The Costello College of Business at George Mason University is an acknowledged center for global business research.
Faculty take a multidisciplinary approach, with the goal of ensuring that business can be a force for the greater good.
Faculty publish in leading business journals on wide-ranging global business issues, are cited by the press, and are actively engaged in making discoveries to address a wide set of societal and institutional challenges.
Three pillars define the real-world impact of Costello College of Business thought leadership:
Safeguarding our planet and societies from the crises identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recent highlights include:
- Are Electric Cars Really Green? mic.com
- CPG Can No Longer Afford to Harm the Planet AdWeek.com
- Supporting the Honey Bee to Make the World a Better Place School of Business News
- Embedding the SDGs into Business Education The PRME Blog
Preparing global organizations and professionals for the massive technological changes that are reshaping business.
- Facilitating a Paradigm Shift: An Acquisition Playbook for the Information Age School of Business News
- As Offices Reopen, Hybrid Onsite and Remote Work Becomes Routine SHRM.org
- How to Manage Performance Evaluations in the Work-From-Home Era New York Times
- Employees Are Working An Extra Day In Unpaid Overtime Each Week Forbes.com
Fostering the creative problem-solving skills needed for success in an increasingly unpredictable world.
- Using Geospatial Technology to Promote Economic Development of Africa School of Business News
- Prince Harry isn't the first famous name in tech, but his role at S.F. startup is rare San Francisco Chronicle
- For $40/Month, Equinox's Variis App Is Now Accessible to All Well+Good
Costello College of Business Faculty Research
- February 22, 2024Jiasun Li, an associate professor of finance at the Costello College of Business, has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. According to the NSF website, the CAREER award is given to “early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”
- February 15, 2024Why the legal framework currently in play to protect our online data isn’t working—and how it might be improved. Brad Greenwood, an information systems professor at the Costello College of Business, researches breach notification laws.
- February 13, 2024Deciding whether to reveal someone else’s secrets isn’t just a moral dilemma. It can also have a serious impact on your reputation. Costello College of Business assistant professor of management, Einav Hart, explores this issue in a series of studies.
- February 6, 2024Mason finance professor Lei Gao, finds a “precautionary effect” at work in the minds of Republican-supporting CEOs, leading to more frequent and accurate earnings forecasts.
- January 22, 2024To stay competitive in the war for talent, tech companies must weigh secrecy against specificity when crafting job ads. Are they disclosing too much?
- January 8, 2024A Mason professor unpacks the complex, nuanced impact of the “revolving door” between industry and regulators in the accounting world.
- January 5, 2024Even famously neutral news organizations are not immune to the pressure to compete for clicks in the increasingly partisan online marketplace.
- January 2, 2024Despite the fears of regulators and skittish investors, clear and accurate signals of cryptocurrency quality may be hidden in plain sight.
- December 11, 2023Open-source learning materials promise to democratize education, while reducing the financial burden on students. But how can schools bring faculty on board?
- December 8, 2023No matter who you are, feeling threatened in your identity is bad for your well-being—and your career.
- December 6, 2023What if you could outsource any computing task to the crowd without risking an epic fail? A newly developed set of technological tools could make this a reality.
- November 6, 2023With the rise of online learning, cheating has become easier than ever. And perhaps more prevalent as well, suggests one Mason accounting professor.
Faculty Teaching, Research, and Engagement Awards
- August 23, 2023Steve Maex, an assistant professor of accounting at George Mason University School of Business, recently received the American Accounting Association (AAA)’s Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award.
- June 14, 2023Lisa Gring-Pemble, an associate professor at George Mason University, has received a Distinguished Research Fellow Award from the Eastern Communication Association (ECA).
- April 12, 2023The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning is a hub within George Mason University committed to promoting excellence and innovation in teaching. Each year they select faculty award recipients for the Teaching Excellence Awards, Adjunct Teaching Excellence Awards, and Online Teaching Excellence Awards. This year, two faculty members from the School of Business received honors.
- December 14, 2021Leila Austin, assistant professor of Business Foundations, was named one of the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. Austin, who has been with the School of Business for the last five years, truly values her role as an educator.
- December 8, 2021Gretchen Hendricks, instructor of Business Foundations, was named one of the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. While Hendricks joined the Foundations area in 2016, this wasn’t her first position with the School of Business.
- November 30, 2021Jeremy E. Plotnick, director of the minor programs at the School of Business, was named one of this year’s Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows.
- President-Elect of the George Mason University Alumni Association Named 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty FellowNovember 9, 2021Christine Landoll, director of Business Engagement and instructor of Business Foundations, was named one of the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. Landoll graduated from the School of Business in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and again in 1992 with a Master of Science in Taxation.
- November 3, 2021For Brad Greenwood, it’s all about the students. His demonstrated contributions to teaching (in addition to research and leadership/engagement) puts him among the “best of the best” says Dean Maury Peiperl, honoring Greenwood with a 2021 School of Business Dean’s Scholar Award.
- October 27, 2021Brian K. Ngac, instructor of Information Systems and Operations Management, was named one of 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. Ngac, a soon to be Triple Patriot, graduated from George Mason University in 2016 with a bachelor’s of science and again in 2017 with his master’s of science both in Applied Information Technology. Ngac is currently pursuing his doctorate in Information Technology at Mason’s College of Engineering & Computing.
- October 21, 2021Victoria M. Grady, director of the MS in Management program, was named one of 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows.
- January 7, 2021Heather Vough, associate professor of management, is one of four faculty at George Mason University School of Business to be named a recipient of the 2021 School of Business Dean’s Scholar Award.