College Sees Continued Success During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite pivoting quickly to remote instruction last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college’s faculty and students continued to excel in research and business competitions. A few of the highlights included:


  • The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology awarded the 2020 Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment to Kent State’s Julia Levashina, Ph.D., associate professor of management, and her co-author, Nicolas Roulin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at St. Mary’s University in Canada.
  • The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan awarded Chris Groening, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and Ph.D. student Ahmad Al Asady 1st place in the inaugural MENA case competition.
  • Seven student-run businesses competed for a share of $20,000 in the 4th annual CEBI Pitch. Six executives, all Kent State alumni, served as judges for the competition, dedicating their time to provide feedback to these impressive student entrepreneurs.
  • A team of Kent State College of Business Administration students won 1st place in Cleveland State University’s (CSU) 2020 Intercollegiate Ethics Case Competition.

As we prepare for the fall semester, I am confident that our hard-working and dedicated faculty and staff, and our talented and resilient students, will continue to find success. I invite you to hear more about the College’s response to COVID-19 and our plans for the fall semester in the most recent episode of our Breaking Down Business podcast.




Deborah F. Spake


POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 11:08am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 10:52am