The following Management students were awarded Adrian Tinsley Program research grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research for the spring semester:
Mohamed Barakat will present his research "The Effects of Student Leadership on Post-graduate Professional Leadership at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which takes place this year from April 12-14, 2007 at Dominican University in San Rafael, California
Rachel Hains will present her research The Business of Addiction: Internet Social Networking and the College Student at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which takes place this year from April 12-14, 2007 at Dominican University in San Rafael, California
Gerard Bergeron III, Dennis Donovan, Laura Izzo, Kathryn McCall, and Tracy Stella will be conducting marketing research with the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. They will be assisted by Brian Giampietro (Class of 2006).
Mohamed Barakat will be conducting research for his paper "The Effects of Student Leadership on Post-graduate Professional Leadership by conducting interviews with previous graduates.
Robert Drummond III will be conducting research for his paper The Negative Effects of Alternate Reality Gaming.
Professor Robert Wolk will serve as faculty mentor for the above projects.
Congratulations to the following School of Business students who were selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2007:
David Caruso, Accounting & Finance
Michael DeGagne, Management
William Paquin, Aviation Science
Jennifer Peebles, Management
Accounting students Austin Awasung and Emily Hobbs won 1st and 3rd place, respectively, in the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants'2006 Student Essay Competion. Austin's essay was ""SEC SOX: RED, WHITE or BLUE?" Emily's essay was titled "Pro Forma: Only for the Pros?"
Amy Johnstun (Accounting) completed her honors thesis: A study of the development of cost accounting in the United States: Where do we go from here? Can Grenzplankostenrechnung improve Activity Based Costing? Professor Kathleen Sevigny (Accounting) served as her honors thesis advisor.
Timothy Davin, Shannon Linden, and Erica Mack (BSC accounting majors) swept all three top spots in the most recent Massachusetts Society of CPAs essay competition. See the Accounting and Finance awards page for details.
Sean Kelly was recognized by the College for participating in Departmental Honors. Austin Awasung was recognized for being named to Whos Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities.
Ten students, working in two groups, in Dr. Frank Sterrett's senior seminar classes worked as consultants to the business school to conduct pre-strategic planning research and analysis. They consulted several interviews and worked with Michael Young (director of institutional research) in preparation for their research. At the end of the semester the two groups presented Dr. Sterrett and Dean Morgan with a written and oral report.
Our Accounting and Finance students earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the KPMG/William Holmes Award in the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants' 2005 Essay Competition.
1st Place - $1,500 award: Jeanne Pagnozzi "Recognizing the True Expense of Employee Stock Options"
2nd Place - $1,000 award: Laura Tavares "Can't We All Just Get Along - An International Affair
3rd Place - $500 award: Rich Russo "Should Companies Opt for Options"
Their manuscripts were published in the News section of the Society's web sites www.MSCPAonline.org and www.CPATrack.com. In addition students were invited to the MSCPA Annual Awards Ceremony on May 19, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Guest speakers were AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, and Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Salvatore F. DiMasi.
Honors student Sean Kelly completed the "first ever" honors thesis under the direction of his thesis advisor, SOMAS professor Kathleen Sevigny. Sean's thesis was The Post-Enron Equation: [Fraud Prevention=New Accounting Rules+Sarbanes-Oxley]
Eight students started their internships at Putnam Investments in June 2005. Congratulations to Carol Calcano, Diana Caetano, Joshua Clancy, Nathaniel Bailey, Amy Dickinson, Brianna Eisenhaure, Matthew Michaud, and Mark Robillard.
In 2004, MSM students taking courses during the Spring semester produced research for presentation and publication at the Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON, 2004) in Newport, Rhode Island during November. One group led by Christine Perakslis and John Drew won the "Writing Award." Their publication "Utilization of Robotics in Higher Education" will be published in the ISEDJ "Information Systems Educators Journal." All articles were peer reviewed by three editors.
Last Fall, five students in Professor Robert Wolk's MG 501 Research course produced "Website Assessment: A Website Satisfaction Study" based on a empirical study of 1200 surveyed students in conjunction with CIO Bill Davis. The five students were Hope Aubin, Sandra Christoun, Christine Hannon, Christine Perakslis, and Michael Sale. Professor Wolk is working with to try to get their worked published at ISECON 2005 to be held October 7-9 in New Orleans.
