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Accounting

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Office:  Kimbrough 149
Phone:  931-221-7755
Email: BrownP@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., North Central University ('14)
M.S., Strayer University ('05)
M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ('88)
B.B.A., Austin Peay State University ('83)

Academic Interests
Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 2007
Member, APSU Student Academic Suspension Appeals Committee - 2011-15
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2013-14
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2011-12

Selected Publications
Brown, P.K. & Nyonna, D.Y. (2015).  Empirical Analysis of Firm Attributes before and after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  International Journal of Financial Research.

Brown, P. K. & Francisco, W. (2008). Ethics: A Look at the Sarbanes Oxley Reality.  Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy.

Office:  Kimbrough 139
Phone:  931-221-1280
Email: CockrellS@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Alabama ('93)
M.S., University of Alabama at Huntsville ('85)
B.S., University of Alabama at Huntsville ('84)

Academic Interests
Financial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Assurance Services, Accounting Information Systems, Fraud Examination

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Certified Public Accountant, 2001-current
Certified Fraud Examiner, 2013-current
Chartered Global Management Accountant, 2014-current
Department Chair, Accounting, Finance, & Economics Department - 2012-16
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Self Evaluation Report Writing Committee - 2014-15
Chair, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2012-16
Member, APSU College of Business Graduate Curriculum/AOL Committee - 2012-15
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Instruction Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Student Recruitment & Retention Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Executive Committee - 2013-14
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 2015
Professional Member, American Accounting Association - 2015-current
Professional Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - 2015-current
Professional Member/President Elect, Accounting Information Systems Educator Association - 2015-current
Professional Member, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants - 2015-current
Professional Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - 2014-current
Member, Austin Peay State University Library Advisory Committee - 2014-15
Member, Austin Peay State University E^3 Learning Opportunities Assessment Committee - 2014-15
Member, Austin Peay State University Internationalization Taskforce - 2013-14
Member, Austin Peay State University Assessment Analysis Council - 2013-14
Member, Austin Peay State University Revitalizing Academic Success Initiative Committee - 2013-14
Member, Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate, 2012-14
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Toughest All-Around" - 2014-15
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Best All-Around" - 2014-15
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Most Outstanding Overall" - 2015-16 

Selected Publications
Cockrell, S., Wolfe, N., & Meyer, P. (2012). From Debt to Career: Accounting Majors Burst Student Loan Bubble. New Accountant.

Cockrell, S. (2012). Financial Statement Quality: A Comparison of Small and Large Cities. Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies. 

Cockrell, S. (2012). A Model of Municipal Disclosures Using Exploratory Factor Analysis. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal.  

Cockrell, S. (2011). Financial Reporting of Small Cities. Ethics & Critical Thinking Journal

Office:  Kimbrough 146
Phone:  931-221-7558
Email: DavidsonL@apsu.edu

Education
MAcc, Belmont University ('03)
B.B.A., Austin Peay State University ('02)

Academic Interests
Forensic Accounting, Accounting for Non-majors, Student Engagement, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Member, Austin Peay State University Ad hoc Parental Leave Committee - 2016-present
Member, Austin Peay State University Budget Advisory Task Force - 2015-present
Senator, Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate - 2015-present
Certified Fraud Examiner, 2014-present
Professional Member, Clarksville Accounting Club - 2010-12
Professional Member, Financial Executives International - 2007-present
Professional Member, Financial Management Association - 2007-present
Professional Member, American Institute of CPAs (affiliate member) - 2006-present
Professional Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiniers - 2006-present
Professional Member, American Accounting Association - 2006-present
Professional Member, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants - 2004-present
Faculty Advisor, Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society - 2016-present
Faculty Advisor, Accounting Society of Austin Peay - 2013-15
Faculty Advisor, Institute of Management Accountants - 2011-14
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Quality Matters Committee - 2015-16
Chair, Austin Peay State University Library & Institutional Memberships/Subscriptions Committee - 2011-12
Member, Austin Peay State University Service Learning Advisory Committee - 2011-14
Member, Austin Peay State University Assessment Analysis Council - 2012-13
Member, Austin Peay State University Woodward Library Society Board - 2011-14
Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - 2011

Selected Publications
Davidson, L. (2010).  Accounting Internships Benefit Students and Firms. New Accountant USA.

Davidson, L., Stevenson, T. (2009). Campaign Finance Reform and Political Competition. Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics.

Davidson, L., Long, S. (2009). QPRTs in a Down Economy. Tennessee CPA Journal.

Davidson, L., Francisco, W. (2009). Changes to the Intermediate Accounting Course Sequence. American Journal of Business Education.

