The WSU Teaching Academy was established in 2004 with a mission to recognize teaching excellence among its members. It provides high-level university-wide advocacy and focused energy to enable WSU to offer an outstanding educational experience to students at a research university. Carson College faculty Ken Butterfield, Claire Latham, Tom Tripp, and Chuck Munson are members, and the following faculty were recently inducted: Jerry Goodstein, professor of management, information systems, and entrepreneurship, WSU Vancouver; Marie Mayes, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; and Dennis Reynolds, Ivar Haglund Distinguished Professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management.
Beau Barnes, assistant professor of accounting, published “Measuring Reflective Cognitive Capacity: A Methodological Recommendation for Accounting Research of Feedback Effects” in Behavioral Research in Accounting. Barnes, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, was also featured in the KPMG Foundation 2014 Annual Report as a recipient of a $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship supporting minority doctoral students pursuing accounting careers in academia.
Ken Butterfield, associate professor and chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship (MISE), and Jerry Goodstein, MISE professor at WSU Vancouver, published “Individual and Organizational Reintegration after Ethical or Legal Transgressions: Challenges and Opportunities” in Business Ethics Quarterly.
Paula Carson received her WSU 25-year longevity award in 2014. She started at WSU in 1989 as an office assistant 2. She became the assistant director of development in the Carson College of Business in 2005 and currently manages the scholarship program.
Christina Chi, associate professor of hospitality business management and one of three principal investigators, was awarded a $130,500 grant from the China Natural Science Foundation for a spring sabbatical project helping Chinese tourism authorities develop strategies to promote sustainable tourism at world heritage sites.
Jane Cote, academic director and Claire Latham, associate professor of accounting, both at WSU Vancouver, published “Insights Regarding the Applicability of the Defining Issues Test to Advance Ethics Research with Accounting Students: A Meta-analytic Review” in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Stergios Fotopoulos, professor of finance and management science, published “Change-Point Analysis of Polar Zone Radiosonde Temperature Data” in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.
Dogan Gursoy, Taco Bell Distinguished Professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management, was recently ranked 12th in the world for tourism research productivity and one of the most prolific authors since 1975. Learn more about his recognition in “Author Analyses of Tourism Research in the Past Thirty Years-Based on ATR, JT and TM,” published by Jinglong Li and Yumei Xu in Tourism Management Perspectives. 13 (2014) 1-6.
Jeff Joireman, associate professor of marketing, and coauthor Paul Van Lange, professor at VU University Amsterdam, wrote “How to Publish High-Quality Research,” a new book published by the American Psychological Association. Joireman also was the keynote speaker at the second international conference on time perspective in Warsaw, Poland (July 2014) and recently published “It’s All Good: Corporate Social Responsibility Promotes Positive Responses to Service Failures among Value-Aligned Customers” in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.
K.D. Joshi, Philip L. Kayes Distinguished Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, was promoted to senior editor at Information Systems Journal. Joshi also is an author on the research paper “Understanding Black Males’ IT Career Choices” that selected as a finalist in the Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper category of the 2015 iConference.
Jenny Kim, Craig Schafer Fellow and professor of hospitality business management, published “Appreciative and Consumptive Lodging Attributes: Conceptualization and Measurement,” and “Environmental Proactivity of Hotel Operations: Antecedents and the Moderating Effect of Ownership Types,” in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, with doctoral student Tyler Stumpf and former student Jeongdoo Park.
Gene Lai, Safeco Distinguished Professor of Insurance and chair of the finance and management science department, was appointed co-editor at Risk Management and Insurance Review, one of the top three journals in the risk management and insurance field. He also was appointed to be a program chair for the 2015 World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress.
Tyson Livingston received his 10-year WSU longevity award in 2014. He started with WSU in 1994 as a tech assistant while he was an undergraduate. He joined the Carson College of Business Office of Technology in 1999 and serves as assistant director of creative services.
Brian McTier, assistant professor of finance at WSU-Vancouver, published “Equity-Incentive Compensation and Payout Policy in Europe” in the Journal of Corporate Finance.
Chuck Munson, professor of finance and management science wrote “Understanding and Managing Product Line Complexity: Applying Sensitivity Analysis to a Large-scale MILP Model to Price and Schedule New Customer Orders,” that was accepted in IIE Transactions.
