Two scholars at the Lubar School of Business figure prominently in a ranking of the top 2% of scientists in the world in a study by Stanford University.
Belle Rose Ragins, Lubar Professor of Management, and Fatemeh (Mariam) Zahedi, UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Information Technology Management, rank #250 and #265, respectively, out of 35,000 faculty from across the globe who made the top 2% list in the subfield of Business and Management.
The study identifies the top scholars in their field by considering how often their work has been cited over the course of their careers, using data from 1996-2019.
Ragins is an expert in the fields of mentoring, diversity, and positive relationships at work. In addition to authoring over 100 papers for publication in leading academic journals and conferences, she co-authored the book Mentoring and Diversity: An International Perspective. She has received national awards for her research, including the Academy of Management Sage Life-Time Achievement Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management and the Academy of Management Mentoring Legacy Award, as well as nine Best Paper Awards from the National Academy of Management. Ragins is an invited member of the Society for Organizational Behavior and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Society, the Society for the Psychology of Women and the American Psychological Association. She has served on the leading editorial boards in her field, and was Associate Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Review.
Zahedi is internationally recognized for her research in combining theories behavior research and design science to address issues related to web-based systems (such as satisfaction, trust, culture, privacy, security and adoption), interface design and ontology, web/data mining and analytics, intelligent system and personalization, IT strategies, policies for software requirements, and maintenance. Widely published in premier academic journals, she has been the principal investigator on research projects funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), John and Jeanne Byrnes Grant from CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin, and others. She has served on the editorial boards of premier journals in her field, including as senior editor of MIS Quarterly, associate editor of Information Systems Research, as an editorial board member of Journal of MIS and other top journals. Zahedi has been actively involved in multi-disciplinary grant development and has served as an adjunct professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin working on collaborative research.