Category Archives: Academic Excellence

Honors thesis presentations showcase academic excellence

For the students in Bryant’s Honors Program, the Honors thesis is often the biggest project they have ever undertaken – and may well be among their greatest research achievements. Known for their rigor, the research projects test every element of their education, from project management to researching and analyzing key data to presenting and often publishing […]

As communication theory evolves, Stanley Baran’s textbooks endure

Stanley Baran, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, who has spent over 45 years in the communication field, knows the fundamentals and principles of success when it comes to communication. Baran is co-author of “Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture” (McGraw-Hill) and author of “Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future” (Oxford University Press). Considered to be the […]

Tapping into your employees’ creativity in a time of need

With the magnitude of change that has occurred practically overnight, it’s more important than ever for leaders to tap into the creative power of each individual as organizations must reimagine the way they do business. “The answers will not always come from the top. The best leaders will tap into the creativity of all employees, […]

Professors Gorvett, Morse, and Volkman publish article on “Communicating in Crisis Situations”

For experts in the quantitative disciplines, it can be challenging to translate detailed information about complex issues into key points that can be understood by non-experts. In a recent paper published in the Casualty Actuarial Society E-Forum, the cross-disciplinary team of Rick Gorvett, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Mathematics department; Christopher Morse, Ph.D., Professor of Communication; […]

Bryant faculty reach ever higher for excellence in teaching

As part of an enduring commitment to teaching excellence, Bryant University is offering faculty the opportunity to enroll in an online course offered by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), an organization that provides support to faculty in the use of evidence-based teaching practices to foster deeper levels of learning. “Higher education holds a great responsibility, […]

Professor Teresa McCarthy provides supply chain insights for Institute of Business Forecasting webinar

Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and co-founder of Bryant’s Global Supply Chain Management program, recently served as a panelist for the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) webinar series, “Forecasting During a Pandemic.” In this informative discussion, McCarthy addresses issues such as trends and shifts in consumer demand caused by the pandemic-driven economic slow-down.

Predictive modeling expert Rick Gorvett, Ph.D. sheds light on COVID-19 statistics

If one is not a statistician, it can be challenging to make sense of news reports about the data models used to analyze and predict the impact of COVID-19. In this Q&A, one of the country’s top experts in actuarial science, enterprise risk management, and predictive modeling, Rick Gorvett, FCAS, CERA, MAAA, ARM, FRM, Ph.D., helps shed some light.

Bryant PA Program Director Jay Amrien provides a health care perspective on COVID-19

“One of the most important takeaways [from the COVID-19 pandemic] will be a very real understanding of the shortcomings in the many interconnected systems involved in managing a global crisis,” says Jay Amrien, MPAS, PA-C, Director of Bryant’s Physician Assistant Program. Amrien’s decades of clinical experience, combined with his leadership and teaching experience, give him […]

Bryant selected to participate in sustainable investing competition

Citing the need to train finance professionals in the area of sustainable investing, a top sustainable investing educational organization known as the SIILK (Sustainable Impact Investing Learning and Knowledge) Network recently hand-picked Bryant University alongside Yale University, UC-Berkeley, and Arizona State University – all leaders in sustainable investing education – to pilot and participate in […]