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Faculty Engagement and Achievements - 2020

In recognition of faculty who have had publications, presentations, community engagements and awards, Romain College celebrates their continuing to conduct innovative and impactful basic and pedagogical research in alignment with our mission and engaging the community from local to national levels.

Scott Anderson
Mr. Scott Anderson
Instructor in Computer Science
Coordinator of Computer Science Program
Contact: 812-465-7113
Business and Engineering Center 2044

Website

Community service: IndianaComputes!, Summer 2020.

Community service: USI Computer Science Summer Camp, Summer 2020.

Presentation: Middle and High School Summer Computer Science Camps.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations.
Date: November 10,, 2020.


Gary Black
Dr. Gary Black
Associate Professor of Decision Science
Contact: 812-461-5385
Business and Engineering Center 2065

Website

Presentation: Development of Ebook for DSCI 351.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations.
Date: November 10, 2020.


Bryan Bourdeau
Mr. Bryan Bourdeau
Instructor in Business
Contact: 812-461-5247
Business and Engineering Center 2047

Website

Presentation: Analyzing Supply Chain to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness for all Stakeholders Involved. Target: Evansville, Indiana Food Insecurity Ecosystem.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations.
Date: November 10, 2020.


Brett Bueltel
Dr. Brett Bueltel
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-228-5172
Business and Engineering Center 2078

Website


2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Romain College of Business

Faculty advisor for Romain College's Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

Dr. Brett Bueltel’s Acct 304 Intermediate Accounting II course was accepted and approved by Quality Matters.

Faculty publication: Ryle, P., Bueltel, B., Walker, A., Gabrini, C. and McKnight, M., "The Impact of the Facebook Court Order & CCPA 2020: Helping Businesses and Accountants Meet the Challenge of the New Era of Privacy Compliance" (June 1, 2020). Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy 21(2): 247-262 (2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615422 

Publication by Dr. Brett Bueltel and Dr. Mark McKnight titled “The Impact of the Facebook Court Order and CCPA 2020: Helping Businesses and Accountants Meet the Challenge of the New Era of Privacy Compliance*” has made several Top Ten download lists on the SSRN website including: Applied Accounting - Practitioner eJournal Top Ten, CGN: Disclosure & Accounting Decisions (Topic) Top Ten, Corporate Law: Practitioner eJournal (Forthcoming) Top Ten and LSN: Other Regulation of Information & Privacy Issues Involving Consumers (Sub-Topic) Top Ten.

Ryle, P., Bueltel, B., Walker, A. K., Gabrini, C., & McKnight, M. (2020). The impact of the Facebook court order & CCPA 2020: Helping businesses and accountants meet the challenge of the new era of privacy compliance. Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, 21(2), 247-262. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3615422.

Research article accepted: Feeling GILTI: Tax strategies for U.S. multinational corporations to navigate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research.

Presentation: Trump Tax Cuts: Does Name Recognition Impact Taxpayer Perceptions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?
Conference: Marshall Business Research Conference.
Date: November 6, 2020. 


Manfen Chen
Dr. Manfen Chen
Professor of Finance
Contact: 812-461-5333
Business and Engineering Center 3011

Website

Dr. Manfen Chen’s FIN325 Financial Modeling course was accepted and approved by Quality Matters.

Yang, J. and Chen, M. "Does the regulation change play a role in the dividend policy? Empirical study of REITs." Global Business & Finance Review.* Link: http://www.gbfrjournal.org/html/?pmode=journalview&by=2019&bm=12&vol=24&no=4&subno=&page1=63&page2=75


Peter Cashel-Cordo
Dr. Peter Cashel-Cordo
Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-465-7033
Business and Engineering Center 3005

Website


Yang, J. and Cashel-Cordo, P. "The Effectiveness of a Predictor-corrector Technique in European Currency Option Valuation." Global Business & Finance Review.* Link: http://www.gbfrjournal.org/html/?pmode=journalview&by=2019&bm=12&vol=24&no=4&subno=&page1=1&page2=7


Andrew Dill
Dr. Andrew Dill
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-465-1632
Business and Engineering Center 2041

Website

Faculty presentation: Mark McKnight, Ph.D. | Andrew Dill, Ph.D., virtually presented "Trump Tax Cuts: Does Name Recognition Impact Taxpayer Perceptions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?" at inaugural Marshall Business Research Conference, November 6, 2020.

