University of Southern Indiana

Faculty Engagement and Achievements - 2021

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.

Accounting

Brett Bueltel
Dr. Brett Bueltel
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Assurance of Learning Coordinator
Contact: 812-228-5172
Business and Engineering Center 3017

Website

Recipient of the 2021 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.

Mark McKnight
Dr. Mark McKnight
Associate Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-465-1012
Business and Engineering Center 3019

Website

Research article published: Bryan, T. G., McKnight, M. A., & Houmes, R. (2021). Unfaithful representation: Understanding accounts receivable in the name of conservatism. Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, 20, 52-72. http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/BryanMcKnightHoumes2021.pdf

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Global Journal of Accounting and Finance. Journal Publisher: Institute of Global Business Research

Research article published: Bryan, T. G., & McKnight, M. A. (2021). Implementing the Pathways Commission:
recommended first accounting course: A profile of early adopters. International Journal
of Accounting & Finance Review, 6, 41-52. https://doi.org/10.46281/ijafr.v6i1.998

Article Reviewer for Peer Research Article Published/Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: The Accounting Educator’s Journal. Journal Publisher: Academy of Accounting Educators

Article Reviewer for Peer Research Article Published/Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Global Journal of Accounting and Finance. Journal Publisher: Institute for Global Business Research

Research article accepted: Accounting conservatism or earnings management: A study of the allowance for doubtful accounts. Journal: Corporate Ownership & Control*

Business Administration

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

Website

Article Reviewer for Peer Research Article Published/Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Health Communication. Journal Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Website

Article Reviewer for Peer Research Article Published/Reviewed Academic/Research Journal:Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: International Journal of Strategic Communication. Journal Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Research article published: Gilstrap, C., Teggart, A., Cabodi, K., Hills, J., & Price, S. (2021). Social music festival brandscapes: A lexical analysis of music festival social conversations. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2021.100567

Ramadan Hemaida
Dr. Ramadan Hemaida
Professor of Decision Sciences
Contact: 812-464-1975
Business and Engineering Center 3013

Website

Research/Conference presentation delivered: Conference: International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD) Presentation 1: Effects of Anchoring Paradigm on Generation Z Consumers’ Purchasing Decision-Making. Presentation 2: Zero-One Linear Programming Model for Determining an Optimal Health Insurance Plan. Date: March 26 & 27, 2021. Learn More: https://iabdgroup.org/programs-and-proceedings

Computer Information Systems

Josh McWilliams
Mr. Josh McWilliams
Instructor in Computer and Information Systems
Contact: 812-461-5322
Business and Engineering Center 2042

Website

Community presentation delivered: Sparking Innovation. Community Event: Introduction into Lean Innovation Discovery Thru Customer Validation & Iterative Prototyping. Community Organization Delivered To: Make IT Evansville/Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville. Date: March 18, March 25, April 1, 2021

Community presentation delivered: Virtual Small Biz Basics: Using “Virtual Rooms” and Workplace. Community Event: Digital Solutions for Small Business. Community Organization Delivered To: Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center. Date: February 24, 2021

Research article published: Chlebowski, A. L., McWilliams, J. D., Hawkins, W. C., & El Tawil, S. (2021). Cultivating innovation capacity of undergraduates in a Technology Commercialization Academy in Midwest America. Metropolitan Universities, 33(1), 3-26. 10.18060/23931

Computer Science

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

Website

Research article accepted: ConfProf: White-Box Performance Profiling of Configuration Options. The 12th ACM International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE)*

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM). Journal Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Recipient of the 2021 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research article accepted: A Study of Performance Testing in Configurable Software Systems Journal: Journal of Software Engineering and Applications*

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

Website

Article Reviewer for Peer Research Article Published/Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. Journal Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Economics

Cathy Carey
Dr. Cathy Carey
Dean of the Romain College of Business
Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-464-1720
Business and Engineering Center 1018

Website

Recipient of the 2021 Kentucky Distinguished Economist Award.

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

Website

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: 

  • Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Economics Bulletin
    • Journal Publisher: Vanderbilt University
  • Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
    • Journal Publisher: Elsevier
  • Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Experimental Economics
    • Journal Publisher: Springer
Daria Sevastianova
Dr. Daria Sevastianova
Associate Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-465-1677
Business and Engineering Center 3007

Website

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: Women in Economics Virtual Symposium 2021 (hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) – Making a Difference in the World. Presentation: Making a Difference by Starting a Women in Economics Club at Your University. Date: February 17, 2021
Learn More: https://www.stlouisfed.org/education/women-in-economics/2021-symposiumarchive

Recipient of the 2021 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Finance

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

Website

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Middle East Development Journal. Journal Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Managerial Finance. Journal Publisher: Emerald Publishing.

Zhe Li
Dr. Zhe Li
Assistant Professor of Finance
Contact: 812-464-1719
Business and Engineering Center 2035

Website

Research article published: Li, Z., Unlu, E., & Wu, J. (2021). Are social connections of independent directors all the same? Evidence from corporate monitoring. International Journal of Managerial Finance. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-01-2021-0049

Management

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

Website

Research article published: Fortsch, S. M., Choi, J. H., & Khapalova, E. A. (2021). Competition can help predict sales. Journal of Forecasting, 1 – 14. https://doi.org/10.1002/for.2818

Nick Rhew
Dr. Nick Rhew
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-464-1983
Business and Engineering Center 2083

Website

Research article published: Rhew, N. D., & McKinney, A. P. (2021). “We didn’t start the fire”: What can Billy Joel teach us about the external environment? Management Teaching Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/23792981211040177

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference Presentation: We Didn’t Start the Fire: What Can Billy Joel Teach Us about the External Environment? June 19, 2021. Learn More: https://mobts.org/conference/2021/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=program.php&p=program

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Presentation: Building Community around Self-Care: Restorative Spaces and Faculty Well-being. August 3, 2021. Learn More: https://my.aom.org/ProgramDocs/2021/pdf/AOM_2021_Annual_Meeting_Program.pdf

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal:

  • Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
    • Journal Publisher: Wiley
  • Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Management Teaching Review
    • Journal Publisher: Sage

Jack Smothers
Dr. Jack Smothers
Associate Professor of Management
Masters of Business Administration Director
Contact: 812-461-5248
Business and Engineering Center 2067

Website

Research article accepted: Smothers, J., Celuch, K., & Williams, M. (2020). A Closer Look at Feedback, Self-Efficacy, and Intrinsic Motivation. Journal of Marketing Management.*

Research article published: Celuch, K., Smothers, J., & Valadares, K. (2021). Supervisor and employee identity coalescence and normative unit commitment. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts5.94

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

Website

Recipient of the 2021 Dean's Award for Excellence in Service

Marketing

Kevin Celuch
Dr. Kevin Celuch
Professor of Marketing
Blair Chair of Business Science
Contact: 812-461-5297
Business and Engineering Center 3010

Website

Research article accepted: Smothers, J., Celuch, K., & Williams, M. (2020). A Closer Look at Feedback, Self-Efficacy, and Intrinsic Motivation. Journal of Marketing Management.*

Research article published: Celuch, K., Smothers, J., & Valadares, K. (2021). Supervisor and employee identity coalescence and normative unit commitment. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts5.94

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

Website

Research/conference presentation delivered: Conference: 44th Southwest Educational Research Association
Presentation: Faculty Women of Color in Higher Education. Date: February 4, 2021
Learn More: https://scholarworks.uttyler.edu/sera2021/conference/freeworkshops/10/

* NOTE - Only current RCOB faculty are listed as authors/presenters – additional co-authors and co-presenters may exist

 

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