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Cindi Clayton
Mrs. Cindi Clayton
Instructor in Business Communication
Contact: 812-464-1796
Business and Engineering Center 2080

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Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Clayton, C. (2018). Wishing on a star: Exploring the Marginalization of the Birth Mother in Adoption Narratives. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender.
  • Clayton, C., Celuch, K., Gilstrap, C., & Jones, A. (2018). The Elevation of Psychological Capital, Advocacy, and Feedback Constructs Using Narrative Analysis of Intentional Communities Newsletters. Consumer Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction & Complaining Behavior Conference.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
National

  • Clayton, C. (2018, October). Wishing on a star: Exploring the Marginalization of the Birth Mother in Adoption Narratives. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, South Lake Tahoe, California.
  • Clayton, C., Celuch, K., Gilstrap, C., & Jones, A. (2018, June). The Elevation of Psychological Capital, Advocacy, and Feedback Constructs Using Narrative Analysis of Intentional Communities Newsletters. Consumer Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction & Complaining Behavior Conference, New York, New York.

Regional

  • Clayton, C. (2018, April). A mother explores sharing information about her motherloss with her children. Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers
National

  • Clayton, C. (2019, October). Resist, Redefine, and Reenvision: Exploring positive masculinity. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Cincinatti, Ohio.
  • Clayton, C. (2019, October). DON'T TELL DAD – an autoethnographic look at disclosure dynamics in families. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Cincinatti, Ohio.
  • Clayton, C. (2018, October). Autoethnographic Reflections of Pedagogy: Critically Examining the Effects of Toxic Masculinity in the Classroom. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Cincinatti, Ohio.
Curt Gilstrap
Dr. Curt Gilstrap
Assistant Professor of Business Communication
Contact: 812-465-7145
Business and Engineering Center 2038

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Gilstrap, C. A. (2019). Exploring M-Leader Affordances: Team Leaders and Mobile Technologies. Team Performance Management: An International Journal.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., Schall, S., & Gilstrap, C. A. (2019). Stress in International Work: Stressors and Coping Strategies of RNGO International Directors. Communication Quarterly.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., & Minchow-Proffitt, H. (2017). The ethical frameworks of social media policies among U.S. nonprofit organizations: From dialogue to dialectic. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., & Holderby, N. (2016). Defining social media engagement: An empirical investigation. The Journal of Social Media in Society.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., & Smith, S. (2016). Identity tensions during an NGO name change: How managers experience an international organization's rebranding effort. International Journal of Strategic Communication.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., Gilstrap, C., Holderby, N., & Valera, K. (2016). Sensegiving, leadership and nonprofit crises: How nonprofit leaders make and give sense to organizational crises. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.., doi: doi:10.1007/s11266-015-9648-1.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., White, Z., & Spradlin, A. (2015). "Authentic all the way through": Constructing authentic leadership in nonprofit organizations. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., & Hendershot, B. (2015). E-leaders and uncertainty management: A machine supported qualitative investigation. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., & Morris, A. (2015). Role fluidity and emergent followership: Nonprofit leaders and the construction of followers. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Celuch, K. (2018). The Elevation of Psychological Capital, Advocacy, and Feedback Constructs Using Narrative Analysis of Intentional Communities Newsletters. 2018 Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction andComplaining Behavior Conference, Long Island, New York.

National

  • Schall, S., Gilstrap, C., & Gilstrap, C. A. (2016). "Trying to meet so many needs": Workplace stress and coping strategies of international directors in RNGOs. 2016 National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., Minchow-Proffitt, H., & Schall, S. (2015). The ethical frameworks of social media policies among U.S. nonprofit organizations: From dialogue to dialectic. 2015 National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., Gilstrap, C., Holderby, N., & Valera, K. (2014). Sensegiving, leadership and nonprofit crises: How nonprofit leaders make sense of organizational crises. 2014 National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Gilstrap, C. A. & Gilstrap, C. (2013). "We're stewards, we're consumers, we're animals": How ecopreneurs construct stakeholders and human-nature connection. 2013 National Communication Association Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Research Grants
Funded

  • 2018: Gilstrap, C. A. Dean's Summer Grant for Business Communication Video/Vlog Development, Co-Investigator.
  • 2017: Gilstrap, C. A. Dean's Summer Award for Social Media Lab & Fellows Launch, Principal Investigator.