SOMAS professor Robert Wolk organized and moderated Real World Bridgewater. Eight of our marketing graduates, primarily from 2002 and 2003, spoke at a well-attended event for marketing research students and AMA student chapter members.
During the Spring Break, Dr. Shannon Donovan accompanied the Accounting and Finance Club on a field trip to the Boston Stock Exchange.
Dr. Anthony Cicerone (Economics) chaired a session, Location, Location, Location: Experiences of Teaching Canada in Regions of the U.S. at the MANECCS/SACS Joint Conference in Washington, D.C., where he also presented a paper, "Atlantic Canada, New England Trade, and the Dollar," with Dr. Michael Jones of Economics. Dr. Cicerone was recently elected Vice President of Conference Affairs for MANECCS.
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Economics) has written a paper that has been accepted presentation at the November 2008 meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Her paper is Many fields of green: An interdisciplinary approach.
Dr. Soma Ghosh (Economics) was awarded a CART Travel Grant for travel to the Southern Economic Conference in Washington, D.C. from Nov 21-23. She will be presenting two papers and also serving as a discussant. She will present "The Impact of Environmental Performance on Financial Performance: Evidence from Climate Leaders Program," and "Participation in Green Power Partnership: What Distinguishes Leaders, Partners and Non-Participants?," the latter with Suchandra Basu of Rhode Island College.
Professor Mark Crowley (Accounting & Finance) presented at the American Accounting Association conference in Anaheim in August. His topic was "Accounting Simulations for Financial, Intermediate and Advanced Courses.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) and Stephen Bates (MS in Management) published a paper, Knowledge capture in the biopharmaceutical clinical trials environment, in VINE: The
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) and Dr. Jon Bryan (Management) travelled to Japan on a foundation grant with four other faculty members from Bridgewater State. Drs. Grossman and Bryan presented their research and teaching interests on labor relations and information management with professors in the Faculty of Commerce at Kansai University
Dr. Robert Wolk (Management) has been appointed by BSC to the advisory board of the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research. The ATP provides opportunities to BSC undergraduates who wish to pursue independent research, scholarship or creative activities under the guidance of a full-time BSC faculty or librarian mentor.
Dr. Peter Sietins (Management) has been awarded his doctorate by Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Liang Tang (Accounting & Finance) co-authored a paper which he is presenting this week at the Second Emerging Markets Conference in the Cass Business School in London. The paper is "Corporate Governance and Market Segmentation: Evidence from the Price Difference between Chinese A and H Shares." It is co-authored with Lin Guo (Suffolk University) and Shiawee X. Yang (Northeastern University. (May 2008)
Professor Mark Crowley (Accounting & Finance) has submitted a proposal accepted for presentation at the International Meeting of the American Accounting Association in Anaheim, California in August. The presentation will be part of the Effective Learning Strategies forum and is titled Accounting Simulations for Financial, Intermediate and Advanced Courses. (May 2008)
Dr. Soma Ghosh (Economics) has been invited to serve on the CART Advisory Board for a term to replace a faculty member who will be on sabbatical. (May 2008)
Dr. Robert Wolk was quoted in a Boston Globe article ("How to move up in Marketing and Communications"). He was one of three faculty members quoted (one was from Lasell College in Newton; one was from Boston University). The article noted BSC students' use of corporate internships, conferences, publications, and career fairs to boost their chances of success. The article appeared on May 12 a special supplement to the paper. (May 2008)
Four School of Business faculty members participated in the annual CART (Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching) 12th annual celebration. Dr. Shannon Donovan (Accounting & Finance) presented best practices strategies from her online finance course; Dr. Margaret Brooks (Economics) served on a panel about applying for external grants; Dr. Robert Wolk (Management) presented a summary of the School of Business's assessment strategies; Professor Mark Crowley (Accounting and Finance) created a poster presentation to illustrate the use of simulations in teaching accounting. (May 2008)
Dr. Catherine Morgan (Dean) has been invited to become a member of the ATHENAPowerLink® governing body. ATHENAPowerLink® is part of the ATHENA foundation and provides support for women-owned businesses by securing voluntary board members who work with the company for a year. Businesses go through a rigorous application and interview process in order to be accepted into the program. (May 2008)
Dr. Jon Bryan (Management) was interviewed by television and print media regarding the airline industry and the impact of mergers on air travelers. On April 15, he was the lead segment on "Greater Boston" today with Emily Rooney. He was also interviewed by Boston's Channel 5, the Boston Globe (4/15/08), and Fox News.
