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    Dr. Nancy E. Landrum
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Other Faculty Achievements

David Gilliam for receiving the AMA Sales SIG Dissertation Award for 2012. He will be honored at the AMA Summer Educator’s Conference in August.

Otmar Varela for two accepted for publications: “The development of managerial skills in MBA programs: A reconsideration of learning goals” to be published in the Journal of Management Development. The second one “Online learning in management education: An empirical study of the role of personality traits” to be published in Journal of Computing in Higher Education.

Guarav Kumar and his student, Saaya Imai, for winning 3rd place in the Research Expo.

Tom Tudor for being recognized as a Citizen Diplomat by the Arkansas Council of International Visitors. This award is giving to those that have made significant contributions in helping international visitors understand American Society and making them comfortable and appreciative of our hospitality.

Janet Bailey and her student team, Physically Kinected, for a third place at Nationals in Software Design, MISfits for the US Imagine Cup Honorable Mention, and Mayhem for Microsoft Imagine Cup World Semi-Finals in the Windows Phone Challenge

David Dearman and Joe Bell on the acceptance of their paper “Context and Person Characteristics Associated with the Decision to Prepare a Business Plan” by the Small Business Institute Journal .

Gaurav Kumar for acceptance of his paper, “Voluntary Disclosures of Intangibles Information by U.S.-listed Asian Companies,” at the AAA National Meeting.

 Gary Geissler, Steve Edison, and Jane Wayland for their publication, “Improving students’ critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills,” in the Journal of Instructional Pedagogies.

Dr. Rolf Wigand’s most recent publication was “20 Years of Research in Electronic Markets and Networked Business” published in Electronic Markets in March. Additionally, Wigand, along with co-authors, will present a paper, “Information Management and Authentication of Drugs in Supply Chains within the Pharmaceutical Industry,” at the 8th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations in Las Vegas April 12.

Dr. Stephanie Farewell had a paper accepted for presentation at the highly competitive and selective national meeting of the American Accounting Association. This is the seventh consecutive year that her submissions have been accepted. Dr. Gaurav Kumar and his two graduate students, Puja Paul and Pradeep Sapkota, also had a paper accepted for presentation at the national meeting.

The National Association of Health Underwriters asked Dr. Lars Powell to measure the value of health insurance agents in preparation for their negotiations with the White House on healthcare reform. As part of the project, the Arkansas Insurance Department supplied data that would have cost UALR approximately $15,000.

Dr. Rolf Wigand’s article, “Software as a Service (Saas) and Service Quality: Are Customer Expectations Fulfilled?” with co-authors Aleander Berlian and Thomas Hess from the University of Munich was published in Business Informatics & Management.

Dr. Cynthia Daily co-authored an article, “Auditors’ Levels of Dispositional Need for Closure and Effects on Hypothesis Generation and Confidence,” that was accepted for publication in Behavior Research in Accounting (BRIA), an American Accounting Association Journal.

An article written by Roger Dorsey is being published in the Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy. It was edited by Dr. Robert W McGee, professor of accounting at Florida International University. The article also will appear in the 2011 edition of McGee’s book, “The Ethics of Tax Evasion.”