Linda Pall, emeritus clinical associate professor of business law, received a 2015 Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award for Faculty. The award recognizes an individual or group from the WSU community, across the state that has made an extraordinary contribution toward continuing the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Following in King’s legacy, such individuals or groups must promote human rights and social justice in one or all of the following areas: altruism and community service, advancement of diversity, and education and inclusion.
Andrew Perkins, associate professor of marketing, published “Embodied Cognition and Social Consumption: Self-regulating Temperature through Social Products and Behavior” in the Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Dennis Reynolds, Ivar Haglund Distinguished Professor in Hospitality Business Management, received an honorary doctorate of food service from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAAFEM). He was one of 50 foodservice industry association leaders to be recognized during a special ceremony at the NAAFEM show in Anaheim, Calif.
Alberto Sa Vinhas, assistant professor of marketing at WSU Vancouver, and Jan Heide, Irwin Maier Professor of Marketing at the Wisconsin School of Business, wrote “Forms of Competition and Channel Outcomes in Dual Distribution Systems,” which was accepted by Marketing Science. Sa Vinhas also was the co-chair of the 2014 Summer American Marketing Association conference held in San Francisco.
Paul Skilton, assistant professor of management, information systems, and entrepreneurship at WSU Tri-cities, wrote “Competition Network Structure and Product Market Entry,” which was accepted by the Strategic Management Journal.
Iis Tussyadiah, associate clinical professor of hospitality business management at WSU Vancouver, was elected vice president of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel & Tourism. She recently published “Tourists’ Attitudes towards Proactive Smartphone Systems” and “Toward a Theoretical Foundation for Experience Design in Tourism” in the Journal of Travel Research.
Malena Braatne is an office assistant in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. She provides general office support and completes various tasks for faculty and staff. She has previously worked in Pullman, Moscow, and Spokane.
Chanelle Denman is the advisor for non-certified students in the Carson Center for Student Success. She previously was the academic advisor for the University of Idaho School of Food Science program.
Sandra Hunt is the administrative assistant 3 in the Department of Marketing and International Business, supporting the department chair, faculty, and Ph.D. students. She is the first point of contact for department visitors and assists with the organization and execution of department events. She has worked at WSU for seven years and was previously a fiscal specialist for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in the School of Molecular Biosciences, where she processed payroll for more than 85 employees.
Marti Reese is an advisor for noncertified and management and operations majors in the Carson Center for Student Success. She formerly worked in the WSU English Department and as a counselor in the mental health field.
Michelle Snyder is the associate director of the Carson Center for Student Success. She leads career and involvement activities and also manages student representatives and marketing and events interns. She is second in command over the everyday operations of the center. Previously, she was the School of Hospitality Business Management’s Culver hospitality relations manager, serving as an internship and industry coordinator. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WSU.
Tony Thompson is the Culver hospitality relations manager in the School of Hospitality Business Management, serving as an internship and industry coordinator. He also advises HBM student ambassadors and helps coordinate the annual Burtenshaw Hospitality Career Night. He earned his bachelor’s degree from WSU in December of 2009.
Steven Creek, doctoral candidate in management, information systems and entrepreneurship, will present his research in June at the 35th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. The conference features scholars from around the world and is widely considered to be the most significant conference in the field of entrepreneurship. His research, “Crowdfunding: A Moral Legitimacy View of the Impact of Social Identity and Project Founder Characteristics on Funding Performance,” draws upon both institutional and social identity theory to determine how crowdfunding campaigns can attract legitimacy. Carson College professors Thomas Allison and Arvin Sahaym are coauthors.
Members of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality’s WSU chapter were recognized at the annual national conference in February. The following HMB majors were recognized: Claire Adams was elected as western regional chair for 2015-16. Isaiah Mueller, received the society’s scholarship, sponsored by Hilton. Lauren Hagstrom received the Chapter President of the Year Award. The award recognizes commitment, initiative and leadership. The WSU chapter received the Most Traveled Chapter Award, recognizing the chapter that traveled the most miles for conferences, industry tours, and other educational purposes. The chapter is advised by Professor Jenny Kim.
