W David McCausland

David's principal research interests are in the areas of health economics and well-being, labour economics transport economics and open economy macroeconomic modelling. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in September 1995, David spent three years teaching at the University of Keele. Before that he was a Research Fellow, first at Warwick Research Institute, and then at Warwick Business School Research Bureau. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Hull, his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, and his PhD. from the University of Keele. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2000, and became Assistant Director of the Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) in November 2001. He also served on the Quality Assurance Agency for Scotland’s Enhancement Themes Steering Committee for the First Year Experience Enhancement Theme. In August 2010 he was appointed Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business School. He received the HEA Economics Network eLearning Award in 2006 in recognition of innovative good practice in the use of eLearning to enhance economics teaching. In the July 2009 graduation ceremony he received the (student-nominated) College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching. In September 2011 he was awarded the Student Nominated Teaching award from the Economics Network.



W. Rocky Newman

W. Rocky Newman (Ph.D. The University of Iowa, MBA & BS-BA Bowling Green State University) has been a professor of supply chain and operations management at Miami University since 1987. Newman teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and manufacturing strategy. His research interests include manufacturing strategy, organizational issues in supply chain management as well as supply chain management strategy. His work has been published in many journals including: International Journal of Production Research, The Journal of Production and Inventory Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, American Journal of Business, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, The Journal of Manufacturing Systems, The International Journal of Flexi­ble Manufacturing Systems, Mid American Journal of Business, The International Journal of Operations and Production Management, The International Journal of Production Econom­ics, The International Journal of Forecasting, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, The International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, The Journal of Supply Chain Management, and others.

He is on the editorial board of several academic journals and has served as the editor in chief of the American Journal of Business.

He has authored several popular textbooks in the field of Supply Chain Management. He coordinates the Farmer School of Business’ highly ranked Supply Chain Management Program at Miami University.

He has served on the Midwest DSI board for many years in a variety of roles including president and program chair for the MWDSI annual conference in 2003 and 2009. He served on the board of directors for the Supply Chain Council ( from 2008-2014. He is SCOR-S certified and has incorporated SCOR-S into his teaching with over 250 of his students certified through 2014. He has served on the APICS Board of Directors (2014) and now serves on the APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors.



Wade M. Chumney

Wade Chumney joined the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics in August 2014. Prior to that he was employed at Georgia Tech as the Cecil B. Day Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Law in the Scheller College of Business since 2009. He was previously an assistant professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and a visiting lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Professor Chumney also spent five years in private practice before embarking on an academic career.

His research agenda focuses on the interplay between business ethics, law and technology: focusing on intellectual property, data privacy and security, and the impact of the Internet. Professor Chumney has been an invited speaker at several prestigious universities, including: the University of Michigan Patent Law Colloquium in 2012, ICN Business School International Business Seminar in 2012, and the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School Spring Privacy Speaker Series in 2011. Additionally, he has been invited to present his research at numerous peer-reviewed conferences to discuss his areas of interest. He has also received several honors for his research. In 2011, he was awarded the SEALSB Young Scholar Award of Excellence by the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In 2009, he was awarded the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award by the Belmont University College of Business Administration. The same year, he received a best paper award from the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE). In 2008, he accepted a Distinguished Proceedings Paper Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). Additionally, he was honored with the Holmes-Cardozo Best Paper Award from ALSB, the highest honor given by the academy to a piece of legal scholarship in a given year.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Professor Chumney has a Juris Doctor from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Dakota State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College.



Wanning Sun

Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies, University of Technology Sydney

Wanning Sun researches and supervises research students in a number of areas, including Chinese media and cultural studies; rural to urban migration and social change in contemporary China; soft power, public diplomacy and diasporic Chinese media. Wanning is the author of three single-authored monographs Leaving China: Media, Migration, and Transnational Imagination (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Maid in China: Media, Morality and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries (Routledge, 2009), and Subaltern China: Rural Migrants, Media, and Cultural Practices ( Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). She has edited numerous volumes, including Media and the Chinese Diaspora: Community, Communications and Commerce (Routledge, 2006). She is a member of the editorial board for several journals, including Media International Australia (ANZCA), Asian Journal of Communication, and Communication, Culture & Critique (ICA).



