Dr. Ronald Daigle, Associate Professor of Accounting, will be the Associate Editor of Advances in Accounting Behavorial Research and will be co-editing this year's volume of Compendium of Classroom Cases, a publication of the Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association.
In February 2011, Dr. Steve Johnson, Assistant Professor of Finance in the Department of General Business and Finance, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Academy of Economics and Finance. Steve will serve in various capacities in the position, including the Site Selection Committee and the Research Fellow Award Committee. Steve is in his third year at Sam Houston State University.
Dr. Robert Stretcher of the Department of General Business and Finance has received the Academy of Economics and Finance Service Fellow recognition for outstanding service to the academy. The award was presented on February 11th at the 38th Annual Meeting of the AEF, held in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Stretcher has held various officer positions in the past twelve years, including the presidency from 2010-2011. Dr. Stretcher is a finance professor in the Department of General Business and Finance.
Dr. Doug Berg, Associate Professor of Economics, was elected second Vice President of the Academy of Economics and Finance in February 2011. Dr. Berg has served as the Academy's webmaster for five years, and has served as local arrangements chair for the 2010 meeting in Houston. As Second VP, Dr. Berg will coordinate a PhD student paper competition and will be responsible for heading up a committee for promotion of the 2012 conference to be held in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Natalie Hegwood, Clinical Assistant Professor and Dr. Mark Tuttle, Associate Professor, both of the Department of Economics and International Business, were awaded the "Best Paper Award" for the 2010 Academy of Economics and Finance Conference for their paper entitled "Testing the Greenspan Hypothesis." The award was announced at the 2011 conference held in Jacksonville, Florida, in February 2011.
Dr. Steve Johnson, Assistant Professor of Finance in the Department of General Business and Finance has recently been appointed as editor of the Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance. This follows significant contributions to the Journal in several issues. Dr. Johnson routinely conducts workshops and presents papers related to the craft of teaching finance at academic conferences. Dr. Johnson earned a PhD in finance from the University of Utah in 2002.
Dr. Robert Stretcher of the Department of General Business and Finance has recently been elected as President of the Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF). The AEF is a nationally recognized research academy with an international influence, attracting participants worldwide. Dr. Stretcher has held many of the Academy's other offices, including program Chair, Vice President, Second Vice President, and Executive Board Member. His first attendance in the Academy was in 1979, and he has participated and served consistently since 1985.
Dr. Geraldine Hynes of the Department of General Business and Finance is the recipient of the 2010 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award. This recognition is given annually to top educators in nine academic disciplines. Dr. Hynes was nominated by the Association for Business Communication-Southwestern U.S. The southwestern region includes Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico,Oklahoma and Arkansas. The award was presented on March 3, 2010.
Dr. Pamela Zelbst and Dr. Quiannong Gu, assistant professors of management, earned their certification for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology after attending the RFID Academy held at the RFID Solutions Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Joseph Kananaugh, associate professor of management, was named "Educator of the Year" at the Federation of Business Disciplines meeting in February. This award was given by the Southwest Case Research Association.
Dr. Pamela Zelbst, assistant professor of managementand Dr. Vic Sower, retired professor of management, along with Dr. Greg Frazier of UT-Arlington, recently won the award for best paper in the Technology, Innovation and Operations Management Track at the Southwest Academy of Management Conference. Their paper is entitled "An Improved Cluster Concentration Typology for Examining the Fit Between Organization Needs and Cluster Concentration Characteristics in Location Decision Making."
Dr. Vic Sower,recently retired professor of management, received the 2008-2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM) at their conference in Oklahoma City. Dr. Sower has served SWAM as Electronic Media Director, Track Chair, Reviewer, Discussant, Presenter, and Doctoral Consortium Counselor.
N. Anna Shaheen, assistant professor of accounting, and Dr. Brent Estes of the Health & Kinesiology Department won the Best Paper Award for Other Business Disciplines Track at the GBA Conference held on the Sam Houston State campus April 17 & 18. Their paper was entitled "The Tax Collector Comes Knocking: An Evaluation of the State Income Taxation of Nonresident Professional Athletes and the Role of Congress."
