December 6, 2023

Garcia Publishes in Computational Economics

Christopher Garcia, assistant professor in the College of Business, recently had his article “Winner Determination Algorithms for Combinatorial Auctions with Sub-cardinality Constraints” accepted for publication in Computational Economics. The paper will be published in December but is already available at:

Phillips to Present at International Conference

Nichole Phillips, assistant professor in the College of Business, recently had her co-authored conference paper Estimating the Likelihood of Strategy Implementation Failure: An Exploration of Middle Managers’ Markers accepted for presentation and inclusion in the program of the Eastern Academy of Management International’s Managing in a Global Economy XVI Conference taking place in Lima, Peru from June 21-25, 2015.

Zhao Publishes in Journal of Management Analytics

Xiaofeng Zhao, associate professor in the College of Business, recently had his co-authored article “Analyzing the time buffer in the Theory of Constraints based lean operations” published in the Journal of Management Analytics, Volume 1, Issue 3.


Spring Training

Dancing the Macarena with a giant squirrel named Nutzy on top of a dugout wasn’t exactly what Kayla Crawford had in mind when she signed up for her summer internship.

Richardson Publishes Business Column

Lynne Richardson, dean of the College of Business, is publishing a a regular column in the Free Lance-Star. She writes about various aspects of finance and economics. Check out the latest column: Dale Carnegie’s message is timeless.

Cultivating a Career

A business leadership course at the University of Mary Washington so inspired Drew Miller last summer that he took matters into his own hands.

Cultivating a Career

Drew Miller '14, an enterprising business graduate, joins corporate headquarters.

Richardson Participates in Leadership Symposium

Lynne Richardson participated in a panel discussion, “Tips for Leaning In,” at the NCAA/NACWAA Women’s Leadership Symposium on May 21 in Charlotte, N.C. Other participants were the athletic directors at Salem College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  NACWAA is the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators. Lynne was invited in her dual roles as UMW’s faculty athletics representative and Dean of the College of Business.


Martinette Presents at International Conference and Publishes Articles

Louis A. Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, presented “The Role of Innovation In The History Of Commerce: Toward A College Course” at the International Conference of The Association of Global Management Studies being held at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on May 20 and 21. The paper is authored by Martinette, Todd Coates, a 2014 UMW MBA graduate, and Michael T. Lehman. The paper will be published in the proceedings.

In addition, Martinette, Alice Obenchain-Leeson, Gladys Gomez, and Jessica Webb’s article “Relationship Between Learning Orientation And Business Performance And The Moderating Effect Of Competitive Advantage:  An Accounting Services Firm’s Perspective,” will appear in the July/August issue of the International Business & Economics Research Journal. 

Entrepreneur to Serve as UMW’s Executive-in-Residence, Feb. 26-27

Matt Ernst ’94, chairman of Walnut Grove Holdings, LLC, will serve as the University of Mary Washington’s Executive-in-Residence for 2013-2014. He will visit his alma mater on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 27.

Matt Ernst '94

Matt Ernst ’94

During his two-day trip, Ernst will speak to regional business leaders about the risks and lessons of entrepreneurship and will meet with students and alumni in the College of Business. He also will lead discussions on Thursday, Feb. 27 for faculty, staff and students. For a full schedule of events, visit

Ernst founded Amentra, a provider of systems integration services, in early 2000 and served as the company’s chief executive officer until shortly after its sale in 2008 to Red Hat, one of the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. Under Ernst’s guidance and leadership Amentra became one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country. Ernst was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007. He currently serves as chairman of Walnut Grove Holdings, LLC, an investment company focusing on early stage technology companies. He received a bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington in 1994.

Established in 1989, the Executive-in-Residence program is coordinated through the UMW College of Business and the Division of Advancement and University Relations.  Since its inception, the program has brought more than 40 well-known and established business leaders to the university.