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: "Applying the Phillips Evaluation Model as a set of standardized metrics for the learning and growth perspective of the Balanced Scorecard Approach" at the  Academy of Business Research Virtual Spring 2020 Conference*.


Khaled Elkhal
Dr. Khaled Elkhal
Associate Professor of Finance
Contact: 812-464-1721
Business and Engineering Center 2049

Website

Khaled Elkhal, Eyewitness News, ABC 25, 2/24/20 https://www.tristatehomepage.com/local/coronavirus-continues-to-spread-impacting-the-economy/


Abbas Foroughi
Dr. Abbas Foroughi
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Chair of Management and Information Sciences Department
Contact: 812-465-1667
Business and Engineering Center 2069

Website

Foroughi, A. (2020). Supply chain workforce training: Addressing the digital skills gap. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2020-0159 


Sima Fortsch
Dr. Sima Fortsch
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-1644
Business and Engineering Center 2075

Website

Presentation: Analyzing Supply Chain to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness for all Stakeholders Involved. Target: Evansville, Indiana Food Insecurity Ecosystem.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations.
Date: November 10, 2020.


Cristina Gilstrap
Dr. Cristina Gilstrap
Assistant Professor of Business Communication
Contact: 812-464-1873
Business and Engineering Center 2081

Website

Research article published: Gilstrap, C. (2020). Organizational sensegiving in family-centered care: How NICU
nurses help families make sense of the NICU experience. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1785373

Presentation: Facing Uncertainty While Paying It Forward: Uncertainties Experienced by Healthcare Executives as Formal Organizational Mentors.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations. 
Date: November 12, 2020. 


Curt Gilstrap
Dr. Curt Gilstrap
Assistant Professor of Business Communication
Contact: 812-465-7145
Business and Engineering Center 2038

Website


Chapman, S., Hilton, A., Ward, A., Saull, D., & Gilstrap, C. (Curt). (2020). "Swap.com as a social style platform brand: Strategic use of social media brand communities." Journal of the International Academy of Case Studies, 26.

2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research from Romain College of Business

Presentation: Exploring Unsanctioned Chat Application Behavior Relative to Sanctioned Team Work.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations.
Date: November 12, 2020.


Ernest Hall, Jr.
Dr. Ernest Hall, Jr.
Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7038
Business and Engineering Center 2061

Website

USI Alumni Association Faculty Recognition Award 2020.


Xue Han
Dr. Xue Han
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Contact: 812-465-1610
Business and Engineering Center 2039

Website

Research/conference presentation delivered: Title of presentation: Reproducing Performance Bug Reports in Server Applications: The Researcher’s Experiences. Name of conference: 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering
Date of presentation: September 23, 2020.

Presentation: A Configuration-Aware Performance Profiling Tool.
Conference: Romain College of Business (RCOB) Summer 2020 Fellowships Presentations. 
Date: November 12, 2020.


Jeanette Maier-Lytle
Mrs. Jeanette Maier-Lytle
Instructor in Accounting
Contact: 812-464-1915
Business and Engineering Center 3009

Website


2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service from Romain College of Business

Faculty advisor for Romain College's business case team in the annual Alberta Not-For-Profit Case Challenge.


Mark McKnight
Dr. Mark McKnight
Associate Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-465-1012
Business and Engineering Center 2055

Website

Faculty presentation: Mark McKnight, Ph.D. | Andrew Dill, Ph.D., virtually presented "Trump Tax Cuts: Does Name Recognition Impact Taxpayer Perceptions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?" at inaugural Marshall Business Research Conference, November 6, 2020.

Faculty presentation: Timothy Bryan, D.B.A., Marshall University | Mark A. McKnight, Ph.D., University of Southern Indiana virtually presented "Earnings Management through Bad Debt: A Study of Bad Debt Expense in Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturers" at inaugural Marshall Business Research Conference, November 6, 2020.

