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Winter 2012 Newsletter

Published: January 11, 2012

College of Business & Public Administration

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Greetings and welcome back to Winter quarter 2012.  We hope that your break in December and January was a welcome respite.  The main activity for this quarter will be taking place later this January as we begin to interview the candidates for the dean's position.  Details are given below.

Dean's Search Updates

Three finalists have been identified for on-campus interviews.  Itineraries and resumes can be found on our college web site at


Howard Smith, Boise State University - January 26-27

Martine Duchatelet, Purdue University, Calumet - January 30-31

Paula King, St. Catherine's University - February 1-2

Please be sure to note the days and times when the candidates will be doing their presentations to the faculty and staff and plan to participate in as many of the open sessions as possible.  The presentations will be presented with live-link from Spokane to Cheney and Bellevue.  There are also open times available for faculty and staff in both Cheney and Spokane to meet with the candidates as well as with the College and Department Personnel Committees.

Dates to Remember for Winter Quarter

Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King Day, no classes

Monday, February 20 - President's Day, no classes

Monday, March 19 - Last day of Instruction


"Meet the Professionals"  - The College will hold another "Meet the Professionals" session for students during Winter Quarter.  Our Fall Quarter sessions were attended by approximately 500 students.  The programs are designed to assist students in the development of the "soft skills" needed to develop and present themselves as they seek to enter or advance their careers.  A date and topic will be announced shortly.


Final Exam Week is Tuesday - Friday, March 20 - 23 (note exams begin on Tuesday)


Technology Support

The Riverpoint campus will have new technology support beginning in late January.  Lisa Weirich will be replacing Howard Griffith as the campus tech person as Howard has been assigned to EWU's Help Desk in Cheney.  We wish all the best to Howard in his new role and welcome Lisa to Riverpoint.



TEL Workshops

January 20, 12:30 - 2 pm, Cheney Campus.  Topic:  Smart Boards

February 10, 12:00 - 2 pm, Riverpoint Campus.  Topic:  Tegrity


Exact locations will be announced later as well as more information on each workshop.  For more information on these sessions, contact Bruce Teague at bteague@ewu.ewu or call him at x1258. 


Student Appreciation Week

Once again, CBPA faculty will be handing out refreshments to students during Student Appreciation Week, to be held February 14 and 15.  If you would like to participate, please contact Mary Ann Keogh Hoss by calling her at x1245 or e-mail her at


Faculty Welcome - Xiaohong (Shelly) Fan

Shelly Fan is our newest faculty member to join the college and will be teaching accounting.  She was most recently at the University of Texas at Arlington working on her PhD.


Program Developments - The Executive Tribal Planning graduate certificate program has gone public.  The certificate program is a 23-credit graduate program delivered completely online.  It will serve American Indian tribal governments, tribal elected leaders and staff, and any graduate students interested in the practice of American Indian tribal planning.  You can find more details about the program at


Faculty Activities

Scholarly Activity


Djatej, Arsen, Zhou, Duanning, Gorton, David, and McGonigle, William, "Critical Factors of IFRS Adoption in the US:  An Empirical Study," Journal of Finance and Accountancy, accepted for publication in early 2012

Grinder, Brian, "Just One Question:  Did You Calculate the Risk?" originally published in the Museum of American Finance's publication Financial History, was reprinted in The Financial Professional's Post - a publication of the New York Society of Security Analysts, 2011

Hasan, Jameel, "What Research Has to Say About Student Ratings of University Classroom Instructional Effectiveness," Advances in Business Research, accepted for publication in February-March 2012

Keogh Hoss, Mary Ann, Bobrowski, Paula, McDonagh, Kathryn, and Paris, Nancy, "How Gender Disparities Drive Imbalances in Health Care Leadership," Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 2011:3

Steenhuis, Harm-Jan and deBruijn, Erik Joost, "PhD Supervision:  An Exploratory Study," International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 4, Nos 3 / 4, 2011 published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd.

Teague, Bruce, Aiken, Damon, and Watson, George, "When Does Breach of the Organizational-Consumer Psychological Contract Affect the Employee's Desire to Stay?" Journal of Culture, Conflict, and Communication, accepted for publication 2012

Zhou, Duanning, Nakatani, Kazuo, and Chuang, Ta-Tao, "Data Quality in Collaborative Commerce," International Journal of Information Quality, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2011 published by Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd.

Zhou, Duanning, Djatej, Arsen, Chen, Yining, and Senteney, David, "Recruiting MIS Minors:  The Impact of In-Depth Database Exposure in the Accounting Information Systems Course," International Journal of Management & Information Systems, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011


Presentations and/or Proceedings

Steenhuis, Harm-Jan, Lopuch, Kayla, Syrett, Laura, and Conrad, John, "Technology, Quality and Trade in the Apple Industry," Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management International Conference, December 2011, Singapore

Holmgren, Mark, "Understanding Economics Using Dating Dilemmas," 7th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, October 2011, New Orleans

Teague, Bruce, Aiken, Damon, and Watson, George, "Consequences of Employee Perceived Breach of the Consumer's Psychological Contract," Academy of Conflict, Communication, and Culture, October 2011, Las Vegas.  This paper was also selected as the Distinguished Research Contribution by the Academy.


Grants Awarded

Patrick Jones received a $4,000 grant from the Spokane Regional Health District for "Priority Spokane Website Maintenance."

University/Community Service

Pam Weigand, program director for Business & Marketing Education, continues to serve students who want a BA to teach business and marketing at high schools.  BME-specific courses have now been converted and are being offered as a statewide online program through DIEO.  Pam is President of the Washington State Business Education Association and is an invited speaker this year for a regional conference in Newport Beach, California (February) and a national conference in Boston (April).



Professor David Eagle's work on nominal GDP targeting has appeared in the blogosphere through his guest blogging on "The Market Monetarist" blog.  Google "Market Monetarists and Eagle" to read his work or join the discussion. 



Did you get new kitchen items for your home during the holidays?  How about donating the items you want to discard to the Riverpoint kitchen.  We are especially in need of forks and spoons. 


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