Discover the esteemed scholars and practitioners of Saunders College

Saunders College faculty members combine real-world and academic knowledge of business problems to augment theoretical training. By combining theory and practice, courses are designed for you to learn from real-world experiences. Teaching methods include case study, seminars, simulations, and independent work. Faculty choose the method most appropriate to the material and their individual styles. Saunders students have opportunities to work with faculty in advancing research initiatives. In addition to faculty research, RIT is home to several research centers that will allow you to explore other research interests.

RIT has several awards designed to recognize outstanding teaching and encourage ground-breaking scholarship and research. Please visit the RIT Faculty Awards and Grants page to view recognitions received by Saunders faculty.

Research and Publications

Research is a vital component of Saunders College, and faculty members have developed theories in many academic fields. Our faculty experts shape business and policy across a wide-range of disciplines. Saunders research is published in the world's most respected, peer-reviewed journals and academic publications. For an annual review of highlighted scholarly research from Saunders Faculty, please visit the RIT Annual Scholarship Report. Or, view below for a listing of the latest Published Faculty Research.

Research topics

You’ll find thought leadership at Saunders College goes beyond our academic areas. Our faculty expertise extends to a variety of relevant topics that often cross the usual defined boundaries. This collaborative approach helps you learn how to work across functions and create solutions that shape the future. Some featured research topics include: cybersecurity, digital marketing, strategic leadership, corporate game theory social media and entrepreneurship, fraud and litigation risk, auditing and pricing decisions, financial regulations, stock market trading algorithms, creativity in technology management, corporate social responsibility, social capital and work relationships, leadership, and IT adoption in U.S. healthcare.

Published Faculty Research

  • Emi Moriuchi, (2021). Do you see what I see?: An Cross-Cultural Eye-tracking Approach toward Product Reviews. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Ali Selcuk Can, Dogan Gursoy, Yuksel Ekinci, Khaled Aldawodi, (2021). Effects of Muslim religiosity and travel desire on COVID-19 vaccination intentions. Current Issues in Tourism.
  • Khondkar Karim, Jiayan Li, Karen Jingrong Lin, Ashok Robin, (2021). Do directors have style? Board interlock and accounting properties . Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.
  • Emi Moriuchi, (2021). An empirical study of consumers' intention to use biometric facial recognition as a payment method.. Psychology and Marketing.
  • Kristin Bain, Tamar Kreps, Nathan Meikle, Elizabeth Tenney, (2021). Amplifying voice in organizations. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Siew Chan, Qian Song, (2021). Will game-based learning enhance performance??. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Rajendran Murthy, Richard Lagiewski, (2021). Profiling food festivals by type, name and descriptive content: A population level study. British Food Journal.
  • Kristin Bain, Bryan Bonner, Daniel Shannahan, Kathryn Coll, Nathan Meikle, (2021). The Theory and Measurement of Expertise-Based Problem Solving in Organizational Teams: Revisiting Demonstrability. Organization Science.
  • Siew Chan, Qian Song, (2021). Implications of tax audit risk, consequences, aggressive behavior and ethics for compliance. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.
  • John Ettlie, Ozer Muammer, Rajendran Miurthy, (2021). R&D Dynamic Capabilities in a Changing Regulatory Context. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Steven Carnovale, Scott DuHadway, (2021). Continuity in the face of disruptions: Purchasing and supply management Research's persistence amidst COVID-19 . Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Babak Taheri, Rajendran Murthy, Juilee Decker, Martin Gannon, (2021). Making Memories: A Consumer-Based Model of Authenticity Applied to Living History Sites . International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  • Andrew Johnson, Steven Carnovale, Yao Zhao, Ju Myung Song, (2021). Drivers of Fulfillment Performance in Mission Critical Logistics Systems: An Empirical Analysis. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Gijs Overgoor, William Rand, Willemijn Van Dolen, Masoud Mazloom, (2021). Simplicity is not Key: Understanding Firm-Generated Social Media Images and Consumer Liking. International Journal of Research in Marketing.
  • Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj, Jennifer Matic, (2021). Leveraging Human Resource Development Practice to Enhance Organizational Creativity: A Multilevel Conceptual Model. Human Resource Development Review.
  • Manlu Liu, Ashok Robin, Kean Wu, Jennifer Xu, (2021). Blockchain's Impact on Accounting and Auditing: A Use Case on Supply Chain Traceability . Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.
  • Adriana Lambie, Tracy Tuten, Victor Perotti, (2021). To Share or Not to Share? Branded Content Sharing in Twitter . Atlantic Marketing Journal.
  • Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj, Jennifer Matic, (2021). Leveraging Human Resource Development Practice to Enhance Organizational Creativity: A Multilevel Conceptual Model. Human Resource Development Review.
  • Ali Tosyali, Rui Song, Weihong Guo, Amir Abolhassani, Rajeev Kalamdani, (2021). Data-Driven Gantry Health Monitoring and Process Status Identification Based on Texture Extraction. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.