Dr. Jon Bryan and Dr Martin Grossman (Management) have been selected to participate in the BSC Japan Foundation Grant to travel to Japan and develop or revise courses relating to Japan. They will travel with three faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences and with the Coordinator of the Asian Studies program in the summer.
Dr. Michael Jones (Economics) co-authored a paper Taxpayer Services and Tax Paper Compliance which was published in The IRS Research Bulletin: Proceedings of the 2007 IRS Research Conference.
Dr. Michael Jones (Economics) co-authored a paper Using Economic Experiments in Evaluating Mitigation Decisions which was published in Wildfire Risk: Human Perceptions and Management Implications, an editorial collection of articles by faculty from a variety of academic disciplines.
Students in Dr. Robert Wolk's (Management) senior Marketing Research class received funding from the Adrian Tinsley Program for undergraduate research. This is the first time in the history of the Tinsley program that an entire class has received a grant. Students will be conducting research for management of the New England Revolution professional soccer team.
Dr. Stanley Ross's (Management) paper, Leadership Development in Corporate America, has been accepted for publication in the February 2008 issue of the Journal of Business and Economics.
Dr. Jeanne Aurelio (Management) conducted two workshops for supervisors and crew leaders at BC Tent Company. The workshops were "Motivating and Leading a Team" and "Communication & Decision-Making."
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Chairperson, Economics) received a grant from the National Association of Economic Educators to work with area colleges and universities to rebuild their economic centers. The project is Promoting Economic Education across Massachusetts. Dr. Brooks also received grants from the National Council on Economic Education for four projects: Leading the Campaign for Economic and Financial Literacy (Financing Your Future); Making Virtual Economics a Reality for Massachusetts Teachers (Excellence in Education); Economic Challenge Contest for High School Students in Massachusetts; and Economic Challenge Contest for High School Students in New Hampshire.
Dr. Dorothy Mulcahy (Management) has been invited by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to serve on a visitation team to evaluate proposals by the New England College of Finance to offer new degree programs.
Dr. Jeanne Aurelio (Management) and and former management graduate student Christopher Laib co-authored the lead article ("Diversity") in Understanding and Managing Diversity, a Prentice-Hall publication for graduate and undergraduate courses in human resources.
Dr. Robert Wolk's (Management) research paper "Utilizing Google Earth and Google Sketchup to Visualize Wind Farms" has been accepted for presentation and publication at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) to be held June 26th-28th in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Publication will follow at IEEexplore.
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Chair, Economics) authored Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Robert J. Carbaugh's Contemporary Economics, 5th edition, M.E. Sharpe, January 2008. She also authored the previous edition, which was published by Thomson.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) has
pursued scholarship that has resulted in several publications and
presentations. Most recently, he has published two articles ("The
emerging academic discipline of knowledge management" in the
Journal of Information Systems Education and "Web 2.0: Is the enterprise
ready for the adventure?" Issues in Information Systems), two
conference proceedings publications ("A culture-based knowledge
sharing model for innovation incubators,"
13th Cross-Strait Academic Conference on Information
Management Development and Relevant Strategy,
Beijing, China and
"The role of
incubators in the technology innovation strategies of the U.S.,
Taiwan and China."
Proceedings of the
International Conference on Global Research in Business & Economics,
Bangkok, Thailand) and one book chapter (Privacy and Security: Where
do they fit into the Enterprise Architecture Framework? In R.
Subramanian (Ed.). Computer Security, Privacy and Politics:
Current Issues, Challenges and Solutions. Idea Group
Publishing. Pennsylvania: Hershey. (in press).
Dr. Stanley Ross (Management) has authored a paper, "Developing and Enhancing Organizational Leaders as Competitive Advantage," which has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business Strategy. (volume vii, number 2, 2007)
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Chair, Economics) announced that BSC has been awarded a $10,000 Excellence in Economic Education grant. Funding is provided through the US Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement to implement a Distribution of Curriculum Teaching Materials Program.
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Chair, Economics) announced that BSC was awarded a $3000 grant by to participate in the Massachusetts Economic Challenge.
Dr. Shannon Donovan (Accounting & Finance) has been named to the board of the Southern New England Enterprise Forum (SNEEF). The purpose of SNEEF is to encourage entrepreneurship and venture enterprises in southeastern Massachusetts and in Rhode Island.
