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Gordon Ford College of Business Staff

Mariah Yates
Mariah Yates
- Assistant Professor - Management

Business Communication Fundamentals

Organization and Management

Ethics & Critical Thinking

Organizational Behavior


Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, Management, 2018

M.B.A, Western Kentucky University, 2012

B.A., Western Kentucky University, Corporate Communication, 2007


Dr. Yates has a research stream that focuses on sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethical issues from the micro perspective. She has presented her research at several academic conferences, including, the Academy of Management annual meeting, the MBAA International conference, the Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, the Small Business Institute conference, the International Conference on Advances in Management, and the Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business conference. Dr. Yates’ research has been published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Small Business in a Global Economy.  Dr. Yates was the recent recipient of an Aim High grant, a competitive internal grant within the Gordon Ford College of Business.  Aim High grants are awarded to faculty members who put forth compelling research proposals that display strong potential for publication in high-quality journals.  While earning her MBA, Dr. Yates was recognized for the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Gordon Ford College of Business.  During her PhD program, Dr. Yates was recognized multiple times for her teaching excellence through the Dean’s List of Teaching Excellence and she was selected as the Management Department nominee for the Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students at the Carl Lindner College of Business.  Dr. Yates has a professional background in managing her family’s small business.

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