Faculty members continue to push the bounds of exceptional classroom experiences and research.
Research and Awards
- Nancy Allen, senior instructor in Finance and General Business, was honored in St. Louis at the Women’s Justice Awards Banquet. She received the Missouri Women’s Justice Award in the Legal Scholar category, which recognizes women who demonstrate leadership, professionalism, and passion through scholarship, writing, and classroom teaching. The Women’s Justice Awards are chosen by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
- S Brahnam, professor in Computer Information Systems along with assistant professors of Merchandising and Fashion Design Cathy Starr, Jenifer Roberts and Sandra Bailey, recently received the award for Best Paper in the Human-Computer Interaction thematic area at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2015 International Conference held earlier this month. Their paper titled “Design of a Bullying Detection/Alert System for School-Wide Intervention” was co-authored by Loris Nanni (University of Padua, Italy).
- Ron Clark, associate professor in Marking, recently had an article titled “An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Consumer Perceptions of Sales Pressure” accepted for publication in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS). Co-authors on the project are James Zboja (University of Tulsa) and Diana Haytko (Florida Gulf Coast University).
- Ronald Coulter, department head of Marketing along with three other Marketing faculty members Stephen Parker, professor, Christina S. Simmers, associate professor, and Christopher Ellis, instructor, had their article “Segmenting Local Financial Service Markets: Balancing an Independent Image with the Need for More Business” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal.
- Mohammed H. Mehany, assistant professor in Technology and Construction Management, has been awarded a Missouri State Faculty Research Grant to investigate fracking. This fracking research should directly confront one of the most important and controversial problems that we face on a national level and contribute towards a better feasible energy extracting process.
- Mohammed H. Mehany, assistant professor in Technology and Construction Management, was recently awarded a scholarship and grant from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). He will represent one of only 9 universities from across the nation at a Design-Build Educator Workshop to help university faculty incorporate design-build best practices into their existing curriculum. This will be the second year DBIA has hosted this workshop with support from the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF).
- Carol Miller, distinguished professor in Finance and General Business, received the 2015 MBAA International Distinguished Paper Award in Chicago for her law paper entitled “Medical Malpractice Non-economic Caps Violate Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury.” Her co-author was attorney Joe Weidhaas.
- Cathy Starr assistant professor in Merchandising and Fashion Design, with Jenifer Roberts and Sandra Bailey assistant professors in Merchandising and Fashion Design and Brahnam, professor in Computer Information Systems, recently authored a chapter titled Historical Registry of Our Families through Textiles, in Human-Computer Interaction: Users and Contexts Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 9171, 2015, pp 125-132.
New Faculty and Staff Members
- Andrew Albritton, instructor, Computer Information Systems (ABD University of Nottingham)
- Amir Behzadan, associate professor, Technology and Construction Management (Ph.D. University of Michigan)
- Rick Brattin, assistant professor, Computer Information Systems (Ph.D. University of Arkansas)
- Nebil Buyurgan, associate professor, Technology and Construction Management (Ph.D. University of Missouri-Rolla)
- Karen Eisman, administrative assistant II, Computer Information Systems (AAS, Accounting)
- Wesley Friske, assistant professor, Marketing (Ph.D. Texas Tech University)
- Tabby Henderson, administrative assistant II, Management
- Radhika Kaula, instructor, Computer Information Systems (MBA Missouri State University)
- Jacob A. Nelson, instructor, Technology and Construction Management (MS Kansas State University)
- Mary Grace Phillips, special event coordinator and marketing assistant, COB Dean’s Office (MBA William Woods University)
- Jo Lynne Stalnaker, instructor, Computer Information Systems (M.Ed. Wichita State)
- Lawrence (Zhiquo) Yang, assistant professor, Computer Information Systems (ABD University of Kentucky)
- Nancy Allen, senior instructor in the Department of Finance and General Business, released A Killing at the Creek in the spring of 2015. This is the second book in her legal thriller series published by Harper Collins Inc.