Lutgert Research

2021 Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship Recipient - Dr. Joseph Liu

2021 Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship Recipient - Dr. Joseph Liu

May 14, 2021 / Joseph Liu / Tags: 2021, Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship

Dr. Joseph Liu began his career as a tax accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP before earning his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. Prior to arriving at FGCU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Management at California State University Chico and a visiting professor for the University Studies Abroad Consortium in Turin, Italy, and Bilbao, Spain. He arrived at FGCU in Fall 2019 to teach upper-level courses in negotiation, global human resource management, and management of compensation. In the short time since earning his Ph.D., Dr. Liu has produced four ABDC A* and three ABDC A ranked journal publications, one of which appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, a premier journal in the management field. His research specialties include Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Human Resource Management. Last year his article in The International Journal of Human Resource Management, “Leveraging the employee voice: A multi-level social learning perspective of ethical leadership,” earned him a 2020 Top Tier Research Award from the College. Dr. Liu also serves as faculty advisor for the FGCU student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Dr. Liu intends to use the professional development funds included in the Howard Research Fellowship to purchase data for a series of laboratory studies to examine the impact of employees’ non-work behavior and expressed attitudes (e.g., social media presence) on leaders’ resource allocation decisions. Insights gleaned from this research will help managers determine fair treatment of their employees' non-work behaviors and could potentially be provided as training to local business leaders through the Southwest Florida Leadership Institute.

2021 Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship Recipient - Dr. Jase Ramsey

2021 Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship Recipient - Dr. Jase Ramsey

May 14, 2021 / Jase Ramsey / Tags: 2021, Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship

Dr. Ramsey’s research specialties include international business travel, global strategy, Latin America, and cultural intelligence. In the past five years, he has produced 10 A-level or higher publications and coauthored the textbook, Navigating Commerce in Latin America. Last year’s research paper, “A Conservation of Resources Schema for Exploring the Influential Forces for Air-travel Stress,” appeared in the A* journal Tourism Management. His work regarding the relationship between stress and domestic and international air travel led to interviews with Fox News, NBC, and the Washington Post. In all, Dr. Ramsey’s work has been cited more than 1,400 times and ranks an h-index of 17 on Google Scholar. A 2020 refereed review article appearing in the European Journal of International Management named him as one of the most prolific researchers on cultural intelligence. “My research focuses on why some individuals innovate better than others when they are in a foreign country,” says Dr. Ramsey. “This guides my teaching in global strategy by shaping how students recognize problems in local businesses. They then work with those businesses to understand the problems deeply, and ultimately attempt to solve those problems.” Dr. Ramsey serves as the inaugural research coordinator in Lutgert’s Management Department, helping take research ideas within the department to fruition in terms of publication and impactful media citations. He also coordinates the Department’s Coffee with Colleagues series. Dr. Ramsey plans to use the Howard Research Fellowship to start new research with specific focus on the Southwest Florida region, including an investigation of the impact of cultural intelligence on acculturation, entrepreneurial alertness, and innovativeness in Southwest Florida. Dr. Ramsey came to FGCU in 2019 from St. Louis University, where he was a faculty member of International Business. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Alabama and Fundacao Dom Cabral in Brazil. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Bamberg in Germany. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina.