Two faculty members were selected to receive the Daisy Portenier Loucks Research Fellowship for 2014-2015:
- S. Brahnam, professor in the Computer Information Systems department
- Ed Chang, professor in the Finance and General Business department
This fellowship is awarded annually to one or more COB faculty members who are among the top producers of discipline-based research in the College.
Melissa Burnett, professor in the Marketing department, received the COB STAR Professorship 2014-2015. The COB STAR Professorship is awarded on a three-year term to a faculty member who demonstrates the following characteristics in his or her professional life at MSU in the College of Business:
- Succeeds or helps our students succeed in a prominent or prestigious way
- Teaches students real-world applications that prepare them for success their careers
- Advances the culture of professionalism and integrity in the College
- Raises the national profile of the College and University
Ron Dattero, professor in the Computer Information Systems department, served as a panelist in the session “Designing Deeper Learning Through Faculty Peer-Review” at Missouri State University’s 29th Showcase on Teaching and Learning on August 13, 2014.
Les Heitger, professor in the School of Accountancy,currently serves as the Chair of the Higher Education Initiative Committee within the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). His term as Chair began in June 2014 and will run for two years.
He has also been elected Vice President-Academics (President Elect) of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting (FIA) section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). He will become President at the 2015 AAA National Convention in Chicago in August of 2015 and will serve a two year term.
Chris Hines, assistant professor in the School of Accountancy, presented a paper entitled “Risk Management Committee Formation: Symbolic Commitments to Risk Management or Substantive Monitoring of Risk Outcomes?” at two conferences. The first presentation was at the American Accounting Association Public Interest Section Meeting in San Diego, CA on March 29, 2014 and the second was at the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference at the University of Maryland on May 29, 2014.
Richard Johnson, professor in the Computer Information Systems department, had an article titled “Java Database Connectivity Using SQLite: A Tutorial,” published in the August 2014 issue of the International Journal of Information, Business and Management.