Austin E. Cofrin

School of Business

September 2018


Our faculty Dr. Ranganathan and Dr. Gurtu published their work in a premier journal recently. Their work on advertising related to texting and driving was published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing which is ranked as "B" in the Australian Business Dean's Council list. Their work can be  found here: Henley, W.H., Ranganathan, & S.K., & Gurtu, A. (2018). Improving effectiveness of public service advertisements to prevent texting and driving of American youth. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.1626

In light of this year’s centennial anniversary of The New State: Group Organization, the Solution of Popular Government, Mary Follett’s ideas are explored in a forthcoming centennial celebration book titled The Future of Progressivism: Applying Follettian Thinking to Contemporary Issues. The contributing authors explore how Follett’s particular type of pragmatist thinking holds promise in the face of global crises spanning climate change, social fragmentation, economic transformation, and political upheaval. Dr. Vallari Chandna is a contributing author to this special edited volume and her chapter titled

"Dynamic Holism in Enterprise: Follettian Integration as a Method for Achieving Sustainability" has been accepted for publication and is currently in-print. 

Dr. Chandna was also interviewed on WPR’s Central time on the subject of grocery shopping evolution, discussing the varied options, user demographics, changing shopping preferences and U.S. and global patterns of online grocery shopping. Her radio segment is available for listening here: https://www.wpr.org/listen/1325456