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Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.


Q13 | November 30, 2020
Expert predicts changes to the future of Black Friday following COVID-19 | Q13

Marketing experts say the Black Friday shopping tradition could be very different in the future after the impacts of the pandemic. Jeff Shulman, professor of finance at the UW, is interviewed.


The Seattle Times | November 16, 2020
Economic pain from new COVID-19 restrictions will be uneven, after Washington governor Inslee’s order | The Seattle Times

With a second wave of business shutdowns and other restrictions barely a day from taking effect, business leaders and economists were bracing for new economic shocks with only modest prospects for significant government aid. And some of the worst pain will strike sectors already hard hit during the pandemic. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.


Forbes | November 10, 2020
Indiana University tops new list of best online MBA programs | Forbes

The online MBA program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business moved up to a No. 1 finish in the fourth annual ranking of the world’s best online MBA programs from PoetsandQuants.com. The online program of the UW’s Foster School of Business is ranked No. 9.


BBC | November 9, 2020
What turns a product into a global phenomenon? | BBC

There are countless products to buy, but only some hit a vaulted status of “must have.” What propels a single item into being a sensation? Hema Yoganarasimhan, associate professor of marketing at the UW, is quoted.


The New York Times | November 2, 2020
How to manage your career during COVID-19 | The New York Times

Plenty of offices will be empty until well into 2021, so there’s no time like the present to seek feedback from the boss and brush up on your skills. Elizabeth Umphress, professor of management at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | October 23, 2020
New jobless claims fall in Washington, but doubts rise over federal relief | The Seattle Times

Even as fewer Washingtonians filed for unemployment last week, experts warned that preelection politics could hold up much needed federal funds for the hundreds of thousands of state residents already left jobless by COVID-19. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, is interviewed.


KOMO 4 | October 22, 2020
Amazon’s work from home policy means ‘tale of two cities’ for Seattle, Kent | KOMO 4

Amazon’s decision to allow many employees to work from home until next summer is having dramatically different effects on two Puget Sound cities – Seattle and Kent. Jeff Shulman, professor of finance at the UW, is interviewed.


Yahoo! News | October 15, 2020
Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep, workday productivity | Yahoo! News

During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night’s sleep and contribute to a better day’s work to follow. Christopher Barnes, associate professor of management at the UW, and Wei Jee Ong, a doctoral student in business at the UW, are mentioned.


GeekWire | September 10, 2020
Tech Moves: Smartsheet, Qumulo, Zipwhip add board directors; Bardy hires a new president; Maven co-founder steps down; and more | GeekWire

Seattle data storage startup Qumulo added Elissa Fink, an adjunct professor of business at the UW, to its board of directors.


The Seattle Times | September 8, 2020
What will happen to Seattle’s empty office towers when COVID-19 ends? | The Seattle Times

As many white-collar employers extend into next year the work-from-home policies they instituted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a vast amount of vertical space in downtown Seattle is leased but empty. It’s not clear when workers might begin trickling back into that space or what could become of it in the meantime. Jeff Shulman, professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.


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