Demonstrating Fisher’s commitment to innovative research at all levels, 22 undergraduate students recently were selected to present at the 21st annual Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and the inaugural Undergraduate Research Poster Expo.

The students worked with faculty advisors from across the college and university to explore topics ranging from social enterprise in developed and developing economies to the popularity of online grocery shopping. Eighteen students participated in the Denman Forum, which showcases outstanding research and encourages all undergraduates to participate in research as a value-added element of their educations at The Ohio State University.

Undergraduate students shine at Denman, Research Poster Expo

Placers in the Business/Education and Human Ecology/Speech and Hearing Science of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum included Fisher students Erica Toth (first), Kelsey Rumburg (second) and Andrea Dempsey (third).

“We are so proud to see the accomplishments of all of our talented young researchers recognized at such a prestigious event,” said Pat West, associate dean for undergraduate programs at Fisher. “Their selection to the Denman Forum and Research Expo is just one example of the impact that our exceptional students are having here on campus and will soon be having in shaping the future of business.”

Prior to the Denman Forum and Research Expo, the students, many of whom are a part of Fisher's Honors Contract program, took the opportunity to share their research with the Fisher community at the first-ever Undergraduate Research Showcase. Held inside the Mason Hall Rotunda, the students presented their projects to faculty and staff, who served as trial judges.

Denman Forum Participants & Faculty Advisors

  • Kyle Brackman, Accounting
    Faculty: J. Richard Dietrich
  • Ge Chang, Finance
    Faculty: Justin Birru; Pat West
  • Jingbo Chen, Logistics Management
    Faculty: Jim Hendrickson
  • Andrea Dempsey, Marketing
    Faculty: Mingyu (Max) Joo; Pat West
  • Kenneth Elsbernd, Finance
    Faculty: Neil Drobny; Pat West
  • Nicholas Fischietto, Finance
    Faculty: Karen Wruck; Pat West
  • Xinwen Hu, Accounting
    Faculty: Waleed Muhanna
  • Tyler Hunt, Finance
    Faculty: Ralph Greco; Pat West
  • Wonhee Hwang, Finance
    Faculty: Jay Wellman
  • Anuvrat Jha, Business Administration
    Faculty: Aravind Chandrasekaran


  • Kailun Lu, Accounting
    Faculty: Robert Smith; Rebecca Reczek
  • Nicholas Murley, Finance
    Faculty: Ellen Peters; Pat West
  • John Renner, Finance
    Faculty: Dan McDonald; Pat West
  • Kelsey Rumburg, Economics
    Faculty: Judy Tansky; Pat West
  • Matthew Shaver, Marketing
    Faculty: Vasu Unnava
  • Patricia Taggart, Accounting
    Faculty: Jeffrey Hoopes
  • Erica Toth, Marketing
    Faculty: Kenneth Boyer
  • Mack Watts, Marketing
    Faculty: Shashi Matta
  • Yuqi Wen, Accounting
    Faculty: Daniel Oglevee





complete list of Denman Forum abstracts


Undergraduate Research Poster Expo Participants & Faculty Advisors

  • Cole Cook, Finance
    Faculty: Itzhak Ben-David
  • Kunlin Li, Finance
    Faculty: Matt Sheridan
  • Xu Weng, Information Systems
    Faculty: Chris Haugtvedt

A complete list of Research Poster Expo abstracts

2016 Fisher Undergraduate Research Showcase