Commercial Software Developed

  • 2014: Speeches - Video Archive and Evaluation Tool. Note that this was updated with teaching innovation in mind: 2016, 2017 & 2019

Other Research Activities
Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship

  • 2015: Gilstrap, C. A., Linguistic Construction & Metaphors of ReTweeted Messages: An Application of Leximancer Software.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • 2018: Celuch, K., Clayton-Schnitker, C., & Gilstrap, C.A., Deep Narratives of

Intentional Communities.

  • 2017: Bacic, D., Gilstrap, C.A., & Alhabash, S., Viral Videos & Emotional Ratios: A Biometric Analysis.
Cristina Gilstrap
Dr. Cristina Gilstrap
Assistant Professor of Business Communication
Contact: 812-464-1873
Business and Engineering Center 2038

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Gilstrap, C. M., Schall, S., & Gilstrap, C. A. (2019). Stress in International Work: Stressors and Coping Strategies of RNGO International Directors. Communication Quarterly.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., & Bernier, D. (2017). Dealing with the demands: Strategies healthcare communication professionals use to cope with workplace stress. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.
  • White, Z. M., Gilstrap, C. M., & Hull, J. (2017). Me against the world: Parental uncertainty management at home following neonatal intensive care unit discharge. Journal of Family Communication, 1-12.
  • White, Z. M., & Gilstrap, C. M. (2017). People just don't understand: Challenges communicating home hospice volunteer role experiences to organizational outsiders. Management Communication Quarterly.
  • White, Z. M., & Gilstrap, C. M. (2016). Inside patients' homes: A metaphorical analysis of home hospice nurses' experiences working with dying patients. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 72 (4), 302-315, doi: 10.1177/0030222815575282.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., Gilstrap, C., Holderby, N., & Valera, K. (2016). Sensegiving, leadership and nonprofit crises: How nonprofit leaders make and give sense to organizational crises. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.., doi: doi:10.1007/s11266-015-9648-1.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., & White, Z. M. (2015). Interactional communication challenges in end-of-life care: Dialectical tensions and management strategies experienced by home hospice nurses. Health Communication, 30, 525-535, doi: 10.1080/10410236.2013.868966.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Gilstrap, C. M., Schall, S., & Gilstrap, C. A. (2016). Trying to meet so many needs: Workplace stress and coping strategies of international directors in RNGOs. 2016 National Communication Association Conference.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., White, Z. M., & Hull, J. (2015). On our own: Parental uncertainty management at home following neonatal intensive care unit discharge. 2015 National Communication Association Conference.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., White, Z. M., & Hull, J. (2014). A weird purgatory you get stuck in: Parental uncertainty management in the neonatal intensive care unit. 2014 National Communication Association Conference.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., Gilstrap, C. A., Holderby, N., Valera, K. M., & West, M. (2014). Communication and crisis leadership: How nonprofit leaders understand effectiveness in response to organizational crises. 2014 National Communication Association Conference.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., & Gilstrap, C. A. (2013). We're stewards, we're consumers, we're animals: How ecopreneurs construct stakeholders and human-nature connection. 2013 National Communication Association Conference.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., & White, Z. M. (2013). Walking on hallowed ground: A metaphorical analysis of home hospice nurses. 2013 National Communication Association Conference.

