Dr. Winston M. Tellis
Schramm Chair & Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management
o: Dolan School of Business Rm 1110
Dolan School of Business project aims to stimulate Nicaraguan economy
Fairfield University senior Janet Latuga and Winston Tellis, Ph. D., the Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, were interviewed by the show about a special project. Inspired by the social justice mission of the Jesuits, Latuga has hosted sales of authentic handmade pottery and craft goods, made by indigenous Nicaraguan artisans. The event is part of an ongoing, student-driven effort at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business to increase exposure of goods made in Nicaragua - including vases, candlesticks and baskets - in an attempt to improve the quality of life of the struggling artisans. All profits are passed back to them. The Nicaraguan project has its origins in a 2004 trip to the country led by Dr. Tellis. He went there with students in his International Information Systems class to investigate globalization and its effects. Students applied their classroom learning toward creating a business model to sell the local artisans handcrafted pottery.
Published in Crossroads Magazine, WCCT-TV CW Network on 3/5/11