Faculty Notes: October 2012

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Neera Bhansali, visiting clinical assistant professor; Gloria Deckard, associate professor; and Monica Chiarini Tremblay, assistant professor, spoke at the 3rd Annual South Florida Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference, held in Miramar, Florida, on October 25, 2012. Bhansali was on the panel titled “Governance: The Engine of Health Information Exchange; Deckard and management information systems PhD student Arturo Castellanos presented on the “South Florida HIE Initiatives—Leadership Update and Perspectives” panel; and Tremblay was panel moderator for “Direct Secure Messaging Demystified.”

Nancy Borkowski, clinical associate professor, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regent’s Senior Executive Award on October 18, 2012. Heather Rohan, president and CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and ACHE Regent for Eastern Florida, presented the award, which recognizes ACHE fellows who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the organization’s goals.

Department of Finance and Real Estate

On October 15, 2012, Deanne Butchey (PhD ’05), senior lecturer, presented “Using Classroom Service Learning to Promote Community Financial Health” at the 18th annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, held in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Ken H. Johnson, associate professor and Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellow, was quoted in an article titled “Home values, housing starts increase” in the Sun Sentinel on October 23, 2012. Also, he was interviewed on WMFE on October 24th in a segment titled “Experts say candidates ignoring Florida foreclosure crisis.”

Department of Management and International Business

Sumit K. Kundu, professor and James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business, was invited by the Associacao Nacional De Pos-Graduacao E Pesquisa Em Administracao (ANPAD) 2012 conference organizers to be the keynote speaker for the Strategic Management division. The conference took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 23-26, 2012 and drew 1,100 participants.

Modesto Maidique, professor and Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership, was the featured presenter in the Center for Leadership’s (CFL) inaugural Leadership Master Class held October 16, 2012. He spoke on “Whom do you serve?” to more than 200 FIU students, alumni and community leaders. On October 17th, he participated in the Daily Business Review’s advisory panel, which addressed the economic forecast for South Florida. On October 18th, in conjunction with CFL, Maidique hosted Miami Leadership Summit III, a gathering of more than 60 of Miami’s business, community and civic leaders to address concerns facing Miami, focusing on civic engagement, education and economic growth. On October 23rd, he presented his paper “The Six Competencies of a CEO” at center’s annual Leadership Research Colloquium. Other presenters included department chair, Galen Kroeck; Asia Eaton, assistant professor of psychology and CFL research fellow; and Stephen Courtright, assistant professor of management, Texas A&M University and the 2012 Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award winner.

Department of Marketing

Kimberly Taylor, associate professor and Macy’s Retailing Chair, was interviewed on CBS4 Evening News on October 17, 2012, about the early start of the Christmas shopping season.

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