Jodi Pelkowski Appointed As Faculty Advisor for Barton School Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University has announced that Dr. Jodi Pelkowski will serve as a faculty advisor for the Barton School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the International Business Honor Society that recognizes and honors top performing students from business schools accredited by The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Beta Gamma Sigma was established in 1969 and provides students with a variety of events including guest speakers, professional development activities, community service opportunities and networking with alumni and members of the business community.

“Dr. Jodi Pelkowski's appointment as faculty advisor for the Barton School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society marks a pivotal moment for our School. With her guidance, we embark on a journey to elevate standards, foster deeper connections, and inspire unparalleled student achievement.", said Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the Barton School of Business.

Pelkowski is an associate professor in the Economics department within the Barton School. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses as well as Executive MBA program classes. She has also served as the undergraduate advisor to economics majors and advisor to the economics student groups, Omicron Delta Epsilon and Economists Anonymous. Pelkowski has won several teaching awards including the WSU Excellence in Teaching Award, the WSU Academy for Effective Teaching Award and the TAN Excellence in Academic Advising award. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, labor economics and sports economics. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

“My passion for working with students is driven by the excitement of current and past students sharing with me their success stories – whether they are excelling in a project, securing a job offer or thriving in their careers as alumni,” said Pelkowski. “I look forward to the opportunity as the Beta Gamma Sigma advisor to continue working with high-achieving students studying all aspects of business.”

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