Faculty Notes: August 2012

David R. Klock, who will join the College of Business on October 1, 2012 as dean, was named Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business.

School of Accounting

Abhijit Barua, associate professor, has been named to the Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC Professorship.

Wendy Gelman, senior instructor, was named an R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

Steven Lin, professor, was named Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in Accounting.

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Monica Chiarini Tremblay, assistant professor, presented twice at the Seventeenth Americas Conference on Information Systems in Seattle, Washington. On August 8, 2012, she presented “Information Systems Research in Healthcare” at the Information Systems Doctoral Student Association (ISDSA) PhD Project Conference, and on August 9, 2012, she was a member of a teaching panel on the topic “Effective Healthcare Informatics Teaching Strategies: Finding the Right Road.”

Debra VanderMeer, associate professor, has been named a Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow.

Department of Finance and Real Estate

William Hardin, professor; Ken H. Johnson, associate professor; and George Wu, associate professor, have been named Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellows.

Xiaoquan Jiang, associate professor, has been named a Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow.

Ken H. Johnson, associate professor and Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellow, was quoted in an article titled “Palm Beach County home prices rise in July” in the Sun Sentinel on August 23, 2012.

Helen Simon, senior instructor, was named an R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

Department of Management and International Business

Aya Chacar, associate professor, has been named to the Ingersoll Rand Professorship in International Business.

Jerry Haar, professor, participated in an Economy Q&A with Jeff Atwater, Florida’s chief financial officer. The conversation was published in the Summer 2012 issue of Florida’s Bottom Line. Haar also was quoted in the Miami Today edition of the week of August 9, 2012 in an article titled “Retired professionals, FIU entrepreneurship center team up.” Karyne Bury (IMBA ’08), the marketing and events manager of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, also was quoted in the article.

Nathan Hiller, associate professor, has been named a Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow.

Sumit Kundu, professor, has been named Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business.

Seema Pissaris, professor, and David Wernick (PhD ’11), senior lecturer, were named R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellows in Undergraduate Education.

Modesto Maidique, professor and Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership; Nathan Hiller, associate professor; and the FIU Center for Leadership (CFL) presented the inaugural Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award at the Academy of Management’s Network of Leadership Scholars award reception on August 5, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts. The award is presented to an individual whose dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of leadership. This year’s recipient is Stephen Courtright, who will be presenting his research at the CFL’s Annual Research Colloquium on October 23, 2012.

As current president of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Mary Ann Von Glinow, professor and Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management, gave the Presidential Address at the organization’s 2012 Annual Meeting, held in Washington, DC, from June 30-July 3, 2012. She spoke about a number of changes that she has guided during and prior to her taking office in 2010. In addition, she made two presentations with three doctoral students in the department at the Academy of Management’s (AOM) annual meeting, “The Informal Economy,” in Boston, Massachusetts, August 3-7, 2012. Von Glinow was president of AOM in 1994-1995. The first presentation, with Yannick Thams and Ying Liu, was entitled “Asian Favors: More than a Cookie Cutter Approach,” and is now in press at Asia Pacific Journal of Management”; the second, entitled “Organizing the Un-Organized: Exploring Organizational Forms of Informal Sector Firms” was with Indu Kaveti Rao. In December, she will address AIB’s SE Asia Region at their annual meeting in Xiamen, China, on the “State of the State of AIB.” She is co-author of Global Leadership, in press at Oxford University Press, and with FIU colleague David Wernick (PhD ’11), senior lecturer, “Individual and Organizational Learning,” in Voice: Overcoming Fear, Fostering Courage, and Unleashing Candor in Organizations, in press at Edward Elgar Publishing.

Department of Marketing

Tim Dugan Birrittella, senior instructor, and Nancy Rauseo, senior lecturer, were named R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellows in Undergraduate Education.

Anthony Miyazaki, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, was quoted in an article titled “Cyber maids clean up your online image,” which appeared on the front page of the Sun Sentinel on August 10, 2012.

Kimberly Taylor, associate professor and Macy’s Retailing Chair, led a live chat on the Sun Sentinel’s website to discuss the future of Chick-fil-A and the impact its president’s comments against gay marriage will have on the company. The chat, which took place on August 2, 2012, drew 51 participants. She also was quoted in “SHE’s not only rock ‘n’ roll (but they like it),” which appeared on SunSentinel.com on July 29, 2012.

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