Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
Franklin University is proud of its faculty and staff and provides this page to share their accomplishments. If you wish to interview members of the Franklin community, please contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations at 614.947.6581 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Melissa Popovich, Lead Nursing Faculty, Franklin University's College of Health and Public Administration, was
Leslie Mathew, MD, MS, MBA, Program Chair of the Franklin University Healthcare Management major has recently passed the ACHE Board of Governor’s exam, and combined with several years of leadership and professional development, has met all requirements for status as a Fellow of the ACHE (FACHE designation). According to the ACHE, “Being board certified in healthcare management signifies your commitment to excellence, professional development and to the ongoing evolution of the profession. Fellows are recognized by their healthcare management colleagues, employers, policymakers and professionals in other healthcare disciplines as competent leaders who strive to make a difference in the health of our communities both here and abroad.”
On Jan. 31, Dr. Terry Boyd, Director, Center for Continuing Education, presented “Policy and its Role in Effective Operations and Successful Team Leadership” to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Court Executive Team. The audience was inclusive of the Administrative Judges of the largest counties in Ohio, along with their Magistrates and other executive team members. The dinner presentation was part of a two-day seminar based on executive team practice and responsibility. Upon concluding his presentation, Dr. Boyd was personally invited by the Honorable Diane Palos, Administrative Judge of Cuyahoga County and her executive team, to continue the discussion and to provide more insight for the functioning of her courts.
Jo Macek, Global Issues Adjunct, had an article published by eLearn online magazine.
On Feb. 2, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club held the 17th annual Chilly Open at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Pat Kemmer, Director of University Project Support Services, was again chairman of this fundraising event that supports 12 Central Ohio children’s charities. The event featured over 30,000 square feet of heated tents and pavilions that housed food from 30 premier local restaurants, drinks, children’s activities, live music from the DEBITS and from country/western artist Keith Anderson, and silent auctions which raised over $200,000 for the charities. For more information, go to www.chillyopen.org.
Dr. Kathy Holloway, RN-BSN Program Chair, passed the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination on Jan. 25. CNE certification is a mark of professionalism. For academic nurse educators, it establishes nursing education as a specialty
area of practice and creates a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in
Dr. Sharon Massen, Course Manager, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts, has been invited to speak to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association at their mid-year pharmacists
conference on Jan. 26. The speech will be titled: “Why Isn’t Communication as Easy as Taking a Pill! How Can We Deal with Conflict?” She will also be conducting a Roundtable Luncheon Discussion on “Conflict Resolution with Pharmacy Staff.”
Dr. Massen has successfully earned the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) designation. Dr. Massen is a member of the Polaris North Star Chapter of IAAP and presented a seminar to the membership in January on certification: "How to and Why it is Important to
Todd A. Whittaker, Program Chair, Information Technology, gave a talk on Feb. 29 at the 22nd Annual Ohio Tax Conference, entitled “Sales Tax on Services and Multistate Taxation of Software/Cloud Computing Providers & Users.”
On Jan. 24, Phyllis Duryee, Faculty Member, Lead Faculty, Global Issues, lectured to senior business classes at the Columbus Downtown High School on the topic of “Doing Business Internationally.”
Christine Allen (Franklin University MBA Program Coordinator) won two Achievement
in Marketing (AIM) awards at the Columbus American Marketing Association AIM
Awards held in January. Allen received one award for online/email marketing and
another for special event/event marketing. Allen received the AIM online/email marketing award for her development of a direct email marketing campaign in support of the launch of the MBA Program at Franklin’s Delaware, Ohio location. In addition to her Franklin-specific efforts, Allen also won an AIM award for event marketing through her work with the Columbus Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI), of which Franklin University is a member institution. Allen received the award for her development of an event marketing plan that invoked greater understanding and engagement with the organization. (Allen was elected Vice President/President Elect for the 2012-2013 EWI Columbus Chapter. Part of her responsibilities in this position will be managing the organizations Adult Students in Scholastic Transition scholarship program.)
Holly McFarland, Director of the Center for Career Development, served as a panelist at the Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) event on Jan. 16. McFarland joined five expert panelists who addressed the issue of earning an advanced degree, undergraduate degree benefits, and the value of professional certificate programs across a variety of career fields and topics.
As a member of the Leadership Committee of the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and the Ohio College Access Network (OCAN), Evelyn Levino, Vice President for Government Relations & Institutional Compliance, presented the closing session to the Don Chenelle Leadership Class. Evelyn provided insights on “Successful Leadership” using positive attributes in positions of power.
Dr. Charles Saunders, Accounting Lead Faculty, spoke at a meeting of the Central Ohio Chapter - Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) on Jan. 10. The title of Dr. Saunders’ speech was “Information Risk in Enterprise Risk Management,” which considered and discussed the question, “Information systems and technology: Are they part of the problem, or part of the solution?”
Dr. Ray Forbes, Program Chair, Master of Science in Business Psychology, has been awarded the Quality Research Award by the Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH) for his paper entitled "Michelangelo's Message." The award, initiated by the Maryland Institute of Research(MIR) selected Dr. Forbes paper as the best paper for the Vol.-1,No.-1, August 2012 of Journal of Arts and Humanities(JAH),official Publication of MIR.
Dr. Bruce Campbell, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, has had an article entitled “Shareholder Value” accepted for the 2013 publication of the third edition of Wiley Encyclopedia of Management.
Dr. Charles Saunders, Accounting Lead Faculty, completed the Accelerated Certificate in Executive Specializations - Business Communications Certificate at The Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business. This certificate program consisted of six four-hour sessions on topics related to business and human resources management processes, including productivity, delegation, personal branding, managerial effectiveness, negotiations, and conflict management. All topics were presented by faculty members of the Fisher College of Business MBA program, and were completed during the Autumn semester, 2012.
Dr. Doug Ross, Department Chair for Management & Marketing, delivered a presentation to the Columbus Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) on Tuesday, Nov 13. The presentation content addressed how to apply marketing principles to your own workplace situations.
Krista Hilton, adjunct professor of Writing and Communications, presented, “Found Characters:Jump Start Your Fiction,” at Bowling Green State University’s annual Winter Wheat Writers Conference on Nov.18.
Dr. Redd Branner, Program Chair of Public Safety and Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, was was honored Nov. 10 during the seventh Annual Black Veterans Day Salute Honoring African American Veterans of the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Eras. The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center event honors those who served during the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Eras by bringing to the forefront the sacrifices made by those African American men and women who served in the U.S. military.
The paper Dr. Isidoro Talavera presented this past August at Oxford University in England, “Science and Religion: Drawing the Line,” has been accepted for publication in The Forum on Public Policy. This prestigious journal seeks to disseminate knowledge with regard to salient issues in public affairs and includes research and policy advancement in both the public and private sectors that address government issues at state, national and international levels of discourse.
Accounting Lead Faculty Jeff Sefton, J.D., LL.M. has again been asked to co-moderate and present at the New Lawyer’s Training Program at the Ohio Association for Justice’s Annual Convention in May 2013. The two-day mandatory training for all new Ohio laywers covers a range of important practice topics and issues. Sefton will also be presenting on the use of experts in litigation and at trial.
George Redmond, Lead Faculty, Business Administration, was interviewed by Mike Bowersock, NBC channel 4, discussing the drop in unemployment estimates and the Hostess closure announcement.
Dr. Gary Stroud, Program Chair Undergraduate Human Resources Management and Program Chair Graduate Human Resource Management Program, was interviewed by The Connex Chronicle, for an article titled “Engaged, Enabled Employees Deliver Bottom-Line Benefits.”
Dr. Thomas Richards, adjunct professor in the Computer Science Dept. will give a presentation at the “Blue and the Grey, Mail & the Civil War” 7th Annual Postal History Symposium at State College, Pa. on Nov. 2. His presentation is titled “Philatelic Movie Props Created for the 2003 Movie, Cold Mountain.”
Dr. Ray Forbes, Program Chair, Master of Science in Business Psychology is currently scheduled to have his article “The Michelangelo Premise: Performance, Potential, and Business Psychology” published in Vol. 3, Issue 2, December 2012 edition of the International Journal of Management and Business.
Dr. Michael Posey, Chair for the Public Relations Major and Co-Program Chair for the Social Media Design Major, and Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, presented at the Beavercreek Business Expo. Their keynote presentation, “Social Media Do’s and Don’ts” provided insight into social media best practices to more than 400 event attendees.
Brad Bradford, adjunct faculty member, was featured as the sole guest on the “Morning Exchange” program with Dan Collura on Tuesday, Sept. 18. During his appearance, Bradford discussed the presidential debates.
Dr. Timothy Reymann presented to the meeting of the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants on the topic of “Leadership Style and its Effect on Organizational Culture and Performance.”
Dr. Ross Wirth, Dean of the College of Business, delivered a presentation titled: Using a Multi-Media Simulation to Engage Students in Experiential Learning, for the Regional Meeting of The International Assembly for Collegiate Education at Baker College in Flint, Michigan.
Dr. Yuerong Sweetland, Director of Assessment, and Dr. Timothy Reymann, Chair, Business Administration and Management Programs, also delivered a presentation titled: Using Outcome Maps to Help “Close the Assessment Loop.”
Dr. Charles Saunders, Accounting Lead Faculty, has been appointed to serve on the Audit and Accountability Committee of the Columbus City Schools Board of Education. The appointment is effective immediately, and will run until December 31, 2015. Dr. Saunders is a Certified Internal Auditor and 30-year member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a professional association in which he has held numerous volunteer positions at the local chapter and international levels.
Melissa Popovich, Nursing Lead Faculty, has earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator ( CNE). This designation, offered through the National League for Nursing, indicates excellence in nursing education and reflects Melissa’s years of experience as an educator, and her dedication to excellence.
Christine Allen, MBA Program Coordinator, has been elected Vice-President/President Elect for the 2012-2013 Executive Women International (EWI) Columbus Chapter. EWI is comprised of key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal/professional development, and encouraging community involvement. Part of her responsibilities in this new position will be managing the organization’s Adult Students in Scholastic Transition scholarship program. Last year, the Columbus Chapter awarded $5,500 in scholarships to deserving students. Dr. Christopher Washington served as one of the judges on the scholarship panel.
Dr. Ray Forbes, Program Chair, Master of Science n Business Psychology, has been accepted for professional membership in the American Institute of Business Psychology. Additionally he has been nominated for the position of academic advisor and member of the board.
Dr. Joel Gardner, Interim Chair, Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology, participated in a panel discussion on generational differences on Aug. 15. Research on generational differences in instructional design were discussed as well as suggestions on how to effectively design instruction.
Dr. Gail Baumlein, Chair, Department of Health & Program Chair of Masters of Healthcare Administration, was invited to speak to the graduating class of the nurse residency program at Nationwide Children's hospital. Her topic Footsteps to the Future: Evidence-based Practice and Beyond focused on integrating research evidence into practice, obtaining professional certification, and next steps in the educational journey.
Dr. Ray Forbes, Program Chair, Master of Science in Business Psychology, has been accepted for professional membership in the American Institute of Business Psychology. Additionally he has been nominated for the position of academic advisor and member of the board.
Dr. Ray Forbes has also had his article, “Michelangelo’s Message,” accepted for publication in the Aug. edition of the Journal of Arts & Humanities.
Dr. Ray Forbes is also currently featured in an article entitled “An Ecological Approach to Organizational Strategy” published online by the American Institute of Business Psychology (AIOBP).
Barbara Carder, Content Editor/adjunct faculty in the College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology, is one of 101 authors who contributed to a book becoming available this week at Amazon.com. “Amazing Grades: 101 Best Ways To Improve Your Grades Faster,” is written for middle school, high school, and college students. It is the first-ever interactive book which allows students to master the strategies for better grades in their own learning style. Students get to scan tags in the book to open to related video, listen to authors reading their chapters aloud, or simply read the material in the book to master the strategies.
Dr. Bruce Campbell, Chair of the Financial Management Program and MBA Lead Faculty member has passed the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) examination.
Kate Schultz, a Testing Specialist in the Student Learning Center, has had a poem accepted for publication in the literary publication Eclipse.
Kate Schultz, a Testing Specialist in the Student Learning Center, has had a poem accepted for publication in the literary publication Eclipse.
