University of Southern Indiana

2019

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

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Faculty presentation: Mr. Scott Anderson, instructor in computer science, coordinator of computer science program, presented Update on IndianaComputes! And Summer Camps at USI to the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation Computer Science Faculty.


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

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Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, speaks with WEHT's Brad Byrd about tax reform

Faculty presentation: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, presented his paper, "Feeling GILTI: Tax Strategies for U.S. Multinational Corporations to Navigate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" at the 2019 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Faculty publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, and Dr. Jill Oeding, assistant professor of business law. Their article, "A Practical Guide to Interpreting Statutes for Business Professionals" was published in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics.

Faculty award: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, receives the Dean's Award for Excellence in Service.

Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, received the 2019 JLTR Outstanding Paper Award for his article, "A Legal Analysis of State Tax Policy for Online Sales: The Recipe from Direct Marketing," published in the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research (JLTR). He was recognized at the 2019 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The AAA is the largest community of accountants in academia and the premier accounting organization in academia.


Perry Burnett
Dr. Perry Burnett
Associate Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-465-7034
Business and Engineering Center 2063

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Faculty presentation: Dr. Perry Burnett, associate professor of economics, was invited to be a presenter at the luncheon event of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). His presentation was titled, “Welcome to the Bubble Age: Asset Collapse, Fake News and Euphoria”.

Faculty presentation: Dr. Perry Burnett, associate professor of economics, presented, "The Road to Happiness is Paved with Deception" at USI's 2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Movement(s).


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

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USI names Carey dean of the Romain College of Business

Carey keynote speaker at the Southwest Indiana Chamber’s 2019 Economic Outlook Luncheon.

Presented "Importance of Census Data to the Community," Evansville Chamber of Commerce Board


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management, Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, Dr. Manfen Chen, associate professor of finance, and Dr. Kevin Celuch, professor of marketing, co-authored the article, "Engaging Students Through Activity Design: A Service-Dominant Logic Perspective," which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management, Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, Dr. Manfen Chen, associate professor of finance, and Dr. Kevin Celuch, professor of marketing, co-authored the article, "Engaging Students Through Activity Design: A Service-Dominant Logic Perspective," which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.


Sang Choe
Dr. Sang Choe
Professor of Marketing
Contact: 812-464-1822
Business and Engineering Center 2059

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Dr. Sang Choe, professor of marketing, presented, "A New Investment Mecca: North Korea for Global Enterprises," at the MBAA International Conference 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

Faculty publication: Dr. Sang Choe, professor of marketing. Choe's co-authored article, "A New Investment Mecca: North Korea for Global Enterprises," has been published in The Journal of International Business Research and Practice, Vol. 13 2019.


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

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Cindi Clayton, instructor in business communication, co-presented, "The iGen at Work - an interpretation of data collected in the classroom regarding workplace values" at the Evansville Human Resources Association monthly meeting. The lecture was co-presented by USI senior management major and honors student Mollie Knight.

Cindi Clayton, instructor in business communication, was a panelist at the annual conference of the Organization for Communication, Language, and Gender, which was held in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Andrew Dill
Dr. Andrew Dill
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Contact: 812-465-1632
Business and Engineering Center 3021

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Engagement: Dr. Andrew Dill discusses his research into Ethics & Fraud: Part 1 (youtube)

Faculty publication: Dr. Andrew Dill, assistant professor of accounting. His research article, "Towards an Understanding of the Dark Triad, Ethical Fading, and Ethicality of Behavior," was published in Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. 


Jason Fertig
Dr. Jason Fertig
Associate Professor of Management
Contact: 812-461-5255
Business and Engineering Center 2086

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Dr. Jason Fertig, associate professor of management, quoted in USA Today about social media and technology use and overuse.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Abbas Foroughi's article, "What is Block Chain - and Why Do I Need to Know About It" published in the latest issue of USI's illume magazine.

Faculty publication: Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems, chair of management and information sciences department. Foroughi's paper was published in June, 2019, in the Journal of Management Science. Foroughi, A. (2019). Psycho-Social Aspects of Learning in MOOC Courses.Journal of Management Science, 1(2), 26-42.http://dx.doi.org/10.34038/jms.2019.06.001

Faculty presentation: Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences department, presented the attached paper, “Supply Chain Workforce Training: Addressing the Digital Skills Gap”, at the 2019 Convention of the Decision Sciences Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the paper was published in the conference proceedings. Additionally, Foroughi chaired a session, “Digitization and Industry 4.0: Current State of Digitization and Industry 4.0” at the conference.


