Welcoming Professor Kari Day

October 20, 2015

Kari Day

Learn about the newest addition to our SOM faculty!

Simmons School of Management is fortunate to welcome Professor Kari Day to our faculty this year. Professor Day is teaching a variety of undergraduate finance courses including: Principles of Finance, Corporate Finance, and Personal Finance.

Professor Day is excited to be part of the Simmons SOM team. She noted, "I really believe in the mission statement of the college - empowering women to succeed in business." Day believes that the demand for innovative leaders is higher than the supply, and she is happy to be able to contribute to the success of women here at Simmons.

When asked what she was most excited about her teaching role at Simmons, Professor Day admitted, "I am thrilled to be working with such a high-quality group of students!" She added, "In fact, I have been able to introduce much more sophisticated and unique lesson plans this term because the caliber of my students has been extraordinary."

She goes on to report that, “One way to measure the personal and relational intelligence of students is to put them in an ambiguous situation and give them a project to create within that uncertainty.” Day was happy to conclude that Simmons students have been able to work through the initial discomfort, create order from the unknown, and produce intelligent deliverables to their peers. According to Day, “These students have demonstrated high aptitude in these areas – which is critical to innovative leadership amidst the world’s unprecedented economic developments.”

In her spare time, Professor Day is busy working on her Doctorate in Advanced Accounting Theory, where she hopes to make a contribution to her field through her research on behavioral accounting paradigms. She believes that, “Spherical education is crucial to the stability of our future,” and quoted Arun Gandhi who once said, “The world is what we have made of it. If it is ruthless today, it is because we have made it ruthless by our attitudes. If we change ourselves, we can change the world.”

Other than sharing her subject matter expertise in accounting, Professor Day reports that “the most important service I can offer is to listen to these students, take them seriously, and acknowledge their personal worth. If educators can help students to be responsibly empowered, then they really can change the world.”