Meet Shannon Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of supply chain management and analytics

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Dr. Shannon Harris chose to pursue a research-based career because it allows her to investigate problems that matter to her. Dr. Harris hopes that her research findings will help others in the communities around her.

Research areas of expertise:

  • Healthcare Scheduling
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Social Justice in Healthcare Operations

Meet Chris Herrington, Ph.D.

Associate professor of economics

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Dr. Chris Herrington has been passionate about research and economics since his undergraduate days.  He believes academic research is very fundamental, as researchers are adding new facts, ideas and explanations to the existing stock of human knowledge.

Research areas of expertise:

  • Macroeconomics and Growth
  • Human Capital
  • Higher Education

Meet Chris Reina, Ph.D.

Associate professor of management and entrepreneurship

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Dr. Christopher Reina is deeply motivated to use data and scientific methods to reinforce the importance of the human skills and competencies that ensure our workplaces are places where we can thrive and flourish - leadership, compassion, mindfulness, inclusion & belonging, and well-being.

Research areas of expertise: 

  • Leadership and Mindfulness
  • Caring and Compassion
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Research Highlights

AI is A-OK at discovering patterns in data

AI is A-OK at discovering patterns in data

Tuesday, January 17

Paul Brooks and co-authors investigate artificial intelligence

VCU breaks into top 50 of public research universities in the U.S.

VCU breaks into top 50 of public research universities in the U.S.

Tuesday, December 20

New ranking from the National Science Foundation is achieved ahead of the schedule set by the university.

Are you having an ideal, disengaged or toxic work day? It matters

Are you having an ideal, disengaged or toxic work day? It matters

Thursday, October 6

VCU School of Business researchers Alexander McKay, Mayoor Mohan and Chris Reina identify five types of work days—and how to avoid the bad ones.

DEI administrators face five barriers to effective action in intercollegiate sports, research finds

DEI administrators face five barriers to effective action in intercollegiate sports, research finds

Monday, July 25

Overcoming these barriers is crucial to successfully advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Being mindful can improve your interactions with co-workers, new study finds

Being mindful can improve your interactions with co-workers, new study finds

Thursday, June 30

When individuals bring mindfulness to work, it infuses their workplace interactions, according to a study by VCU Business associate professor Christopher Reina, Ph.D.

The 4 types of work days and how they impact employee performance

The 4 types of work days and how they impact employee performance

Monday, June 27

Alexander McKay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at VCU School of Business, shared his expertise and research findings with the U.S Chamber of Commerce on how to boost employee creativity. .

Policy Experiments and Financial Regulation: Using Laboratory Methods to Evaluate Responses to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis

Policy Experiments and Financial Regulation: Using Laboratory Methods to Evaluate Responses to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis

Wednesday, June 15

VCU Authors: Douglas Davis, Director of Research and Professor of Economics, and Oleg Korenok, Professor of Economics

Stressors and Social Resources at Work: The Buffering Effects of LMX, POS, and their Interaction on Employee Attitudes

Stressors and Social Resources at Work: The Buffering Effects of LMX, POS, and their Interaction on Employee Attitudes

Friday, June 3

VCU Authors: Andra Serban, Assistant Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship and Chris Reina, Associate Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship

Human-Robot Collaboration: A Multilevel and Integrated Leadership Framework

Human-Robot Collaboration: A Multilevel and Integrated Leadership Framework

Thursday, June 2

VCU Author: Andra Serban, Assistant Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship

Distortions in a Segment of the Commercial Office Market: The Case of Medical Office Buildings

Distortions in a Segment of the Commercial Office Market: The Case of Medical Office Buildings

Thursday, June 2

VCU Author: Brent Smith, Professor and CoStar Group Endowed Chair in Real Estate Analytics