Dr. Yi Yang, Instructional Design Faculty, has her research “Using Facebook to Create a Positive, Friendly, and Active Online Learning Community” accepted as a full paper and will be presenting at the International Conference of Technology Promoting Education Innovation Conference in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, August 10-12, 2012. This paper has also been selected to be publish in the International Journal on Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Dr. Michelle Buchberger's article, "John Fowles' novels of the 1950's and 60's" has just been published in the 2012 issue of the Yearbook of English Studies 42 (2012, 132-150;)
Dr. Isidoro Talavera will present a paper on "Science and Religion: Drawing the Line" at the Oxford Roundtable in August.
Professor Jane Sieberth's efforts have resulted in an award from the Ohio Board of Regents' Choose Ohio First Program of Innovation that will provide Franklin University with $106,500 per year for scholarships to meritorious Computer Science and MIS students.
Terra Brown, Administrative Assistant to the V.P. for Human Resources took top honors in this year's Ohio Idol contest placing in the Top 20 out of 600 contestants.
Dr. Martina Peng, Program chair for Financial Planning Program, conducted a presentation on Financial Survival Tips for the Single Parent at New Directions Career Center on June 27, 2012.
Jeff Sefton, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation) was a presenter at the Twelfth Annual Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation and Prevention Conference, held in May in Columbus. The conference is jointly presented by the Ohio Auditor of State, the Ohio Attorney General, the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, and Franklin University. Mr. Sefton’s presentation was entitled “RICO Today,” and it surveyed the current status of the law under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Dr. Charles Saunders, Accounting Lead Faculty, presented his paper, “Career and Technical Education Issues among Students of Native American Tribal Colleges and Universities” at the June Ohio State University 2012 Workforce Development and Education Student Forum. This paper was derived from his dissertation and related research for his Ph.D. in Workforce Development and Education from OSU.
Dr. Leslie King, Lead Faculty Healthcare Management, gave a presentation on: A Model for Reading Digital Facial Tones and Body Language in the Online Classroom at the June 2012 Distance Learning Administrators Conference.
Terra Brown, Administrative Assistant to the V.P. for Human Resources has made it to Round 3 of Ohio Idol. As a Top 50 finalist, Terra’s next performance will be during this year’s Red, White and Boom event on July 3 at Nationwide Arena. The winner of this year’s Ohio Idol will sing the National Anthem during the Aug. 24 Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees baseball game in Cleveland. To follow Terra’s progress, visit www.ohio-idol.com.
Jeff Sefton, J.D., LL.M., was recently elected to another two-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice, a statewide association of trial attorneys and advocates.
Julius S Ngwa , Student Learning Center Tutor gave a presentation at the CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology) meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland. The title of his presentation was: “Meta-analysis of Dietary Fat Intake and SNP Interactions on Lipid Phenotypes in the CHARGE Consortium.”
On May 29 Dr. Doug Ross and Dr. Garry McDaniel conducted an overview of Franklin University and a team building exercise for 10 executives visiting Columbus on a USAID grant.
Jeff Sefton, J.D., LL.M., was a presenter and moderator at the Ohio Association for Justice’s Annual Convention, held from May 2-4. Sefton co-convened the New Lawyers’ Training portion of the program, a two-day program approved by the Ohio Supreme Court to satisfy the state’s continuing legal education requirement for new lawyers, and presented on the use of expert witnesses at trial. He also moderated a panel of judicial officers and court administrators on the role of professionalism in the legal profession.
Barry Adams, adjunct faculty member for Global Issues and Public Relation, has been elected president of the Circleville City School Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises private funds for scholarships, teaching grants, and projects within the Circleville City School District.
Dr. David Shallenberger, Global Issues adjunct faculty member, will chair the Interest Group on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship at the NAFSA (Association of International Educators), May 27-June 1. http://www.nafsa.org/annualconference/ default.aspx
Brad Bradford, adjunct faculty member, was featured in the Upper Arlington News. The story, “Bradford brings Bard to life for Upper Arlington senior citizens” discussed Bradford’s invovlement teaching Shakespeare at the Upper Arlington Senior Center.
Michael Klingler has been appointed Chair, Department of Humanities and Communication Arts, in the College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology. Klingler has served the past 20 months as Interim Chair of the Department.
Dr. Charles Saunders, Accounting Lead Faculty, has been invited to participate as a subject matter expert and professional development specialist in a national teacher education project of The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology. The project, knoTtT 3.0: Mobilizing National Educator Talent (Project m-NET), seeks to recruit highly qualified mid-career professionals and paraprofessionals to transition to fully state certified teachers in high need, hard-to-staff school districts. Dr. Saunders has been invited based on his dissertation research involving Native American tribal colleges and universities, their students, and related educational and workforce development issues.
Dr. Saunders, also participated in the Pi Lambda Theta - Central Ohio Chapter 49th Annual Citations Dinner on May 7. During the ceremony, Dr. Saunders participated in presenting the 2012 Dorothy Scrivener Memorial Fund Scholarship Award to a doctoral student from The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology. Dr. Saunders, who received the Scrivener Scholarship in 2011 for his doctoral research at OSU, was invited to speak briefly about the significance of the award. Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in education.
The College of Health & Public Administration is proud to announce that Dr. Kathy Holloway, Lead Faculty in the Nursing program, completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice, at Duquesne University, in May, 2012. She presented her capstone project, “Examining Attitudes about Mental Illness and Psychiatric Nursing in Associate Degree Nursing Students” in partial fulfillment of degree requirements, prior to commencement on May 5, 2012. Please join us in offering congratulations to Dr. Holloway.
Dr. Yi Yang, Instructional Design faculty, was recognized at the April 2012 AERA (American Educational Research Association) Division C - Learning and Instruction annual meeting for her outstanding performance and contribution as the Communications Officer (Facebook Group Coordinator). The meeting was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Rick Shoop, Kody Kuehnl, Ph.D., and Bradd Birmingham were invited to give a poster presentation of their Interactive Mineral Science Lab at the Innovate conference. The poster was titled Reimagining The Lab Experience Online.
Dr. Michelle Buchberger, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, presented her paper “’The Safest Dream?’: John Mortimer’s Screenplay for John Fowles’s ‘The Ebony Tower’” at the National annual Joint Conference of the Popular Aulture Association/American Culture Association in Boston, MA. The conference was attended by over 3,000 academics.
Dr. Doug Ross (Department Chair, Management and Marketing, MBA Program Chair) and Christine Allen (MBA Program Coordinator) have received the Award of Excellence in the Speeches/Non-profit category for their international commencement address delivered in Wroclaw, Poland. The recognition was awarded during the 2012 Central Ohio PRSA’s PRism awards ceremony. The speech was recognized under the Single Item Entry-Speech category and was judged based on content, creativity, results and effectiveness, quality of production, technical excellence, and appropriateness for the identified target audience. The original speech was presented at the Commencement ceremony held for the first graduating international MBA class from Franklin’s University’s program in Wroclaw, Poland.
At the recent IACBE Annual Conference in Kansas City, Drs. Ross Wirth and Gary Stroud presented “Trends in Business Education” and Dr. Pam Shay presented “State Authorization: Why it Matters to Business Education.” At the business session, Dr. Shay was elected to the position of Treasurer on the IACBE Board of Directors. Dr. Stroud also serves as the Vice-President for the Great Lakes Regional Assembly.
Dr. Kody Kuehnl has been appointed Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, in the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology. His extensive research experience involves the evolution, ecology, and conservation of aquatic organisms, with a keen focus on freshwater mussels. Dr. Kuehnl has completed nearly 30 publications and presentations on his research, prompting media attention from NationalGeographic.com, the Columbus Dispatch and National Public Radio. Dr. Kuehnl is a member on several Franklin committees and is involved with various community initiatives including volunteering at local schools and participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Advisory Committee.
Dr. Pam Shay and Danielle Buckius, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness, presented at the recent HLC Annual Conference in Chicago in March. Their session, titled ‘Maintaining Compliance for Multi-State Institutions: Developing Processes for Success’, provided tips for developing processes to assist institutions in obtaining and maintaining state authorizations, including data organization, legislation awareness, and effective communication with the greater university community.
Dr. Gail Baumlein presented the keynote address, Developing Leaders in Nursing: A Call to Action at the Ohio League for Nursing annual Education Summit, held in Dublin in March. The presentation included the role of nurse educators in meeting the goals of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report, as nurse leaders and as educators of the next generation of nurses. Dr. Baumlein and Dr. Melissa Popovich also presented a poster entitled, ePortfolio: Using Technology to Assess Program Outcomes at the same conference. With over 200 attendees, the event is the largest nurse educator conference in Ohio, providing education and practice updates for educators from all levels of nursing programs.
Kathy Holloway, MA, MSN, PC, RN presented a poster titled, “Exploring Attitudes About Mental Illness and Psychiatric Nursing in Associate Degree Nursing Students” at the recent Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit. In addition to this recent presentation, Holloway plans a podium presentation of this quality improvement project at the University of Toledo College of Nursing Research Day in April.
Sonja Simpson, adjunct faculty member, has been chosen as one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 recipients for their 20th class of Central Ohio young professionals. The honorees will be honored at an awards program May 23 and recognized in the May 25 issue of Business First. The full article honoring this year’s recipients can be found at: http://www. bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2012/04/ business-first-announces-2012-forty.html.
Clifford Collins, ISO at Franklin, was elected to the position of Membership and Training Committee Chairman of the InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance. InfraGard is an FBI-sponsored, voluntary association of businesses, utilities, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies,. The organization is dedicated to sharing resources and actionable intelligence information for investigative purposes with the intent of preventing hostile acts against the critical infrastructure of the United States.
Dr. Gary Stroud co-authored a Cost-per-Hire standard with the Society of Human Resource Management as part of a project for the American National Standard Board. This standard is designed as a tool to allow an organization to determine accurate and comparable costs of recruitment through a standard algorithm to calculate the recruiting costs to be incorporated into cost-per-hire.
Dr. Doug Ross was invited to present at the 4th International Conference on Marketing of Higher Education Institutions. The theme of the conference was “Branding of Higher Education Institutions – 21st Century Challenges” and is held at the Poznan School of Banking. Dr. Ross’ presentation, co-written with Christine Allen, addressed the Art of Marketing, applying the strategy to his successful Faces of Franklin campaign.
Dr. Doug Ross was also invited to be a judge at the Society of Marketing Professional Services 2012 Marketing Awards. The program is designed to recognize and honor the talents of individuals and firms responsible for excellence in marketing communications for the AEC community.
Dr. Tim Reymann delivered a presentation on “Strategic Planning: Its Importance – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Yi Yang was elected as a board member for the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET), a non-profit academic organization. The organization’s goal is to aggregate international Chinese scholars and experts in the field of educational technology to encourage academic cooperation and support among members.
Dr. Matt Barclay presented a poster at the annual conference for the Team-Based Learning Collaborative held in St Petersburg, Florida. The title of his poster was Team-Based Learning Online: Asynchronous Readiness Assurance Process.
Dr. Thomas Seiler, Department Chair of Accounting, Finance and Economics and Program Chair of Master of Science in Accounting has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Regional Conference Committee of the North American Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) effective April 2012. The mission of the Regional Conference Committee is to provide oversight, support, and technical expertise to IIA chapters hosting regional conferences each year across the U.S.
Don Slobodien, MBA Adjunct, won first place at the 2012 Art at the Arnold, the art competition within the Arnold Sports Festival. Slobodien competed against 53 artists. His colored pencil drawing of a Krav Maga expert impressed Columbus businessman and noted arts patron, Ron Pizzuti, who served as this year’s judge. This was the third year of the Art at the Arnold competition and Slobodien’s first appearance.
The College of Health & Public Administration announced the selection of Dr. Gail Baumlein as the new Chair for the Department of Health. In her new capacity, Dr. Baumlein will also continue as Program Chair for Nursing. As Department Head, Dr. Baumlein will promote and support the vision and mission of Franklin University. Her primary responsibilities will include oversight of academic quality within the Department, guidance and support for faculty and related staff and acting as a key advisor to the College Dean.
Dr. Thomas Seiler, Chair, Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, and Chair, Master of Science in Accounting Program, was recently appointed to the Ohio CPA Foundation Programs Committee which is a state-wide committee of the Ohio Society of CPAs. The committee’s mission is to support accounting and financial literacy education, and programs to interested students in selecting accounting as their major to become future CPAs. The mission is accomplished through development of relationships with faculty and students at Ohio community colleges and other educational institutions.