Book Chapters
Refereed

  • Gilstrap, C. M., & White, Z. M. (2013). Like nothing else I've ever experienced: Examining the metaphors of residential hospice volunteers. In Michael Kramer, Loril Gossett, & Laurie Lewis (Eds.), Volunteering and communication: Studies from multiple contexts (pp. 149-168). Peter Lang.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Gilstrap, C. M. (2019). Organizational Sensegiving in Family-Centered Care: How NICU Nurses Help Families Make Sense of the NICU Experience. 2019 International Communication Association Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

National

  • Schall, S., Gilstrap, C. M., & Gilstrap, C. A. (2016, November). Trying to meet so many needs: Workplace stress and coping strategies of international directors in RNGOs. 2016 National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • White, Z. M., Gilstrap, C. M., & Hull, J. (2015, November). On our own: Parental uncertainty management at home following neonatal intensive care unit discharge. 2015 National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Gilstrap, C. M., Hull, J., & White, Z. M. (2014). A weird purgatory you get stuck in: Parental uncertainty management in the neonatal intensive care unit. 2014 National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Gilstrap, C. A., Gilstrap, C. M., Holderby, N., Valera, K. M., & West, M. (2014, November). Communication and crisis leadership: How nonprofit leaders understand effectiveness in response to organizational crises. 2014 National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Gilstrap, C. A. & Gilstrap, C. M. (2013). We're stewards, we're consumers, we're animals: How ecopreneurs construct stakeholders and human-nature connection. 2013 National Communication Association Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • White, Z. M. & Gilstrap, C. M. (2013). Walking on hallowed ground: A metaphorical analysis of home hospice nurses. 2013 National Communication Association Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Research Grants
Funded

  • 2017: Gilstrap, C. M. USI Research Award for Junior Faculty, Principal Investigator. Received grant for research study - Organizational Sensegiving in Family-Centered Care: How NICU Nurses Help Families Make Sense of the NICU Experience.
Ramadan Hemaida
Dr. Ramadan Hemaida
Professor of Decision Sciences
Contact: 812-464-1975
Business and Engineering Center 3013

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Hemaida, R., & Schmits, J. (2006). An analytical Approach to Vendor selection. Industrial Engineering, 48 (3), 18-24.
  • Hemaida, R., & Everett, S. (2003). Employee Performance Evaluations Using The Analytic Hierarchy Process. Journal of the Academy of Information and Management Sciences, 6 (2).
  • Hemaida, R. (2002). College e-Business Programs: Skills for the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Internet Commerce, 71-88.
  • Hemaida, R. (2001). The Selection of First Year Family Practice Residents Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Hospital Topics.
  • Hemaida, R. (1997). A Zero-One Programming Model for Internal Audit Planning. Managerial Auditing Journal.
  • Hemaida, R. (1995). A Goal Programming Model for Managing Faculty Resources. Journal of Applied Business Research.
  • Hemaida, R. (1995). A Practical Model to Audit-Risk Assessment in a Healthcare Setting. Managerial Auditing Journal.
  • Hemaida, R. (1995). Mathematical Programming Approaches to Solving Transshipment Problems with Interval Supply and …. Applications of Management Science.
  • Hemaida, R. (1994). A Linear Goal Programming Model for Transshipment Problems with Flexible Supply and Demand …. Journal of the Operational Research Society.
  • Hemaida, R. (1994). Three Mathematical Programming Techniques for Solving Transshipment Problems: A Wilcoxon Test. Journal of the Korean Society.

Book

  • USI, Evansville, U. (2015). Introduction to Operations Management McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Hemaida, R. (Ed.). (2014). Introduction to Operations Management McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Hemaida, R. (2011). Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions Pearson.
  • Hemaida, R. S. (2006). Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall.

Compilation of Articles or Readings

  • Hemaida, R. (2018). Business Statistics Pearson Custom Publishing.
  • Hemaida, R. (2016). Introduction to Operations Management McGraw-Hill Education.

