Notable & Quotable

Jonathan P. Kessler, LICSW, who is completing his first year as an assistant professor of practice in the department of social work, presented a lecture at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) in Riga, Latvia in March titled “The Triple Threat: Brain Development-Attachment, Trauma, and Addiction“. Kessler’s presentation was attended by about 45 current RSU social work students, the dean of the Rīga Stradiņš University School of Social Work as well as administration and faculty members.

Associate Professor Joseph Stasio was featured in WalletHub’s piece about Credit Card promotions. Stasio teaches in the marketing department at Merrimack’s Girard School of Business.

The Business of Emotions in Modern History is a peer-reviewed book that features a range of essays that explore the intersection of business and emotions throughout history, which includes an original work authored by Dr. Debra Michals, assistant professor and director of women’s and gender studies.

Dr. James Kaklamanos, associate professor of civil engineering, was one of two earthquake engineers interviewed by Interesting Engineering on the multitude of buildings that collapsed in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake.

Dr. Omer Unsal, assistant professor of finance at the Girard School of Business, recently published an article titled Corporate crimes and innovation: Evidence from US financial firms. By utilizing a large sample of financial firms located within the United States between 2002 and 2019, Unsal found that fraudulent financial firms innovate fewer new products, services, and patents. The article can be found in the Journal of Economic Modelling.

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