Faculty Notes: June 2011

School of Accounting

C. Delano Gray, instructor, was the first College of Business Administration professor to be the grand marshal for the College of Law commencement. The event took place on May 27, 2011 in the U.S. Century Bank Arena.

C. Delano Gray
C. Delano Gray

Department of Finance and Real Estate

Ken H. Johnson, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, was quoted in an article titled “Home clearance sale coming from ‘desperate’ sellers,” which appeared on CNN Money on June 1, 2011. The story was picked up and reposted on about 450 websites. An earlier CNN Money article, titled Buy vs. rent: These days, buying wins, that quoted Johnson, had an extensive reach: the piece subsequently appeared on more than 5,000 Realtor websites and Facebook pages reaching millions of readers. Johnson also was quoted in a Sun Sentinel article titled “Decline in South Florida homes for sale giving sellers an edge,” which appeared on June 17, 2011.

Department of Management and International Business

Jerry Haar, associate dean for international affairs and projects, professor and research fellow, has been named a visiting fellow for summer 2011 in the Programme for Technology and Management for Development at Oxford University. He will collaborate on research focusing regional competitiveness and innovation in the software and biotech industries.

Modesto A. Maidique, FIU president emeritus, professor and Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership, and executive director, FIU Center for Leadership, participated in a seminar that brought together Harvard University professors and South Florida leaders to discuss innovative thinking for local organizations. The event, organized by Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative took place at the University of Miami on June 15, 16 and 17, 2011.

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