Dr. Joel Gardner, Faculty, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts was selected as the outstanding 2011-12 Alumni Recent Graduate for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Service. He will be honored at the college awards presentation and reception scheduled for Thursday, April 5. Dr. Doug Ross, Department Chair, Management & Marketing, and Program Chair, MBA, will be a judge at the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) 2012 Columbus Awards Program. Judging takes place the week of March 5. For more information visit: http://smpscolumbus.org/content. php?page=Awards_Program.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera, Lead Faculty, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts, chaired a discussion on, and responded to, the presentation “Seeing by Example: Moral Perception and Mental Modeling” by Charles Starkey of Clemson University at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics meeting (March, 2012; Cincinnati, Ohio).
Dr. Bob Barrett, Adjunct has presented a number of international (Asian) presentations for the following papers:
"Creating Online Content with Real World Application by Designing and Implementing Online Practicums for Virtual and Physical Environments” at the 2012 Bangkok International Academic Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
“Creating Virtual Portfolios to Develop and Design New Career Pathways to Lifelong Learning and Education “at the Tomorrow People Organization’s Seventh Annual Education and Development Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
“Creating Virtual Learning Applications in Human Resource Management Courses: Developing Organizational Training Programs with the ISD Approach” at the 2012 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Creating and Implementing E-Portfolios for Lifelong Learning and Evaluation” at the 2012 3RD International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning- IC4E 2012 in Hong Kong.
Dr. Tom Hrubec, Program Chair, Accounting, and Dr. Karen Romanoff, Lead Faculty of the Criminal Justice Administration Program in the College of Health and Public Administration, will represent Franklin University on the planning committee for the annual Central Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Investigators Association's two-day November training event to promote International Fraud Awareness Week. In addition to Franklin University, representatives from the State of Ohio Office of the Inspector General and the Ohio Ethics Commission also serve on this committee.
Holly McFarland, Director of the Franklin University Center for Career Development, presented a session on Strategies for Career Success to the Central Ohio members of the Delta Gamma Sorority and their alumni group.
Jeff Sefton, JD, LLM, Lead Accounting and Business Law Faculty was recognized as a "Rising Star" in Ohio by SuperLawyer Magazine for the third year in a row. Candidates are first identified by their peers, and attorney-led teams then review the credentials of and evaluate identified candidates to arrive at the final list of honorees. Fewer than 2.5% of all Ohio lawyers are selected to receive this honor.
The College of Health and Public Administration pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Gail Baumlein as the new Chair for the Department of Health. In her new capacity, Dr. Baumlein will also continue as Program Chair for Nursing. As Department Head, Dr. Baumlein will promote and support the vision and mission of Franklin University. Her primary responsibilities will include oversight of academic quality within the Department, guidance and support for faculty and related staff and acting as a key adviser to the College Dean.
Dr. Thomas Seiler, Chair, Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, and Chair, Master of Science in Accounting Program, was recently appointed to The Ohio CPA Foundation Programs Committee which is a state-wide committee of the Ohio Society of CPAs. The committeeâ€™s mission is to support accounting and financial literacy education, and programs to interest students in selecting accounting as their major to become future CPAs. The mission is accomplished through development of relationships with faculty and students at Ohio community colleges and other educational institutions.
Dr. Joel Gardner, Faculty, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts was selected as the outstanding 2011-12 Alumni Recent Graduate for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Service. He will honored at the college awards presentation and reception scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Dr. Doug Ross, Department Chair, Management & Marketing, and Program Chair, MBA, will be a judge at the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) 2012 Columbus Awards Program. Judging takes place the week of March 5. For more information visit: http://smpscolumbus.org/content.php?page=Awards_Program
On Feb. 4, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club held the 16th annual Wendyâ€™s Chili Open at the
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Pat Kemmer, Director of University Project Support Services,
chaired the fundraising event that supports nine Central Ohio Childrenâ€™s Charities.
The event featured over 30,000 square feet of heated tents and pavilions in which to enjoy
food, drinks, live music, and silent auctions which raised over $200,000 for the charities. For more information, go to www.wendyschiliopen.com.
Todd Whittaker, Program Chair, Information Technology, and Information Security gave a talk at the 21st Annual Ohio Tax Conference on the topic of Sales Tax on Services and Multistate
Taxation of Software/Cloud Computing Providers and Users. A copy of the well-received
presentation can be found at: https://faculty.franklin.edu/todd-whittaker/files/2012/01/
The B.S. in Communications Major welcomes Chris Shirer, the founder and CEO of Madison & Fifth to its Program Advisory Board. Madison & Fifth is a digital agency providing creative and strategic marketing services to a diverse portfolio of clients located in several states. Chris Shirer leads all business purpose and strategy work with clients and is the person who executes site reviews and competitive analyses. As the digital landscape evolves, she is responsible for helping clients determine which tools and tactics will have most impact and return best value.
Dr. Tim Reymann, Business Administration and Management Program Chair delivered a presentation to the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers & Engineers Foundation of Ohio on the topic of â€œEffective and Non-Effective Leadership Styles for Engineers.â€? Over
170 attended the presentation at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow (OSU).
Adjunct faculty member Gary L. Sigrist, Jr., who also serves as the Safety Project Director for South-Western City Schools, presented on Food Defense Plans and Pandemic Planning to the 36 school districts of the Green River Regional Education Cooperative, in Bowling Green,
Adjunct faculty member Gary L. Sigrist, Jr., who also serves as the Safety Project Director for South-Western City Schools, presented on Food Defense Plans and Pandemic Planning to the 36 school districts of the Green River Regional Education Cooperative, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (December 14, 2011).
A paper written by Dr. Rob L. Wood (Computer Science Faculty and Instructional Design and Performance Technology Faculty), Todd Whittaker (Information Technology Program Chair), and Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian, titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Designing Courses for Hybrid Instruction: Principles and PracticeÃ¢â‚¬? was accepted for publication in The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and for presentation at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) South Central Conference 2012.
An article written by Christopher Tyner, Assistant Director of Student Services. The article, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Strategies for Success when Coping with Adversity in the Career Placement ProcessÃ¢â‚¬? was published November 30, 2011 in Student Affairs eNews.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera, Lead Faculty, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts, had his paper, Beyond Ethical Codes: A Call for Critical Thinking in Religious Culture, accepted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy. The Forum on Public Policy is a prestigious Journal of the Oxford Round Table (that meets at Oxford University, England) that seeks to disseminate knowledge with regard to salient issues in public affairs. This includes research and policy advancement in both the public and private sectors that address government issues at state, national and international levels of discourse.
Dr. Younghee Jessie Kong, Faculty, M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology and Instructional Design Faculty, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics had her manuscript: A comparison of the practices used by human Resource development professionals to evaluate web-based and classroom-based training programs among Korean companies, accepted to be published in the journal, Human Resource Development International in February of 2012.
Dr. Alexander Heckman, Lead Faculty of Franklin University's Public Administration Program presented Ã¢â‚¬Å“So, WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re an Economic ForceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Now How Do I Get Others to Pay Attention? How to communicate your value to the communityÃ¢â‚¬? at the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) and the Attorney GeneralÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Joint Nonprofit Conference.
Dr. Charles Saunders, Accounting Lead Faculty, successfully defended his dissertation and passed the final oral examination for the degree Doctor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University. The degree will be conferred at Commencement on Dec. 11, 2011. Dr. SaundersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ dissertation is titled, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Native American Tribal Colleges and Universities: Issues and Problems Impacting Students in the Achievement of Educational Goals.Ã¢â‚¬?
Dr. Joel Garnder, Instructional Design Faculty, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts was recently published in the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. To view the article, click here: http://itdl.org/Journal/May_11/May_11.pdf.
Erica Day, Software Application Analyst, placed first in the Area 13 ToastmasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Table TopicsÃ¢â‚¬? speech contest and finished second in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“HumorousÃ¢â‚¬? speech contest. A member of the downtown Columbus Ã¢â‚¬Å“Breakfast ClubÃ¢â‚¬? Toastmasters club, EricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s question for the Area Table Topic was Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you are allowed to do one thing all day, with no fear of any consequences - what would that be?Ã¢â‚¬? Erica wowed the audience and the judges by using her singing talent to answer the question impromptu. Erica will move on to the next level of Table Topics speech competition, the Division level, on Oct. 22.
Donald Slobodien, MBA Adjunct Professor, presented Ã¢â‚¬Å“Can You Tweet A Grant Proposal?Ã¢â‚¬?to the Grant Professionals Association Southwest Ohio Conference on Sept. 28, 2011, in Yellow Springs. The focus was on communicating while writing very concisely. An encore performance has been requested by the Grant Professionals Association - Miami Valley Chapter in 2012.
At the IACBE Region 4 conference, Gary Stroud, Program Chair for the Franklin University Undergraduate and Graduate level Human Resource Management Programs was elected Vice-President (President-elect for AY12-13) after having served as Region Secretary in the past. Franklin faculty also facilitated three of the six presentations at this conference.
As an inducted member of the Oxford Round Table, Dr. Isidoro Talavera, Lead Faculty, Department of Humanities and Communication Arts, was selected again this year from a select group of world scholars to present a paper at Oxford University from August 6 to 15. The title of his presentation was "Beyond Ethical Codes: A Call for Critical Thinking in Religious Culture."
As Chair of a separate session at the Oxford Round Table Forum, Dr. Isidoro Talavera responded to, and led the discussion about, the presentation: "The Dome in Christian and Islamic Sacred Architecture": Presenter: Dr. Theresa Grupico, Professor, Monmouth University, NJ.
Evelyn Levino, Vice President for Institutional Compliance & Government Relations, was selected to serve as a peer reviewer for the National Association of Student Financial Aid AdministratorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Standards of Excellence program, which conducts objective evaluations of institutionsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ financial aid operations to help schools ensure regulatory compliance, limit the risk of liabilities, and assess their effectiveness. It also provides strategic recommendations for achieving excellence, including ways to deliver financial aid funds in a cost-effective manner, maximizing resources and advising on best practices, benchmarking, electronic services, customer service, and other student services.
Dr. Ronald Hartung, Computer Science Program Chair, presented a paper titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ontology ReconsideredÃ¢â‚¬? at the 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES-2011) in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Dr. Martina Peng, Financial Planning Program Chair, offered a presentation titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Money DoesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Grow on Trees: Cash Flow and Spending Plans in the Real WorldÃ¢â‚¬? at the New Directions Career Center.
Dr. Leslie Mathew, Healthcare Management Program Chair, will serve as a moderator for a panel discussion hosted by the Greater Ohio Healthcare LeadersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Forum (an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives) titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Globalization of Healthcare: Medical Tourism.Ã¢â‚¬? The panelists will include Dr. Joyce Johnson, Vice President of Health Sciences at Batelle; Rudy Rupak, CEO of Planet Hospital; and Helen Kate Liebelt, President of the Chicago Health Executives Forum.
Dr. Wendell Seaborne, MBA Lead Faculty, has been selected for induction into the GLO-BUS Hall of Fame as a Master Professor, one of 74 chosen out of nearly 2,600 registered instructors. This designation acknowledges and celebrates professors, instructors, and simulation facilitators whose students deliver superior performance in GLO-BUS, a global business simulation designed by McGraw-Hill to educate students in business strategy.
Dr. Garry McDaniel, Associate Dean for the Center for Professional Training and Development, offered his Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aligning Leadership PracticeÃ¢â‚¬? presentation to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants.
Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian, Computing Sciences and Mathematics Lead Faculty, presented a paper titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Use of Evolutionary Algorithms in the Analysis of Economics ExperimentsÃ¢â‚¬? at the 2011 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods In Las Vegas, in conjunction with the International WORLDCOMP 2011 conference.
Dr. Chunbo Chu, Computer Science Lead Faculty, co-authored a paper titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Work in Progress: Online Teaching and Learning Strategies for Programming-Intensive CoursesÃ¢â‚¬? that will be presented at the 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference in Rapid City, S.D., in October.
Christine Allen, MBA Program Coordinator, has successfully completed the exams for Microsoft certifications and is now a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Dr. Brenda Jones, Communications Program Chair, was appointed Vice President of Communications for the Columbus chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Dr. Suzan Waller, Lead Faculty, offered her presentation Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ready or Not, Here I Come Ã¢â‚¬â€œ How to Welcome Unexpected Job or Career ChangeÃ¢â‚¬? to the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group.
Dr. Yi Yang, Instructional Design Faculty, has been invited to serve on the grants review panel for the National Science Foundation (NSF), which drew on Dr. YangÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s expertise in reviewing grant proposals related to innovative technology experiences for students and teachers. She attended the first NFS panel review meeting in June in Arlington, Va.