(2020). McKnight, M.A., Robey, S. L., McKnight, J. L., & Marcuson, M. R.  "Applying the Phillips Evaluation Model to the Balanced Scorecard:Measuring an organization’s learning & growth (innovation) perspective."  Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, 16(1), pp 144-161.   

Virtually presented "Applying the Phillips Evaluation Model as a Set of Standardized Metrics for the Learning and Growth Perspective of the Balanced Scorecard Approach" (McKnight, Robey, Dill) and "Reaching the YouTube generation: Using Hobbies, the Gig Economy and YouTube to Teach Basic Managerial Accounting Concepts" at the Academy of Business Research e-conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March.

Faculty publication: Ryle, P., Bueltel, B., Walker, A., Gabrini, C. and McKnight, M., "The Impact of the Facebook Court Order & CCPA 2020: Helping Businesses and Accountants Meet the Challenge of the New Era of Privacy Compliance" (June 1, 2020). Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy 21(2): 247-262 (2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615422 

Publication by Dr. Brett Bueltel and Dr. Mark McKnight titled “The Impact of the Facebook Court Order and CCPA 2020: Helping Businesses and Accountants Meet the Challenge of the New Era of Privacy Compliance*” has made several Top Ten download lists on the SSRN website including: Applied Accounting - Practitioner eJournal Top Ten, CGN: Disclosure & Accounting Decisions (Topic) Top Ten, Corporate Law: Practitioner eJournal (Forthcoming) Top Ten and LSN: Other Regulation of Information & Privacy Issues Involving Consumers (Sub-Topic) Top Ten.

Ryle, P., Bueltel, B., Walker, A. K., Gabrini, C., & McKnight, M. (2020). The impact of the Facebook court order & CCPA 2020: Helping businesses and accountants meet the challenge of the new era of privacy compliance. Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, 21(2), 247-262. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3615422.


Thomas Noland
Dr. Thomas Noland
Chair of Accounting and Finance Department
Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-465-7147
Business and Engineering Center 2058

Website

Industry publication: Johnson, T. B., Rich, J., & Noland, T. G. (2020, November 1). Why risk assessment merits increased auditor focus. Journal of Accountancy. https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/issues/2020/nov/risk-assessment-meritsincreased-auditor-focus.html 


Jill Oeding
Dr. Jill Oeding
Associate Professor of Business Law
Contact: 812-465-1205
Business and Engineering Center 3015

Website


Oeding, J. (2020). "State legislatures have the courage to pass antiabortion laws and test the ideology of the ‘new’ United States Supreme Court." Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(1), 136-150. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir20110

Community Presentation Delivered: Business Ethics to Institute of Internal Auditors Tri-State Chapter.


James Powers
Mr. James Powers
Computer Applications Training Coordinator
Adjunct - Business
Contact: 812-465-1104
Business and Engineering Center 2064

Website


Community Presentation Delivered: "How to Navigate Microsoft Excel." Sponsoring event: USI Student Support Services.


Curtis Price
Dr. Curtis Price
Associate Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-461-5348
Business and Engineering Center 2037

Website


Community Presentation Delivered: "Using Classroom Experiments to Recruit and Engage Local High School Students: The Value and Efficacy of Engaged Student Learning in the Griffin Experimental Economics Laboratory" delivered to Shepard Leadership and Law Academy and USI Special Events.

Price, C. R. (2020). Do women shy away from competition? Do men compete too much?: A (failed) replication. Economics Bulletin, 40(2), 1538-1547. http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2020/Volume40/EB-20-V40-I2-P132.pdf 


Jamie Seitz
Dr. Jamie Seitz
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-461-5421
Business and Engineering Center 2070

Website

Earned Certificate of Completion from Institute of Management Accountants for successfully completing "IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals." September 22, 2020.

Earned Certificate of Completion from Institute of Management Accountants and University of Illinois for successfully completing "Beyond the Basics: Data Analytics and Visualization for Accounting Professionals." November 13, 2020.

Research article accepted: "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 whistleblower protection provisions: An empirical examination of effectiveness using the theory of planned behavior." Management Accounting Quarterly*.

