Ball State University’s Miller College of Business is back on April 13 with its latest installment of “Cutting Edge Conversations.”

This free, virtual program is an opportunity to hear from three innovative professors, who offer their thoughts and research on three different issues discussed today on social media, in newspapers, and on the airwaves.

Beginning at 3 p.m. April 13, the latest Cutting Edge Conversations will feature Dr. Ben Angelo, assistant professor of Accounting; Dr. Mike Goldsby, chief entrepreneurship officer and Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and professor of Management; and Dr. Erik Nesson, associate professor of economics.

A Zoom link for the upcoming Cutting Edge Conversations event is now available.

These three 15-minute panels will be moderated by Russ Wahlers, chairperson of the Miller College of Business Department of Marketing, and will feature topics such as:

• “Tone at the Trump: The Impact of President Trump’s Idiolect on the Discourse of Conference Calls”—This presentation from Dr. Angelo will provide evidence that as President Donald Trump became less popular, firms shied away from using Trump language in both their prepared remarks and in their responses to questions from analysts.

• “Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility”This presentation from Dr. Goldsby is about how startup entrepreneurs who are working on disruptive innovations need to look ahead at how society and government may respond if they shake up the status quo.

“Do NBA Players Have a Hot Hand? The Importance of Location, Location, Location”This presentation from Dr. Nesson uses data from the NBA 3-Point Contests from 1986-2019 to prove that players can exhibit a hot hand while shooting 3-pointers, but only within certain locations.

Cutting Edge Conversations viewers don’t have to be in business—or even study business—to benefit from the interesting discussion of these issues. All three professors will share their insights and analysis in a way that will be immediately understandable to all audiences. There will also be time for viewers to ask questions.

Those with questions about Cutting Edge Conversations can contact the Miller College of Business at (765) 285-8192 or at