Wendy O'Brien

Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University

Dr Wendy O’Brien lecturers in Criminology and conducts research on human rights and international justice. Wendy's current research focuses on children's access to justice, and on the legal responses to violence against women, children and LGBTI identified individuals. Wendy also conducts work on the practical implementation of public policy with a particular focus on the evaluation of responses to women and children in contexts of sexual assault. Recent publications include scholarly articles in the International Journal of Children’s Rights, and the Human Rights Law Review.

Prior to her appointment at Deakin, Wendy served seven years as Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Crime Commission where she conducted intelligence led research, and provided policy advice on issues of sexual violence and the wellbeing of children.



Wilfred Dolfsma

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean (Teaching), Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, Loughborough University

Wilfred is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development. Wilfred has taught at bachelor, master, MBA, and PhD levels, in a number of different programmes and countries on the core themes of his academic research. His research focuses on collaboration for innovation, within and between organisations. Wilfred has consulted a number of large and small firms as well as government and NGO organisations.

Trained as both an economist and a philosopher, Wilfred focuses his research and teaching on collaboration within and between organisations to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship. The approaches taken include social network analysis, (gift) exchange theory, and institutional theory. He has published award winning books and articles, in a range of international academic journals.


Wilfred is involved in a number of projects with leading firms and academics across different continents. He is keen to collaborate with organisations that seek to improve their innovative performance, providing advise in exchange for research collaboration.


Wilfred supervises PhD projects that focus on the antecedents for and effects of innovation for large as well as small firms, in particular the strategic implications for firms of their strategic choices where innovation is a key research focus.


Wilfred is an editor-in-chief of the Review of Social Economy, associate editor of Innovation Management Policy and Practice, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Organisational Change Management.



Will Harvey

Research interests
Skilled migration
Corporate reputation
Talent management
Business and political elites
Social networks

Will’s research focuses on three areas. First, on the mobility, economic impact and social networks of highly skilled migrants. Specifically, he is focusing on the management of global talent in a range of economic sectors across different countries. Second, on how reputation and leadership is built and sustained within different types of institutions, with a particular focus on professional service firms. Third, on some of the methodological, fieldwork and practical challenges with interviewing business and political elites.



William Brink

After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and then a masters degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. William Brink, CPA, CFP began his career in public accounting working for McGladrey in Wilmington, NC. These years of professional experience would prove to be helpful as Dr. Brink attended the University of South Carolina for his doctoral degree in Accountancy. Today, Dr. Brink lives in Oxford Ohio and is an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Miami University.



William Feuerman

Course Director (B Des Arch), Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Technology Sydney

William Feuerman is the founder and principal of Office Feuerman, a Sydney-based design office, founded in New York in 2007. Before starting Office Feuerman, William worked at several leading international architecture firms including five years at Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York.

Feuerman has coordinated and taught in graduate and undergraduate architecture programs in Australia and the United States, including Columbia University GSAPP, the University of Pennsylvania, and the interior design program at Pratt Institute. Since 2012, he has been the Course Director for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture Program and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Feuerman received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD) from Columbia University, GSAPP and a Bachelors of Architecture (BARCH) from the California College of the Arts. He came to Sydney in 2010 via New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.



William Irwin

Professor of Philosophy, King's College

Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series. Author of the forthcoming book, Free Market Existentialism: Capitalism without Consumerism.



William Watkin

Professor of Contemporary Philosophy and Literature, Brunel University London

I am one of the leading experts on contemporary, continental philosophy in particular as regards how it relates to contemporary political situations. I specialise in the work of Agamben, Badiou, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze. I also work extensively on violence, conflict, terrorism, world politics and technology.

I teach a course on violence at Brunel University specialising in issues of capital punishment, technology, terrorism, surveillance and control. I have recently published articles in the media on ISIS decapitations and on the crisis in capital punishment in the US.

I have also published academic work on violence, for example: “Agamben, Benjamin and the Indifference of Violence” in Towards a Critique of Violence: Benjamin and Agamben. London: Bloomsbury, July 2015.

I am currently working with my agent on a book about the way digital technology has changed our relationship towards violence and death. Provisionally entitled "Snuff" it stretches from the use of social media to develop an intimate digital relationship with images of extreme violence, to the way digital technologies such as drones distances us from acts of war making them seem no more real than video games.



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