Other Research Activities
Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship

  • 2019: Hemaida, R., Manyoky, L., & Yeager, M., Using Analytical Hierarchy Process for Determining the Optimal Career Paths for MBA Graduates. Using Analytical Hierarchy Process for Determining the Optimal Career Paths for MBA Graduates
  • 2018: Hemaida, R., Manyoky, L., & Yeager, M., Using Analytical Hierarchy Process for Determining the Optimal Career Paths for MBA Graduates. Using Analytical Hierarchy Process for Determining the Optimal Career Paths for MBA Graduates
  • 2018: Hemaida, R., & McGuire, B., Using Analytical Hierarchy Process to Rank Accounting Doctorate Programs. Using Analytical Hierarchy Process to Rank Accounting Doctorate Programs
  • 2017: Hemaida, R., Manyoky, L., & Yeager, M., Using Analytical Hierarchy Process for Determining the Optimal Career Paths for MBA Graduates. Using Analytical Hierarchy Process for Determining the Optimal Career Paths for MBA Graduates
  • 2017: Hemaida, R., & McGuire, B., Using Analytical Hierarchy Process to Rank Accounting Doctorate Programs. Using Analytical Hierarchy Process to Rank Accounting Doctorate Programs
  • 2013: Hemaida, R., 'AHP Model for Foreign Investment in Eastern Europe'. 'AHP Model for Foreign Investment in Eastern Europe'
  • 2013: Hemaida, R., Site Selection for a Convention of a Professional Association Using AHP'.
    'Site Selection for a Convention of a Professional Association Using AHP'
    2007: , ., . "A deterministic Linear Programming Model for Staffing in a pharmaceutical Plant. 

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • 2009: , ., . ' Maria Daniela Tirado and Ramadan Hemaida. 'Implementing a Total Quality Program in a Small Business.
Jill Oeding
Dr. Jill Oeding
Associate Professor of Business Law
Contact: 812-465-1205
Business and Engineering Center 3015

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Oeding, J., & Bueltel, B. (in press, 2018). A Practical Guide to Interpreting Statutes for Business Professionals. Journal of Business Law and Ethics.
  • Oeding, J., Hudson, S., & Maier-Lytle, J. (2017). Online Legal Research: A Practical Guide for Business Students and Professionals. Journal of Economics and Public Finance, 3 (2)., doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/jepf.v3n2p258.
  • Hudson, S., Perigo, D., & Oeding, J. (2017). An Assessment of High Deductible Health Plans and Affiliated Savings Accounts in the Current Market. International Journal of Healthcare Management.
  • Oeding, J. M., & Seitz, J. (2017). Teaching Collegiate Ethics in a Nation with Laws that Permit Mutilation of the Unborn. Journal of Economics and Public Finance.
  • Saxby, C., Celuch, K., & Oeding, J. (2015). The Influence of Counterfactual Thinking and Regret on Ethical Decision Making. Journal of Education for Business, 90 (4), 175-181.
  • Seitz, J., Oeding, J., & Wiese, M. (2015). Is it Ethical for the U.S. Government to Offer Financial Awards to Potential Whistleblowers of Financial Statement Fraud and Internal Control Violations. Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, 10 (2), 68-90.
  • Oeding, J. M., Nunn, L. E., & McGuire, B. L. (2014). Understanding FERPA - Implications of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Global Business & Finance Review, 19 (2), 187-195.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers
National

  • Oeding, J. M., Hudson, S., & Maier-Lytle, J. (2016). Online Legal Research: A Practical Guide for Business Students and Professionals. Academy of Business Research Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • Oeding, J. M. (2015, November). Teaching Collegiate Ethics in a Nation that Mutilates the Unborn. Invited presentation at Academy of Business Research Conference, Boca Raton, Florida.

Other Research Activities

  • 2019: Monterrosa, M., Understanding International Students' Career Goals. Undergraduate student Mara Monterrosa received the Global Engagement Scholarship from the Center for International Programs. As a requirement of the scholarship, Mara conducted a research project while she studied in Japan. As her faculty adviser for the project, I mentored her and helped her get IRB approval. Mara presented her findings to the USI community in November of 2019.

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