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Dr. Jose Lineros

Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Jose Lineros has been elected president of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA) North Texas Chapter for a two-year term.

As a member of ISACA since 2000, Lineros has held various board positions over the years, including vice president of certification, vice president of academic relations, vice president of education, and most recently, vice president of programs.

“I feel the presidency will give me a chance to promote higher education, and UNT in particular, as a leader in the field of cybersecurity and IT audit,” said Lineros.

ISACA has more than 200 chapters throughout the world and serves to support those working in information systems audit, security, risk, and control through education, networking and volunteer opportunities.

With nearly 4,000 IT professionals in the DFW area, the North Texas chapter is among the largest in the world.

“It’s a great honor for Jose, and his position brings excellent visibility to UNT Accounting,” said Don and Donna Millican Chair in Accounting Dr. Ananth Seetharaman.



Paige Newcomb ('22)

Paige Newcomb decided to pursue Human Resources (HR) at UNT in 2018, making the journey to Denton from Austin, Texas. Selecting this major was a natural choice, since her mother was a HR generalist and thoroughly familiarized her with the field from a young age. Newcomb was also drawn to HR’s far-reaching, integral nature in many corporations, which ensured that she would always have the freedom to work in a multitude of industries.

Newcomb served as the vice president of Risk Management for Pi Beta Phi before her promotion to chapter president in 2021. This notable position allowed her to engage in effective teamwork on a local and regional level, to ensure her coworkers’ wellbeing, and to practice strong leadership.

In January 2022, Newcomb accepted the role of HR intern with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. She contributed to the company’s vocational student outreach by introducing Handshake to their recruitment manager. Newcomb enjoys working with her team and appreciates the abundance of learning and hands-on experience. She also values the opportunity to explore connections between HR, corporate operations and the baseball industry.



Dean's Circle of Excellence

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Deans of the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business have propelled our college forward. Please watch the video above to see the impact of our Deans' efforts throughout the past 75 years.

To help us continue on this trajectory of educational excellence, we invite you to join the Dean's Circle of Excellence. Your investment in our students is an investment in the future of business. Become a member today:


New research suggests adding ink can add dollars

According to a 1993 article titled: “From Punishment to Expression: A History of Tattoos in Corrections,” a rise in tattoos and their correlation with incarceration during the 1930s provoked negative responses from employers.

Nearly 100 years later, however, new research suggests a very different employer perspective.

G. Brint Ryan Chair in Entrepreneurship Jeremy Short, alongside UNT PhD Candidate Paula A. Kincaid and Professor Marcus T. Wolfe of The University of Oklahoma, released findings that link tattoos with entrepreneurial success in their study, “Got ink, get paid? Exploring the impact of tattoo visibility on crowdfunding performance."

"We found that entrepreneurs revealing their tattoos on crowdfunding campaigns experience a significant increase in crowdfunding performance," said Short. "Using 619 crowdfunding campaigns on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, our results suggest this increase in crowdfunding performance is likely attributed to backers’ perception of the entrepreneur’s or venture’s creativity."

Looking at numbers of supporters and total amounts pledged, Short and his co-authors also found "that visible tattoo displays can be particularly beneficial for campaigns that are lower in alternative displays of creativity, such as creative language or imaginative writing."

Simply put--entrepreneurs shouldn't hide their tattoos on crowdfunding platforms.

While further research can be done to explain potential relationships between types of tattoo expressions (i.e. color usage in tattoos) and positive crowdfunding performance, these initial findings provide a sigh of relief for thousands of inked businessmen and women.



Doctoral student selected as AAA representative

UNT’s own Monica Kabutey was selected to represent The American Accounting Association (AAA) at the 38th annual European Accounting Association (EAA) Doctoral Colloquium.

The EAA Doctoral Colloquium serves as a platform for a select group of doctoral accounting students to receive feedback from, and network with, esteemed academics in their field.

Past AAA representatives have historically been selected from Ivy League schools, but Kabutey’s resume stood out from a pool of more than 100 highly qualified candidates.

“Every year PhD-granting schools in the US nominate a student to represent their school at the AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium. The AAA then selects one student to represent the AAA at the EAA Doctoral Colloquium,” explained Kabutey.

As the sole AAA representative, Kabutey’s flight to Europe, accommodations, and food were all sponsored by the AAA and EAA. Taking place in Bergen, Norway, she was able to network with other respected colleagues from around the world and present her research on “Investor’s Reactions to Critical Audit Matter Disclosures.”

Humbled by the opportunity, Kabutey attributes her academic success in part to the faculty who mentored and trained her along the way.