Mr. Richard Ballinger, director of the PGA Golf Management program, was appointed by the President of the PGA of America to serve on the national Apprentice Task Force, developed to recommend revisions to the apprentice program. Mr. Ballinger was also appointed to serve on the PGA Golf Management University Evaulation Team and the PGA/PGM Task Force. He is one of three Directors in the USA who will review proposals for accreditation of new PGA Golf Management universities as well as evaluating existing programs.
Dr. Ronny Daigle, assistant professor of accounting, is currently the Secretary of the Information Systems section of the American Accounting Association and is also the editor of that organization's In the Literature newsletter section. He has been appointed chair of the Education Committee of the Information Systems Section for 2008-2010. His duties include assisting the coordination of the Information Systems Section Mid-Year meeting each of the next two years, as well as being co-editor of the next edition of The Compendium of Classroom Cases and Tools, a tri-annual publication of the Information Systems Section.
Dr. Geraldine E. Hynes, associate professor of business communications, received the 2008 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Association for Business Communication-Southwestern US during the ABC-SWUS annual conference in March. The award recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching business communication.
Dr. Marguerite P. Joyce taught the Interest Project Patch, Leadership, a prerequisite for the Gold Award for the 2008 Scout Saturday at SAM on February 23. Dr. Joyce also received a Research Enhancement Grant (2008-9) from the Faculty Research Council at SHSU; her grant is on "The Impact of Managers' Communication Practices on Workplace Violence." On March 7, Dr. Joyce presented a paper on "Students' Preferred Means of Communication: Convenience or Effectivness" at the Federation of Business Disciplines, the Association for Business Communication. Her paper was also selected for the Association for Business Communication SWUS Preceedings of 2008.
Dr. Vic Sower, Dr. Jo Ann Duffy, and Dr. Gerald Kohers have co-authored "Benchmarking for Hospitals: Achieving Best-in-Class Performance without Having to Reinvent the Wheel." The book is about benchmarking in hospitals--identifying and learning how best-in-class hospitals achieved excellence. It is the result of over 18 months research by the authors.
Dr. Vic Sower, professor of management, was recently appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Health Care Management Review (HCMR). HCMR is a peer-review international journal which "publishes quality manuscripts of relevance to a broad health care management audience."
Dr. Ross Quarles, professor of accounting and COBA SAP Program Director and Mr. Fawzi Noman, management information systems instructor and COBA Technology Director, received the 2008 SAP University Alliance Outstanding Service Award during the SAP Curriculum Congress held in Atlanta. Dr. Quarles and Mr. Noman have developed numerous SAP based cases and the use of these cases has allowed COBA to award a SAP Certificate of Completion to SHSU graduates who have completed at least three courses in which a minimum of 30% of the curriculum in each class is SAP based.
Dr. Ronny Daigle,assistant professor of accounting, is co-author of two recent publications. His research addressing the assessment of student learning outcomes appears in the Spring 2007 issue of the Journal of Information Systems and his study of the demand for continuous assurance is available in this year's issue of Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research.
Robert "Chip" Matthews, assistant professor, recently made a presentation to members and guests of the Petroleum Accountants Society of Houston entitled "Implementing Enterprise Risk Management."
Dr. Vic Sower has authored "Benchmarking in Hospitals: When You Need More than a Scorecard" which was published in the August 2007 edition of Quality Progress. He also has coauthored with Dr. Ross Quarles and Mr. Eric Broussard "Cost of Quality Usage and Its Relationship to Quality System Maturity" which was published in the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management (2007).
Dr. Elsie Ameen, associate professor of accounting, is Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Beta Gamma Sigma Houston Area Alumni and continues her service this year on the Board of Directors for the Houston chapter of the Trauma Assistance Group. TAG is a nonprofit organization that assists in the prevention, intervention and recovery of local citizens, especially children and adolescents, who have been involved in traumatic situations.
Dr. Geraldine Hynes is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Business Communication, a professional association committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education, and practice. ABC publishes two academic journals: the Journal of Business Communication and the Business Communication Quarterly. Dr. Hynes is also serving as the Program Chair for ABC's 71st Annual International Convention, scheduled for October 25-28, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Joseph Kavanaugh, assistant professor of management, is this year's President of the Southwest Case Research Association.
