Faculty News December


Terry Grant recently had two articles published in Internal Auditing:  Internal Auditing’s Unique Role in the IPO: A Study of Non-GAAP Financial Disclosures and A Summary of the FASB’s New Revenue Recognition Rule and Illustrative Case. 

Economics and Finance

Dr. Reid Cummings organized and moderated a panel discussion on November 4 for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee.  Commercial real estate professionals Gavin Bender (Bender Real Estate Group), Angela McArthur (Stirling Properties), and Ralph Neal (Watson Realty) were specifically invited because of their respective specializations in the office, retail, and light industrial market segments.  The lively, spontaneous discussion was well-received by the 50+ area business people in attendance. 

Ermanno Affuso and Huubinh (Ben) Le both presented papers at the 85st Southern Economic Association Conference in New Orleans on November 21, 2015.  Dr. Affuso’s presentation was titled “Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in the U.S.: A Panel VAR Analysis.” Dr. Le’s presentation was titled "Merger Marginal Cost and Markup Effects based on Existence of Pre-merger Competition:  Evidence from the Delta/Northwest and United/Continental Mergers."

Chris Lawrey presented at the Southern Finance Association Conference which was in Captiva Island, FL on November 19th.  His paper is titled “Costs of Illiquidity.”

Nancy Lambe (Management) and Gwendolyn Pennywell (Economics and Finance) will present a paper "Application of the Water Distribution Game in Finance/Accounting Courses” at the first SAP Annual Academic Conference for University Members of the SAP Alliance. Approximately 150 universities in the US are members of this alliance.


Donna Retzlaff-Roberts is the co-editor of Creating Wellness: An Integrative Approach (Public Health in the 21st Century), published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.  The co-editors are Dr. John L Stump and Dr. David P. Sniezek. 

Teresa Weldy has been teaching Employee Training and Development online this semester for students at the University of Applied Science, in Worms, Germany. She is traveling to Worms in December to meet the students and complete the course.


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