Category Archives: Academic Excellence

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 […]

Faculty rise to the challenge of online teaching and mentoring

Personal attention provided by mentoring faculty is a hallmark of the Bryant educational experience. Now that Bryant has become a virtual campus due to the COVID-19 crisis, faculty continue to rise to the challenge, recreating the Bryant learning experience with new methods while preserving the close connections with students that drive them to achieve their […]

Professor Stefanie Boyer pivots to take Bryant University Sales Competition virtual

The Bryant University Sales Competition (BUSC), originally scheduled to be an in-person event, proceeded as scheduled as a virtual competition on March 19. With the help of Carousel, the event’s presenting partner, the competition was hosted on WebEx, a video conferencing platform that enabled students and judges to meet in virtual rooms. “Everyone came together offering innovative […]

The mind-body connection in managing coronavirus with Psychologist Joe Trunzo, Ph.D.

The mind-body aspects of the human response to coronavirus are inextricably linked. As a follow up to a recent Q&A with immunology expert and Science Professor Kirsten Hokeness on the physical impact of coronavirus, Psychology Professor Joe Trunzo addressed the mental health perspective. Trunzo provides strategies for staying emotionally healthy during these challenging times.