“My advisor and dissertation chair, Dr. Jesse Robertson, has played and continues to play a pivotal role in my academic career. I have also received tremendous support from all the faculty members in the Accounting department,” said Kabutey.

Kabutey hopes to build upon these experiences as she pursues a tenure-track assistant professor position upon graduation.

“I am passionate about research and teaching. I have worked as a teaching assistant during my undergraduate studies and as a research assistant during my graduate studies.”

Texas Business Hall of Fame honors Grant Goodrich

The Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) inducted Charles (Grant) Goodrich into their 2022 Class of Scholar & Veteran Future Texas Business Legends.

Goodrich, a UNT media arts major with a minor in marketing, received the Future Texas Business Legend Award as part of this distinguished honor—joining the rank of nearly 800 other TBHF awardees from past years.

Although Goodrich isn't expected to graduate until Fall 2022, that hasn't stopped him from kicking off his career early. His sole proprietorship, Goodrich Productions, curates multi-media content for organizations throughout DFW--with more than 40 productions already on his resume.

While his abilities as a savvy businessman likely gave him a leg up on the competition, Goodrich mostly attributes earning the TBHF award to a bit of hard work and determination.

"I applied last year as well and worked hard on my application, but was unfortunately not accepted for the award. But I did not want to give up. I contacted the directors of the Texas Business Hall of Fame and asked them how I could improve my application. I stayed in close contact with members of the Texas Business Hall of Fame to make sure I could prepare my application to be the very best it could be. Through tenacity and grit, I was able to look past the failure of last year and work to better myself and keep fighting for my dreams and aspirations," explained Goodrich.

One of the educators that Goodrich recounts as an influencer of his academic success is UNT Professor Anat Barnir.

"I want to give a big thanks to Dr. Anat Barnir... Dr. Barnir helped me throughout the entire application process and answered all the questions I had about the application. She has done so much to help RCOB students, like myself, to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities for college students out there."

TBHF awardees will celebrate together in November, during the annual Scholar & Veteran Luncheon in Houston.


Supply Chain Management Program ranked best in Texas, top ten in North America

UNT’s undergraduate Supply Chain program has risen again in the rankings, landing a spot among the top ten in North America.

According to Gartner’s biennial Top 25 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate Program Report, UNT ranked 6th—above all other Texas institutions, including Texas A&M (22nd), Texas Christian University (17th), UT Austin (13th), University of Houston (9th) and UT Dallas (8th)—positioning it as the best undergraduate Supply Chain program in the state.

For the first time, methodology for this year’s rankings assessed fully-online programs, in addition to hybrid and in-person program offerings. Experiential learning and diversity, equity and inclusion were also factors taken into account.

UNT partners with other Hispanic-Serving Research Institutions, forms Alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity


The University of North Texas is among 20 of the nation’s top research universities that announced the formation of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education.

The HSRU Alliance aims to achieve two key goals by 2030:

  • Double the number of Hispanic doctoral students enrolled at Alliance universities
  • Increase by 20% the Hispanic professoriate in Alliance universities

“As a Hispanic-Serving Institution deeply dedicated to helping all students thrive, UNT is proud to be part of a group that is focused on creating access and equity for our Hispanic students,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “In addition to increasing the number of enrolled Hispanic doctoral students, we also are committed to growing a diverse faculty that more closely resembles our student demographics and is best suited to help facilitate our students’ aspirations.”

Published by Trista Moxley, UNT News, June 2022



Alumnus Wilson Jones (’85) and his wife, Jane, donated $5 million to the college earlier this year to create a new career center in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. This generous gift will not only go towards the build out of a space that will serve to better prepare students for successful careers, but it will also fund the hiring of new staff and resources to support the college's growing student body. Working in conjunction with this gift, the Wilson Jones Endowment for Ryan College of Business Career Support Services will provide additional assistance to reach these goals and support services that promote career readiness.

The Dean’s Excellence Fund also provides immediate, essential support to our students. This fund serves as a vital resource to help our students and campus respond to opportunities and challenges as they occur. When you support the Dean’s Excellence Fund, you support the strategic vision of the college by allowing the Dean to have flexibility in directing the use of resources to the priorities of the college during this difficult time.

Frank Dudowicz was an ardent supporter of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. Before he passed away on May 1, 2022, one of his final requests was to have memorials be made to the Ryan College of Business Communications Support Fund, a testament to his ongoing efforts to be a positive force in the UNT community. Donations made to the Communications Support Fund aid Dudowicz’s most recent board efforts to increase brand awareness for the Ryan College of Business. Click here to honor Frank's memory with a gift.



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