Coles College Faculty Share Their Expert Opinions on Cyber Security, Credit Card Rewards, and Economic Climate

KENNESAW, Ga. | Feb 13, 2023

Faculty from the Michael J. Coles College of Business faculty give insight on recent pressing matters in the media. Below are the recent faculty featured on several platforms to discuss current topics.

Roger Tutterow
Roger Tutterow, director of the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University, was recently featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution,which covered a presentation at Cobb Energy Center on the state of the economy as a result of the pandemic. Tutterow believes the pandemic has left the economy less efficient than it was before the pandemic, and that a recession is likely in 2023.

See the full article on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Russell Spears
With eggs being 60 percent more expensive than last year, shoppers across the country continue to feel the impact of inflation on their daily lives. The Miami Herald spoke with Russell Spears, assistant professor of economics, on how continued inflation and the recent avian flu are affecting the cost of this staple of every kitchen, and how he expects the price disruption to be a temporary one.

See the full article on The Miami Herald

Andy Green
Texts from scammers impersonating the United States Postal Service are becoming increasingly common, with the perpetrators convincing consumers to click on fraudulent tracking links. Assistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance Andy Green warns that, during the recent holiday season, cyber attackers took advantage of distracted holiday shoppers, convincing them to click on links they should not have. Green spoke to 13 WMAZ on how shoppers can better spot these malicious emails.

See the full article on 13WMAZ

Randy S. Stuart
Randy S. Stuart, associate Professor of Marketing in the Department. of Marketing and Professional Sales, was featured as an expert in a recent WalletHub piece urging shoppers to take full advantage of rewards credit cards. She also shares the biggest/most common mistakes that rewards credit card users make.

See the full article on WalletHub

Stefano Mazzotta
WalletHub also shared expert advice from Stefano Mazzotta, Ph.D. Professor of Economics and Finance on uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. He urged consumers to consider their comfort with risk before determining whether they should purchase uninsured motorist insurance.

See the full article on WalletHub

Prachi Gala
ValuePenguin recently published a piece on the 10 Largest Auto insurance Companies in 2023. Prachi Gala, Assistant Professor of Marketing, was featured as an expert speaking on the factors shoppers should consider when selecting an insurance provider and whether an insurance company’s market share correlates to actual customer value.

See the full article on ValuePenguin

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