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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 recognized 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

  • Richard DeMartino, Robert Barbato, (2003). Differences Among Women and Men MBA Entrepreneurs: Exploring Family Flexibility and Wealth Creation as Career Motivators. Journal of Business Venturing.
  • William Dresnack, Gary Briggs, John Spitzer, (2000). Earnings Management in Non-financial Business Organizations Under Financial Accounting Standard No. 115. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues.
  • William Dresnack, Jeffrey Strieter, (2005). The Effectiveness of the 150-Hour Requirement. CPA Journal.
  • William Dresnack, Gary Briggs, (2002). The AICPA Model Tax Curriculum in Graduate Accounting Programs. Tax Adviser.
  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1999). Six Steps to a Viable Derivatives Policy. AFP Exchange.
  • William Dresnack, Gary Briggs, John Spitzer, (2000). Earnings Management in Non-financial Business Organizations Under Financial Accounting Standard No. 115. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues.
  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1999). Six Steps to a Viable Derivatives Policy. AFP Exchange.
  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1999). A Derivatives Policy Framework for Manufacturing Firms. American Business Review.
  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1998). Market Knowledge in Managed Municipal Bond Portfolios. Financial Services Review.
  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1998). Market Knowledge in Managed Municipal Bond Portfolios. Financial Services Review.
  • William Dresnack, Jeffrey Strieter, (2006). The 150-Hour Requirement: Perceived Impact on Quality and Image of the Profession. CPA Journal.
  • William Dresnack, Gary Briggs, (2002). The AICPA Model Tax Curriculum in Graduate Accounting Programs. Tax Adviser.
  • William Dresnack, Jeffrey Strieter, (2005). The Effectiveness of the 150-Hour Requirement. CPA Journal.
  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1999). A Derivatives Policy Framework for Manufacturing Firms. American Business Review.
  • William Dresnack, Jeffrey Strieter, (2006). The 150-Hour Requirement: Perceived Impact on Quality and Image of the Profession. CPA Journal.
  • John Ettlie, (1977). Real-time Studies in Organizational Research. Academy of Management Review.
  • John Ettlie, Charles Vance, Kevin Groves, G. Hess, (2014). "Cognitive Style and Innovation in Organizations,". European Journal of Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, Ernesto Reza, (1992). Organizational Integration and Process Innovation. Academy of Management Journal.
  • John Ettlie, Stephen Rosenthal, (2011). Service vs. Manufacturing Innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, (2002). Research-Based Pedagogy for New Product Development: MBA’s vs. Engineers in Different Countries. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

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