Faculty Notes: January 2012

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

An article titled “Health Informatics: Critical to Healthcare’s Success” by Nancy Borkowski, clinical associate professor and director of graduate health management programs, was published in the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Reporter in January 2012. The article highlighted the College of Business Administration’s new degree—the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management Systems (MSHIMS)—as well as Monica Chiarini Tremblay, assistant professor and lead faculty; and Neera Bhansali, the program’s faculty director.

Monica Chiarini Tremblay, assistant professor, presented at the 2012 Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit held January 17-19, 2012 in Doral, Florida. The panel was titled “Physician Engagement, Consumer Connectivity & Population Health Management.” She has been named associate editor for the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) for the “IT for Healthcare Management” track. The conference is scheduled for December 2012.

Department of Finance and Real Estate

William G. Hardin III, director, Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute; professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, was appointed as a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The fellow designation is the highest professional designation conferred by RICS, reserved for members of the commercial real estate community with an extensive long-term record of achievement.

Ken H. Johnson, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, was quoted in two articles in the Palm Beach Post: Foreclosure wait time drags to 806 days in Florida and U.S. loosens mortgage aid requirements.

Department of Management and International Business

Ed Glab, clinical professor, published a section of a Q&A column in the January 9-13, 2012 issue of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Energy Advisor. The topic was “What energy sector trends should leaders be watching?”

ICT: Hype or Panacea?” by Jerry Haar, associate dean for international affairs and projects, professor and research fellow, appeared in Latin Business Chronicle on January 9, 2012.

Nathan Hiller, assistant professor and Center for Leadership fellow, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), serving as a contributing editor. A premier journal in management and international business as well as in organizational psychology, the publication also is on the Financial Times list of elite business school publications.

Sumit Kundu, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow; William Newburry, associate professor, SunTrust Bank Professor; and David Ralston, professor and Knight Ridder Research Fellow, are mentioned in the article “Ranking international business institutions and faculty members using research publication as the measure, update and extension of prior research,” forthcoming in Management International Review (MIR). Kundu appears in the combined rankings across three top international business journals—Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), MIR and Journal of World Business (JWB)—and in the MIR-specific rankings. Newburry and Ralston are listed in the JIBS-specific rankings, and Florida International University is listed in the MIR-specific rankings by university.

Dileep Rao, clinical professor, offers expert commentary in an article titled “New home boosts residential remodeler,” in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on January 29, 2012.

The article “Are you a level-six leader?” by Modesto A. Maidique, president emeritus of FIU, Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership and executive director of the Center for Leadership, was named one of the “Most Popular Articles of 2011” that appeared in the Harvard Business School’s weekly newsletter, Working Knowledge. The paper was read 23,834 times.

Mary Ann Von Glinow, professor and Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management, has been appointed as a research fellow of Volvo/Geely’s Sanya Global Corporation and Culture Center—one of only five scholars around the world chosen for the fellowship. Geely is one of the top three non-state auto makers in China, and in 2010, Geely acquired Volvo, the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese manufacturing company. Li Shufu, chair of both companies, has founded a new research center to study the cross-cultural issues facing global companies. Their goal is to become one of the world’s leading research and consulting centers designed to generate impact on the global scene. The inauguration of the Volvo Research Center coincides with the annual Sanya Volvo Ocean Race, February 17-19, 2012; Shufu has asked the research fellows to convene at Hainan Island after having toured Volvo’s headquarters in Shanghai, Geely’s Ningbo plant and headquarters in Hangzhou and the Sanya Research Center’s inauguration.


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