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

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Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management, received a $45,000 grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation to fund a scientific study of “time–and–motion” to assess the sustainability of the blood value chain by targeting the horizontally–integrated community blood centers in the Tri–State area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The goal of the project is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the blood value chain.

Faculty publications: Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management. Fortsch's recent research publications include, "The value of inventory and the direction of the supply chain bullwhip effect," "Decreasing operational costs of non-profit community-based blood centres," and "A resilient donor arrival policy for blood."

Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management, awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research


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

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Faculty award: Dr. Cristina Gilstrap, assistant professor of business communication, receives Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Cristina Gilstrap, assistant professor of business communication, presented, "Organizational Sensegiving in Family-Centered Care: How NICU Nurses Help Families Make Sense of the NICU Experience," at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference.

Faculty publication: Drs. Cristina and Curt Gilstrap, assistant professors of business communication. Their co-authored article, “Stress in International Work: Stressors and Coping Strategies of RNGO International Directors,” has been accepted for publication in Communication Quarterly.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Curt Gilstrap, assistant professor of business communication. Gilstrap had his research paper "Exploring m-leader affordances: team leaders and mobile technologies" published by Emerald Insight. The paper aims to examine how mobile technologies impact virtual team leaders and provides insight into how mobile technologies afford leaders varied capacity to accomplish their team work.

Faculty publication: Drs. Cristina and Curt Gilstrap, assistant professors of business communication. Their co-authored article, “Stress in International Work: Stressors and Coping Strategies of RNGO International Directors,” has been accepted for publication in Communication Quarterly.


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

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Dr. Ernest H. Hall, Jr., professor of management, will be named the 2019 USI Distinguished Professor.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Xue Han, assistant professor of computer science. His co-authored publication titled, "Reproducing performance bug reports in server applications: The researchers’ experiences," was published in the Journal of Systems and Software

Zaman, T, S., Han X., & Yu, T. (2019). SCMiner: Localizing system-level concurrency faults from large system call traces. 2019 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 515-526.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management, Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, Dr. Manfen Chen, associate professor of finance, and Dr. Kevin Celuch, professor of marketing, co-authored the article, "Engaging Students Through Activity Design: A Service-Dominant Logic Perspective," which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, featured in USI's illume magazine.


Timothy Mahoney
Mr. Timothy Mahoney
Instructor Emeritus in Economics
Adjunct-Business
Contact:
Business and Engineering Center 3003

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Mr. Tim Mahoney, instructor in economics, interviewed about the impact of the government shutdown (WEHT)


Brian McGuire
Dr. Brian McGuire
Professor of Accounting
Associate Dean of the College of Business
Contact: 812-465-1681
Business and Engineering Center 1021

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Interim dean Dr. Brian McGuire and son Andrew '17 M'19 featured in Strategic Finance magazine as second and third generation IMA members

McGuire receives Lybrand Certificate of Merit


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

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Dr. Mark McKnight, associate professor of accounting, Brian Routh, instructor in accounting, and Alyssa Moore, graduate assistant, co-authored "Disclosing Tax Consequences of a LIFO Repeal: Considerations Toward an Ethical Decision-Making Model Based on Potential Convergence of IFRS and U.S. GAAP", which was published by the Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research.


Chad Milewicz
Dr. Chad Milewicz
Associate Professor of Marketing
Chair of Economics and Marketing Department
Contact: 812-464-1937
Business and Engineering Center 2057

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Faculty award: Dr. Chad Milewicz, receives the Dean's Award for Excellence in Service.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, and Dr. Jill Oeding, assistant professor of business law. Their article, "A Practical Guide to Interpreting Statutes for Business Professionals" was published in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics.



Faculty presentation: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, presented "Exploring the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 Whistleblower Provisions and Intentions to Blow the Whistle on Financial Statement Fraud: An Empirical Examination of the Factors that Influence Intent Using the Theory of Planned Behavior" to the University of Mobile auditing class.

Faculty award: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, has received a grant award for her proposal, "The Impact of Employee Loyalty on Potential Whistleblower's Intent to Externally Report Financial Statement Fraud."

