How Much Time Do Families Really Spend on Their Cellphones?
ABC's Good Morning America: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is the featured expert in this “Good Morning America” segment with ABC reporter Mara Schiavocampo addressing families and their use of cellphones. The story centers on a Philadelphia family of four, who allowed their cellphone use to be tracked for a week. Tracking was done using video cameras and a smartphone app. Roberts, known nationally and internationally for his research on smartphone addiction and its effects, flew to Philadelphia to film the segment, in which he meets with the family to discuss their smartphone habits and shares tips to help them curb their use and break away from the pull of technology.
Cell Phone Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is featured in this story discussing the positives and negatives of cellphone use, cellphone-free zones and proper use of technology. Roberts’ new book, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?,” addresses smartphone addiction, etiquette and technology’s effects on relationships.
Turning Hobbies into Jobs
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed as an expert source for this story about women who have taken the steps to turn their hobbies into jobs. Perry is an active researcher, publishing in the areas of work-life balance and autonomy.
Smartphone Separation Anxiety: How Bad is Your Nomophobia?
NBC’s TODAY Show: “Nomophobia” (no-mobile-phone-phobia) – that anxious feeling when you are without your smartphone – was the subject of NBC reporter Erica Hill’s story for Thursday’s TODAY Show, which features James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts, whose research on cellphone addiction has made national and international news for many months, was interviewed as an expert source. He said, “Cellphones are becoming a more integral part of our life, and as they have become more portable, as they become more multifunctional, we find more ways to become attached to them, if not addicted.” Several of Roberts’ tips, as well as his research, which found that male and female college students spend an average of 8-10 hours per day on their mobile devices, respectively, were also included in the piece.
Study Ranks Texas Low on List of Best States for Working Mothers
KWTX-TV: Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert source in this story about a Wallet Hub study that ranks Texas low on a list of best states for working mothers. “Employers are starting to recognize that workers want more family friendly policies, and to stay competitive and to keep those high-performing workers, that they need to offer the best family friendly benefits,” Hunter said.
Students Working to Improve Quality of Life in East Waco (Video)
KWTX-TV: A story about students in Baylor’s Business Excellence Scholarship Team (B.E.S.T.) class who are working with Waco civic and economic leaders as well as business owners along East Waco’s Elm Street to discuss and develop plans to help revitalize the area. The class is taught by Marlene Reed, D.B.A., senior lecturer in entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reed was interviewed for the story, along with B.E.S.T. students Bryce Garoutte, Michael Summers and Jin Know.
Baylor Unveils New Business School
KCEN-TV: VIDEO: Since 2001, Baylor has invested more than $1 billion in new facilities and on Friday, construction of the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation reached the halfway point. Media were given a tour of the Foster Campus, which will be the new home of the Hankamer School of Business when it opens in fall 2015. Interviewed for the story are Jonathan Cole-Mckay, MBA/MSIS candidate from Oklahoma City, OK; Gary Carini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies in the Hankamer School of Business; and Terrance Ganaway, B.S.Ed ’10, MBA candidate.
San Antonio student beats homelessness to attend Baylor
KSAT-TV: KSAT-TV reporter and Baylor alumna Jessie Degollado relates the story of Baylor sophomore Alex Gonzalez, who has found success at Baylor after overcoming homelessness while living in San Antonio. Alex, with the help of the nonprofit Haven for Hope, applied to Baylor and now serves as a Wi-Fi coach at McLane Stadium, assisting fans with gaining access to the stadium’s wireless network. Haven for Hope benefactors, along with Baylor support, allowed Alex, a top student at his high school, to attend Baylor. Alex’s mentor, Hope Koch, Ph. D., associate professor of information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, also was interviewed and remarked about how he inspires her.
Baylor Students Win Commercial Competition
KWTX-TV: VIDEO LINK: Students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Collin Simpson and Daniel Knight recently had a unique opportunity when they won a competition in Professor Kirk Wakefield’s Sports Sponsorship and Sales Program class in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Ideas from their comprehensive marketing campaign for FOX Sports Southwest have been made into a commercial that will air to promote the network’s Football Friday show.
Experts: Problem Gamblers a Sure Thing
WNYT-TV (Albany, NY): VIDEO INCLUDED: As Albany, N.Y., considers bringing casino gambling to the area, local residents are expressing concern and cite a report from Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and author of “Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits,” who found that the social costs of casino gambling considerably outweigh their social benefits.