Faculty and Staff Spotlight
Paul Ashcroft, associate professor in the School of Accountancy, was recently awarded the 2014 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the Gender Issues & Work-Life Balance Section of the American Accounting Association. The award recognizes significant research efforts. His manuscript, titled “An Evaluation of Research Authorship by Gender in Major Academic and Professional Accounting Journals,” published in 2013 in International Journal of Critical Accounting, is one of two papers that will receive the 2014 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award.
Three faculty members from the Finance and General Business Department had a manuscript accepted by Managerial Finance. Stephen Haggard, associate professor; Jeffrey S. Jones, assistant professor; and Douglas Witte, associate professor, will have their article, “Black Cats or Black Swans? Outliers, Seasonality in Return Distribution Properties, and the Halloween Effect,” published later this academic year.
Stephen Haggard, associate professor in the Finance and General Business Department, along with co-authors John Howe, University of Missouri, and Andrew Lynch, Binghamton University, have had a manuscript accepted at the Journal of Accounting and Economics. Their article, “Asset Write-Downs and Information Asymmetry: Do Big Baths Muddy the Waters or Clear the Air?” will be published in 2015.
Stephen Haggard, associate professor in the Finance and General Business Department, along with co-authors Brian Walkup, University of Tulsa, and Kansas University doctoral student Yaoyi Xi had their manuscript, “An Empirical Investigation of Short-Term Performance of U.S. bound Chinese IPOs,” accepted for publication in Financial Review. The article will be published later this academic year.
Karmen Ketchum-Brewer and Brittany Lescano, both academic advisor/retention specialists in the Business Advisement Center, presented at the Missouri Academic Advising Association (MACADA) conference held at the Lake of the Ozarks in September. Their presentation on the Challenge program for students on probation won the “Best of Conference” award; and, as a result they will present again at the Region 7 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in March.
Cathy Starr, assistant professor in the Department of Fashion and Interior Design, was recently notified that her article, “Thermal Effects of Design and Materials on QuadGard™ Body Armor Systems,” has been selected for publication in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.