The W.A. Franke College of Business Achievements and Publications
The W.A Franke College of Business has wonderful teachers and scholars. We would like to share recent some recent Achievements and Publications.
Kevin Jay Aguas, Associate Professor of Practice in The W. A. Franke College of Business, received the NAU Award for Liberal Studies Excellence. This annual award recognizes and rewards sustained instructional excellence by faculty of all ranks teaching Liberal Studies classes.
Nancy Baca, Senior Lecturer in The W. A. Franke College of Business, received a grant from the Molly and Joseph Herman Foundation in support of Financial Fitness in Action (financial literacy) program for high school seniors.
Craig Edgar Bain, Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business, was given data showing our students had a higher pass rate for the certified management accountant (CMA) exam compared to other students.
Theresa Bierer, Assistant Professor of Practice in The W. A. Franke College of Business, authored a chapter in the forthcoming book, “Grand Canyon Historical Society’s 100 Years of Grand Canyon National Park.” Bierer also recently organized and held a workshop on “Best Practices for NAUFlex” for The W. A. Franke College of Business faculty.
Galen Collins, Interim Associate Dean in The W.A. Franke College of Business
and Professor for the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management authored, “Improving human–robot interactions in hospitality settings,” published in the International Hospitality Review.
Muhittin Cavusoglu, Assistant Professor for The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management in The W. A. Franke College of Business, published the article ‘An analysis of technology applications in the restaurant industry’ and it has been selected as an Outstanding Paper in the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards. Casvusoglu is also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Global Business Insights (JGBI) and Associate Editor for the Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER).
Mandy Dang and Gavin Zhang
· Mandy Dang, Associate Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business, and Gavin Zhang, Associate Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business co-authored, “Understanding Essential Factors in Influencing Technology-Supported Learning: A Model toward Blended Learning Success,” published in the Journal of Information Technology Education: Research.
Fred DeMicco, Executive Director and Professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management has published, “The Strategic Value for Having an Onsite Medical Clinic at Hotels.” Also co-authored the article titled, “Brand Aid: Destination Medical Center And Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2h) In Minnesota” published on Hospitality Net.
Raymond Kim, Assistant Professor of Finance in The W. A. Franke College of Business, recently published the paper “Disproportionate Costs of Uncertainty: Small Bank Hedging and Dodd-Frank” published in the Journal of Futures Markets.
Charn McAllister, assistant professor in the W. A. Franke College of Business, was appointed to the editorial board of Group and Organizational Management, a peer-reviewed academic journal publishing articles that extend management and organization theory while addressing implications for practitioners. Previously, McAllister served as an ad hoc reviewer and published the article, “Do I fit in? Perceptions of organizational fit as a resource in the workplace stress process” in the 2017 issue. He will serve for three years in this position. McAllister also published the chapter, “A Guide for Conducting Curvilinear Meta-Analyses” in the book, “Advancing Methodological Thought and Practice.” The technique described in the chapter was originally used to publish the article, “Leaders and followers behaving badly: A meta-analytic examination of curvilinear relationships between destructive leadership and followers’ workplace behaviors” in Personnel Psychology.
Michelle McAllister, assistant professor of accounting, co-authored the article, “Board Risk Oversight and Corporate Tax-Planning Practices” published in the Journal of Managerial Accounting Research. The article provides evidence that a more robust risk oversight is associated with lower tax uncertainty in conjunction with lower tax burdens and influences the firm to engage in more effective tax-planning practices. Additionally, research from this article was discussed with one of McAllister’s co-authors, Nathan Goldman, on the podcast “Episode 14: How Board Member Involvement Impacts Tax Risk” presented by BDO Center for Corporate Governance.
McAllister co-authored the article, “Make Tax Planning a Part of Your Company’s Risk Management Strategy” published in the Harvard Business Review. The article reports about the relationship between strong risk management at the board of directors level and corporate tax planning behaviors.
Julie Mueller, lead project director and economics professor, was awarded a USDA NIFA Environmental and Resource Economics research grant for $500,000 with co-project directors Abraham Springer, professor in the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), and Ryan Fitch, assistant professor of economics. The grant will fund two master’s students for two years in SES and will incorporate non-market values of springs into rangeland management plans on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. Mueller also earned NSF grant to study economics of COVID-19 in rural and tourism-dependent communities.
Pin Ng, Professor of Economics in The W. A. Franke College of Business, recently had two published articles. “A Risk Measurement Model of China’s Non-ferrous Metal Futures Market”, published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research. As well as “Examining the evidence of risk spillovers between Shanghai and London non-ferrous futures markets: a dynamic Copula-CoVaR approach”, published International Journal of Emerging Markets.
Blake Rayfield, Assistant Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business, received a 2020 Literati Award from the Review of Behavioral Finance for his co-authored article, “Do overconfident CEOs stay out of trouble? Evidence from employee litigations.” The study examined the relationship between CEO overconfidence and litigation risk by examining employee-level lawsuit data.
T. Paul Thomas, Director of the NAU Center for Non-Profit Entrepreneurship in The Franke College of Business, wrote a featured section in the forum, “No Annual Fee Credit Cards” published on WalletHub. He discusses the differences between annual fee and no annual fee credit cards.
Kevin Trainor, Associate Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business, and Jana Carpenter, Instructor and Sales Program Coordinator in The W. A. Franke College of Business were notified by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) that FCB was recognized as one of their “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education.” They also created another robust line-up of guest speakers for students this Spring 2021 semester.
Eric Yordy, Associate Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business, recently co-authored: Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets. Yordy serves on the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was part of the commission and many state committees that held hearings on section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act concerning the payment of subminimum wages to certain persons with disabilities. The Arizona committee released its report earlier this year and the U.S. Commission released its report citing to the Arizona hearings and report.
Joseph Guzman, Director of Economic Policy Institute
EPI is extensively involved in conducting community outreach, research and community events. Most notable are the following:
· Survey of Business Leaders Economic Sentiment, various pulses for Coconino, Yavapai, Apache and Navajo counties
· Covid awareness training for Food Handlers coordinated through County taskforce
· Support of elements of Economic Development Strategies for ten Arizona counties
· Engagement in longitudinal study of 2010 Schultz Fire impacts in Coconino County
· Partnerships supporting research and student success with Local First Arizona and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
· Seven Generation Money Management (7GMM) Workshops (202 youth participants from Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Yavapai Apache Nation and NAU Bridge students)
· Tribal Entrepreneurship Training and Tribal Business Plan Competitions
· The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the County and Local Economy
· The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the tourism economy of Coconino County