Dr. Gail Baumlein, Nursing Program Chair, serves as a Governor-at-Large of the National League for NursingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Board of Governors and recently joined her fellow board members in a visit to Capitol Hill. They met with senators and representatives from their respective states with the purpose of advocating increased funding for Title VIII (nursing workforce development programs) and Title VII (funding for health professions programs), both under the Public Health Service Act.
Dr. Ronald Hartung, Computer Science Program Chair, had a paper titled "Ontology Reconsidered" accepted for presentation at the 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems.
Dr. Wendell Seaborne, MBA Lead Faculty, was the featured speaker at the Hamilton County Leadership AcademyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s closing retreat. The topic of his presentation was "How to Be an Effective Leader."
Dr. Yuerong Sweetland, Director of Assessment, made a presentation titled "Assessing and Comparing Learning: Face-to-Face and Online" at the first annual Conference of Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) in Lexington, Ky.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera, Department of Humanities & Communication Arts Lead Faculty, has received an invitation to attend a special session of the Oxford Round Table on Religion (Christian and Muslims) at Oxford University in England to present his paper "Beyond Ethical Codes: A Call for Critical Thinking in Religious Culture."
Brad Bradford, Adjunct Faculty, offered a communication/public speaking workshop to the Union County Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Gail Baumlein, Nursing Program Chair, presented the keynote address at the annual Ohio Organization of Practical Nurse Educators (OOPNE) held in Dublin. Her three-hour presentation was titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nurse Educator Toolbox: Practical Tips and Tools for the Busy Educator.Ã¢â‚¬? She presented active teaching strategies, methods for using technology in the classroom, and multiple methods to engage learners to more than 200 Ohio nurse educators and program deans/directors in attendance.
Thomas McClain, Social & Natural Sciences Interim Department Chair, recently served as a judge for the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Invention ConventionÃ¢â‚¬? at COSI, a competition for Franklin County students from kindergarten through eighth grade that inspires them to create and problem-solve while developing their inventions.
Dr. Michelle Buchberger, Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair, has accepted an invitation from the Board of the Association of Integrative Studies (AIS) to serve as co-coordinator to develop and pilot the AIS-sponsored Honor Society. AIS is the national organization associated with the field of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dr. Brenda Jones, Organizational Communication Program Chair, offered her presentation Ã¢â‚¬Å“Social Media and Authentic CommunicationÃ¢â‚¬? to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Rusinko, Research Associate; Kris Coble, Research Associate; and Dr. Jan Lyddon, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, made three presentations at the annual Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum in Toronto.
The first, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Improving Student Success,Ã¢â‚¬? presented an overview of how the University has used a data-informed approach in developing its plan for the Student Success Core Team. The second, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Looking Inward and Outward: Using Institutional Data and National Survey Results to Inform and Shape a Revised Academic Advising Model,Ã¢â‚¬? discussed how key institutional student success data and relevant national survey results helped to inform, shape, and guide the development and transition to the UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new academic advising model. The third, featured in a Targeted Affinity Group on retention and graduation, was titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“When IPEDS Fall Short: Developing an Inclusive Graduation Rate Methodology for an Adult-Serving Institution.Ã¢â‚¬?
At the conclusion of the Targeted Affinity Group sessions, all three were featured on a panel to respond to questions and discussion by the audience. The AIR Forum is the premier event and the largest annual conference for IR professionals.
Dr. Dawn Snyder, M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology Program Chair, presented Ã¢â‚¬Å“Best Practices for Lesson PlanningÃ¢â‚¬? to the Ohio Cosmetology Careers Teachers Association.
Dr. Leslie Mathew, Healthcare Management Program Chair, chaired a panel discussion for healthcare executives of the Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Electronic Health Record Implementation: Strategies for Success.Ã¢â‚¬? The panelists included the Chief Information Officer of The Ohio State University Health System and the Chief Medical Information Officers of Ohio Health, Mount Carmel Health System, and Nationwide ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital, and was moderated by the Director of Data Services for the Ohio Hospital Association.
Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian, Computer Science Lead Faculty, had an article titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Use of Evolutionary Algorithms in the Analysis of Economics ExperimentsÃ¢â‚¬? accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods and will be presented at the conference in Las Vegas.
Dr. Brenda Jones, Organizational Communication Program Chair, offered her Ã¢â‚¬Å“Social Media and Authentic CommunicationÃ¢â‚¬? presentation to the Union County Chamber of Commerce on May 12.
Ray Waite, adjunct faculty, spoke to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants on May 11, focusing on the topic Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Lucky Leader.Ã¢â‚¬?
Dr. Dawn Snyder, M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology Program Chair, presented “Strategies for Developing a Contemporary Training Curriculum” as part of an International Society for Performance Improvement Skillcast Webinar.
Adjunct faculty Harlan Schottenstein made a presentation about “Cyber Culture/Pop Culture and Technology” to the Polaris Chapter of the IAAP on April 29.
On April 21, adjunct faculty Joe Altieri spoke to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce about “Marketing Your Business on a Limited Budget.”
Dr. Daniel Seward, Humanities & Communication Arts Lead Faculty, made a presentation on the importance of proper grammar to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Dublin Chapter on April 20.
Public Relations Adjunct Faculty Jaron Terry was named the Tom Poling Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central Ohio Chapter at its recent Prism Award Ceremony. Terry was selected for having enhanced the public relations profession and contributed to the mission of PRSA and the Central Ohio Chapter, most notably for her leadership in commemorating the chapter’s 60th anniversary. She also received an award for her writing, which has been recognized over the years with several Prism Awards. Terry is an independent public relations and marketing consultant specializing in strategic planning, media relations, and marketing communications in business-to-business, high technology, and healthcare.
Dr. Barbara Airulla, Arts, Sciences & Technology Adjunct Faculty, presented a paper titled “The Changing Higher Education Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Art Education” at the National Art Education Association’s annual convention in Seattle. The conference theme of creativity, imagination, and innovation was highlighted in Dr. Airulla’s presentation as she discussed examples of infusing visual art and creativity into her Franklin courses.
Dr. Bob Barrett, Adjunct Faculty, presented a paper titled “Strategic Tools for Students With Disabilities: Creating and Implementing E-Learning Opportunities in the Virtual Learning Environment” at the INTED 2011 (International Technology, Education, and Development) Conference in Valencia, Spain. He also presented a paper titled “Virtual Exchanges in Online Learning: Developing Best Teaching Practices and Strategies” at the first Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds in Prague, Czech Republic, where he also chaired a panel discussion on Virtual Tools and Tactics in Virtual Learning.
The article “Face-to-Face Experiences for Online Students: Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Hybrid Classes” by Todd Whittaker, Information Technology Program Chair, and Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian, Computing Sciences and Mathematics Lead Faculty, was presented by Dr. Bonakdarian at the Fourth Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southwest Conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Dr. Garry McDaniel, Associate Dean of the Center for Professional Training & Development, offered a presentation titled “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Dogs – And What We Should Learn From Them” to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. He also presented to an Ohio State Auditor’s conference on the topic of “Leading Through Conflict.”
Dr. Pam Shay, Vice President of Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness, made a presentation titled “State Authorization Issues for Multi-State Institutions” at the 2011 Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference in Chicago.
Dr. Thomas Seiler, Department Chair for Accounting, Finance, & Economics and Program Chair for the M.S. in Accounting, has been appointed to a panel of three judges for consideration of nominations in the first Top Corporate Counsel awards program being conducted by Columbus Business First and the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding in-house corporate attorneys in Central Ohio. Dr. Seiler’s experience in this area includes practicing as a corporate attorney for Bank One Corporation (JPMorgan Chase) from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Seiler practiced law in the areas of commercial real estate, procurement of goods and services, and retail banking and credit card compliance.
In 2008, Patrick Bennett, Executive Director of Campus Services, co-founded TeamDynamixHE, a higher education project portfolio management advisory group with a colleague from Syracuse University and just completed his term as chair of the group, a title he’s held since its inception. The group recently held its first face-to-face meeting at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, at which Bennett delivered a presentation on the differences in project portfolio management in higher education vs. corporate environments. TeamDynamixHE now consists of more than 15 universities from across North America, including Carnegie Mellon University, The Ohio State University, the University of Texas, Syracuse University, Iowa State University, and Brigham Young University. For more information, visit www.TeamDynamixHE.com.
Marnie Glanner, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Location, had a letter to the editor [LINK to http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011104050312] published in the Indianapolis Star on April 5 commenting on Ivy Tech Community College’s ability to form unique partnerships to benefit its students.
Dr. Dawn Snyder, M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology Program Chair, offered a presentation titled “Consulting Skills: The Information Gathering Interview” to the Nationwide Financial Sales Development team.
Dr. Souren Soumbatiants, Finance Program Chair, and Phyllis Duryee, Global Issues Lead Faculty, presented a seminar titled “The Countries and Regions of the Caucasus” for the Columbus Council on World Affairs Great Decisions Program.
Dr. Thomas Seiler, Accounting, Finance, and Economics Program Chair and M.S. in Accounting Program Chair, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the North American Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Regional Conference Committee, effective in April. The mission of the Regional Conference Committee is to provide oversight, support, and technical expertise to IIA chapters hosting regional conferences each year across the country. Dr. Seiler’s experience in this area includes chairing a successful three-day IIA regional conference in Columbus in 2008, and he is currently assisting the Pittsburgh IIA Chapter as it prepares to host a four-day regional conference in November.
Christine Kurth, Director of University Information Systems, has been elected President of the Datatel Users Group (DUG).
Dr. Jessie Kong, Instructional Design and Performance Technology faculty member, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Korean Academy of Human Resource Development in America (KAHRDA). The mission of KAHRDA is to enhance members’ research of human resource development (HRD); encourage a collaborative relationship with the Korean government, companies, colleges, academic conferences, and research centers for HRD research projects; and contribute to HRD theory and practice.
Dr. Michael Posey, Public Relations Program Chair, had an op-ed article titled “Teaching the PR Pros of Tomorrow” published in PR Week.
Tracy Austin, Director of Student Coaching Services, offered a presentation on “Career Coach Assistance” during the Upper Arlington Public Library’s Job Help Week.
Dr. Tim Reymann, Management Program Chair, offered his “Business Ethics” presentation to the Columbus Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society.
Dr. Brenda Jones, Organizational Communication Program Chair, made a presentation titled “Social Media: Preserve Your Authentic Self” to the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers (CO-OPP). She gave a second presentation a few days later to the same group titled “Communication Trend-Watch” to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Jones will present a webinar titled “Teaching Adult Learners” for the nonprofit organization Connect Your Community (CYC), a federally and locally funded internet adoption project that has helped 26,000 disadvantaged individuals understand how to use the internet.
Dr. Garry McDaniel, Associate Dean for the Center for Professional Training & Development, offered his “Conflict to Cooperation” presentation to the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers on March 15.
On February 5, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club held the 15th annual Wendy’s Chili Open at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Pat Kemmer, Director of Franklin's Project Support Services, was chairman of this fundraising event that supports nine Central Ohio Children’s Charities. Jack Hanna served as the Honorary Chairperson of the event and was on hand at the event to assist Pat in welcoming over 2,500 attendees to the event which raised over $200,000 for the nine charities. For more information, go to www.wendyschiliopen.com.
Dr. Jessie Kong, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics design faculty, presented her research paper, "A comparison of the practices used by human resource development professionals to evaluate web-based and classroom-based training programs within seven Korean companies” at the 2011 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas in Schaumberg, IL.
Adjunct faculty member Vanessa Chappelear will have examples of her work displayed at the Annual Juried Art Exhibit "Sanctuaries in Time" at Columbia University’s Kraft Center for Jewish Life in New York. The exhibition, created by the Jewish Women Artists Network, will run through March 1 and includes 54 works from 40 artists all over the country. Chappelear is an American artist who has developed an international, contemporary, and interdisciplinary approach to her career. She has made it a part of her life’s work to travel and learn from practicing artists from around the world.
Holly McFarland, Director of the Center for Career Development, led a discussion on “Taking Ownership of Your Career Path” at a Young Professionals Networking Event at the Franklin Dublin location. The event was sponsored by Next Gen Dublin Young Professionals Group, the Union County Young Professionals, and the Young Professionals of Worthington.