Faculty publication: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, interviewed on CourseHero

"Could Accounting Be for You?" delivered to: Southridge High School, Huntingburg, Indiana.


Daria Sevastianova
Dr. Daria Sevastianova
Associate Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-465-1677
Business and Engineering Center 2039

Website


Community presentation at Shepard Academy to Harrison High School students.

Title of presentation: Study Abroad Information Session, sponsoring event: USI Center for International Programs.

Title of panel moderated: Women in E-STEM Careers at St. Louis Federal Reserve.

USI Role Models: Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics (YouTube)

St. Louis Fed's Women in Economics podcast recorded at Romain College now available online

Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics, interviewed on Channel 44 News about the economic impact of the pandemic

Presented "Understanding government and Federal Reserve Policy during the COVID-19 Crisis" at the Kentucky History Education's Communication in History Virtual Conference.


Dr. Mary Ann Shifflet, contract assistant professor of economics

Shifflet, M. A., Martinez, C., Oppenlander, J., & Shmerling, S. (2020). "Improving health care quality: Case studies with JMP." John Wiley & Sons Inc.


Jack Smothers
Dr. Jack Smothers
Associate Professor of Management
Masters of Business Administration Director
Contact: 812-461-5248
Business and Engineering Center 1022

Website

Research article accepted: Humanistic Entrepreneurship: The Pioneering Case of Frances Wright. Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship.


Srishti Srivastava
Dr. Srishti Srivastava
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Contact: 812-228-5032
Business and Engineering Center 2085

Website


2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research from Romain College of Business

Research article accepted: Author: Srishti Srivastava. "Addressing the robustness of resource allocation in the presence of application and system irregularities via PEPA based modeling." Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)*.

Virtually presented: "Addressing the Robustness of Resource Allocation in the Presence of Application and System Irregularities via PEPA Based Modeling,” a peer-reviewed paper that was accepted for publication in Springer’s Lecture Notes for Computer Science, at the International Conference for Computational Sciences in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 3-5, 2020.

Community presentation delivered: USI Computer Science Summer Camp, Summer 2020.

Sanders, W. S., Srivastava, S., & Banicescu, I. (2020). Robustness analysis of scaled resource
allocation models using the Imperial PEPA Compiler. 19th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, 60-67. 10.1109/ISPDC51135.2020.00018


Sabinah Wanjugu
Dr. Sabinah Wanjugu
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Contact: 812-228-5013
Business and Engineering Center 2087

Website

Research article published: Mesak, H. I., Wanjugu, S., & Blackstock, R. (2020). An examination of the diffusion of prepaid mobile telephony in selected emerging markets and developing economies. Information
& Management, 57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2020.103343


Thomas Weber
Dr. Thomas Weber
Associate Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7086
Business and Engineering Center 2089

Website

Research article accepted: Internal reputation of the firm: CEO retention and firm market performance. Corporate
Reputation Review.


Wendy Wooldridge
Mrs. Wendy Wooldridge
Instructor in Computer Sciences
Contact: 812-461-5322
Business and Engineering Center 2053

Website

Community presentation delivered: USI Computer Science Summer Camp, Summer 2020.


Jinsuk Yang
Dr. Jinsuk Yang
Assistant Professor of Finance
Contact: 812-465-7120
Business and Engineering Center 2079

Website


Yang, J. and Cashel-Cordo, P. "The Effectiveness of a Predictor-corrector Technique in European Currency Option Valuation." Global Business & Finance Review.* Link: http://www.gbfrjournal.org/html/?pmode=journalview&by=2019&bm=12&vol=24&no=4&subno=&page1=1&page2=7

Yang, J. and Chen, M. "Does the regulation change play a role in the dividend policy? Empirical study of REITs." Global Business & Finance Review.* Link: http://www.gbfrjournal.org/html/?pmode=journalview&by=2019&bm=12&vol=24&no=4&subno=&page1=63&page2=75

Research article accepted: “Fix it with Green:” The Valuation Impact of Green Retrofits on Residential Transaction Price. Journal of Housing Research.

*Only current RCOB faculty are listed as authors or presenters – additional co-authors or co-presenters may exist.

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