inductees

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business has announced that four distinguished alumni – Karl Bovee, Lucina and Kyle Thompson, and Shane Wharton – will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame for 2020 in a ceremony to take place in 2021.

Parsing COVID-19 data
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

An analysis of digital health records from thousands of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals around the country has led to the development of technology to predict the risk of death for those with COVID. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) in Tulsa and Stillwater are using digital health data to build predictive models of disease risk that could improve treatment and outcomes.

Ties that bind
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Bill Ryan of Oklahoma State University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has spent his entire academic life at OSU, from earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees here to spending a career as an administrator and professor. Ryan has chaired or served on 81 Ph.D. and master’s degree committees.

A global honor
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Ramesh Sharda was named a 2019 Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) at its International Conference in Information Systems in Munich, Germany, in December. He was one of only two Americans honored by the international organization representing information systems research, education and practice.

Tracking human traffickers
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Miriam McGaugh is an expert in analyzing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns within it. While an epidemiologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, she used health care data to create community public health initiatives. Now the assistant professor of professional practice in business analytics in the Spears School of Business is taking on the tragedy of human trafficking in the United States.

An early collaboration
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Sierra Steelman was nervous when she signed up in 2019 to participate in Oklahoma State University’s Freshman Research Scholar program. She didn’t know what to expect and certainly wasn’t planning to get a research paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, a rare achievement for an undergraduate student.

Sponsored research on the rise
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Sponsored research by Spears Business faculty is on the rise. Research paid for by outside organizations such as government agencies or private industry is an important and growing part of the school’s research portfolio because it provides opportunities for faculty to work on practical solutions to problems businesses face while enhancing teaching.

Students participate in class discussion in the LeNorman Auditorium.

About the Spears School of Business

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business exists to prepare people to make a difference in the world by teaching essential interpersonal skills alongside a high-quality business education backed by impactful research and outreach. 

Spears Business prepares our students for this world because our students have lived and learned in an environment where personal connections are paramount, and academic excellence is strengthened by interpersonal prowess. We take soft skills seriously. We study business collaboratively. We use technology to include and never to exclude. Community isn’t just a byproduct of what we do. At Spears, we empower students to follow their own dreams, not the dream we have for them. Because the purpose of business isn’t just individual gain but a gain for every individual.

With an emphasis on people and community, we ensure our students are just as real as they are ready. In a rapidly changing world, the only constant is people. This is why students choose Spears, why employers choose our graduates and why we make business personal.

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