Collaborative research conducted by Dr. Kody Kuehnl, Natural Sciences Lead Faculty, was featured in National Geographic’s “Inside Wild Blog." The article, titled “Freshwater Mussels in Peril,” features a research project between the Ohio State University, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Columbus Metroparks, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife that involves the release of a federally endangered species of freshwater mussel, the Northern Riffleshell, into Big Darby Creek.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Christopher Washington, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the International Visitors Council of Columbus (IVC). IVC is the Columbus organization officially charged with executing the mission of the State Department in Central Ohio.
Dr. Garry McDaniel, Associate Dean for the Center for Professional Training & Development, made a presentation and led an interactive discussion on how emotional intelligence can help enhance professional and business success to the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce.
Adjunct faculty member Brad Bradford offered his “Communications Workshop” presentation to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants.
Dr. Brenda Jones, Organizational Communication Program Chair, made a presentation titled “Communication Trend-Watch: 2012” to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants.
Dr. Gary Stroud, Human Resources Management Program Chair, offered his “Mentoring” presentation to the Greater Columbus Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
Adjunct faculty members Donald Slobodien and Glenn Beebe were named Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award recipients during the University's 136th Commencement Ceremony. The Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award is determined each trimester by Franklin’s graduating class. Students select a faculty member who challenged them intellectually and guided them in finding the significance of course content as it related to them both professionally and personally. The graduate and undergraduate faculty members receiving the most nominations are identified for this honor. Robert L. Bailey, retired CEO and Chairman of State Auto Insurance Companies, is a past Chairman of Franklin’s Board of Trustees.
The Office of Teaching Effectiveness has designed the Promising New Adjunct Faculty Award to enhance professional growth and recognize Franklin University’s newest adjunct faculty members who have shown the most promise for a rewarding teaching career with the University. All adjunct faculty members teaching in their first trimester are eligible to receive the award, presented the following trimester. The award criteria consists of ISFL 690 instructor feedback, student ratings and feedback, and Lead Faculty feedback. There were several eligible individuals for Summer 2010 Trimester, but the two individuals who received the highest recommendations and were presented with the award were Denise Gaitten and Bethany Vanderson.
Dr. Redd Branner, Public Safety Management Program Chair, has been appointed to the board of Imagine Schools of Columbus and will serve a one-year appointment. He was also selected to the board of the United Way of Central Ohio Disaster & Emergency Results Committee and will serve as an emergency management subject matter expert and consultant. In addition, Dr. Branner had a case study proposal accepted by the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Joel Gardner, an Instructional Design Faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Communication Arts, successfully defended his dissertation, earning his Ph.D. Gardner earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University.
An article co-authored by Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian, Computer Science Lead Faculty, was accepted for publication by the journal Economics Research International. The article, co-written by Dr. Hans J. Czap and Dr. Natalia V. Czap, is titled “Walk the Talk? The Effect of Voting and Excludability in Public Goods Experiments.”
Adjunct faculty member Cecil Jones presented and facilitated the 2011 Strategic Analysis Session for the Franklin County Data Center IT Organization, focusing on future technology usages.
Dr. Thomas Seiler attended an Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) meeting of the North American Board in Orlando. Dr. Seiler is a member of the Regional Conference Committee of the North American Board. He has been nominated to be Chair of the Regional Conference Committee with final selection to take place in April 2011.
Dr. Dave Welch traveled to Washington, DC where he presented his research findings regarding OSHA-investigated whistleblower outcomes to a committee appointed by Congress. The committee has been directed to perform a “top-to-bottom review” of OSHA’s investigation process. Currently, Dr. Welch serves on the Advisory Board of Voices for Corporate Responsibility, a national whistleblower support group based in Washington, DC.
Dr. Beverly Smith was a contributing author to a Polish article on Stock Trading on the Internet.
Dr. Yi Yang presented her qualitative research “Designing for cyber-learning: Improving instructional designers’ collaboration” at the American Educational Communications and Technology International Conference in Anaheim, California. She also presented a second paper where she collaborated with scholars from Cleveland State University and National University of Tainan in Taiwan. The second paper was titled “Instructional technology: A multi-disciplinary field of study.”
Dr. Jessie Kong, Accounting, Finance, and Economics design faculty, presented her research paper "Establishing a Comprehensive Model of Cost Analysis of Web-based Training Programs based on a Systems Approach” at E-Learn 2010--World Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Martina Peng recently attended the annual Financial Planning Association conference in Denver, CO. Information and industry updates from the conference will be integrated into the financial planning curriculum.
Dr. Reymann attended the Magna Curriculum Mapping Webinar presented by Peter Wolf of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Yi Yang reviewed a new book on Web 2.0 based E-learning for the American Journal of Distance Education, a prestigious journal in distance education. The book review will be published in Volume 25 Issue 1 in 2011.
Dr. Barbara Fennema had the opportunity to travel to China to teach in mid-October. The interaction provided a time of broadened learning experiences and application to course work. It also enhances cultural understanding as Franklin moves to more international locations in that country and Dr. Fennema can share her experiences with other faculty.
Dr. Thomas Seiler attended the annual fall meeting of the Accounting Program Leadership Group (APLG) consisting of Department Chairs from universities across Ohio. Topics discussed included:
- Student Recruiting and Employment Outlook
- Leadership Models for Chairs
- Giving Negative Feedback to Faculty
- Funding Dilemmas: Attracting and Retaining Quality Students and Faculty
- Emerging Issues in the Profession
Dr. Yi Yang was appointed the Assistant Director of Research and Public Relations for the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology.
Dr. Beverly Smith did a presentation to the Ohio Communication Association on using Social Media (Blogs) for Peer Review.
Dr. Gary Stroud participated in a focus group comprised of Human Resource faculty from colleges around the country. The purpose of the group was to look at ways that HR instruction could be improved. Dr. Ross Wirth participated in a similar focus group for International Business.
Dr. Beverly Smith attended the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) conference on Internet Marketing in Las Vegas.
Dr. Jessie Kong, Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department design faculty, had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2011 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas to be held in Chicago. The paper is titled “A comparison of the practices used by human resource development professionals to evaluate web-based and classroom-based training programs within seven Korean companies.”
Barry Adams, Global Studies and Public Relations Adjunct Faculty, was recently appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Circleville City Schools Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Kody Kuehnl, Natural Sciences Lead Faculty, gave a presentation titled “A State of Some Unionids Address: Phylogenetic Relationships in an Imperiled Group of Freshwater Mussels (Genus Villosa)” at the fourth annual Ohio (River) Valley Unified Malacologists meeting at the Museum of Biological Diversity at The Ohio State University.
Franklin University Communications Coordinator Jonathan Knight recently had his seventh book, "Summer of Shadows" published by Clerisy Press. The book recreates the summer in Cleveland, Ohio when the Indians battled for the pennant and the Dr. Sam Sheppard tragedy unfolded.
Director of University Information Systems, Christine Kurth was elected President of the Datatel Users’ Group Governing Board, an international group with members from hundreds of colleges and universities that are Datatel clients.
Dr. Martina Peng, Financial Planning Program Chair, was awarded the designation Certified Financial Planner (CFP) by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc. The CFP designation is the most prestigious award in the financial planning industry, obtained by passing a certification exam and meeting education and experience requirements.
Christi Cabungcal, Vice President for Human Resources, volunteered as a part of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's 2010 Kitchen Cabinet Leadership Panel. As a result of this group, 200 campaigns joined the 2010 Operation Feed effort.
Elizabeth MacLeish, Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, was the featured speaker at the month meeting of the Circleville chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), discussing collegiate alumni travel programs.
Dr. Tom Hrubec, Accounting Program Chair, made a presentation titled “Forensic Accounting – The Essentials” at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Conference hosted by the federal government component of the Greater Columbus Chapter of the AGA.
Dr. Younghee Jessie Kong, Accounting & Finance Design Faculty, made a presentation titled “Establishing a Comprehensive Model of Cost Analysis of Web-Based Training Programs Based on a Systems Approach” at E-Learn 2010 – the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, held in Orlando.
Adjunct faculty Sharon DeLay was elected Vice President of Professional Development for the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO), the Society for Human Resource Management-affiliated professional organization for human resources professionals in Central Ohio. Her team is responsible for professional development activities, including workshops, legal conferences, and special interest groups for HRACO members.
Dr. Suzan Waller, Lead Faculty, gave a presentation titled “Career Change” to the Heart of Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on Oct. 14.
Jennifer Hom, Adjunct Faculty, was named Managing Director of Investments for the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) in Santa Ana, Calif. Prior to joining OCERS, Hom served as the Chief Investment Officer for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
Dan Orzano has joined the Advisory Board for the Organizational Communication Major. He is a member of the corporate communications staff at Nationwide, where he counsels internal clients and manages a myriad of public relations programs. He also coordinates the department’s college internship program.
On Oct. 12, a group of international professors met in Poland at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) to develop the European version of the Financial and Managerial Accounting course for the WSB-MBA Program. The development team was composed of Dr. Debra Petrizzo and Dr. Lou Anne Manning from Franklin University, and professors from the Wroclaw School of Banking and the University of Economics in Bratislava. The group focused its curriculum development efforts on the following topics: the course development process used by Franklin to develop courses, the purpose of the MBA program, differences in accounting practices between the United States and European Union, and the content (both breadth and depth) for the accounting course.
Dr. Redd Branner, Safety, Security & Emergency Management and Public Safety Management Program Chair, graduated from the United Way of Central Ohio’s Project Diversity Program. This eight-month program provides minority professionals with training to enhance their leadership skills and enable them to serve effectively on non-profit boards within the community.
Ray Waite, Adjunct Faculty, offered his “Résumé Tune-Up” presentation to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants (AGA) on Oct. 7.
Adjunct Faculty Brad Bradford had a letter to the editor published in the New York Times on Oct. 5 focusing on the possibility of a third major American political party.
Franklin was represented at the 74th Annual Ohio Communication Association Conference, held Oct. 1-2 at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. The theme of the conference was “Interdisciplinary, Interdependence & Collaboration,” and two panel presentations, created by Dr. Brenda Jones, Organizational Communication Program Chair, were featured:
- “Interdisciplinary Studies and Communication Serve Students Through Collaboration,” presented by Dr. Michelle Buchberger, Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair, Julie Souder, Interdisciplinary Studies student and Adjunct Coordinator, and Dr. Brenda Jones.
- A session titled “Collaborating to Enhance Student Learning: Using Social Media in PR, Marketing, and Communication Courses” was presented by Dr. Beverly Smith, eMarketing Program Chair; Jessica Hamlin, Public Relations Adjunct Instructor and PR professional with Kegler, Brown, Hill, and Ritter; and Dr. Brenda Jones.
Dr. Thomas Richards, Computer Science Adjunct Instructor, co-authored a monograph that will be published by the Auxiliary Markings Group titled “Private Auxiliary Markings on Hollywood Fan Mail” and covers all the known markings applied by movie studio mail rooms on fan mail.
Dr. Yuerong Sweetland, Director of Assessment offered a presentation titled “Ensuring Improvement and Accountability: Development and Implementation of a Learning Outcome Assessment Program for Comparative Examinations of Face-to-Face and Online Learning” at the IACBE Great Lakes Regional Conference in Chicago.
On Sunday, September 19, Franklin University celebrated its 135th Commencement. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Warren Jeffrey Sefton and Dean Blackstone from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award. The Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award is determined each trimester by Franklin’s graduating class. Students select a faculty member who challenged them intellectually and guided them in finding the significance of course content as it related to them both professionally and personally. The graduate and undergraduate faculty members receiving the most nominations are identified for this honor. Robert L. Bailey, retired CEO and Chairman of State Auto Insurance Companies, is a past Chairman of Franklin’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. Yi Yang, Accounting & Finance Design Faculty, and Dr. Michelle Buchberger, Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair, have received confirmation that their manuscript “Assessing General Education Outcomes Across Programs” has been accepted for publication in The Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments. It will be published by IGI Global in late 2010 or early 2011. The chapter was written in collaboration with Dr. Harrison Yang from the State University of New York.
A manuscript titled “Human Resource Management Systems and Firm Performance” co-authored by Dr. Karen Ferguson, Applied Management Program Chair, and Dr. T.G. Rieo from Florida International University was published in volume 29 of The Journal of Management Development.
