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Faculty Engagement and Achievements - 2022

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

McKnight, M., Price, C. R., Dill, A. T., Bryan, T., & Bueltel, B. L. (2022). Who gives a Trump? Evidence of framing effects in tax policy. Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, 23(1), 149-164. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4052970

Ryle, P., Al-wreikat, A., Bartley, E., McKnight, M. A., & Bueltel, B. L. (2022). Countering identity theft and strengthening data security practices across the tax preparer community. The Contemporary Tax Journal, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.31979/2381-3679.2022.110103

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

Website

McKnight, M., Price, C. R., Dill, A. T., Bryan, T., & Bueltel, B. L. (2022). Who gives a Trump? Evidence of framing effects in tax policy. Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, 23(1), 149-164. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4052970

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

Website

McKnight, M., Price, C. R., Dill, A. T., Bryan, T., & Bueltel, B. L. (2022). Who gives a Trump? Evidence of framing effects in tax policy. Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, 23(1), 149-164. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4052970

Robey, S., Celuch, K., & McKnight, M. A. (2022). The influence of ethical ideology on ethicaldecision-making. Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, 17(3). http://jtar.org/id4.htm

Ryle, P., Al-wreikat, A., Bartley, E., McKnight, M. A., & Bueltel, B. L. (2022). Countering identity theft and strengthening data security practices across the tax preparer community. The Contemporary Tax Journal, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.31979/2381-3679.2022.110103

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

Website

Thomas Noland interviewed in Courier & Press, discussing U.S. banks reforming overdraft fee policies 

Business Administration

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

Website

Community Presentation Delivered: ANEW Luncheon. Name of community organization delivered to: ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women). Title: Grit or Quit. Date of presentation: March 16, 2022.

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

Website

Research Article Accepted: Authors: Curt Gilstrap, Srishti, Srivastava, Cristina Gilstrap. Article: Making Sense of Teamwork in Mobile Hybrid Teams: A Lexical Analysis. Journal: Team Performance Management.

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

Website

Research Article Accepted: Comparing Social Style Platform Brand and Brand Community Social Content: A Machine Learning-Based Lexical Analysis. Journal: Journal of Brand Strategy.

Research Article Accepted: Authors: Curt Gilstrap, Srishti, Srivastava, Cristina Gilstrap. Article: Making Sense of Teamwork in Mobile Hybrid Teams: A Lexical Analysis. Journal: Team Performance Management.

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

Website

Research Article Accepted: Article: The Prevention and Detection of Academic Dishonesty: Watch the Online Exam Proctoring Videos.
Journal: Quarterly Review of Distance Education.

Research, Academic or Professional Award Received: 2022 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. Organization: Romain College of Business. Date Received Award: May 2022.

Computer Information Systems

Jiaying Liu
Mrs. Jiaying Liu
Instructor in Computer Information Systems
Contact: 812-461-5247
Business and Engineering Center 2047

Website

Certification Earned: Level 1 ERPsim Instructor Certification

Kasra Pourang
Mr. Kasra Pourang
Instructor in Computer Information Systems
Contact: 812-464-1785
Business and Engineering Center 2043

Website

Certification Earned: Google Project Management: Specialization

Board member of Apticity; advise in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Computer Science

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

Website

Research, Academic or Professional Award Received: 2022 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. Organization: Romain College of Business. Date Received Award: May 2022.

Research or Professional Grant Awarded: Grant: Google Cloud Research Credits Program. Organization: Google Inc.

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

Website

Research Article Accepted: Authors: Curt Gilstrap, Srishti, Srivastava, Cristina Gilstrap. Article: Making Sense of Teamwork in Mobile Hybrid Teams: A Lexical Analysis. Journal: Team Performance Management.

Economics

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

Website

Research Article Accepted: The Attitudinal Gender Gap of an Economics Education. Journal: Economics Bulletin.

Cathy Carey
Dr. Cathy Carey
Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-461-5368
Business and Engineering Center 2076

Website

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: AACSB International Dean’s Conference, Women Administrators in
Management Education (WAME) Affinity Group. Presentation: Career Trajectories from the Dean Position: Up, Sideways, and Down (Panel). Date: February 8, 2022

Prasenjit Ghosh
Dr. Prasenjit Ghosh
Assistant Professor of Ag Business
Contact: 812-228-5057
Business and Engineering Center 2071

Website

Article Reviewer for Peer Published -Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: International Journal of Global Warming • Journal Publisher: Inderscience Publishers

Research, Academic or Professional Award Received: Outstanding Dissertation Award. Organization: Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA). Date Received Award: February 15, 2022.