Sakdipon “Todd” Juasrikul, doctoral candidate in management, information systems and entrepreneurship, received a Fulbright scholarship from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce to study at the Carson College of Business. Over past three years, he has presented research at several conferences including the Academy of Management, the Western Academy of Management, and The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. He received 2013 and 2014 Best Sole-Authored Doctoral Student Paper nominations from the Western Academy of Management. Recently, his paper, “Crowdfunding Performance of User Entrepreneurs: Signaling, Passion, and Social Identity Theories,” was accepted for presentation in June at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Professors Arvin Sahaym, Thomas Allison and doctoral student Pyayt Oo are co-authors.
Sang-Youn Lee, doctoral candidate in management, information systems and entrepreneurship, presented “Overcoming Foreignness and Newness: Does Isomorphism Provide Benefits to Foreign Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Going Public in the U.S.?” at the 2015 Dr. William R. Wiley Research Exposition in February. His research shows that IPO process isomorphism (use of venture capitalists, prestige underwriters and big five audit companies) has a positive relationship with foreign IPO performance. Findings indicate that foreign firms need to model the process of successful domestic U.S. IPOs when they raise financial capital in the United States stock market. This information may provide important guidance for foreign firms that decide to list their stock in the U.S. Associate dean John Cullen is the faculty collaborator and coauthor.
Josh Maurer, doctoral candidate in management, information systems and entrepreneurship, will present “Liftoff? The Impact of Entrepreneur and Venture Sources of Legitimacy on Funding Performance in the Private Spaceflight Industry” in June at the 35th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. His research looks at positive media exposure and different attributes of the entrepreneur and new venture regarding their potential for success. This research has strategic implications for entrepreneurs seeking funding from venture capitalists, who may be influenced by a combination of positive press and positive attributes, such as high education, rich experience, and connections to known organizations. Professors Thomas Allison and Arvin Sahaym are faculty collaborators and coauthors.
Leslie Melchor, master of accounting candidate at WSU Vancouver, received a graduate travel grant to attend the national U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference in Chicago. The conference develops leadership skills in the professional Hispanic community. After the conference, she will present what she learned on being an effective team leader to Beta Alpha Psi, the international accounting honor society. Melchor is a campus ambassador and will graduate in May.
Natalie Newman, hospitality business management undergraduate in the Honors College, presented her paper, “Detailed Knowledge of Complex Luxury Foods: Maximizing Sales through Server Training and Recommendations” at the Washington Association Wine Grape Growers Annual Conference in Kennewick, Wash. She assessed methods for increasing beverage sales in an upscale restaurant setting. Professor Dennis Reynolds was the faculty supervisor.
Pyayt Oo, doctoral candidate in management, information systems, and entrepreneurship, will deliver two research presentations at the 35th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in June. “Understanding the Determinants of Hybrid Entrepreneurship” uses prospect theory and examines what factors influence an individual entrepreneur’s decision to retain or quit current paid employment while trying to start his/her own business. Doctoral candidates Nari Kim and Zafrin Rahman are collaborators and coauthors on this research. “Crowdfunding Performance of User Entrepreneurs: Signaling, Passion, and Social Identity Theories” compares the funding success of user entrepreneurs with regular entrepreneurs in the context of crowdfunding and examines how passion and shared interest with funders could potentially benefit the fund performance. Professors Arvin Sahaym, Thomas Allison, and doctoral candidate Juasrikul Sakdipon are collaborators and coauthors on this research.
Samantha Schwartz, wine business management undergraduate, presented “Consumers’ Perceptions of Wine Varietal” at the Washington Association Wine Grape Growers Annual Conference in Kennewick, Wash. She examined the impact of consumers’ familiarity with a wine varietal in relation to its impact on consumer preferences. Professor Dennis Reynolds was the faculty supervisor.
Joseph Taylor, doctoral candidate in management, information systems and entrepreneurship, presented “Does a Powerful Technology Leader Make a Difference in Firm Performance?” in January at the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. The research examines how inclusion of a technology leader, for example a chief information officer or chief technical officer in the top management team, influences firm performance. Carson College professors Joseph Vithayathil and Arvin Sahaym are faculty collaborators and coauthors on this research.
