Faculty & Staff News

Autry for Wall Street Journal: Sweatshops Are ‘Unnecessary Business Risk’

Wall Street Journal

Chad Autry, William J. Taylor Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business, was a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal on August 17. In his column, “Sweatshops Hurt the Bottom Line,” Autry writes, “Companies with a long-term perspective on economic performance know that offshoring production to a factory full of safety hazards isn’t a path to profit. On the contrary, it creates unnecessary business risk.”

Barton Talks to Bloomberg About the Question ‘Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?’

Ben Barton, Helen and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law, in the Bloomberg article “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” says willful ignorance kept law schools accepting students even as the legal business was declining. The article features sample bar exam test questions labeled “Could You Pass the Bar Exam?”

Lewis is the Quest Scholar of the Week


Jioni Lewis, assistant professor of psychology, was recently named the recipient of the nationally competitive 2015 Carolyn Payton Early Career Professional Award from Division 35 of the American Psychological Association. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Lewis as its Scholar of the Week.

Gordon Talks to MPR About Infidelity

Kristina Coop Gordon, a UT psychology professor who specializes in the study and treatment of relationship dysfunction, was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on whether views on infidelity are changing in relation to the recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website.