Dr. Bill McCumber keeps his finger on the pulse of the finance world, and his roles at Louisiana Tech make him an important figure in the ever-evolving College of Business. In this episode, he talks about the Student Managed Investment Fund (pronounced “smif” for fun) and the growth it has experienced thanks to the efforts […]
30. Patrick Scott: Keeping it REAL
College of Business professor Dr. Patrick Scott joins Tonya Oaks Smith on this week’s episode to talk about everything from growing up as a drummer to creativity in the field of economics. He also discusses the annual Regional Economic Analysis of Louisiana (REAL) Report, an in-depth quarterly project completed by economics students and faculty that […]
27. Tom Stafford: Don’t Open That Attachment
In this episode, Tonya Oaks Smith talks cybersecurity with J.E. Barnes Professor of Computer Information Systems Dr. Tom Stafford. He recently had a new article, “Platform-Dependent Computer Security Complacency: The Unrecognized Insider Threat” published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Stafford recently evolved the theory of Cybersecurity Complacency to describe the actions and views of well-meaning, […]
26. WRLDINVSN: The Power of Passion
This episode was recorded in the podcast studio at WRLDINVSN’s newest headquarters, a massive warehouse in Ruston serving their day-to-day operations. Co-founders of the WRLDINVSN brand, Marlon Watts and Nicholas Clark, have a lot to say about Louisiana Tech University helping them turn a passion project into a million-dollar clothing company. The 2019 Young Alumni […]
From passion project to nationwide movement: WRLDINVSN is taking over
Marlon Watts (’18, Management) and Nicholas Clark (’18, Graphic Design), co-founders of WLRDINVSN, show passion for their business and determination to succeed.
Student Managed Investment Fund seed grows into hands-on learning
The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) within the College of Business is now one of the largest undergraduate student investment funds in the state thanks to generous commitments from leadership donors in the College of Business.