Dr. Alice A. Ketchand, associate professor of accounting, is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Southwest Region of the American Accounting Association (SWAAA) for the current academic year.
James B. Bexley, chairholder of the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at the College, was awarded the Larry R. Watts Distinguished Service Award for his involvement in and support of the Journal of Commercial Banking and Finance at the Allied Academies Spring 2005 International Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Doug Berg and Dr. Donald Bumpass have co-authored "Racial Differences in Interest Rates" published in the Midwestern Business and Economic Review, Fall 2004.
A research paper written by Dr. Charles J. Capps and Dr. Ronald L. Earl, professors of management for the College, and Mrs. Patricia J. Capps has been named Best Paper for the strategic management track by the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. Their article "7x7 Strategic Management: A Holistic Executive Perspective" has been accepted for presentation and proceedings publication by the Society for its annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Assistant professors Dr. Geraldine Hynes and Dr. Robert Stretcher and professor Dr. Charles Stowe collaborated on the award-winning paper "Business School Deans' Perceptions of E-Journals," which is slated for publication in the Journal of the Academy of Educational Leadership. Dr. Stowe presented the paper during the fall 2004 Allied Academies conference in Maui, Hawaii, where it won the Distinguished Research Award.
Dr. Juliana D. Lilly, assistant professor of management, received a Best Research Paper award in October at the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management conference in Providence, Rhode Island. "The Effect of Personality on Perceptions of Justice" relates how individual personality traits affect employees' perceptions of the fairness of employment policies and practices, and how personality testing during the hiring process might benefit both employers and employees. Dr. Meghan Virick, University of Texas at Arlington, is the co-author.
Dr. Hiranya Nath, assistant professor of economics, recently published three articles in refereed journals. His "Relative Importance of Sectoral and Aggregate Sources of Price Changes" appeared in the September 2004 issue of Applied Economics. The March 2004 issue of Economics Letters printed his article "Inflation and Relative Price Variability: Short-Run vs. Long-Run." And the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics published "Relative Price Changes as Supply Shocks." Dr. Nath has three more research papers accepted for 2005 publication, one co-authored by COBA assistant professor Dr. Robert Stretcher.
Dr. Victor E. Sower, professor of management, co-authored an article appearing in the January 2005 issue of Quality Management Journal entitled "There is More to Quality than Continuous Improvement: Listening to Plato." Dr. Sower is also profiled in the fall 2004 issue of QP Connection, published by the American Society for Quality.
Dr. David Taylor's paper "Understanding IS Worker Turnover Decisions" received the Distinguished Research Award at Allied Academies' October 2004 conference. Dr. Taylor specializes in management information systems at the College.
Dr. Elsie C. Ameen, associate professor of accounting, exemplifies the goal of service. In addition to her teaching and research duties, Dr. Ameen serves as treasurer of the Houston Area Alumni Chapter of the business student honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. She is also a member of the board of Houston's Trauma Assistance Group, a nonprofit organization that assists in the prevention, intervention and recovery of local citizens – especially children and adolescents – who have been involved in traumatic situations.
Associate professor of accounting Dr. Jeffrey Strawser is the 2005 faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi, COBA's financial information student organization, and helped ensure an accurate vote on Election Day. Dr. Strawser and his student volunteers received a formal letter of appreciation from Walker County's Deputy Clerk of Elections for the invaluable assistance provided during the presidential election.
COBA Faculty Excellence Awards:
Dr. Rita B. Huff (1973),Ms. Carol Lee Sangster (1984), Dr. Charles J. Capps (1994), Dr. Victor E. Sower (1996), Dr. Valerie P. Muehsam (2003)
Dr. William E. Kilbourne (1996), Dr. Victor E. Sower (2001), Dr. Bala Maniam (2003), Dr. Sanjay S. Mehta (2004)
For Service: Dr. Paul R. Reed (1993), Dr. Sara A. Hart (1994), Dr. Nelson Thornton (1995)