Dr. Anthony Cicerone (Economics) has been elected to serve on the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ASCUS) Executive Council for a four-year term, starting November 2007.
Dr. Jeanne Aurelio (Management) was selected to participate in the Nellie Mae diversity grant awarded to Bridgewater State College for the upcoming year. (Related article)
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Chair, Economics) has been selected as President of the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education.
Dr. Robert Wolk's (Management) empirical research paper "Using the Technology Acceptance Model for Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education" has been accepted for presentation and publication at the 2007 Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON) to be held in Pittsburgh, November 1-4, 2007.
Professor Mark Crowley (Accounting & Finance) presented a paper at the American Accounting Association, August 2007, on "Using Your Library e-Resources (e-Journals, e-Databases) as Required Course Materials."
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) attended a lecture on 'Taiwan's Educational Reform and the Future of Taiwan' by Taiwan's Minister of Education, Mr. Cheng-Sheng Tu at Boston University.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) has been approved to create a China business study tour for Summer 2008. The tour will take place between June 11 and July 5. It will include 2 weeks at Wuyi University (in the south of China) for language and culture classes, as well as visits to Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Prof. Mark Crowley (Accounting & Finance) attended a lecture at Boston College on "New Models of Scholarly Publishing."
Dr. Soma Ghosh (Economics) attended a two-day Teaching Innovations Program (TIP) in Economics. She was among 30 faculty from all over the U.S. who were selected to participate in the program. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/AEACEE/TIP.htm TIP is conducted by the Committee on Economic Education and is funded by an NSF grant. Dr. Ghosh reported that it was a very intensive and enriching workshop in which participants worked on cases, experiments and several cooperative and active learning strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student engagement. This was the first phase of the program and in the next phase she will implement two of these strategies in her courses. In phase 2 of this program, she will have opportunities to work with experts in the field to develop, implement and then revise various teaching/learning strategies to fit the needs of her students at BSC.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) recently completed a 20-day lecture tour in India in which he lectured to audiences in 8 cities on knowledge management in business and industry.
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Economics) was awarded two grants to conduct two three-day teacher workshops. The grants were awarded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education for the training of 50 elementary, middle, and high school teachers in developing their students' entrepreneurship skills.
The exciting 2007 Massachusetts Economics Challenge, sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) and the Goldman Sachs Foundation, took place on Friday March 16. Over 140 high school students-- the most ever-- braved blustery winds and forecasts of a foot of snow to come to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to compete or the state title. The event's success resulted from the combined efforts of many regional economics leaders and organizers. Dr. Margaret Brooks, Director of the Center for Economic Education and Chair of the Economics Department at Bridgewater State College, received a $3,000 grant from the NCEE to coordinate and run the event.
Dr. Jon Bryan (Management) produced classroom teaching supplements for Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations, 4th ed., a McGraw-Hill publication.
Prof. Mark Crowley
(Accounting & Finance) has submitted a proposal to present Effective
Learning Strategies at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American
Dr. Frank Sterrett (Management) has had a paper accepted for presentation at the Western Decision Sciences Institute in April 2007. The title of his presentation is "Operations as a Lab Science."
Dr. Soma Ghosh
(Economics) was selected to participate in the CeMent Regional workshop
at the Eastern Economics Association conference, conducted by the
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) in
New York (February 2007). The workshop is an intensive two-day
experience with 22 junior faculty members as participants. The
participants will share their teaching experiences, promote
teaching strateies, and use collective knowledge to build and promote a
Dr. Stan Ross (Management) presented a paper, "Developing and Enhancing Leaders as a Competitive Advantage," at the International Academy of Management and Business 2007 Conference in Las Vegas.
Dr. Michael Jones (Economics) has completed the first stage of the Project for Economic Data and Research, a searchable database that will contain economic data specific to southeastern Massachusetts. The website gives researchers and analysts easy access to a variety of data that is particularly valuable to community and economic developers, town planners, bankers, realtors, and policy makers. Dr. Jones is working with the Institute for Regional Development to establish relationships with regional governments, businesses and organizations. The website is at http://econdata.bridgew.edu.
Prof. George Watson, Jr. (VL, Economics) was honored by the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies, upon his retirement as the Council's Executive Director, with a special edition of the Council newsletter. He was also honored by the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies with a MCSS Outstanding Service Award for his many years of extraordinary service.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management), one of BSC's two Teaching and Technology Fellows, published two articles in the TTF newsletter.
