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Dean's Research Seminar

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Presentations at the Dean's Research Seminar serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and can foster research collaboration. Each Seminar offers an opportunity for researchers in the SCB and other colleges to present their work to interested scholars.Constructive criticism and informal discussion are hallmarks of the Seminar series.

Dean's Research Seminar

Editors & Associate Editors
Faculty Fellows
Endowed & Eminent Faculty

Faculty Research

Strome faculty are global scholars, internationally published, collaborating across departments and recognized as thought leaders in their community and field.



Andrew Bennett is an E.V. Williams Faculty Research and Teaching Fellow and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management. His research focuses on well-being, specifically how employees and entrepreneurs cope with and recover from work-related stress. He teaches courses and consults about negotiations, human behavior in organizations, and management skills, and he has worked on projects for multiple Global 2000 companies, the US Army, and national non-profits.

William Judge, Ph.D.

William Q. Judge is the E.V. Williams Chair of Strategic Leadership. He has three areas of research expertise: (1) international corporate governance, (2) strategic leadership and organizational change, and (3) entrepreneurship. He has published his entrepreneurship research in the premiere outlets related to that field, including Financial Times Top 50 outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. Most of his entrepreneurship research looks at governance issues or strategic leadership issues within entrepreneurial firms. In addition, he co-edited a book published by Cambridge University Press on the governance of initial public offering firms throughout the global economy. Furthermore, he has consulted with fast growing firms to assist them with governance and leadership issues. Finally, he has served on editorial review boards and reviewed over 50 manuscripts for several premiere scholarly management and international business journals on the subject of entrepreneurship.


James Koch

My three major writings in this area are:

The Entrepreneurial College President (American Council on Education, 2004) Born, Not Made (Praeger, 2008).

The Caterpillar Way (McGraw-Hill, 2014) contained lots of material relating to CAT's entrepreneurial culture. This book made the New York Times Top Ten in Business, which is the only time this ever has occurred for a Strome College faculty member.


Soo-Hoon Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Expertise: Human Resources Management

Dr. Lee, E.V. Williams Fellow in Research, applies human resources management theories and principles to explore how small biotech or family-owned technology-based entrepreneurial firms utilizes their human and social capital assets to enhance patent and other innovation outcomes. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Jing Zhang

Dr. Jing Zhang's Associate Professor in Management Department, Entsminger Entrepreneurship Fellow.

Expertise: entrepreneurship, venture capital investment, technology innovation and international business.

Dr. Zhang's recent research has focused on venture capital investment, in particular cross boarder investment. She also conducts research on a board range of entrepreneurship studies, such as social networks and new venture creation and resource acquisition. In addition, Dr. Zhang has experience and expertise in researching technological innovation strategies, particularly in high-tech ventures.

Risk Management & Insurance


Michael McShane, Professor of Finance

Research and teaching interests: Enterprise risk management, cyber risk management and insurance, Insurtech and Insurance Disruption. View Dr. McShane's research.

In charge of Risk Management and Insurance major and minor.

Faculty sponsor for Gamma Iota Sigma, a national student club that promotes interest in Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science.

More information about Dr. McShane

Maritime Supply & Chain

Dr. ManWo Ng

Dr. ManWo Ng is currently the E.V. Williams Faculty Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management where he has worked extensively with the transportation & logistics industry, including the Port of Virginia and the U.S. Department of Transportation. He holds degrees in Transportation (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin), Statistics (M.S., UT Austin), Applied Mathematics (M.S., Delft University of Technology) and Mechanical Engineering (B.S., Delft University of Technology). He is serving as the Associate Editor for Maritime Policy & Management and Transportmetrica B, and is an editorial board member of 6 other transportation & logistics journals, including Transportation Research Parts C and E. Dr. Ng's research focus is diverse, which includes container port operations, ocean shipping, supply chain management, disaster management and urban transportation.

Multi-Sectoral Partnerships

Wu He, Assistant professor of information technology/decision sciences, College of Business and Public Administration

Wu He is presently an EV Williams Research Fellow & Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University (ODU). He is also a core faculty in ODU's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER).

His research interests include cyber security, social media analytics and data mining, computing education and knowledge-based systems. He has received over $3M grants as PI or Co-PI funded by Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium. He has received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the Strome College of Business at ODU in 2017.

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