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Faculty Notes: September 2012

School of Accounting

Wendy Gelman, senior instructor, received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty Convocation on September 27, 2012.

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Nancy Borkowski, clinical associate professor, and Barbara Perez-Deppman, College of Nursing and Health Sciences adjunct, co-authored the article, “Healthcare managers need to be collaborative leaders to meet tomorrow’s challenges,” published in the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Reporter’s August 2012 issue. She was also part of a Q&A in a CareCloud blog on July 23, 2012.

Joyce J. Elam, professor and James L. Knight Eminent Scholar Chair in Management Information Systems, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership in Administration of Online Programs Award through the Florida Distance Learning Association. The statewide award was presented at the organization’s annual conference “Embracing Quality in Online Learning,” held in Orlando, Florida, September 13-15, 2012.

Department of Finance and Real Estate

On September 20, 2012, Suzanne Hollander, visiting instructor, led a national panel at the Crittenden National Real Estate Finance Conference on the topic of retail development. Panelists were Wal-Mart’s vice president of real estate nationally; vice president of real estate at Stiles, the developer for Publix; and BB&T’s senior vice president of commercial lending. Industry leaders from throughout the country attended the conference, which took place in South Beach Miami, Florida.

Ken H. Johnson, associate professor and Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellow, was quoted in an article titled“Florida home prices bottomed earlier than previously thought, according to one study,” in the Palm Beach Post on September 19, 2012 and “Pompano rentals planned,” which appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek on September 3, 2012.

Edward Lawrence, associate professor, received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty Convocation on September 27, 2012.

At the recommendation of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Emmanuel N. Roussakis, professor, received a U.S. Department of State grant. Selected to join the Fulbright Specialists Roster, he is qualified to extend academic services as a specialist to educational institutions abroad over the next five years. As a result of this grant, he received several invitations to spend time with institutions abroad presenting lectures at the graduate and undergraduate level; participating in, or leading seminars and workshops; and consulting with administrators and scholars of host institutions on faculty development. In late October 2012, he will offer these kinds of services at the Moscow International Higher Business School, the college’s Executive MBA partner institution in Russia. The specialist grant is the third consecutive one he has received. Previously, he was one of a few U.S. faculty members selected to lecture at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria and the prior year he was assigned to the prestigious Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania.

Department of Management and International Business

“Is the role business schools should play in promoting corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing a globalized standard? Results from an exploratory study of German and US institutions,” co-authored by Stephen Barnett, visiting professor, and Walfried Lassar, professor and Ryder Professorship Chair, Department of Marketing, was presented at the Academy of Business Education Annual Meeting, held in Charleston, South Carolina, September 13-15, 2012.

Jerry Haar, professor, was quoted in “Momentum growing behind hatching a tech hub,” an article in The Miami Herald on October 1, 2012. His article “Bipartisan Congressional effort a boost for entrepreneurs” appeared in The Miami Herald on July 29, 2012 and he was part of a Q&A in a CareCloud blog on July 23, 2012.

Nathan Hiller, associate professor, is a visiting scholar at Cornell University during the fall semester, the first part of his sabbatical.

Department of Marketing

Peter Dickson, professor and Ryder Eminent Scholar in Global Logistics, won a 2012 Kauffman Professor Award for his proposal “Commercializing Innovation Tutorial Exemplar Project.”

“Is the role business schools should play in promoting corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing a globalized standard? Results from an exploratory study of German and US institutions,” co-authored by Walfried Lassar, professor and Ryder Professorship Chair, and Stephen Barnett, visiting professor, Department of Management and International Business, was presented at the Academy of Business Education Annual Meeting, held in Charleston, South Carolina, September 13-15, 2012.

Raymond Rody, clinical professor, won a 2012 Kauffman Professor Award for his proposal “Multi-room Behavioral Lab.”

 

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