University of Southern Indiana

2021

Accounting

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

Research article, “Feeling GILTI: Tax Strategies for U.S. Multinational Corporations to Navigate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” published in the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, received national recognition this Fall 2021. The Tax Adviser, one of the top tax practitioner journals, recommended the article in their Campus to Clients column titled “Academic Research for Your Practice Consideration.”  This column annually features four published examples of academic research of interest and relevance to tax practitioners.  The Tax Adviser is published by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). The link to The Tax Adviser column: https://www.thetaxadviser.com/issues/2021/aug/academic-research-tax-practitioners.html

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

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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*

McKnight was featured in two articles published by moneygeek.com, a website that provides articles written by experts in various financial topics. McKnight provides insight on how taxes are affected by moving to another state and on using online software vs. an accountant for tax preparation.

Business Administration

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

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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

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Qualitative Research Reports in Communication • Journal Publisher: Taylor & Francis.

Community presentation delivered: Title of presentation: Social Media Communities & Marketing. Name of community organization delivered to: CSU-Los Angeles (senior marketing majors) Date of presentation: October 2021.

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

Community presentation delivered: Title of presentation: Online Communities & Unstructured Data Analysis Name of community organization delivered to: California State University-Los Angeles, Marketing Department Date of presentation: November 2021.

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.

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

Website

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: Academy of Business Research Fall 2021 Conference Presentation: Practical Tips to Prevent and Detect Misconduct in Proctored Online Exams Date: November 2021.

Computer Information Systems

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

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: Annual DSI Conference Presentation: Exploring Regional Digital Supply Chain Skill Gaps: Are National Trends Confirmed? Date: November 2021.

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

Research article accepted: Shemroske, K. and Pourang, K. Article: Experiential Learning and Job Experience: Opportunities for Cybersecurity Curriculum Support, Cyber Graduate Marketability, and Cyber Productivity Journal: Journal of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges*

Kenneth Shemroske
Dr. Kenneth Shemroske
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Contact: 812-228-5072
Business and Engineering Center 2045

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Research article accepted: Shemroske, K. and Pourang, K. Article: Experiential Learning and Job Experience: Opportunities for Cybersecurity Curriculum Support, Cyber Graduate Marketability, and Cyber Productivity Journal: Journal of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges*

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*

Research Article Published: Han, X. (2021). A study of performance testing in configurable software systems. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 14, 474-492. https://doi.org/10.4236/jsea.2021.149028

Research Article Published: Chu, J., Yu, T., Hayes, J. H., Han, X., Zhao, Y. (2021). Effective fault localization and context-
aware debugging for concurrent programs. Journal of Software: Testing, Verification, and Reliability. https://doi.org/10.1002/stvr.1797 

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)

Award: 20 Under 40 Class of 2021 Exemplary Leaders Award. Organization: Rotary Club of Evansville. Date Received Award: September 28, 2021

Economics

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

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

Cathy Carey
Dr. Cathy Carey
Professor of Economics
Contact: 812-461-5386
Business and Engineering Center 2076

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Award: 2021 Distinguished Economist. Organization: Kentucky Economics Association
Date Received Award: October 22, 2021. Details at 2021 Kentucky Distinguished Economist Award.

Research/conference presentation delivered: Conference: Kentucky Economic Association Presentation: Keynote: Forecasting Kentucky General Fund in the COVID Market Economy Date: October 22, 2021

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

Website

Research Article Published: Ghosh, P. N., Miao, R., & Malikov, E. (2021). Crop insurance premium subsidy and irrigation water withdrawals in the western United States. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41288-021-00252-4

Recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award from Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

Published two articles with moneygeek.com, a website that provides articles written by experts in various financial topics. Ghosh's two articles provide expert insight and information focused on finding the right hotel rewards credit card and finding the right low-interest credit card. 

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

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

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

Research/conference presentation delivered: Conference: Econ Camp Indiana Presentation: US Fiscal Policy Response to COVID-19 Presentation: The COVID-19 Economy: Are We Back on Track? Date: October 21, 2021

Title of presentation: Women in Economics. Name of community event: USI Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Date of presentation: October 20, 2021.

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

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.

Research article published: Elkhal, K. (2021). Should extraordinary items be reinstated? Journal of Applied Business and
Economics, 23(8), 139-149.

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

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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

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

Website

Research article published: Aroul, R. R., Hansz, J. A., & Yang, J. (2021). “Fix it with green”: The valuation impact of green retrofits on residential transaction price. Journal of Housing Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/10527001.2021.1984755

Management

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

Website

Research article accepted: Article: Who They Are Versus What They Want: How DISC Profiles Can Aid in Developing Employability Journal: Industry and Higher Education*

Research/conference presentation delivered: Conference: Midwest Academy of Management Presentation: Who They Are Versus What They Want: How DISC Profiles Can Aid in Developing Student Employability Date: October 2021

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

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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

Research Article Published: Rhew, N., & Arendt, L. A. (2021). Lessons on the resource-based view and generic competitive strategies from Kinky Boots: The Musical. Management Teaching Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/23792981211055404

Article Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Academic/Research Journal: Management Teaching Review • Journal Publisher: SAGE

Research/Conference Presentation Delivered: Conference: Southern Management Association Annual Meeting Presentation: Three Collaborative Learning Tools for COVID-19 and Beyond Date: November 4, 2021.

Jack Smothers
Dr. Jack Smothers
Associate Professor of Management
Masters of Business Administration Director
Interim Assistant Dean, Romain College of Business
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

Earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

Research article published: Smothers, J. (2021). A moderated-mediation model of work-family conflict in the COVID-19
crisis. Journal of Managerial Issues, 33(4), 315-330.

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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