Bohan Ye
Dr. Bohan Ye
Assistant Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-464-1806
Business and Engineering Center 3004

Website

Research, Academic or Professional Award Received: 2022 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Organization: Romain College of Business. Date Received Award: May 2022.

Mohammed Khayum
Dr. Mohammed Khayum
Provost
Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-465-1617
Byron C. Wright Administration Building 103

Website

2022 Evansville Economic Forecast

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

Website

Research Article Accepted: The Attitudinal Gender Gap of an Economics Education. Journal: Economics Bulletin.

McKnight, M., Price, C. R., Dill, A. T., Bryan, T., & Bueltel, B. L. (2022). Who gives a Trump? Evidence of framing effects in tax policy. Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, 23(1), 149-164. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4052970

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

Website

Community Presentation Delivered: Title of presentation: National Economic Trends Name of community event: Risk Management Association Economic Outlook Date of presentation: January 26, 2022.

Research Article Accepted: The Attitudinal Gender Gap of an Economics Education. Journal: Economics Bulletin.

Research, Academic or Professional Award Received: Dr. Jane Davis-Brezette Faculty Excellence Award. Organization: USI Athletics. Date Received Award: April 27, 2022.

Community Presentation Delivered: Danny Dollar Academy – Financial Literacy Education for Kids. Virtual Q&A with Ty Alan Jackson (Author). St. Benedict Cathedral (4th and 5th grades). Date of presentation: March 18, 2022.

Community Presentation Delivered: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: An Evening of Discussion. Title of presentation: Economic Consequences of the War in Ukraine. Host - University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts. Date of presentation: April 13, 2022.

Community Presentation Delivered: USI campus tour & Final Round of Danny Dollar Academy. Title of presentation: Financial Literacy Lessons in Ty Alan Jackson’s Books & Virtual Visit with the Children’s Book Author. Name of community organization: St. Benedict Cathedral (4th and 5th grades). Date of presentation: May 12, 2022.

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: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Middle East Development Journal • Journal Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Alhenawi, Y., Elkhal, K., & Li, Z. (2022). Stock reactions of the S&P500 industries to negative and positive COVID-19 news. Studies in Economics and Finance. https://doi.org/10.1108/SEF-10-2021-041

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

Article Reviewer for Peer Published -Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Applied Finance Letters • Journal Publisher: Auckland Center for Financial Research

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

Website

Alhenawi, Y., Elkhal, K., & Li, Z. (2022). Stock reactions of the S&P500 industries to negative and positive COVID-19 news. Studies in Economics and Finance. https://doi.org/10.1108/SEF-10-2021-041

Shawn Robey
Dr. Shawn Robey
Student Financial Success Specialist
Adjunct - Business
Contact: 812-228-5615
Robert D. Orr Center 0087

Website

Robey, S., Celuch, K., & McKnight, M. A. (2022). The influence of ethical ideology on ethicaldecision-making. Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, 17(3). http://jtar.org/id4.htm

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

Website

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: MBAA International Conference (Academy of Business Economics Track
• Presentation: Risk of the Cross-Sectional Returns in Foreign Exchange Markets • Date: March 24, 2022

Management

Fernando Ferreira
Dr. Fernando Ferreira
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-461-5421
Business and Engineering Center 2070

Website

Research Article Accepted: Article: The Millionaire Friend-to-friend Fundraising. Journal: International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies.

Research Article Accepted: Article: A Life-Saving Collaborative Network: Repairing Ventilators in Brazil. Journal: Revista de Gestão (Brazil)

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

Website

Understanding Student Behavior, will be published in Management Teaching Review. The article is currently viewable at https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/R4FHKJEHYRAE77I3ETSJ/full.

Marketing

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

Website

Robey, S., Celuch, K., & McKnight, M. A. (2022). The influence of ethical ideology on ethicaldecision-making. Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, 17(3). http://jtar.org/id4.htm

Nicolas Jankuhn
Dr. Nicolas Jankuhn
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Contact: 812-465-1631
Business and Engineering Center 2088

Website

Jankuhn expertise tapped on credit cards and balance transfers on WalletHub and MoneyGeek personal finance websites.

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

Website

Research, Academic or Professional Award Received: : 2022 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. Organization: Romain College of Business. Date Received Award: May 2022.

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

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