The international accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi awarded a $2,500 Ethics Award to WSU Vancouver’s Nu Theta chapter. The award encourages students to develop and act on solid ethical values. The money will be used for club activities including competitions and attending national and regional meetings. The Nu Theta chapter submitted a peer-to-peer best practice titled “Making Ethics Part of Our Culture.” It is based on the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) framework, which is integral to the accounting curriculum in the Carson College. Incoming business students take a series of GVV workshops to develop an understanding of the ethical culture in the business program and gain strategies for acting on their values. Nu Theta members and candidates serve as peer coaches and mentors for incoming students, with guidance from Jane Cote, academic director for the Carson College, and Claire Latham, associate professor of accounting. Student leaders were accounting majors Keith Brub and Micah Elliott.
The top ten performers in the 2014 WSU Vancouver Sales Competition were Nick Gaeth, Chris Miller, Emily Vis, Derek Kemppainen, Samantha Bennett, Shane Hyland, Eric Lambert, Alex Anderson, Mike Scheel and Nicci Johnson. As the top winners, Gaeth and Miller received classic Herman Miller Aeron chairs from the founding sponsor of the competition, Workplace Resource of Oregon—a Herman Miller dealer. Additional sponsors include Pacific Office Automation, Tom James Clothiers of Portland, Nautilus, CED, Zones, Copytronix—a Xerox company, and UPS. Miller and Vis will represent WSU Vancouver at the National Collegiate Sales Competition at Kennesaw State University (Georgia). A team of four will attend the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at Chico State University (California). That team includes Kemppainen, Anderson, Johnson and Contreras.
Karissa Kysar, a WSU Vancouver Carson College junior majoring in hospitality business management, developed the first December graduation reception for Vancouver graduates, campuswide. She made a presentation to the chancellor’s leadership team and was granted $1,500 from the AWSU-V student government to support the event. She enlisted the help of two fellow hospitality business management club members to assist with registration and refreshments, and results were spectacular. On the afternoon of Dec. 19, more than 50 graduates and 150 guests attended the reception, which included presentations, giveaways, goodies and a photo booth to help graduates celebrate.
Daniel Barrett (’00 finance; engineering & architecture), executive vice president of operations and business development for Sellen Construction, received the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 2014 Award. The award spotlights top business leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. Barrett was recognized for his leadership in creating the first corporate strategic plan in Sellen’s 70-year history, among many other accomplishments. Barrett oversees four divisions at the company, which account for 15 to 20 percent of gross profits. He founded and chaired two regional networking groups, the Leadership Roundtable and the Next 10 Forum, which is affiliated with the Urban Land Institute. He serves on advisory boards at WSU, Renton Technical College and the University of Washington; volunteers for Blessed Sacrament and Assumption Catholic churches; and is a member of the Smart Growth Committee of the Downtown Seattle Association. Read more >>
Dan Castles (’78 business administration) will continue as CEO of Telestream, a company he founded in 1998 that specializes in live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions. Telestream was recently acquired by San Francisco-based private equity investment firm Genstar Capital from Telestream owner Thomas Bravo. Genstar is a leading middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries. “Genstar’s mid-market focus and deep expertise in the software industry will enable Telestream to further accelerate our growth,” said Castles. “Over the past several years, Telestream has experienced its most significant growth. We look forward to our new partnership with Genstar as we increase our investment in existing products, accelerate our reach to new customers and fuel our next phase of development through additional mergers and acquisitions. Our product portfolio and business models are well suited for the Genstar environment.” Read more >>
Navin Dimond (’85 business administration; engineering & architecture), president and CEO of Stonebridge Companies, received the Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation (CIHAD) Dream Maker Award in October. The award is presented to a community leader whose commitment to quality education has an enduring impact on area youth. Dimond was honored for embodying the mission and values of CIHAD and for his unparalleled commitment to providing opportunities for all children to succeed, both in the United States and abroad. Read more >>
Mark Mone (’88 business administration) was promoted to permanent chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December. Mone, professor of management within the UWM Lubar School of Business, served for more than 15 years as the associate dean for executive education and business engagement. He was selected because of his academic experience and expertise in building relationships with businesses, governments and communities, among other qualifications. Read more >>