Citrix- Using Campus Applications from Anywhere. Digital Bridges. 2(1). 3. (October 2006)
Pedagogical freebies in cyberspace the OpenCourseWare movement. Digital Bridges. 2(2). 2. (November 2006)
He also presented a faculty seminar: Web 2.0 for Teachers: Collaboration and Sharing in the New Millennium. November 30, 2006.
Dr. Dorothy Mulcahy, Dr. Stanley Ross, and Dr. Frank Sterrett (all in Management) attended the AACSB three-part conference on undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and emerging curricula in Scottsdale, Arizona in November 2006.
Dr. Shannon Donovan presented a workshop, Finding and Keeping Track of Your Cash Flow. sponsored by the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce in November 2006.
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Economics) announced that the National Council on Economic Education has awarded a grant to BSC's Center for Economic Education through funding provided by The Goldman Sachs Foundation. The grant is given for the purpose of conducting a state Economics Challenge contest for high school students in 2007.
Dr. Margaret Brooks (Economics) and Professor George Watson (Economics) gave a presentation entitled "Virtual Economics 3.0: New Ways to Teach Economics and Personal Finance" at the Annual Conference of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies on October 26, 2006, in Manchester, NH.
Professor Robert Wolk (Management) has authored a research paper which has been accepted for presentation and publication in proceedings at the Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON) to be held in Dallas, Texas from November 2-5, 2006. (How important is Student Computing Ability? The Role of Information Technology Competence in Business School Accreditation (2006) by Robert M. Wolk) He has also co-authored two articles with students which will be presented at the same conference and published in the proceedings. ( Back to the Maxwell Library's Future: Student Library and Information Resource Usage (2006) by Timothy Hebert and Robert M. Wolk) and (Unwired: Student Use of Technology in the Ubiquitous Computing World (2006) by Michael DeGagne and Robert M. Wolk). Tim Hebert is an MS student who utilized a directed study to complete his research. Michael DeGagne is an undergraduate student who utilized an ATP summer grant to complete his research.
Dr. Stanley Ross (Management) presented a seminar on "Ethics in the Workplace" on August 2, 2006 at Stoneforge Tavern & Pubick House in Raynham. The seminar was attended by members of the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce.
Dr, Michael Jones (Economics) was presented a Massachusetts Colleges Online Course of Distinction Award for developing and teaching his innovative and exciting online course - Statistics for Economics and Business.
Dr. Shannon Donovan (Accounting & Finance) presented "Innovative Uses of the Table PC" at the June 2006 Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference on e-Learning.
Ms. Maureen Chaves (Administrative Assistant, Department of Management) was named by BSC's President to the Diversity Council, a group that will lead the campus's institutional diversity planning over the next year. Her term runs through August 2007.
Dr. Michael Jones (Economics) participated in a panel presentation of issues surrounding the Community Reading project of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. The panel discussion was on living in poverty in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) has been invited to serve as BSC's Teaching and Technology Faculty Fellow for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Two School of Business faculty received CART Summer 2006 grants. Congratulations to Dr. Soma Ghosh (Economics) ("Strategic Interaction Among School Districts: A Spatial Analysis of Education Expenditures in Massachusetts."); and Dr. Stanley Ross (Management) ("Assessing Whether Strategic Typologies Exist Within Publicly Held Firms in the Financial Service Industry.").
Professor Sylvia Keyes (Marketing) was invited by the American Marketing Association and the AMA's Collegiate Chapters Council to serve in a one-year ex officio position as Coordinator of External Relations. In her new capacity, Professor Keyes will aid the Council in identifying prospective sponsors for the annual student case competition, work with the case coordinator to develop the case for publication and promotion, and develop a plan to identify potential case sponsors, judges, and speakers. Professor Keyes is a past president of the AMA's Collegiate Chapters Council.
Dr. Stanley Ross (Management) has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Academy of Strategic Management Journal for a term of three years.
Dr. Michael Jones (Economics) participated in an April 26, 2006 panel on living in poverty in Southeastern Massachusetts. The panel was part of the Inspire Festival to celebrate National Volunteer Week on campus.
