Using case studies to teach creates a classroom culture that emphasizes asking good questions over seeking cut-and-dried answers.

He first joined ASU in 1979 as a research associate in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Then he joined the business school before the Department of Information Systems was born, and was a key player in developing the undergraduate and graduate IS programs. He spent the rest of his career at the W. P. Carey School, staying on as an emeritus professor after his retirement in 2011. He died Jan. 4, at the age of 71.

Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work, as well as how we gain skills and knowledge by influencing the way we access information. Research Assistant Professor Christos Makridis wants to understand how people can thrive in an era of rapid technological change — and learn at the same time.

W. P. Carey Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and CEO of the Arizona State University Global Sport Institute, Kenneth Shropshire studies sports and social impact, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He provides some more context and his thoughts about the U.S. women’s national soccer team push for pay equity.

Lauren Chenarides, an assistant professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness, spoke with W. P. Carey news to discuss ways public entities and private businesses can help bring fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole meals to impoverished areas.