Office:  Kimbrough 147
Phone:  931-221-7754
Email: MeyerDW@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Missouri ('88)
M.S., Purdue University ('82)
B.B.A., University of Mississippi ('77)

Academic Interests
Assurance Services, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Income Tax Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Governmental Accounting

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Certified Public Accountant, 1980
Member, Austin Peay State University Honors & Awards Committee - 2012-15
Member, Austin Peay State University Budget Committee - 2011-12
Senator, Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate - 2011-13
Member, Austin Peay State University SASI Committee - 2011-12
Member, APSU College of Business Graduate Curriculum/AOL Committee - 2014-16
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Quality Matters Committee - 2015-16
Chair, APSU College of Business Departmental Rentention, Tenure, Promotion Committee 2013-15
Faculty Advisor, Accounting Society of Austin Peay - 2013-15
Faculty Advisor, Institute of Management Accountants - 2011-12
Reviewer, Society of Business, Industry & Economics Annual Conference - 2012

Selected Publications
Meyer, D.W. & Meyer, P.S. (2014).  Same-Sex Marriage and Income Taxes - No Celebration in DOMA States.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.

Meyer, D.W., & Cockrell, S. (2012). The Role of the Management Accountant in Total Quality Accounting. Franklin Business & Law Journal. 

Meyer, D.W. (2009). No Such Thing as a Free Kick: Efficiency in the Market for Wagers. Southwestern Journal of Economics.

Office:  Kimbrough 243
Phone:  931-221-7560
Email:  SaidH@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Alabama ('94)
M.A., University of Alabama  ('90)
M.B.A., St. Jones University ('84)
B.S., University of Baghdad ('76)

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Presenter, Dean's Research Forum - 2012-13
Member, Austin Peay State University Admissions Standards Committee - 2012-13
Member, Austin Peay State University Faculty & Staff Grievance Committee - 2013-14
Member, Austin Peay State University Faculty Professional Development Selection Committee - 2013-14

Selected Publications
Said, H. A. (2014). Capital Structure and Corporate Form of Ownership: An Investigation of the US Life Insurance Industry. Global Review of Accounting and Finance (GRAF).

Alzaatreh, A., Ghosh, I., & Said, H. (2014). On the gamma-logistic distribution. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.

Said, H. (2012). Liquidity Constraints and Asset Allocation. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics.

Said, H. (2011). Corporate Financial Reporting Complexity: Recommendations for Improvement. Review of Business.

Office:  Kimbrough 143
Phone:  931-221-7683
Email: ThayerJ@apsu.edu

Education
J.D., Samford University ('03) 
B.A., Austin Peay State University ('00)

Academic Interests
Individual Income Tax Accounting, Corporate & Partnership Income Tax, Taxation of Non-profit/Tax Exempt Organizations, Financial Accounting, Business Law, Federal Tax Law

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2016-17
Professional Member, American Accounting Association - 2016
Member, Tennessee Bar Association - 2012-current
Treasurer, Saint Bethlehem Little League - 2016-present 

Economics

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Office:  Kimbrough 135
Phone:  931-221-6375
Email: BiserJ@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., George Mason University ('08)
M.A., George Mason University ('05)
B.S., West Virginia University ('03)

Academic Interests
Public Choice, Law & Economics, Comparative Economic Systems, Public Finance, Economic Freedom, Economic Growth & Development

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2013-14
Member, APSU University Faculty Mentoring Taskforce - 2014-15

Selected Publications
Biser, J. (2013).  Law and Economics:  Tullock Backs Napoleon over Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.  Public Choice.

Biser, J., Edwards, J. (2012). Civil Liberties and Access to Water: Analysis of 193 Countries. Applied Econometrics and International Development.

Edwards, J., Biser, J. (2011). The Interactive Effect of Remittances and Civil LIberties on Investment and Consumption. International Journal of Development Issues.

Office:  Kimbrough 240
Phone:  931-221-7759
Email: KimK@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati ('80)
B.A., Sogang University ('65)

Academic Interests
Monetary & Financial Economics, Economic Development & Growth, International Economics, Statistical Analysis & Econometrics, General Economic Theory

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Professional Member, Korea-America Economic Association, 2000-present
Professional Member, American Economic Association - 1975-2000
Member, APSU College of Business Departmental Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee - 2013-15
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2013-16
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc International Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Rentention, Tenure, Promotion Committee - 2012-13
Taft Fellow, University of Cincinnati - 1969-70

Selected Publications
Pearson, D. & Kim, K.J. (2014).  A Historical Look at Links Between Federal Budget Deficits and Short Term Interest Rates.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies

Kim, K.J., D. Nyonna, & D. Pearson. (2012). The Relationship Between Economic Freedom, State Growth and Foreign Direct Investment in US States. International Journal of Economics and Finance.

