Business Faculty Highlighted in the News

January 29, 2015

Three BW's school of business professors continue to be go-to resources for the media, lending their expertise in an array of recent hot-button news pieces.

Dr. Lori K. Long, along with other experts in the field, was a featured consultant in a Crain's Cleveland Business article discussing the benefits of employers providing opportunities for sabbatical. In the article, Dr. Long talks about how paid sabbatical "can be a retention tool" to keep employees invested with their companies.

Offering expertise in finance, Dr. Kevin Jacques was featured in two separate pieces for Marketplace, heard on PBS stations across the country. Speaking to his extensive experience with the U.S. Treasury Department, Dr. Jacques provided insight into the logic behind the newly-selected Antonio Weiss for Treasury undersecretary. In another Marketplace report, Dr. Jaques was featured discussing changes to Wells Fargo's approach to student loans.

Meantime, in a report broadcast on WEWS TV-5 Cleveland, Dr. Phil Bessler consulted on the recent ups and downs of gas prices, saying that "stations are required to raise the prices even though gas in the tank is not the wholesale price," adding that prices can "go up like a rocket and down like a feather."