Faculty Notes: December 2015 – January 2016

Faculty Notes

School of Accounting

Antoinette Smith, associate professor, is the author of the book Insider Secrets to College Classroom Success! (Freedom Stream, August 24, 2015).

Department of Finance

Reflections from Marcos A. Kerbel, participating adjunct professor, and his wife, Helen, are included in It Happened in Miami, The Magic City-An Oral History, a book co-authored by two Dartmouth College professors, Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer. The book was presented at the Miami Book Fair, held in November, 2015.

Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

A project by Roman Lukyanenko, assistant professor, and Jeffrey Parsons, business professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, received the Design Science Award of the INFORMS Information Systems Society at the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas on December 12-13, 2015. The project is entitled “Improving Information Quality of User-generated Content: Design Theory, Real-world Instantiation and Evaluation.”

Department of Management and International Business

Jerry Haar, professor, was quoted in an article “Exploring the underground real estate market in Cuba” by Mandi Woodruff, which appeared in Yahoo Finance on December 15, 2015. His article entitled “In human crisis capital, we need more H1-B visas, not fewer” appeared in Miami Today on January 7, 2016. In addition, his column “The Devaluation Dilemm,a” appeared in Latin Trade on January 20, 2016.

Nathan Hiller, associate professor and academic director for FIU Center for Leadership, conducted a leadership development workshop for mid-level managers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta on December 9-10, 2015.

Department of Marketing

Carlos M. Parra, clinical professor, participated in a “Powering the Sunshine State” panel on December 4, 2015, at the Milander Center in Hileah, Florida, held in conjunction with the art exhibit “CLIMA” by Xavier Cortada.

Raymond Rody, clinical professor, was quoted in a Miami Herald article, “January madness: Powerball pools drive offices bonkers,” which appeared on January 13, 2016.

Kimberly Taylor, associate professor, was quoted in an article “Live (stream) from South Florida! Popular webcams showcase seaports, marinas, beaches” which appeared in the Sun Sentinel on January 25, 2016.

Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

William Hardin III, Director, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate and Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, made two television news appearances in stories regarding the Treasury Department decision on all-cash luxury real estate deals in Miami in WTVJ (Channel 6), and WPLG (Channel 10) on January 13, 2016. He was also quoted on the topic in articles that appeared in the Sun-Sentinel on January 14, and in the Daily Business Review on January 16, 2016.

Suzanne Hollander, instructor, was quoted in an article by Mandi Woodruff “I thought buying a house with friends might be fun. I was wrong.” The article appeared on Yahoo! Finance on January 14, 2016.

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