Faculty insights on today's business topics

Florida State University’s College of Business is home to some of the world’s foremost experts. Keepers and teachers of knowledge rooted in industry experience and generated by years of their own research, our faculty are frequently called upon by corporations, governing bodies and national or international media to share their perspectives. Read on for their latest insights on issues and practices relevant to today’s global marketplace.

FSU Accounting

So here we are, in the most loathsome time of year, and we're not referring to the weather. We're talking about tax season. See? We made you wince. We offer five faculty members from Florida State University's College of Business to help ease the anxiety of the paperwork, personal allowances and, if you're late, penalties of filing your taxes.

Chuck Nyce

Professor Charles Nyce is available to comment on Florida's crisis-ridden property-insurance market ahead of the state Legislature's second special session on the matter.

Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you're overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You're probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl.

William Christiansen

The College of Business has two experts to discuss interest rates, investments and the economy: William Christiansen, an expert on macroeconomic policy and economic performance issues, and Steven Perfect, who can discuss the effects of rate increases on investments.

Charles Nyce

Charles Nyce, an expert in catastrophic-risk financing and corporate-risk management, says "It's not a crisis from the Florida homeowner's position, yet — but it's a crisis in the insurance market, for sure."

Guangzhi Shang

Guangzhi Shang, a cryptocurrency expert in Florida State University's College of Business, offers no prediction on the value or use of Bitcoin, but he doesn't see it soon rivaling credit and debit cards in everyday purchases.

Mariya Letdin

Mariya Letdin – News reports have described it as "hot," "overheated" and even "scorching." We're talking about residential real estate. It's not only a Florida phenomenon. "The price increases in Idaho and Wyoming are nuts -- they're doubling."

Amazon Outage

Lance Kerwin, who once worked in information technology and served Fortune 500 clients such as The Walt Disney Company, reflected Wednesday on any company’s decision to start using a cloud-computing platform and service.

David King

Dr. David King - “Promoting office rivalry creates a more political atmosphere at work that hinders collaboration and it can contribute to employee burnout. This results in lower productivity and potentially higher employee turnover.


Dr. Noyan Ilk and Dr. Guangzhi Shang – The survival of businesses impacted by social distancing relies not only on cash infusions in the short-term, but also on reviving the consumer demand for their products/ services in the long-term. Reviving consumer demand is especially important for avoiding a total economic collapse at a macro-level after the imminent threat of the pandemic has been overcome (Shefrin 2020) …