Professor Robert Wolk (Management) has co-authored a paper with graduate management alumna Christine Perakslis '2005. The article, Social Acceptance of RFID as a Biometric Security Measure, has been accepted for publication by Technology and Society Magazine, a publication of IEEE. The original research was presented at the International Symposium on Technology and Society at Loyola Marymount University in June 2005 and published at IEEE-Explore. Christine is now a full-time professor at Johnson & Wales University. This is the fourth collaboration between Christine, Professor Wolk, and other graduate management students.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) has been awarded a Faculty/Librarian Research Grant to research "Technology Incubators in China, Taiwan, and the U.S."
The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Business mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague, Professor Joseph V. Stanford (Accounting and Finance).
Five School of Business faculty were awarded Travel Grants for Spring 2006. Congratulations to Professor Richard Abers, (Aviation) (travel to the Canadian Aviation Safety Seminar); Dr. Helene Fine (Management) (travel to the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry Annual Meeting); Dr. Soma Ghosh (Economics) (travel to the 81st Annual Conference of Western Economic Association International); Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) (travel to the Institute on Infusing East Asia into the Undergraduate Curriculum Conference); Dr. Robert Wolk (Marketing) (travel to the International Academy of Business and Technology 2006 Conference).
Dr. Jon Bryan (Management), Dr. Michael Jones (Economics), and Dr. Stanley Ross (Management) were named recipients of CART (Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching) grants for Fall 2005 to support their scholarly activities.
Dr. Michael Jones (Economics) presented "Warm Glow of Altruism: A Canadian and U.S. Comparison" at the ACSUS 2005 18th Biennial Conference, November 2005.
Dr. Helene Fines (Management) article "Buttonwood Park, New Bedford: from conflict to partnering" was published in the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2005.
Dr. Shannon Donovan (Accounting & Finance) co-presented with two other BSC faculty on "Enhancing Classroom Learning and Productivity with Tablet PCs: A Teaching and Technology Open Forum" at BSC, November 2005.
Prof. Peter Sietins (Management) presented "Logistic Innovation, RFID, and Readiness Assessment" at the International Conference of the Association for Global Business in Miami, November 2005.
Leonard Long, VL in Accounting and Finance, was a speaker at the IMA 6th Annual Student Leadership Conference in Orlando. His topic was "How to Prepare Your Students for the CMA."
Professor Veronica Cote (Aviation Science) spoke at a state meeting hosted by the American Association of University Women - Massachusetts at the Women at Work Museum Speaker on November 5, 2005. The keynote speaker for the event was Grace Corrigan, Christa McAuliffe's mother. As a panelist, Professor Cote talked about her experiences as a pilot.
Dr. Patricia Bancroft (Accounting and Finance) co-authored and presented a paper at the National American Accounting Association Conference in August 2005. "Can the 'Clan Effect' Reduce the Gender Sensitivity to Fraud? The Case of the IPO Environment." (See abstract of the paper.)
Dr. Dorothy Mulcahy (Management) has been invited to serve on the IACBE Nominating Committee. She also serves as Treasurer, member of the Board of Directors, and Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee for the organization. IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) is a Specialized Accrediting Body for Business & Business-Related Degree Programs. The School of Management and Aviation Science is accredited by IACBE.
Dr. Soma Ghosh and Dr. Yehia Kamel joined the faculty Fall
2005, both having recently celebrated the successful defense of their
dissertations. Dr. Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the Economics
department, defended her dissertation at Clark University. Her topic was
"Strategic Interaction Among Local Governments: An Analysis of Spillover
of Public Goods." Her areas of concentration are Public Economics, Applied
Econometrics, and Labor Economics. Dr. Kamel, Assistant Professor in the
Management department, defended his dissertation at Benedictine University on
corporate turnaround and successful strategies. His areas of expertise are
Organizational Development and Change, Organization Effectiveness and
Transformation, Leadership Behavior, and Strategic Management. Dr. Kamel
is also experienced as an independent management consultant and as a manager in
the business sector.
Dr. Jon Bryan (Management) has an agreement with Thomson/SouthWestern Publishing to author a "Student Guide to Labor and Employment in a Global Economy." The publication will be marketed as a supplement to their labor and employment law texts. It will provide contemporaneous information relating to labor union bargaining power, offshore outsourcing, and entrepreneurial opportunities in an increasingly competitive global economy.