Faculty presentation: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, presented, "Exploring the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 Whistleblower Provisions and Intentions to Blow the Whistle on Financial Statement Fraud: An Empirical Examination of the Factors that Influence Intent Using the Theory of Planned Behavior" in a roundtable discussion at the Institute of Management Accountants conference.

Faculty presentation: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, presented Would Your Employees Report Financial Fraud? at the Ethics Continuing Professional Education (CPE) event. The presentation was delivered to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Evansville Chapter.


Daria Sevastianova
Dr. Daria Sevastianova
Associate Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-465-1677
Business and Engineering Center 3007

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Faculty presentation: Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics, presented, "Introduction to the Economic Education Center at USI," at the Visionaries Breakfast at Old National Bank, sponsored by Purdue University, Indiana Council for Economic Education, and tri-state community leaders.

Visit highlights growing USI/Germany partnership

Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics, presented, "The Global Economy - Why It Matters to You," at The Randall T. Shepard Leadership and Law Academy.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis team records podcast with Economics Club.

Dr. Daria P. Sevastianova, associate professor of economics, will receive the USI Foundation Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.

Fall of the Wall Celebration interdisciplinary panel event


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

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Faculty award: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA Director, received the 2018 Best Paper Award in the Journal of Management History for his paper, "Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba (1824-1829)." It was co-authored by Patrick Murphy, Milorad Novicevic, John Humphreys, Foster Roberts, & Artem Kornetskyy.

Faculty publication: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management, Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, Dr. Manfen Chen, associate professor of finance, and Dr. Kevin Celuch, professor of marketing, co-authored the article, "Engaging Students Through Activity Design: A Service-Dominant Logic Perspective," which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Faculty presentation: Drs. Jack and Moriah Smothers presented "Applying the SCARF Model to Coaching Pedagogy" at the Lilly Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Learning in Asheville, NC.


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

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Faculty publication: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, authored a chapter published in one of the first standard textbooks on topics in parallel and distributed computing for undergraduates. Her chapter titled, “Scheduling in Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” is published in *Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing: Enhancing the Undergraduate Curriculum: Performance, Concurrency, and Programming on Modern Platforms*. This is the first initiative taken by National Science Foundation (NSF) and IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP) toward standardizing text for undergraduate computer science curriculum on topics in parallel and distributed computing.

Faculty award: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, received the award for the Best Student Organization Advisor of the Year at USI for being faculty advisor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club.

Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "Evaluating Student Engagement towards Integrating Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) Topics in Undergraduate Level Computer Science Curriculum," at the ACM Technical Symposium for the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2019).

Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science. Srivastava's paper titled, "A Container-Based Framework to Facilitate Reproducibility in Employing Stochastic Process Algebra for Modeling Parallel Computing Systems" was presented at the 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Introduction to Coding for Elementary Teachers on USI campus

Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, will be named the 2019 recipient of the Sydney L. and Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award. 

Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "Building a Pipeline of Future Coders" at the Evansville Information Executives Group (EIEG), which was attended by CIOs from local companies, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation officials, and USI colleagues.

Faculty publication: Dr. Srishti Srivastava's article, "Assessing the Integration of Parallel and Distributed Computing in Early Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum using Unplugged Activities," has been published in Proceedings of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC).


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

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Faculty presentation: Dr. Thomas Weber, assistant professor of management, presented Caring Organization and Innovation at the Academy of International Business - U.S. Southeast Annual Conference 2019. 

Faculty award: Dr. Thomas Weber, assistant professor of management, received the Best Reviewer Award from the Academy of International Business - U.S. Southeast Annual Conference 2019.


Virginia Weiler
Ms. Virginia Weiler
Instructor in Marketing
Adjunct - Business
Contact: 812-228-5057
Business and Engineering Center

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Global Salon Series presents Ms. Virginia Weiler, instructor in marketing, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Marketing in the Global Space" January 29, 2019, at noon in RL0017.


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

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Dr. Jinsuk Yang, assistant professor of finance, has been awarded a grant for his proposal, "Does Credit Rating Attenuate Corporate Earning Management?"

Faculty presentation: Dr. Jinsuk Yang, assistant professor of finance, presented Informativeness of Sell-Recommendation at the Academic Business Research (ABR) conference.

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