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  • Conference presentations by business faculty and students
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Sherif Rashad, associate professor of computer science. His paper titled, “Behavior-Based Security for Mobile Devices using Machine Learning” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications.
  • Beta Alpha Psi chapter designated superior chapter
  • Flittner to serve as 2018-19 SGA president
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Dinko Bačić, assistant professor of computer information systems. His paper, “Biometrics & Business Information Visualization: Re-search Review, Agenda & Opportunities” was accepted to HCI International, a leading Human-Computer Interaction conference and will be published in Springer Computer Science Lecture Notes. This paper is important for the UPCI Lab as it creates a platform/research agenda well aligned with lab mission and technology.
  • Faculty presentation: Virginia Weiler, instructor in marketing. Weiler presented, "Going Paperless and Increasing Retention in University Undergraduates: Blackboard as a Retention Tool in a Traditional Classroom Setting," at the BbWorld 2018 Conference in Orlando, which is Blackboard's annual conference.






  • Dr. Jamie Seitz successfully defends dissertation
  • Top student participants announced for fall semester
  • Dr. Oeding motivates students to power through finals week
  • Dr. Sudesh Mujumdar talks about serving as a panelist at the Economic Outlook Luncheon
  • Faculty presentation: Cindi Clayton, instructor in business communication. Clayton presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender 2018 conference in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Her presentation was titled, "Examining the Marginalization of the Birth Mother in Adoption Narratives."
  • Faculty presentation: Mr. Tim Bryan, instructor in accounting, presented his dissertation proposal, "Accounting Conservatism or Earnings Manipulation: A Study of the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Bad Debt Expense," at the Engaged Management Scholarship Conference at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, as well as at the conference poster session.
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Khaled Elkhal, associate professor of finance. Elkhal presented, "Resurrection of Capital Asset Pricing Models: A Practical Test with Active Management Approach" at the Financial Management Association conference, in San Diego, CA.
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Dinko Bačić, assistant professor of computer information. Bačić's publication, "Task-representation fit's impact on cognitive effort in the context of decision timeliness and accuracy: a cognitive perspective," has been accepted in the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction journal.
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Jill Oeding, assistant professor of business law, was the presenter for the ethics session at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)-Evansville Chapter. Attendees at her session earned continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel and Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professors of accounting. Their publication, "Exploring International Whistleblower Behaviors and Legislation," was accepted by the Global Journal of Contemporary Research in Accounting, Auditing and Business Ethics.
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, presented, "An Analysis of Stochastic Process Algebra Models of Resource Allocations in Parallel and Distributed Computing," at the Indian Institute of Technology, an esteemed research institution in Kanpur, India.
  • Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences; Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI Interim Provost; and Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA director, co-authored "Principle-Based MBA Course Design." Foroughi presented it at the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting in the Innovative Education and Teaching: Course Design and Assessment Session, in Chicago, IL.
  • Impact: Dr. Jill Oeding talks about her ethics presentation at the Evansville Chapter of the IMA 
  • Engagement with Beta Alpha Psi: Kyle Fields from SS&C
  • Innovation: Mara Caldieraro talks about Amazon Go stores
  • Using economic theories to better understand power, evil, and religion