Faculty Notes: October 2015

Faculty Notes: October 2015

Department of Management and International Business

Jerry Haar, professor, wrote an article for Latin Trade entitled “Latin America’s Agricultural Challenges” which appeared October 11, 2015. He was also a keynote speaker at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities, addressing business competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean, with attention to transportation and logistics.

Nathan Hiller, associate professor, will lead a leadership development workshop for mid-level managers at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on December 910, 2015.

Modesto A. “Mitch” Maidique
Modesto A. “Mitch” Maidique

Modesto A. “Mitch” Maidique, professor, was honored as the 2015 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year at the Museum of Science and Industry’s annual gala in Tampa on October 24, 2015.

Sam Paustian-Underdahl presented at the Southern Management Association conference in October, 2015: Paustian-Underdahl, S.C., Fainshmidt, S., Sanchez, J., Misati, E., Zhao, Y. & Rasch, R. Do Employees See Acquisitions As Threats Or As Opportunities? A Comparative Study of the Merger Syndrome in 29 Countries.  Presented at the 2015 Southern Management Association Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hollo School of Real Estate

Eli Beracha, assistant professor, was elected to serve as Associate Director of Publication for the American Real Estate Society (ARES)”. His five-year term will begin in January 2016.

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Peter Polak, instructor, co-authored a paper that will be published in the December 2015 issue of Management Information Systems Quarterly: What Do Systems Users Have to Fear? Using Fear Appeals to Engender Threats and Fear that Motivate Protective Security Behaviors.

School of Accounting

David W. Barman, instructor, served as a judge in October 2015 for the Thirteenth Annual Appellate Advocacy Competition at FIU College of Law.

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