A book written by adjunct faculty member Christine D. Myers titled University Coeducation in the Victorian Era: Inclusion in the United States and the United Kingdom has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Adjunct faculty member Jo Macek had an article titled “Stop! Thief! The Theft of Community Treasures: How One Small Museum Dealt With Artifact Theft” published in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. She also made a presentation at the Arizona Career and Technical Education 2010 Summer Conference titled “Rigor, Relevance, Relationship: Making General Education Courses Significant.”
Dr. Brenda Jones, Organizational Communication Program Chair, has been named as the new instructor for the Ohio Fire Executive Program (OFE) Leadership Communication training in the areas of Presenting and Listening Skills. The OFE, created and administered by the Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation, is an executive development program that assesses, enhances, and refines the leadership qualities of fire chiefs and develops “bench strength” in high potential senior officers who can move into positions of greater responsibility.
Dr. Dawn Snyder was invited to join the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) Governance Committee of the International Society for Performance Improvement. This committees plays a key role in coordinating the ongoing upgrades and expansion of certification and accreditation programs for Human Performance Technology (HPT).
Dr. Belal A. Kaifi, Adjunct Professor of Global issues, had an article published in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics. The title of the article is "A Study of Management Skills With Indian Respondents: Comparing Their Technical, Human, and Conceptual Scores Based on Gender."
Dr. David Welch, Forensic Accounting and Business Forensics Program Chair, was appointed President of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for the July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 term.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera, Philosophy Lead Faculty, presented a paper titled "Science Contra Religion: Experiential, Epistemic, and Modal Limitations" at a Round Table session at the University of Oxford in England in England on July 27. Additionally, he was awarded a prestigious full membership in the Round Table.
Dr. Ronald L. Hartung, Computer & Information Sciences Program Chair, made a presentation with Anne Hakannsson titled "Automatically Creating Multi-Hierarchies" at WorldCamp 2010 in Las Vegas.
Wayne Miller, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, earned a Professional Certificate in Campus Sustainability Leadership at the University of Vermont. The program teaches participants how to integrate sustainability across the curriculum and campus operations and bring about change through transformative, financially sustainable innovations at their institutions.
Ray Waite, Adjunct Faculty, offered his "Successful Project Management" presentation to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants. Dr. Tim Reymann, Management Program Chair, presented on the topic of "Strategic Planning."
Dr. Brenda Jones, Chair of Organizational Communication at Franklin, is giving (gave) a presentation on Effective Written Communication to the R&D unit of the Columbus Police Department.
Dr. Ronald Hartung, Computer Information Sciences Division Chair, co-edited the book Agent and Multi-Agent Technology for Internet and Enterprise Systems along with Professor Anne Hakansson of Stockholm University and Professor Ngoc Thanh Nguyen of the Wroclaw University of Technology. Dr. Hartung also authored a chapter in the book, titled “Service Oriented Architecture and Agents: Parallels and Opportunities.” In the same book, Dr. Chunbo Chu, Computer Science Lead Faculty, coauthored a chapter titled “Mobile Agents and Eventually Perfect Predicate Detection: An Intelligent General Approach to Monitoring Distributed Systems.”
Dr. Yi Yang, Accounting & Finance Design Faculty, had a paper titled “Designing for Cyberlearning – Improving Collaborations in Team Design” accepted for presentation in a concurrent session at the Association of American Educational Communications & Technology Conference in Anaheim, Calif. With her co-authors, she will also present another paper titled “Instructional Technology: A Multidisciplinary Field of Study.”
Dr. Doug Ross, Program Chair of the Master of Science in Marketing & Communication (MCM) and MBA Programs, has been named the 2010 Outstanding Marketing Educator by the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Each year, the Columbus AMA honors one individual as Marketing Educator of the Year, based upon nominations submitted from the community. The award is given to the nominee that has done the most to further marketing education in Central Ohio. Dr. Ross championed efforts to modernize the MCM curriculum to provide a level of innovation that would position marketing and communication students as thought leaders in their fields. In addition to being named the 2010 recipient, Dr. Ross is the only person to be given this award more than once, having been honored a record four times 1999, 2005, 2008, and 2010.
Dr. Jan Lyddon, Kris Coble, and Paul Rusinko offered a presentation titled "The First Step is a DEWZ: Using Data in a Way That Informs Strategic Decisions and Actions and Encourages Interdepartmental Cooperation" at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum in Chicago. The presentation featured the process of creating the DEWZ report by the Retention Data Team (which includes Christopher Fields, Jason Howard, and Dr. Yuerong Sweetland) and the discussions and positive responses to it by Dr. Christopher Washington, Dr. Pam Shay, and members of Franklin’s faculty. Dr. Lyddon also co-presented a day-long workshop at the Forum of Balanced Scorecards in Higher Education: Developing and Using Them in Strategy Execution.
Dr. John Carruthers, Public Safety Management Program Chair, and Redd Branner, Adjunct Faculty, made a presentation to the regional meeting of the Contingency Planners of Ohio (CPO). The topic of the presentation was Franklin’s degree programs in Public Safety Management and Safety, Security, & Emergency Management.
Dr. John DeSando, Adjunct Faculty, was again recognized when Cinema Classics, a program he co-hosts on WCBE-FM, won a 2010 Communicator Award of Excellence in the Audio category. The Communicator Awards is the leading international award program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, the Communicator Awards receives over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind.
As part of Franklin’s 2010 Operation Feed Drive, 18 Franklin employees were part of a volunteer project that spent three hours working at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank warehouse inspecting, sanitizing, and sorting food items donated from local stores. Volunteer Franklin employees includes: Becky Gragg, Sara Moser, Cheryl Fries, Samantha Miller, Holly Englert, and Chi Nguyen; Sally Rieser, Pat Weekley, Kris Pokorny, Cathy Quinn, Laura Coulter, Lorna Russell, Sheri Wing, Jessica Gerschutz, Yolonda Simmons, Bruce Ramsey, Christina Skoch, and Julie Souder.
Phyllis Duryee, Global Issues Lead Faculty, offered a presentation on the topic of “Transnational Crime” to the Columbus Council on World Affairs. She made another presentation to the Council with Dr. Eunice Luyegu, Instructional Design Faculty, titled “Kenya: R2P (Right to Protect)” related to the election violence of 2007.
Mark Marino, Mathematics Adjunct Faculty, who is also a full-time faculty member at Erie Community College, has been elected President of the University of Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni Association.
Dr. Jan Lyddon, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, had a response to a post on the topic of the possibility of community colleges outsourcing institutional research published in the May issue of e-Parameters , the monthly newsletter of the National Community College Council for Research and Planning (NCCCRP).
Dr. Belal Kaifi, Global Issues Adjunct Faculty, has published a book titled Managing Your Future: An Educational Guide .
Dr. Kody Kuehnl, Natural Sciences Lead Faculty, was awarded a grant by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The title of the grant is “Conservation genetics of the endangered clubshell (pleurobema clava) and rayed bean (villosa fabalis), host-fish identification of the rayed bean, and an investigation into potentially causative factors for absence of recruitment in the East Fork West Brand St. Joseph River population of clubshell.” Dr. Kuehnl will conduct the conservation genetics assessment for both freshwater mussel species.
Dr. Kuehnl was also appointed to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Advisory Committee (STEM-TAC) by the Ohio Academy of Science. In this capacity Dr. Kuehnl will review Ohio's draft science and mathematics education standards and advise the Academy on evidence-based educational policy.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera, Philosophy Lead Faculty, has been invited to attend an Oxford Round Table session devoted to the topic “Religion and Science: Shaping the Modern World” in July at the University of Oxford in England. Dr. Talavera will present his paper: "Science Contra Religion: Experiential, Epistemic, and Modal Limitations."
During the Los Angeles Press Club’s third annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards ceremony, Franklin adjunct faculty member Dr. John Desando and his co-host Kristin Kramer were recognized for excellence in radio film criticism for their weekly shows It’s Movie Time and On the Marquee on WCBE-FM in Columbus, Ohio. The pair’s hour-long 2009 year-in-review special received the award for the year’s Best Radio Feature/Series. Dr. Desando and Kramer were also awarded an honorable mention in the Radio Critic of the Year category.
Dr. Dawn Snyder presented "Principles & Practices of Performance Improvement," at the Performance Improvement Institute, International Society for Performance Improvement, San Francisco, California.
During the April meeting of the Franklin Faculty Senate, Dr. Brian Gregory (Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt. Program Chair) was elected to the post of Vice President, and Dr. Brenda Jones (Organizational Communication Program Chair) was elected to the post of Secretary. They will each serve a two-year term.
Dr. Brenda Jones (Organizational Communication Program Chair) offered a presentation titled “Presentation Speaking: The Use of Presentations in International and ESL Curriculum” at the NAFSA Region VI Ohio Drive-In Conference hosted at Franklin University.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera (Philosophy Lead Faculty) presented “A Philosophy Looks at Cultural Adjustment to Life in Another Country: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” at the NAFSA Region VI Ohio Drive-In Conference hosted at Franklin University
Nichole Hyer, Cathy Quinn, and Diane Spencer (student services staff) each received a Culture of Success award certificate in recognition for demonstrating outstanding service to a member or members of the Franklin community.
Patrick Kemmer (Director of University Project Support Services) and member of the Board of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club, was appointed Chairman of the group’s annual wintertime fundraising event that raises money to benefit children’s charities in central Ohio - the Wendy’s Chili Open. The annual one-day winter fundraising event, was held at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and featured cuisine from over 30 local restaurants, live entertainment, children’s activities, live auctions, silent auctions, and raffles. The event raised over $80,000 for Central Ohio children’s charities, including the Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption, The Children’s Hunger Alliance, The Children’s Special Care Nursery at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, The Ohio Troopers Caring Fund, W.A.R.M., Flying Horse Farms, and numerous other children’s betterment programs endorsed by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club.
David Vasquez, a member of the Franklin Computer Science Advisory Board and Associate VP/Application Owner for Nationwide Insurance was nominated as one of the Top 25 Information Managers by Information Management magazine.
Dr. Gary Stroud (Human Resources Management Program Chair) offered a presentation on motivating employees to roughly 60 members of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).
Dr. Garry McDaniel, Associate Dean for Professional Training & Development, offered his presentation “Conflict to Cooperation” at an Administrative Professionals Week Seminar held at Franklin on April 20. At the same seminar, Dr. Gary Stroud, Human Resources Management Program Chair, presented on the topic of “Career Planning.”
Dr. Ronald Hartung (Computer & Information Sciences Program Chair) offered a presentation titled “Ontology, Ontologies, or Just Description Logic?” to Ph.D. students at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Adjunct faculty member Gary L. Sigrist, Jr., who also serves as the Safety Project Director for South-Western City Schools, offered a presentation on “Readiness and Emergency Management in Schools” at the Campus Safety Conference in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Brenda Jones (Organizational Communication Program Chair) offered her presentation “Communication Trend-Watch: 2012” to the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers (CO-OPP). Adjunct faculty member Ray Waite followed with his “Tales From the Field” presentation.
Lead Faculty, Phyllis Duryee and Design Faculty Eunice Luyegu gave a presentation to the Columbus Council on World Affairs entitled “Kenya & R2P (Responsibility to Protect).” The topic is the post-election rioting in Kenya in December 2007.
Dr. Doug Ross (MBA Program Chair) spoke to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce presenting on the topic of “The Unbeatable Brand.”
Franklin online adjunct faculty Dr. Timothy Wise and Dr. Patricia Wise, co-presented a paper entitled "Leadership Challenges for the 21st Century: Factors that Influence Social Responsibility in developing Countries" at Argosy University's 8th Annual Business Conference entitled Leadership in Crisis.
Dr. Gary Stroud (Human Resources Management Program Chair) offered his presentation on “Career Planning” during a session of a Job Help Day hosted by the Worthington Libraries.
Dr. Yi Yang (Accounting & Finance Design Faculty) and Dr. Michelle Buchberger (Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair) had a chapter proposal accepted for publication in the upcoming book The Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments, to be published by IGI Global in late 2010. The title of the chapter is “Using an Innovative Multimedia Tool for Online Programs” and was written in collaboration with Dr. Harrison Yang from the State University of New York.
Jason Gonzales, Web Developer; Bradd Birmingham, Senior Multimedia Designer; and Paul Meeker, Business Analyst, offered a presentation titled “Improving the Learning Experience Through Digital Media” at the Digital Media in a Social World Conference at The Ohio State University.
Provost Dr. Christopher Washington was invited to participate in his Alma Mater's (Western Illinois University) Department of Communication Career Preparation Day 2010. He made a presentation titled "Extreme Makeover WIU Edition: From College Experiences to Career Ready."
