Recently, Dr. Kevin Brown submitted an essay submission to the CCCU’s free market essay contest. His submission was judged to be the top essay written for this year’s contest on the discussion of the intersection of Christian faith and economic thought. He had the opportunity to present an overview of his essay at the Free Market Forum in Houston, Texas in October.
Kevin recently presented a paper titled: "Economics and Value: Assessing the Benefits and Drawbacks of Economic Valuation in the Neighborhood Integration Discussion" at the 2011 Southern Economic Association Conference (SEA) in Washington, D.C.
Kevin completed his dissertation work at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Thesis: "An Inquiry into the Economics and Ethics of Residential Integration."
Please join me in congratulating Kevin Brown for the acceptance of his contribution to the 2011 International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. The Encyclopedia boasts to be the largest housing encyclopedia to date in the world, and the contributions are international in scope. Kevin's particular section is called: "Welfare and Well-being" and undertakes an appraisal of 21st century housing ethics. The publication became available in July 2011.
Also, Kevin's manuscript, "The Economics and Ethics of Mixed Communities: Exploring the Philosophy of Integration through the Lens of the Subprime Financial Crisis in the US", has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Dr. Bruce is now an entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer. He and his son-in-law have formed a business that offers a variety of creative and analytical services to today's organizations in our turbulent environment. The name of the business is Argil Marketing, LLC. Whether it's designing websites or mining your organization's databases, Argil Marketing provides solutions designed to improve decision making and lead to creating competitive advantages. Michael has a doctorate in marketing with a focus on decision science. Not only does he teach it but he also is practicing it. Learn more about his business at http://www.argilmarketing.com.
Dr. Michael Bruce, professor of marketing in the Falls School of Business, served as chair of the Local Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup for Madison County and is the primary author of "The Consumption and Consequences of Alcohol and Drugs in Madison County". This publication (2009) provides a county epidemiological profile that will serve as a framework for "on-going efforts in the area to encourage states to engage in data-based decision-making in the area of substance abuse prevention planning and grant making."
Dr. Jeff Buck published his article, "Proactive Marketing Orientation in the US Medical Manufacturing Industry," in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Fall 2009.
Deidra Colvin recently presented on branding and marketing in tough times at the Fishers Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
She continues to work on her DBA. Her areas of interest are social networking and internal marketing/branding.
She attended a two-day conference in Chicago June 16-17 on "Employee Engagement and Social Media for Internal Communications." She participated in three workshops related to Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe InDesign CS4, and Adobe Illustrator CS4.
Colvin participated on the AU branding initiative, analyzing 1,589 completed surveys.
Emmett's book Network + Exam Cram was published in January of 2012, and the 5th edition of the Security + Study Guide was published in the fall of 2011. He has written more than 40 books on computer operating systems, networking, and certification. He was also a partner in Mercury Technical Solutions and currently oversees AMG (the Anderson Media Group) which has won three Pinnacle Awards from the Public Relations Society of America in the past five years.
Emmett also is a contributing writer for the Hamilton County Business Magazine. Click here to view some of Emmett's recent articles.
Jerry Fox recently completed 30 hours of continuing education in retirement, long-term care insurance, and Medicare to remain current in his Certified Financial Planner designation.
He also completed a sabbatical leave in which he worked with Indiana Ministries of the Church of God to develop training and ongoing resources in family financial planning for pastors and their families. The work was funded through a grant by the Lilly Endowment.
Fox serves on the Board of Directors for Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson and was recently selected to lead the finance committee.
He is developing the Fox Properties Group, which manages real estate properties and provides services to absentee owners.
I was on sabbatical leave during the spring. Worked with Indiana Ministries of the Church of God on a the development of the "Financial Freedom Fund," a multi-faceted program to provide support for pastors and congregations in both personal and church financial management. The program includes a conference this fall, a network of Christian professionals for consulting, the development of educational materials and a website, and, direct financial grants to aid pastors with education, health, and retirement funding.
- The Professional Development Conference of the American Society of Military Comptrollers in Indianapolis
- The Healing Center in Cincinnati, OH,
- CBFA conference at Southeastern University
- Women in Business networking meeting in Muncie, IN.
- Nonprofit Board workshop at Ball State University
- Grant Writing workshop at the United Way of Central Indiana in Indy
Becky Haskett's interests have focused on the topic of emotional intelligence (EI). A summary article from her dissertation, "Emotional Intelligence and Teaching Success in Higher Education," was published in The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education (2005). During the past three years, she has chaired the EI "Think Tank" at Anderson University. This is a group that meets quarterly to bring together pioneers in EI assessment and development. The group currently has more than 25 members from many hospital HR departments, executive coaches, and corporate CEOs and trainers. Haskett recently conducted research related to how universities are integrating EI into their business school curriculum.