Office:  Kimbrough 136
Phone:  931-221-7851
Email: PearsonD@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University ('03)
M.A., Western Kentucky University ('91)
B.A., Western Kentucky University ('87)

Academic Interests
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Money & Banking

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Best Dressed" - 2014-15
Professional Member, Association of Private Enterprise Education - 2012
Professional Member, Society of Business, Industry & Economics - 2012
Professional Member, Southern Economic Association - 2012
Recipient of Best of Kimbrough Award, "Most Creative Lecturer" - 2012
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Instruction Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2015-16

Selected Publications
Pearson, D. & Kim, K.J. (2014). A Historical Look at Links Between Federal Budget Deficits and Short Term Interest Rates.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.

Pearson, D., Nyonna, D., Kim, K.J. (2012). The Relationship Between Economic Freedom, State Growth and Foreign Direct Investment in US States. International Journal of Economics and Finance.

Pearson, D., Stevenson, T., Tollison, B. (2012). The Efficacy of Shaming Penalties as Crime Deterrents: Evidence from SEC Football. Economics Bulletin.

Pearson, D. (2010). The Role of Economic Freedom and SBA Lending on State Economic Growth. Troy University Business and Economic Review.

Pearson, D., Wann, C., Wann, G. (2008). Liquidity Shock Induced Dividend Change: Market Reaction by Firm Quality. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics.

Office:  Kimbrough 231
Phone:  931-221-6222
Email: PlummerJ@apsu.edu

Education
Post Doctoral Studies; University of Illinois ('02)
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University ('91)
M.B.A., Tennessee State University ('88)
B.B.A., Tennessee State University ('86)

Academic Interests
Applied Busines Research, Global Business, International Economics, Information Systems, e-Commerce, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 2002
Recipient of Outstanding Advising Award, National Academic Advising Association
Recipient of Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching, Austin Peay State University - 2002

Selected Publications
Plummer, J., Cochran, H. (2013). High Frequency Broadcasters Consider Block and Spot Revenue Approaches along with Cost Containment Tactics to Improve Profitability. Academy of Business Research Journal.

Plummer, J., Cochran, H. (2011). How Economic Theory May Explain Frequency Collision Avoidance Behaviour Among High Frequency International Broadcasters. Journal of Applied Business Research.

Plummer, J., Cochran, H. (2010). Chinese wire garment hanger producers Sent U.S. Dry Cleaners to the Laundry. Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies.

Plummer, J., Cochran, H. (2009). The Roles of the Mortgage Broker in the Sub-Prime Real Estate Lending Implosion. International Journal of the Academic Business World.

Plummer, J., Cochran, H., Peterson, D. (2008). Believe it or Not: Facts to Dispel the Persistent United States-China Manufacturing Trade Myths. Journal of Business, Industry and Economics.

Finance

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Office:  Kimbrough 234
Phone:  931-221-7578
Email: NyonnaD@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Mississippi ('06)
M.A., University of Mississippi ('04)
M.B.A., University of Texas Pan American ('00)
M.S., Norwegian University of Science & Technology ('98)
B.S., University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana ('93)

Academic Interests
Corporate Finance, Investments & Portfolio Theory, Market Microstructure, Financial Mathematics

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Member, APSU College of Business Departmental Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee - 2013-16
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2012-14; 2015-16
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Ad hoc International Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Instruction Committee - 2014-15
Chair, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2011-12
Participant, APDay Recruitment Event - 2011-12
Member, Austin Peay State University Admission Standards Committee - 2011-12
Senator, Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate - 2012-13; 2014-15
Member, Austin Peay State University Quality Enhancement Committee - 2012-13
Member, APSU Student Academic Suspension Appeals Committee - 2011-12; 2014-15
Member, Austin Peay State University Statistical Computing Softward Committee - 2011-12
Member, Austin Peay State University Tenure & Promotion Appeals Board - 2013-14
Member, Austin Peay State University Inquiry Committee on Research and Academic Misconduct - 2015-16
Member, Austin Peay State University Conflict of Interest Committee - 2015-16
Member, Austin Peay State University - Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee - 2015-16
Member, Austin Peay State University - Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies Search Committee - 2015-16
Member, Austin Peay State University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics Search Committee - 2014-15
Member, Austin Peay State University - Provost Search Committee - 2014-15
Participant, Science and Mathematics Academy (SAMA) - 2013

Selected Publications
Brown, P. & Nyonna, D.Y. (2015).  Empirical Analysis of Firm Attributes before and after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  International Journal of Financial Research.

Jator, S.N. & Nyonna, D.Y. (2014).  Extended Block Backward Differentiation Formula for the Valuation of Options.  Communications in Mathematical Finance.

Jator, S., Nyonna, D.Y., & Kerr, A. (2013).  Stabilized Adams type Method with a Block Extension for the Valuation of Options.  Electronic Journal of Differential Equations.

Pearson, D., Nyonna, D., Kim, K.J. (2012). The Relationship Between Economic Freedom, State Growth and Foreign Direct Investment in US States. International Journal of Economics and Finance.