Dr. Michael Posey (College of Arts, Sciences & Technology Division Chair) and Dr. Brenda Jones (Organizational Communication Program Chair) were featured in an article in Business First focusing on Franklin MBA student Jaclynn Yocum as she transitions from the field of journalism.
George Redmond (Business Administration Lead Faculty) and Dr. Ross Wirth, (Business
Administration Program Chair) each offered a presentation at the 21st Century Management Second Annual Conference at Wilmington College. Redmond presented “Making Tough Decisions in the Judgment Age” and Dr. Wirth presented “Transformation Networking for Organizational and Community Change.”
Cecil Jones (Adjunct Faculty and MIS Advisory Board Member) presented “State of Education Technology in Higher Education” at a regional session of THATCamp, the Humanities and Technology Camp coordinated by George Mason University.
MBA adjunct faculty member Donald Slobodien earned the Grant Professional Certified designation from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Slobodien is one of only 15 grant writers in Ohio to earn this certification.
Dr. Christopher Washington (Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs) had a letter to the editor published in the Jan. 3 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. It responded to a Chronicle article examining the topic of whether too many students are attending college.
Ray Waite (Adjunct Faculty) offered his presentation “Tales From the Field” to the Government Chapter of International Accountants Payable Professionals.
Dr. Gary Stroud (Human Resources Management Program Chair) spoke to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) presenting on the topic of “Career Planning.”
Klaus Fricke and Perry Maughmer (Adjunct Faculty) were honored with the Robert L. Bailey
Teaching Award during Franklin’s 133rd Commencement Ceremony. The Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award is determined each trimester by Franklin’s graduating class. Students select a faculty member who challenged them intellectually and guided them in finding the significance of course content as it related to them both professionally and personally. The graduate and undergraduate faculty members receiving the most nominations are identified for this honor. Robert L. Bailey, retired CEO and Chairman of State Auto Insurance Companies, is a past Chairman of Franklin’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian (Division of Computer and Information Sciences Lead Faculty) had an article accepted for publication in The Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. The article is titled “Selection of Minimal Variable Subsets With the Help of Genetic Algorithms in Economic Analysis.”
Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian (Division of Computer and Information Sciences Lead Faculty), Todd Whittaker (Information Technology Program Chair), and Dr. Yi Yang, (Accounting & Finance
design faculty member), offered a presentation titled “Mixing It Up – More Experiments in Hybrid Learning” at the 21st Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges: South Central Conference in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Michelle Buchberger (Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair) had an article focusing on British author John Fowles approved for publication in the Yearbook of English Studies.
Dr. Chunbo Chu (Computer Science Lead Faculty) has had two papers he’s co-authored accepted for publication: “Eventually Perfect Predicate Detection in Crash-Affected Finite Average Response Time Systems” in The International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems; and “Mobile Agents and Eventually Perfect Predicate Detection: An Intelligent General Approach to Monitoring Distributed Systems” in Multi-Agent System Technology for Internet and Enterprise Systems.
Christopher Fields (Director of the Student Learning Center (SLC)), Jane Sieberth, (Computer Science Assistant Program Chair and Mathematics lead faculty member), and Mark Marino, (Adjunct Faculty), had a proposal accepted for presentation at the 2010 National Association for Developmental Education Conference in Columbus. The presentation is titled “Franklin University’s Online Fundamental Algebra Instructional Dynamics.”
Tyler Marinelli (SLC Operations Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty) will present her paper “An Examination of Family-Targeted Hurtful Messages Used in Romantic Relationships” accepted for a panel presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference in Cincinnati in April.
Mark Marino (Adjunct Faculty) offered his presentation “Dynamics of Interactive Algebra Instruction” at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges 2009 Conference in Las Vegas.
Douglas Ruml (MBA Faculty) recently published a paper in the Asia Insurance Review 2009 Singapore International Reinsurance Conference Supplement titled “Asian Vulnerability to Natural Catastrophes: A Comparative Study.”
Dr. Jo Hamilton (Director of Teaching Effectiveness) was featured in an article on the influence of online education in the fall issue of JWU: The Johnson & Wales University Magazine.
Dr. Jan Lyddon (Director of Institutional Effectiveness), Paul Rusinko (research associate), and Kris Coble (research associate), will offer a presentation titled “The First Step is a ‘DEWZ’: Using Data in a Way That Informs Strategic Decisions and Actions and Encourages Interdepartmental Collaboration” at the 2010 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum in Chicago.
Holly McFarland (Director of Graduate Coaching) has been named President-Elect of Central Ohio Coaches, the central Ohio chapter of the International Coach Federation, which is the globally recognized association of professional, personal, and business coaches.
Linda Steele (Vice President of Marketing) serves on the Executive Board of the ACE Ohio Women's Network as Franklin's Institutional Representative for the organization. In her capacity with ACE, she successfully managed the 11th Annual ACE Ohio Women's Network Conference.
Dr. John Brent (Psychology lead faculty member) was recognized by Ohio Magazine’s Excellence in Education Program as one of Ohio’s top college and university professors making a difference and contributing to Ohio’s commitment to excellence in education in the December issue of Ohio Magazine.
Patrick Kemmer (Director of University Project Support Services) has been appointed to the Board of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club. In this capacity, Kemmer will oversee the group’s annual wintertime fundraising event that raises money to benefit children’s charities in central Ohio.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera (Philosophy lead faculty member) will offer his presentation “Discovering Success Through Critical Thinking” at the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Conference in Columbus in March 2010.
Carmen Byg (Instructional Resources Librarian) and Tiffany Hampel (Electronic Resources librarian) made a presentation titled “Branching Out: 20 Ideas in 20 Minutes” to the 35th annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference on Oct. 30 in Wilmington.
Dr. Garry McDaniel (Associate Dean for Professional Training & Development) offered his presentation “Conflict to Cooperation” to the Greater Columbus Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
Dr. Timothy Reymann (Business Administration lead faculty member) offered his presentation “Organizational Change Management” to the administrators of Mosaica Education, Inc. at Columbus Preparatory Academy.
Three Speakers Bureau representatives offered presentations at the Auditor of State Performance Audit Section’s training session on Nov. 6 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture facility in Reynoldsburg. Dr. Terry Boyd (Associate Dean of the College of Business) made his “Team Dynamics” presentation, followed by Dr. Garry McDaniel’s (Associate Dean for Professional Training & Development) “Leadership & Conflict” and Ray Waite’s (adjunct faculty member) “Better Decision Making.”
Dr. Kody Kuenl (Natural Sciences lead faculty member) was named by the Ohio Academy of Science to review Ohio’s draft science and mathematics education standards and advise on educational policy for the Ohio School Funding Advisory Council.
Dr. John DeSando (Arts & Sciences adjunct faculty member) has received a MarCom Gold Award for his radio program “It’s Movie Time,” which airs on WCBE-FM in Columbus. This is the third national honor for Dr. DeSando in 2009.
Phyllis Duryee (Global Issues lead faculty member) and Dr. Dawn Snyder (Learning & Instructional Design faculty member) offered a presentation titled “Optimizing the Relationship Between Instructional Designers and Faculty to Construct Effective Online Learning” at the Sloan-C Conference in Orlando, Fla., in October.
Dr. Ron Hartung (Computer & Information Sciences Division Chair) presented a paper he co-authored titled “Multi-Agent Systems to Handle Information in Multilingual Ontologies” at the 13th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems in Santiago, Chile.
Dr. Eunice Luyegu (adjunct faculty member) had her paper “Online Debates: Does Argumentation Diminish Over Time?” accepted for publication by The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
Dr. Mike Posey (Public Relations Program Chair), and Cara Keithley (Organizational Communication/Public Relations adjunct faculty member) offered a presentation titled “A Strategic Focus for Social Media in Non-Traditional Businesses” for the Ohio Web Leaders Group (OWL) at TechColumbus.
Dr. Yi Yang (Accounting & Finance Design faculty member) had an article titled “Roles of Administrators in Ensuring the Quality of Online Programs” accepted for publication by Knowledge Management & E-Learning, an international journal.
Tom McClain (Faculty) was presented the University’s first Teaching Excellence Award, for which he was given an engraved crystal award along with a stipend of $750. His name will also be engraved on a plaque to be housed within the Division.
Dr. Dennis Cashman (Adjunct Faculty) presented his paper “Ethical Challenges in Organization Development” at the Association on Employment Practices and Principles Conference in Montreal.
The Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) has presented Franklin with its first Campus of Integrity Award, which recognizes a campus-wide effort to promote and/or maintain the values of academic integrity. Wayne Miller (Assistant Provost for Academic Services) accepted the award at the CAI’s annual international conference in St. Louis.
An article co-written by Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian (Computer Science Lead Faculty) titled “Selection of Minimal Variable Subsets With the Help of Genetic Algorithms in Economic Analysis” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics.
Dr. Gary Stroud (Human Resource Management Program Chair) has been named a member of the National Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Performance Management Standards Development Task Force. The group will develop three standards (Goal Setting, Performance Reviews, and Performance Improvement Plans) that will help managers and leaders who assess talent to respond effectively and consistently to the resource demands of their organizations. Dr. Stroud has also been named to SHRM’s Staffing and Workforce Planning Task Force, which will define standards businesses can use for hiring costs, workforce planning, and the elements of the job description.
A paper written by Dr. Isidoro Talavera (Philosophy Lead Faculty) titled “Critical Thinking: Building Bridges Among International Education Programs” has been accepted for presentation at the Regional Association of International Educators/NAFSA Conference in Cincinnati.
Dr. Thomas Seiler (Accounting and Finance Division Chair) and Dr. David Welch (Accounting Lead Faculty) have each earned a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting through Argosy University.
Dr. David Welch (Accounting Lead Faculty) was featured in the third-quarter issue of Corporate Board Member magazine as the centerpiece of an article on corporate.
Jed Swift (Psychology Adjunct Faculty) has been appointed Chair of the Psychology Department at Columbus State Community College. He has agreed to continue on as an adjunct in Franklin’s new Applied Psychology major and will also serve on the major’s advisory board.
Kristin Mack Deuber, Vice President of Paul Werth Associates and Franklin adjunct faculty member was featured in the “People On the Move” section of Business First on Aug. 31. Deuber also earned her MBA from Franklin.
Bob Davenport, Manager of Master Data and Financial Compliance for Hexion Specialty Chemical and Franklin Accounting adjunct faculty member, recently presented a case study at the annual BlackLine Users Group Conference in San Diego. The presentation covered topics such as implementation, cost savings, and the advantages achieved by using BlackLine’s account reconciliation software in the company’s U.S. and European locations.
Dr. Karen Ferguson (Applied Management Program Chair) made a presentation titled “Creating Pathways in Higher Education for the Adult Student” to the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education’s All-Ohio 2009 Conference.
Dr. Tom Hrubec (Business Forensics and Forensic Accounting Program Chair)participated as a judge for the 2009 Chief Financial Officer of the Year awards sponsored by Columbus Business First on July 23.
Dr. Doug Ross (MCM Program Chair) recently offered a presentation titled “The Unbeatable Brand” to more than 100 members of the Healthcare Marketing Network Organization, which consists of healthcare marketers and provides educational programs, speakers, and networking opportunities.
Dr. Thomas Seiler (Accounting and Finance Division Chair) was elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Central Ohio chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for the period of June 2009 through May 2011. The chapter has more than 750 members covering central and southeastern Ohio. Dr. Seiler previously served as President of the Central Ohio Chapter during the 2008-09 fiscal year.
Michael Moeller (Adjunct Faculty) was featured in a cover story in The Register, the official publication of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC).
Glenn Beebe (Adjunct Faculty) has earned Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
As co-host of WCBE-FM program “It’s Movie Time,” Dr. John DeSando (adjunct faculty member)
was honored with an Award of Distinction at the 15th Annual Communicator Awards.
Matthew Kenney (adjunct faculty member) had a paper he co-authored titled “Antecedents of Repurchase Intention: Propositions Toward Using Marketing Strategy to Mitigate the Attrition of Online Students” published in Services Marketing Quarterly.
MarKel Snyder (Director of Academic Information Sciences) was featured in TechColumbus’ official newsletter, published in Business First on June 26. It detailed his efforts as founder and CEO of GotGame Media, an Internet-based social network that connects prospective athletes with more than 20,000 coaches across the country. Last year, GotGame Media received a $50,000 TechGenesis grant from TechColumbus’ TechStart program.
