For the Media

Welcome to the newsroom for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Our public relations team is available to connect journalists with Michigan Ross thought leaders and faculty experts. Also, we can provide information about our programs, research, and events. We’re all former journalists, so we understand deadlines and the importance of quick responses.

There are many resources here, including fast facts, our faculty expert list, press releases, and photos and images, but for immediate assistance please contact Bridget Vis at  visb@umich.edu

Fast Facts

Need information about Michigan Ross? Here’s a roundup of frequently requested information. 

Official name: Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (use on first reference)

Informal name: Michigan Ross (use on second reference)

Mission: We are committed to building a better world through business. 

  • Sharon F. Matusik, Edward J. Frey Dean of Business 
  • Tom Buchmueller, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
  • Cathy Shakespeare, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
  • Gretchen Spreitzer, Associate Dean for Engaged Learning and Professional Development
  • David Wooten, Associate Dean for One-Year Masters Programs
  • Norm Bishara, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Brad Killaly, Associate Dean for Full-Time MBA Programs
  • Izak Duenyas, Associate Dean for Executive Programs
  • S Sriram, Associate Dean for Part-Time MBA Programs
  • Carolyn Yoon, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chief Inclusion Officer

More information about Ross leadership

  • Year established: 1924
  • 55,000+ alumni in 104 countries 
  • 153 full-time faculty
  • 71 adjunct or visiting faculty 
  • 14 world-class institutes and centers

More Key Facts & Figures

ESG Reporters' Bootcamp 2022: Covering the Truth about Ethical Investing and ESG

Around the globe, the demand for ethical investing is exploding amid shareholder concerns about climate change, social justice, and corporate responsibility.

In 2021, more than $649 billion poured into funds focused on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues, a set of standards used by socially conscious investors to screen investments. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, corporations are pulling out of Russia or suspending their operations. As ESG-labeled funds take in billions, what do journalists need to know to report the truth about them?

In May 2022, the Ross School of Business and the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at the University of Michigan presented three engaging and interactive sessions for journalists on understanding and evaluating industry claims around ESG. We heard from newsmakers, corporate leaders, and Michigan faculty experts on how to look beyond the corporate gloss, dig into data, and bring transparency to this complex and often politicized topic. 

Whether you’re a reporter covering business, climate, social justice, or general news, these sessions were designed to help you understand the most current issues driving the business and investing world. 

Faculty Experts

Michigan Ross is home to many globally recognized thought leaders who put their ideas into action. Ross faculty and staff are available to speak with reporters and share their unique insights and expertise on almost every business-related topic, including entrepreneurship, healthcare, positive leadership, organizational culture, technology, and social impact.

Our Faculty

The following faculty experts can be made available for comment
on the following timely and trending topics:
 

Diversity in business

Cindy Schipani Cindy Schipani
Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Business Law

EXPERTISE: gender diversity in leadership, corporate law/governance

 

Cindy SchipaniScott Page
Williamson Family Professor of Management

EXPERTISE: the functional roles of diversity in complex social systems, the design of political and economic institutions, the role of models in improving our abilities to think, communicate, and design, and the emergence of collective intelligence

 

Corporate activism

Jerry DavisJerry Davis
Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations

EXPERTISE: corporate activism, gig economy, boards of directors, effects of finance on society, social movements, IPOs, tech policy

 

Sustainability and climate change

Andy HoffmanAndy Hoffman
Professor of Management & Organizations, Environment & Sustainability, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise

EXPERTISE: climate change (public opinion, market implications, carbon neutrality), sustainable business more broadly (cultural implications, business strategies for sustainable development)

 

Tom LyonTom Lyon
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

EXPERTISE: climate change policy, including encouraging transparency around political influence and constructive engagement in policy discussions 

 

Healthcare

Sarah MillerSarah Miller
Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

EXPERTISE: healthcare economics/policy, Affordable Care Act

 

thomas buchmuellerTom Buchmueller
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

EXPERTISE: health insurance, healthcare, health-related public policies (served as Senior Health Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama and helped write the Affordable Care Act)

 

Social media and data privacy

Eric SchwartzEric Schwartz
Assistant Professor of Marketing

EXPERTISE: data, data science, valuation/profitability of startups using customer data, data privacy issues, ethics of data and algorithms, machine learning, AI, customer analytics, online advertising/different types of business models around online advertising, streaming media content businesses

 

Marcus CollinsMarcus Collins
LEO Intermittent Lecturer

EXPERTISE: brands and culture, strategic brand marketing, advertising, social media, social media policy

 

To connect with one of our experts, please contact Bridget Vis at visb@umich.edu.