Faculty Notes: April 2011

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Monica Chiarini Tremblay, assistant professor and Gloria Deckard, associate professor, received a $495,980.00 grant from the Agency for Health Care Administration to evaluate the statewide health information exchange being put in by Harris for the State of Florida. This same study will be conducted by one team in every state, with interaction among the state teams likely. The grant provides for two and one half years of work.

Department of Finance and Real Estate

William Hardin, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, was quoted in an article titled “Signs of life in US housing, credit drought goes on,” which appeared on Reuters on April 25, 2011.


Department of Management and International Business

Aya Chacar, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, and Jose de la Torre, professor emeritus, are co-chairing the Strategic Management Society’s 31st International Conference,, which is titled  Strategies for a Multi-Polar World: National Institutions and Global Competition and will take place in Miami in November 2011. An article by them, reflecting on the first quarter of 2011, appeared in the organization’s spring issue of the Competitive Strategy Newsletter.

Jerry Haar
Jerry Haar

At the April 15, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS), an international organization of business professors and researchers that focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, in Santiago, Chile, Jerry Haar, associate dean for international affairs and projects, professor and research fellow, was elected president for a two-year term. Just prior to that, on April 11, 2011, he gave an invited lecture on “Economic Competitiveness and Innovation” at the Institute of Economics of the Catholic University of Chile (PUC) in Santiago. His article titled “LatAm, Middle East: Expanding Relations” appeared in LatinBusinessChronicle.com on April 20, 2011.

Modesto A. Maidique, FIU president emeritus, professor and Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership, and executive director, FIU Center for Leadership, had a blog published at the Harvard Business Review. Titled “Intuition Isn’t Just about Trusting Your Gut,” it generated considerable feedback and web attention

School of Accounting

Kenneth Henry, clinical associate professor, presented an interactive workshop titled “Forensic Audit” to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean St Lucia Branch on April 8. 2011. Topics included fraud schemes and fraudulent financial transactions, proving income, following the money, forensic examinations, identity theft and banking and financial services.

Robert W. McGee, associate professor, and his research assistant Adriana M. Ross, a student in the Executive Master of Science in Taxation program, won a research award at the Allied Academies conference in Orlando, Florida. Five of the six manuscripts they wrote have been accepted for publication in journals that have a 25 percent acceptance rate.

Robert W. McGee and Adriana M. Ross with their research award at the Allied Academies conference in Orlando, Florida.
Robert W. McGee and Adriana M. Ross with their research award at the Allied Academies conference in Orlando, Florida.

In a national ranking of all accounting doctoral programs, based on research productivity of graduates in the three years immediately following graduation, FIU ranked #2 in Auditing research, second only to Temple University and tied with University of New South Wales. Our ranking in archival research is #26. An overall ranking based on raw article counts ranks us at #30. The information appears in an article titled “Accounting Doctoral Program Rankings Based on Research Productivity of Program Graduates” to be published in the May issue of Accounting Horizons.

Five references to research papers by FIU faculty and current or former PhD students are cited by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the study conducted to meet the requirements of the Dodd Frank Act of 2010. The study is titled “Study and Recommendations on Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Issuers with Public Float Between $75 and $250 Million.”

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