Dr. Thomas Seiler (Accounting and Finance Division Chair) was elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Central Ohio chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for the period of June 2009 through May 2011. The chapter has more than 750 members covering central and southeastern Ohio. Dr. Seiler previously served as President of the Central Ohio Chapter during the 2008-09 fiscal year.
Dr. Robert Curtis (Healthcare Management and Healthcare Information Systems Management Program Chair) will serve as an observer in the certification process for Texas Southern University at the annual meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Along with Dr. Wenxia Wu (Instructional Design Faculty), he will also offer a presentation at the meeting titled “It Takes a Village (University) To Design a Course” and serve on a panel to discuss what students need to know relative to healthcare financial management and how it can be provided.
Dr. Bruce Campbell (Finance Program Chair) had six entries accepted for publication in The Encyclopedia of Business in Today’s World.
A paper written by Dr. Daniel Bell (Management Information Sciences and Computer Science Faculty), Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian (Division of Computer and Information Sciences Faculty), and Todd Whittaker (Information Technology Program Chair) titled “Merging Worlds: When Virtual Meets Physical – An Experiment With Hybrid Learning” was accepted for publication in The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and for presentation at the sixteenth annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Midwest Conference.
Michelle Buchberger (Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair) has earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from Brunel University in West London.
Dr. Michael Posey (College of Arts, Sciences and Technology Division Chair) spoke on the topic of motivating employees to a group of administrators at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Ross Wirth (Business Administration Program Chair) spoke on the topic of “The U.S. and Rising Powers” at Kensington Place, a retirement community in Columbus. The presentation was part of the Great Decision Speaker Series sponsored by the Columbus Council on World Affairs, through which presentations and discussions on world topics are held at retirement communities around central Ohio.
Phyllis Duryee (Global Issues Lead Faculty) spoke about human rights issues as part of the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ Great Decisions program at the Delaware Community Center.
James Marion (Adjunct Faculty) has published a book titled Product Development Decision-Making in the U.S. and Japan: The Role of Information Management and Decision-Making Process in a Western-Japanese Product Development Organization.
Shirley Boyd (Adjunct Faculty) has earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Ron Morgan (Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation) was profiled by TechLife Columbus, a blog focusing on technology in Columbus and central Ohio.
Wenxia Wu (Instructional Design Faculty) earned her Ph.D. from Iowa State University.
As the Safety Project Director with South-Western City Schools, Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. (Adjunct Faculty) conducted security and vulnerability assessments in every building in the school district and had his presentation published in Campus Safety magazine.
Brad Bradford (Adjunct Faculty) had a letter to the editor published in the New York Times on June 2 concerning an article on the value of re-reading books.
Dr. Bob Barrett (Adjunct Faculty) offered a presentation in Costa Rica on the topic of “Virtual Hiring and Recruiting of Business Faculty.” He will also be speaking at three conferences in Brazil and Spain.
Jana Highwart (Adjunct Faculty) has been named co-chair of the Women Build Steering Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus.
Dr. Jan Lyddon (Director of Institutional Effectiveness) was the co-presenter of a full-day workshop at the Association for Institutional Research Forum on May 31 titled “Balanced Scorecards in Higher Education – Developing Content and Using Them in Strategy Execution.”
An article written by Dr. Yi Yang (Accounting and Finance Design Faculty) titled “Investigation of Students’ Perceptions of Online Course Quality” will be published in the upcoming issue of the International Journal on E-Learning.
Dr. Mike Posey (College of Arts, Sciences and Technology Division Chair) facilitated the first of a three-part summer retreat series for the Finance Fund (a statewide nonprofit financial intermediary) on the topics of employee communication, motivation, and retention.
Dr. Ross Wirth (Business Administration Program Chair) spoke on the topic of “The U.S. and Rising Powers” at Kendall, a retirement community in Granville. The presentation was part of the Great Decision Speaker Series sponsored by the Columbus Council on World Affairs in which presentations and discussions on world topics are held at retirement communities around central Ohio.
The Academy of Management, the premier association for scholarship in management, has selected George Redmond (Business Administration Lead Faculty) to facilitate the academic sessions for its annual conference in Chicago in August.
In March, adjunct professor Brad Bradford (Adjunct Faculty) spoke to the Upper Arlington Rotary club on the topic “Are the Liberal Arts Still Relevant?” He also spoke about Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to the Columbus Branch of the English Speaking Union.
Dr. Robert Curtis (Healthcare Management and Healthcare Information Systems Management Program Chair)and Wenxia Wu (Instructional Design Faculty) will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration in Chicago in July. The title of their presentation is “It Takes a Village (University) to Design a Courses-Layers of Negotiation Approach to Healthcare Management Design.” Dr. Curtis will also be serving as an observer with the review committee concerning the certification review of Texas Southern University’s program in Healthcare Management.
Each trimester, two faculty members are honored with the Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award. Graduating students are asked to identify one undergraduate and one graduate faculty member who had the most significant influence on them throughout their educational experience at Franklin University. The award recognizes those who have challenged students intellectually and guided them in finding the significance of the course content as it relates to them both personally and professionally. Congratulations to Dr. Charles Dygert and Nancy Fidler (Adjunct Faculty), this trimester’s recipients.
Thom Leiter (Director of Community College Relations) and David Kerr (Strategic Relationships Coordinator and Alumnus of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society) addressed the general assembly of
the 91st Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Grapevine, Texas. They spoke to more than 3,400 attendees about Franklin University and the benefits of the Community College Alliance (CCA).
Dr. Pam Shay (Associate Provost for Academic Quality) presented at The Higher Learning Commission’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, along with other members of the Transparency By Design Initiative. The presentation, titled “Maximizing the Transparency By Design Commitment,” focused on the involvement of Franklin University in the Transparency By Design consortia of online higher education institutions that serve working adult students and how the call for transparency has had a positive impact on the assessment and academic quality activities at Franklin.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera (Philosophy Lead Faculty) made a presentation titled “Critical Thinking: The Vital Connection Among Courses,” for the International Innovative Educators Webinar.
Dr. Tim Reymann (Business Administration Lead Faculty) gave a presentation on the topic of Organizational Change Management to the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Branch.
Four members of the Division of Arts and Sciences made presentations at the NAFSA Association of International Educators Region VI Conference. Dr. Isidoro Talavera (Philosophy Lead Faculty) offered a presentation titled “Critical Thinking: Building Bridges Among International Educational Programs,” while Phyllis Duryee (Global Issues Lead Faculty), Dr. Brenda Jones (Organizational Communication Program Chair), and Michael Klingler (ESL Lead Faculty) made a presentation titled “Cultural Communication in the International Arena.”
Dr. Colleen Perry Keith (Adjunct Faculty member) has been named the seventh president of the Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, effective July 1.
Dr. Daniel Bell (Management Information Sciences and Computer Science lead faculty member), Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian (Division of Computer and Information Sciences Lead Faculty), Dr. Chunbo Chu (Computer Science Lead Faculty), Dr. William Hochstettler (Web Development Program Chair), and Jane Sieberth (Assistant Program Chair, Computer Science) recently attended the 40th Association for Computing Machinery Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education in Chattanooga, Tenn. Drs. Bell, Bonakdarian, and Hochstettler led a session titled “Distance Education: Translating the Classroom Experience to Online Delivery.” Additionally, Dr. Hochstettler served as chair for a session titled “Analysis and Promotion of Good CS Work Habit,” and Dr. Bonakdarian served as chair for a session titled “Games How-To.”
Denise Kestner (Adjunct Faculty) spoke on the topic of “Walking the Line Between Employer and Employee: A Human Resource Practitioner’s Assessment” at the National Veterinary Practice Management Conference in Florida in February.
Dr. Souren Soumbatiant (Business Economics Program Chair) presented his paper “Forecasting the Probability of Winning the U.S. Presidential Election Using State Polls” at the 73rd annual meeting of the Midwest Economics Association.
Dr. Jo Hamilton (Director of Teaching Effectiveness) had a letter to the editor published in the March 20 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her letter focused on faculty perceptions of online education revealed in recent surveys conducted by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
Michelle Buchberger (Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair) presented her paper “Confessions of an Atheist Misogynist: The Resurgence of Religious Ontological Frameworks After Postmodernism” to the Northeast Modern Languages Association in Boston.
An article by Dr. Ronald Hartung (Computer & Information Sciences Division Chair) titled “Ontology for Agents and the Web” is included in Intelligent Agents in the Evolution of the Web and Applications, the latest title in the “Studies in Computational Intelligence” series, released in March by the academic publishing house Springer.
Patrick Bennett (Director of the Project Management Office) made a presentation titled “Project Portfolio Management in Higher Education: It's Not All About the Money” at the 2009 EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago.
Dr. Doug Ross (Master of Science in Marketing & Communication Program Chair) conducted a unique team building event for Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) employees. This event was developed to incorporate a number of different exercises along with a creative exercise led by Heidi Rozell, Executive Director of Glass Axis, in which individuals and teams created fused glass designs representing MORPC values and services. These beautiful designs will be displayed at MORPC headquarters. “This type of creative activity is a great opportunity for businesses to build strong teams, enhance communication, and encourage employees and managers to think outside the box,” Dr. Ross said.
Dr. Thomas Seiler (Accounting & Finance Division Chair) has been appointed to the Institute of Internal Auditors Regional Conference Advisory Board for a three-year term, effective in April. The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is a large international professional organization with headquarters in the Orlando, Fla., area. The Regional Conference Advisory Board (RCAB) provides assistance in planning, promoting, and conducting several regional conferences in the U.S. each year as well as providing assistance with the annual international conference.
Dr. Karen Ferguson (Applied Management Program Chair) has earned certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). The certification, awarded by the HR Certification Institute, signifies that Dr. Ferguson possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in international human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.
Accounting Lead Faculty Dr. David Welch visited Stark State College of Technology on Feb. 17 and made a presentation concerning his experience as the first corporate whistle-blower after the passage of the groundbreaking Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. The event was sponsored by the Stark State Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Dr. John Brent (Applied Psychology Program Chair) has been named Executive Director of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC). The mission of GSAEC is to establish and maintain standards for education and training provided by academic institutions for the discipline and practice of executive and organizational coaching.
Dr. Isidoro Talavera (Philosophy Lead Faculty) served as Session Chair at the 2009 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Meeting in Cincinnati.
Dr. Esmail Bonakdarian (Division of Computer and Information Sciences Lead Faculty) served as Session Chair during the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Roger Engle, (Adjunct Faculty) had an article titled “Railfanning the Dry Folk Railroad (or The Top 10 Reasons Why the DF RR and the OCB & LC RR are Different)” in The Log Train, the quarterly journal of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
Adjunct Faculty Dr. John DeSando was nominated in the category of Best Radio Critic for the second annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club. The award ceremony will be held March 26 in Hollywood. Dr. DeSando, who has won seven national awards, hosts a program titled “It’s Movie Time” on WCBE-FM in Columbus.
University Information Systems (UIS) Senior Business Analyst Gayle DeGennaro has successfully completed the required coursework and examinations to earn certification as a Certified Business Intelligence Professional through the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).
Christine Kurth (UIS Director), was recently selected in a national election to serve on the Datatel Users Group (DUG) Governing Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins in April at the DUG Annual Conference. She will represent Franklin and more than 760 other higher education institutions that use Datatel software to develop mutually beneficial software products and service offerings.
Dr. Terry Boyd (Associate Dean of Academic Programs) was one of several former members of the Columbus City School Board honored at a reception hosted by KidsOhio and the Columbus Urban League.
Christopher Fields and Heather Sherman of the Student Learning Center (SLC) made a presentation titled “Developing Online Adult Learners: A Comprehensive Academic Support Model” at the 33rd annual conference of the National Association for Developmental Education Conference in Greensboro, N.C.
Eric Sumners (Adjunct Faculty) contributed a chapter to the recently released book Computer Fraud Casebook: The Bytes That Bite, a collection of stories of computer fraud. Sumners’ chapter was titled “Keeping it in the Family” and outlines a case of fraud in a small Midwestern credit union.
A proposal by Dr. Robert Curtis (Healthcare Management and Healthcare Information Systems Management Program Chair) and Wenxia Wu (Instructional Design Faculty) titled “It Takes a Village to Design a Course – Layers of Negotiation Approach to Healthcare Management Course Design” was accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA) in Chicago. The presentation describes a unique model to involve different stockholders at various course development stages through layers of negotiation.
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