James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., appointed inaugural John ’01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science

Bryant University announces the appointment of James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., as the inaugural John ’01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science, effective summer 2019. Shanahan brings 30 years of leading-edge entrepreneurship, data science expertise, and academic accomplishment to the new role. Bryant’s curriculum, with its unique integration of business and liberal arts, is perfectly […]

Pushing Innovation Boundaries: AI and Human-Machine Interaction

In their second TEA Talk about the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, President Machtley, and Finance Professor Hakan Saraoglu, Ph.D., discussed “Developing Human Capital in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and how game-changing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and other fields will reshape the world. The transition, they suggested, has started – and we need to […]

RED19 showcases research, teaching innovation, student-faculty collaboration, and more

Research and Engagement Day, RED19, is happening April 17. One of Bryant’s signature academic events, RED19 is a dynamic display of how the Bryant experience creates innovative leaders and problem solvers. The year’s program features more than 75 sessions and involves more than 500 students and 70 faculty and staff through roundtable discussions, best practices sessions, […]

Bryant faculty, students lead at prestigious Eastern Communication Association Convention

Bryant Communication faculty, students, and alumni, contributed leadership, expertise, and scholarly works at the 110th annual Eastern Communication Association Convention, held at the Omni Hotel in Providence April 10-14. Communication Professor Julie Volkman, served as the a vice president of the prestigious academic conference, which attracted nearly 700 attendees.

Bryant’s Professional MBA Online breaks top 10 in rankings in first year

Bryant University’s Professional MBA Online is ranked No. 9 in the CollegeConsensus.com ranking of the nation’s top 50 online MBA programs. Bryant launched a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program in January 2019 that is attracting top students from all over the country. The program is offered in addition to Bryant’s AACSB-accredited, on-campus two-year […]

Ryan Brown ’17: From Bryant to scientific breakthrough thanks to Psychology Prof. Weinberger

In her Adult Development and Aging course, Professor of Psychology Nanci Weinberger, Ph.D., came to know Ryan Brown ’17 as an enthusiastic, engaged psychology major. The course became the foundation of a close mentor-mentee relationship that has since led to a bonafide friendship. Weinberger was elated to learn of Brown’s accomplishment as a second-year Ph.D. researcher at Rice University […]

Analytics without Borders Conference explores impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies

At the fourth annual Analytics without Borders conference on March 29, faculty, students, and industry professionals gathered to examine the future of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics. The purpose of the annual forum is to help train the next generation of data scientists. Information Systems and Analytics Professor Kevin Mentzer, Ph.D., was […]

Women’s Panels in science and technology spotlight important issues, opportunities

Bryant recently hosted two panels focusing on women in science and technology. The Women in Science panel, “Perspectives on Addiction,” a faculty-student collaboration with Science Professor Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., Psychology Professor Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D., and Colby Norris ’19, featured prestigious panelists representing multiple facets of science and healthcare focusing on how to combat addition. The Women in Technology panel, led […]

Best-in-class results for student outcomes; recent graduates surpass peers for return on education investment

The results are in. A comprehensive research study examining employment and post-graduate studies for members of the University’s Class of 2018 indicates that Bryant’s most recent graduates are earning a median starting salary of $60,000, topping the earnings of graduates at peer institutions. Nearly 100 percent (99 percent) of Bryant alumni were employed and/or enrolled in graduate […]