Faculty News


Terry Grant, Carol Van, and X. Jasmine Bordere have a forthcoming publication titled “Unsustainable Dividend Payouts: How Internal Auditors Can Help Protect the Company’s Long-Term Success,” in Internal Auditing.  The article will be published in the November/December 2016 issue. 

Economics and Finance

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley recently appointed Dr. Reid Cummings to the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research Advisory Board. Housed within the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce, the Center provides highly credible information and research insight for the benefit of key stakeholders across the State of Alabama, including policymakers, the public, insurance companies, intermediaries, trade groups, and other parties who need information concerning the management of risk.

Chris Lawrey presented “Operating Performance and Aggressive Trade Credit Policies” at the annual Financial Management Association’s conference in Las Vegas on October 21.


Bill Gillis was featured in WalletHub’s recent piece about 2016's best cities for coffee lovers. You can find it here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-coffee-lovers/23739/#william-e-gillis

Thomas Nelson is featured in the Lagniappe Real Deal Podcast– check it out!  http://lagniapperealdeal.libsyn.com/

Mickey B. Smith and co-authors Craig J. Wallace, Robert J. Vandenberg, and Scott Mondore, have an article forthcoming in the International Journal of Human Resource Management.  The title of the article is “Employee involvement climate, task and citizenship performance, and instability as a moderator.”

Mickey B. Smith and Brian Webster published an article titled, “A moderated mediation model of Machiavellianism, social undermining, political skill, and supervisor-rated job performance,” in Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 453-459.

Dr. Jeanne Maes is a faculty advisor for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  The organization conducted its induction ceremony before the Troy football game.

MCOB Presentations at the Annual Southern Management Association Meeting

Don Mosley, William Gillis, and Scott Cohen, DBA 2016 presented Success from Humble Beginnings: How Emotional Intelligence and Trait Humility Influence NCBOs, at the annual Southern Management Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, October 27 – 29, 2016

William Gillis and Alan Whaley DBA 2016, presented Development Programs for Hospital Middle Manager: Does Program Content Align with Desired Goals? at the annual Southern Management Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, October 27 – 29, 2016

MCOB Doctoral Students Present at Southern Management Association

The following doctoral students presented at the annual Southern Management Association meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina during October 27 – 29, 2016:

Alana Daniel presented Finding Meaning through Volunteering: A Study of Volunteering at a Manufacturing Facility, her faculty advisors are Donald Mosley and Marjorie Icenogle. 

Diann Hammon presented Assessing Municipal Employees' Participation in Volunteer Activities, her faculty advisor is Marjorie Icenogle

John Roach presented Thriving in Demanding Environments: How Job Demands, Context and Resources Enable Thriving, his faculty advisors are William Gillis and Marjorie Icenogle

Marketing and Quantitative Methods

Charlene Dadzie presented her paper “Uncovering the Role of Helpfulness in eWOM Effects" at the Society for Marketing Advances in Atlanta on November 4, 2016.

Matt Howard has an article forthcoming in Personality and Individual Differences, titled,

“Measuring self-esteem instability through a single-administration measure: Still a fruitless endeavor?”


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