She continues to offer presentations and workshops related to the topic of EI. Some of the workshops have included financial planners at Edward Jones and managers of airport screeners for the Department of Homeland Security. Recent presentations have included the International Conference on Emotional Intelligence and the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).
Jay Hochstetler is active in a number of community boards and committees in Grant County — he has served as president of the Grant County Economic Growth Council; a member of the Community Corrections Advisory Committee, the Innovative Network, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee; and chair of the Business-Education Partnership.
Published in People & Strategy, Journal 32.4 (2010) article entitled Which is More Important for Successful Change: Commitment to the Organization or the Initiative? Co-authored with Dr. Chris Harris.
Jill Merle authored "History of Lean Enterprise Efficiency Concepts," published in the proceedings of the Fifth AIMS International Conference on Management in Hyderabad, India, December 2007.
She presented "Lean Enterprise Efficiency Concepts: Historical Development" at the Wilmington College 21st Century Management Conference, Feb. 29 - March 1, 2008. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.
Cindy taught education seminars for the American Society of Women Accountants Anderson-Muncie chapter on the topic "Regulatory Issues in a Borderless World" in May 2009 and on the topic "Issues for Nonprofits" in May 2011.
"Each year the Indiana CPA Society pays tribute to CPAs who have served their profession and/or communities in a commendable manner. The contributions these professionals make reflect positively on the individuals as well as the CPA profession."
From the Award Announcement:
Outstanding Educator Award - Cynthia Peck, CPA, Anderson University
"As an educator at Anderson University, Cindy Peck, CPA, has strived to serve her students and institution faithfully as a student advisor and MBA Admissions Committee member. She has gone above and beyond her traditional academic role by leading cultural and work camp student trips to London, Ireland, Costa Rica and Peru. Peck is also the coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. With the Society, she served as a former member of the board of directors (1999-2002), leadership cabinet and education foundation. She served on the Indiana Board of Accountancy board for six years and recently completed her two year-term as chair of the BOA. In the community, she is a past board member of the United Way of Madison County and current member of the Hamilton Southeastern High School Academy of Finance Advisory Board."
Dr. Kent Saunders published his article in the journal, Advances In Financial Education. Kent's article is entitled, "An Update of Teaching Methods and Evaluation in the Introductory Finance Classroom," and was published in the Summer/Winter 2009 issue.
Dr. Seibert has published several articles since he began his service at Anderson University in the fall of 2010.
"Why Members Belong to Associations – A Look at Generational Differences” - published in the November/December 2011 issue of The Executive by the California Society of Association Executives
"Why Do They Belong” - published in the July/August 2011 issue of Association Impact by the Michigan Society of Association Executives
"Why Members Belong to Associations – An Examination of Generational Differences” - published in the September/October 2011 issue of Source by the Florida Society of Association Executives
“Here’s Why and How to De-Average Your Survey Satisfaction Ratings” – published in the November 8, 2011 issue of Association and Media’s newsletter.
Appeared as a guest on the radio show “Association Impact” on the Michigan Business Network on November 28, 2011.
"Who Are Your Volunteers: A Case Study - published in the February 2011 issue of Association Focus by the Midwest Society of Association Executives
"Why Members Join Your Association - published in the June/July 2010 issue of Association Press by the Virginia Society of Association Executives.
"Who Volunteers: A Case Study" - published in the Winter issue of Vantage Point by the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives
"Are Some of Your Members Captive?" - published in Issue 5 of Source by the Florida Society of Association Executives
"Assessing the Impact of Problem Experience" - published in Issue 4 of Source by the Florida Society of Association Executives
"Why It's Better to Measure Loyalty Than Satisfaction" - published in Vol. 27, No. 5 of Association Resource by the Empire State Society of Association Executives.
Michael D. Wiese
Dr. Michael Wiese recently completed a feasibility study testing an idea for a Community School of Music and Dance at Anderson University.
He serves as national program evaluator for the Church of God "Sustaining Pastoral Leadership" program funded by a Lilly Endowment grant. (2002-ongoing; sustainability grant awarded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. for a continuation through 2011.)
Wiese published an article, "Understanding Satisfied and Affectively Committed Clients' Lack of Referral Intent," in Services Marketing Quarterly, Volume 29 (3), 2008; co-authored with David J. Hagenbuch, Jennifer J. Dose, and Michael L. Bruce.