The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

Business insights.
Professional development.
Lifelong learning.

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series is delivering the insights and tools that are helping our alumni, friends and partners navigate a dynamic and uncertain business climate. 

May 20Humanity in Leadership: The AAPI Experience During COVID-19

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021, Noon-1 p.m. EDT

Over the last year, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has faced an alarming rise in hate crimes. Recent incidents of gun violence across the nation have only magnified the extent of this harassment.

Join us at noon EDT on Thursday, May 20, as we host Sophia Antoun, diversity, equity and inclusion education program specialist at The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Dr. Sumie Okazaki, professor of applied psychology and Asian American race expert at NYU. The session will offer perspectives on the experiences of the AAPI community during the COVID-19 epidemic and explore ways allies can provide support.

Featured Speakers:

Sophia AntounSophia Antoun, Intercultural Specialist, APIDA Student Initiatives, The Ohio State University

Sophia Antoun (she/her/hers) completed her graduate degree in international education development at Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in Chinese and Arabic at The Ohio State University. Working as an educator for over nine years, Sophia has taught domestically and internationally to youth and adults of diverse backgrounds and identities.

Her expertise lies in building the inter/intrapersonal skills necessary for impactful diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work. Sophia is the daughter of two immigrants and is extremely proud of her Lebanese and Chinese heritage. Her life’s work academically, professionally and personally has been rooted in the inherent connections between all identities, particularly within marginalized communities. She is passionate about the racial empowerment of APIDA identities, building solidarity between communities of color and guiding our understandings of DEI towards justice.

Sumie OzakiSumie Okazaki, Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University

Sumie Okazaki is a professor of applied psychology at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She conducts research on the impact of immigration, social and culture change, and race on Asian and Asian American adolescents, emerging adults and parents within local and transnational contexts. With colleagues in anthropology, education and developmental psychology as well as community partners, she has ongoing research projects with urban Asian American adolescents and parents in New York City; Chinese parents and adolescents in Nanjing, China; Korean American and Filipino American adolescents and parents in Chicago; and current and former Korean early study abroad students in New York City, Southeast Asia and South Korea.

Her most recent book, co-authored with Nancy Abelmann, is titled Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race. In the past, she has served as the President of Asian American Psychological Association and as Associate Editor of the Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal.

Mi Kyong NewsomModerator: Mi Kyong Newsom, Clinical Assistant Professor, Management Sciences

As a member of Fisher’s Department of Management Sciences, Mi Kyong Newsom coordinates and teaches the undergraduate core operation management courses, as well as Lean Six Sigma in Fisher’s Executive MBA and Master of Business Operational Excellence programs. In addition to her teaching role, she is the leader for the Pathways for Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Careers program, a role in which she serves as mentor and coach for female students interested in the supply chain industry.

Mi Kyong has received the Student Athlete Advising Board Faculty Recognition and multiple letters of commendation from the dean for outstanding teaching performance. Along with her work with the Pathways program, Mi Kyong also serves as faculty advisor for 2nd Chance, a student organization that promotes literacy for kids with incarcerated parents.



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June 3Past, Present and Future: 50 Years of Marketing

When: June 3, 2021, Noon-1p.m. EDT

Join us for a sit down with Terry Paul (retired), senior lecturer and award-winning teacher of marketing at Fisher College of Business. Professor Paul is the longest active professor of marketing in the college’s history and has taught tens of thousands of students. In this session, the teacher becomes the student as we turn the tables and ask him what he has learned during his career in marketing. We’ll explore how the profession has changed, what stayed the same and what he thinks might be coming next.

Terry PaulFeatured Speaker: D. Terry Paul (MA ’71, DA ’72, MSW ’98), Lecturer in Marketing (retired), Fisher College of Business

Professor Paul was honored with the Marketing Professor of the Year award in 2001, 2005 and 2009 based on voting by undergraduate students at Fisher College of Business. He also received an Undergraduate Program Teaching Award from Fisher in 2010. He has published articles in the Journal of Health Care Marketing, Journal of Hospital Marketing and Journal of Marketing Education. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at several professional meetings and co-authored A Primer in Economics with Belton Fleisher and Kenneth Kopecky. In addition to reviewing manuscripts for publishing houses such as Prentice Hall and McGraw Hill, he has served as a book review editor and marketing abstracts editor for the Journal of Health Care Marketing. He has a BA and MBA from the University of Cincinnati and a MA, DA and MSW from The Ohio State University.

Joseph GoodmanModerator: Joseph K. Goodman, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Marketing & Logistics, Fisher College of Business

Professor Goodman’s research seeks to understand consumer decision-making in today’s marketplace. His research interests include consumer happiness and well-being with material and experiential purchases; consumers’ attraction to, and decision making from, large product assortments; and the role of crowdsourcing tools, such as Mechanical Turk, in consumer research. His research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Journal of the Association of Consumer Research. He joined Fisher in 2016 and received his PhD in marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to being a Buckeye, Professor Goodman was on the faculty at the University of South Carolina and Washington University in St. Louis, where he co-founded the CB Research Lab.



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