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

  • Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj, Lauren Shields, (2019). Feminist theory: Implications for HRD research in the current times . Advances in Developing Human Resources..
  • C Li, KK Raman, L Sun, Rong Yang, (2019). The SOX 404 Control Audit and the Effectiveness of Additional Audit Effort in Lowering the Risk of Financial Misstatements . Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Jason Bickle, Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj, Alaina Doyle, (2019). Social Presence Theory: Theoretical Foundations and Implications for HRD research . Advances in Developing Human Resources..
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Zui Chih Lee, Ping . Ying, (2019). Wine attractions at hotels: Study of online reviews. International Journal of Wine Business Research.
  • M Arena, B Wang, R Yang, (2019). Shareholder Litigation and Tax Avoidance . Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Jennifer Matic, (2019). The internationalisation of American higher education: A positional competition perspective. Globalisation, Societies and Education.
  • Rick Lagiewski, Paul Barron, Anna Leask, (2019). The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: A conceptual model . Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education.
  • Joy Olabisi, Eileen Kwesiga, Norma Juma, Zhi Tang, (2019). Stakeholder Transformation Process: The Journey of an Indigenous Community. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Torrence Sparkman, (2019). Exploring the boundaries of diversity and inclusion in Human Resource Development . Human Resource Development Review.
  • Torrence Sparkman, (2019). Building leadership capacity: A framework for disruptive events in tourism. Journal of Industrial and Commericial Training.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Qiang Wu, Hao Zhang, (2019). Does social capital mitigate agency problems? Evidence from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) compensation. Journal of Financial Economics.
  • Steven Gold, (2019). Integrating Volatility and Trend Conditions in the Design of an Effective Stock Market Algorithmic Trading System. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Archana Jain, Chinmay Jain, (2019). Blockchain hysteria: Adding "blockchain" to company's name. Economic letters.
  • Archana Jain, Chinmay Jain, Christine Jiang, (2019). Early Movers Advantage? Evidence from Short Selling during After Hours on Earnings Announcement Days. Financial Review.
  • John Ettlie, Don Wilson, (2019). Boundary Spanning, Group Heterogeneity and Engineering Project Performance. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
  • Manlu Liu, Kean Wu, Jennifer Xu, (2019). How will Blockchain Technology Impact Auditing and Accounting: Permissionless vs Permissioned Blockchain. Current Issues in Auditing.
  • Quang (Neo) Bui, Ezekiel Leo, Adelakun Olayele, (2019). Exploring Complexity and Contradiction in Information Technology Outsourcing: A Set-Theoretical Approach. Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
  • Sean Hansen, Janis Gogan, Ryan Baxter, Monica Garfield, (2019). Informed collaboration in health care: An embedded-cases study in geriatric telepsychiatry. Information Systems Journal.
  • Manlu Liu, Kean Wu, Rong Yang, Yang Yu, (2019). Textual Analysis for Risk Profiles from 10-K Filings: Evidence from Audit Opinions. CPA Journal.
  • Clyde Hull, Sandra Rothenberg, Sebastian Vogt, (2019). The Financial Impact of High-Performance Work Practices. Contemporary Management Research.