Faculty Accomplishments

2016 – 2017 Mitchell College of Business Faculty Awards

Frank R. Urbancic Faculty Fellow

Professor of the Year

Researcher of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Dr. Treena Finney

Dr. Ermanno Affuso

Dr. Matthew Howard

Mrs. Ellen Madden

Economics and Finance


Diaz, Violeta and Huang, Ying. (2017). The Role of Governance on Bank Liquidity Creation. Journal of Banking & Finance.

Lahtinen, Kyre and Shipe, Stephan. (2017). Readability of Financial Advisor Disclosures. Journal of Empirical Finance.

In Action

The Board of Directors of The First Bancshares, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Dr. Reid Cummings to its Advisory Board.

Marketing and Quantitative Methods


Dadzie, K.Q. and Dadzie, C.A. Trust and Duration of Buyer-Seller Relationships in Emerging Markets. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.

Henthorne, Tony and Williams, Alvin. (2017). Food Waste and Reverse Supply Chains: Implications for Teaching Sustainability Awareness in Business Schools. 20th Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand.

George, Babu, Henthorne, Tony, and Williams, Alvin (2017). Heterogeneity and Homogeneity Measures of Attractions in Tourism Destination Areas:  Development of Attraction Diversity Index and Attraction Cluster Equity Indices. 20thAcademy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Howard, M. C., Travers, S., Marshall, C., and Cogswell, J. (2017).  I-O Psychology and Technology: Why Reinvent the Wheel?  Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

(It should be noted that the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th authors are all DBA students in the Mitchell College of Business.)

Dadzie, Charlene A., Dadzie, K., Amponsah, D., and Winston, E. How Firms Implement Marketing Strategies in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Assessment of the 4A Marketing Mix Framework. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice25(3).

In Action

Dr. Alvin Williams was elected president for 2016-2017 President, Society for Marketing Advances (www.marketingadvances.org)

Dr. Joe Hair was featured in the SMA newsletter

Dr. Charlene A. Dadzie presented “Some Strategies for Surviving Journal Rejection as a Beginning Academic Scholar” at the International African Business and Development Conference May 2017, Atlanta GA

Thuy D. Nguyen, Charlene A. Dadzie, and Himadri Roy Chaudhuri presented “Self-Control and Controlling Consumption Practices: A Cross-Cultural Study" at the AMA Public Policy and Marketing Conference, June 2017, Washington DC

Dr. Charlene A. Dadzie participated in the 2017 Transformative Consumer Research Dialogical Conference - Ending Hunger Track along with track members Andrea H. Tangari, Carrie Skinner, Laura Perrachio, Melissa Bublitz, Gia Nardini, Jennifer Escalas, Martina Hutton, and Jonathan Hansen, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY, June 2017.

Kofi Q. Dadzie, Charlene A. Dadzie, Evelyn Winston, and Wesley Johnston presented "How Organizational Culture Shapes Baseline Supply Chain Integration in China" at the Academy of Management Conference, August 2017, Atlanta GA



Prescott, G. and Hardin, J. R. (2017). Charitable Remainder Trusts: A Popular and Effective Estate Planning Tool. Practical Tax Strategies / Thomson Reuters, 98(5).

Hardin, J. R., Noland, T. and Foster, M. (2017). Common Small Business Tax Errors. Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, 65(3).

Prescott, G. and Vann, C. (2017) Implications of Clawback Adoption in Executive Compensation Contracts: A Survey of Recent Research. Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance / John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Prescott, G., Noland, T. and Vann, C. (2017). Universities Need You! Strategic Finance/Institute of Management Accountants, 98(10).

Chen, Y. and Vann, C. (2017). Clawback Provision Adoption, Corporate Governance, and Investment Decisions. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.

In Action

On August 11, 2017, Dr. James Rich successfully defended his dissertation: Have We Overlooked the Benefit of Non Audit Services?, at Kennesaw State University.

In July, Dr. Greg Prescott taught accounting and commercial lending topics at the 2017 Alabama Banking School, which was held at Mitchell College of Business.

In August 2017, Dr. Greg Prescott made a presentation for the Teaching and Learning Section to a group of accounting faculty at the 2017 American Accounting Association. 



Smith, M.B., Hill, A.D., Wallace, J.C., Recendes, T., and Judge, T.A. (2017). The Upside to Dark and Downside to Bright Personality: A Multilevel and Research Agenda. Journal of Management.

Smith, M.B., Wallace, J.C., Vandenberg, R.J., and Mondore, S. (2017).  Employee Involvement Climate, Task and Citizenship Performance, and Instability as a Moderator. International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Smith, M.B. and Webster, B.D. (2017). A Moderated Mediation Model of Machiavellianism, Social Undermining, Political Skill, and Supervisor-Rated Job Performance. Personality and Individual Differences104, 453-459.

Whaley, A., Gillis, W.E. and Affuso, E. (2017).  Panel Data Analysis of Efficiency and Productivity of the U.S. Hospital Care System. Review of Applied Economics Volume 11, No 1.

In Action

Dr. Mickey B. Smith, B.D. Webster, and P.D. Johnson presented “Fox(es) in the Henhouse: A Composition-Dispersion Model of Group Machiavellianism at the 2017 Academy of Management.

“Is Holding Two Jobs Too Much? An Examination of Dual Jobholders” by B.D. Webster, B.D. Edwards, and Dr. Mickey B. Smith received the Best Overall Paper for the Careers Division Award at the 2017 Academy of Management. 

MCOB Doctoral Candidate Cai Unger presented “Key Concepts of Organizational Change – a Bibliometric Network Analysis” at the AOM 2017, a paper coauthored with Dr. Don Mosley and Dr. William E. Gillis

Doctoral Student, Raj Mitra acted as both a facilitator and a discussant for a Health Care Management session at the AOM conference. 

In April 2017, Dr. David Turnipseed was named to the Editorial Board- Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Dr. David Turnipseed presented “Locus of Control and Psychological Empowerment: Individual Variances and Substitutes for Leadership” at the 2017 Academy of Management Meeting.

Dr. Christina Wassenaar successfully defended her dissertation: What makes leadership shared? A test of a mediational model, at Claremont Graduate University.


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