Visiting Lecturer Leonard Long (Accounting & Finance) moderated two sessions at the 2005 national meetings of the Institute of Management Accountants in Boston. He moderated a session on Accounting for Lean Manufacturing and one on risk management, internal controls, and performance management. In addition, he was a speaker at the session on CMA Learning System Orientation, covering how to use the CMA learning system in the classroom
Prof. Robert Wolk (Marketing) has written a proposal accepted for presentation at the NEEAN/NEASC Fall Forum 2005 Assessment Conference. His presentation will be on "What We Can Learn from a Capstone Student Survey." The conference focus this year is on "Intention to Action: What we are learning about student learning." Prof. Wolk serves the business school as its Outcomes Assessment Coordinator.
Dr. Frank Sterrett (Management), Prof. Richard Abers (Aviation), Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) and Dean Catherine Morgan met with Bridgewater professor Dr. Wing-Kai To, coordinator of Asian Studies and with officials of Hsiuping Institute of Technology in Taiwan. Representing Taiwan was Dr. Chen Pei-Chung, Vice President, Dean Shiang-tyan Hsu, School of Management, and Ai-Hwa Chen, Department Chair of Applied English. The meeting was for the purpose of discussing possible collaborative initiatives between Bridgewater State College and the Institute. Dr. Grossman recently returned from a trip to Taiwan where he presented a paper at a professional conference.
Dr. Dorothy Mulcahy's (Management) article, The Importance of Leadership, was published in the June 2005 issue of the Bridgewater Review.
Dr. Dorothy Mulcahy and Dr. Patricia Bancroft became chairs of the departments of Management and Accounting & Finance, respectively, effective July 1, 2005.
Dr. Jon Bryan (Management) presented a paper at the 3rd international conference - Entrepreneurship and Macroeconomic Management at the University of Rijeka in Croatia.
Dr. Martin Grossman (Management) presented a paper titled "Knowledge Management Assessment: How Does it Measure Up?" at the International Association for Computer Information Systems in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Grossman co-authored the paper with Richard V. McCarthy of Quinnipiac University and Jay E. Aronson of the University of Georgia. After the conference, he visited Yung-Ta Institute of Technology and Commerce in Pingtung and the National University of Tainan in the southern part of the country.
Four faculty from the business school (Shannon Donovan, Marty Grossman, Michael Jones, and Ralph Covino) attended "web camp" to learn more about integrating technology into their classes.
Tony Cicerone (Economics) organized a very successful seventh annual program of the Distinguished Canadian Annual Address. The speaker, Dr. Bernard Shapiro (Ethics Commissioner of Canada) gave a very thoughtful and reflective talk on ethics in government.
Three of our faculty were recognized at the annual Awards for Academic Excellence. Receiving recognition for essays and chapters in books were Jeanne Aurelio (Understanding and Managing Diversity: Readings, Cases, and Exercises) and Jon Bryan (Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship). Patricia Bancroft was recognized for her journal article (Research in Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting).
Dr. Margaret Landman (Chair, Economics department) received a grant from the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Landman will conduct a workshop on the new Virtual Economics CD ROM and attend a Train-the-Trainers workshop in San Antonio, Texas in October 2005.
Dr. Shannon Donovan (Accounting) was awarded a Davis Grant to work on the Information Literacy and Technology outcomes for the Accounting and Finance major.
Business school faculty Martin Grossman, Jon Bryan, Shannon Donovan, Michael Farley, and James McKinsey received grants in the "Faculty Partnerships for Notebook Computer Integration," a new BSC program to support faculty and librarians in the integration of notebook computers into their courses. Dr. Grossman serves as mentor for the group.
Students in Professor Sylvia Keyes'
(Marketing) class presented an international marketing project to the
Plymouth/Plymouth County Development Council. Participating students
were Laureane DeMoura, Caleb Fall, Michelle Garcia, Lauren Hussey, Luke
MacLean, Karla Medina, and Jennifer Sylvia.
Dr. Patricia Bancroft co-authored an article that is published in Research on Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting (volume 9). The article is The Moral and Cultural Reasoning of IPO Accountants: A Small Sample Study.
Michael Farley received a FLRG grant to conduct research on flight training. His grant proposal was to study "The Effects of Preparation Techniques on Flight Training".
On Friday, May 6, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., faculty and staff gathered to say thanks to Mercer Fellouris and Carleton Donchess for their outstanding leadership for the past 9 years as department chairs.
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