Nyonna, D. (2012). Simulataneous Determination of Insider Ownership and Leverage: The Case of Small Business. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives.

Nyonna, D. (2009). Intraday Behavior of Bid-Ask Spreads for NYSE Stocks on Short Trading Days. Journal of Global Business Issues.

Nyonna, D. (2008). Intraday Behavior of Bid-Ask Spreads for Nasdaq Stocks on Trading Days Around Holidays. ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance.

Office:  Kimbrough 145
Phone:  931-221-7563
Email: PhillipsM@apsu.edu

Education
D.B.A., Mississippi State ('92)
M.B.A., California State University at Fresno ('98)
B.S., California State University at Fresno ('77)

Academic Interests
Real Estate, FInancial Policy, Investments, Equity Investments

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Recipient of Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching, Austin Peay State University - 1994
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 1991
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Best Lecturer" - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Executive Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Student Engagement Committee - 2014-15
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Executive Committee - 2015-16
Editor, Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies (International) - 2013
Editor, Journal of Advancements in Business Education (International) - 2013
Faculty Sponsor, Out-of-Classroom Experiene (London) - 2013-15
Faculty Sponsor, CFA Investment Challenge - 2014-16
Faculty Sponsor, TVA Investment Challenge - 2014-16

Selected Publications
Anderson, S.J., Phillips, M., Volker, J. (2012). Business Literacy and Entrepreneurship: The Nice to Know and the Need to Know. Business Journal for Entrepreneurs.

Volker, J., Phillips, M., Anderson, S.J. (2011). Storytelling: A Portal to Understanding Entrepreneurial Organizations. Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness.

Grimmett, D., Phillips, M. (2011). Optimizing the Quantity of Short Puts and/or Calls: Another Use for Integer Linear Programming. Journal of Global Business Development.

Phillips, M., Volker, J., Anderson, S.J. (2010). Understanding Small Private Retail Firm Growth Using The Sustainable Growth Model. AABRI Journal of Finance and Accountancy.

Anderson, S.J., Volker, J., Phillips, M. (2009). Converse's Breaking-Point Model Revised. AABRI Journal of Management and Marketing Research.

Volker, J., Anderson, S.J., Phillips, M. (2009). Traditional Small Business Web Site Attitudes, Usage, and Satisfaction . Journal of American Academy of Business.

Anderson, S.J., Volker, J, Phillips, M. (2008). The Forensic Marketing Case Study Method. SAM Advanced Management Journal.

Phillips, M., Anderson, S.J., Volker, J. (2008). A Behavioral Comparison of Financial Ratios for Different Size Privately-Held Retail and Service Businesses. AABRI Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business.

Marketing

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Office:  Kimbrough 238
Phone:  931-221-7727
Email: DamronT@apsu.edu

Education
Ed.D, Trevecca Nazarene University ('11)
M.A., Austin Peay State University ('07)
B.S., Austin Peay State University ('00)
B.B.A., Austin Peay State University ('00)

Academic Interests
Social Media Marketing, Firestorms (Social Media), Crowdfunding, Promotional Storytelling, Sustainability, Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Certified in Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Human Research Traning - 2015-17
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2014-15
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Student Engagement Committee - 2015-16
Faculty Advisor, League of Servant Leaders - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Hybrid Instruction Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU Student Academic Suspension Appeals Committee - 2015-16
Presenter, APSU Division of Student Affairs "iBelieve Series", Social Media - 2014-15
Reviewer, Oxford University Press (National) - 2015
Chair, The Food Initiative (TFI) Public Relations & Fundraising Committee - 2015-present
Board Member, Montgomery County Soccer Association - 2016-present
Age Group Coordinator and Coach, Montgomery County Soccer Association - 2016-present
Marketing Advisor, Chi Omega Women's Fraternity Advisory Board - 2014-present
Board Member, The Food Initiative (TFI) - 2014-present
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Most Organized Professor" - 2014-15, 2015-16
Recipient of PeayFormance Partner Award, Division of Enrollment Management & Academic Support - 2013

Selected Publications
Smith, A. D., Damron, T., & Melton, A. (2017).  Aspects of corporate wellness programs: Comparisons of customer satisfaction.   Benchmarking: An International Journal, 24 (6).

Damron, T., Melton, A., & Smith, A. D. (2016).  Collaborative and Ethical Considerations in the Vendor Selection Process.   International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking.

Smith-Ditizio, A., Damron, T., & Melton, A. (in press, 2016).  Energy and its Interplay with Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Efforts.   International Journal of Services and Operations Management.

Office:  Kimbrough 138
Phone:  931-221-7565
Email: ShenM@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Alberta ('07)
M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology ('01)
B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology ('95)

Academic Interests
Online Retailing, Marketing of Financial Services, Marketing Research

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Discussion leader, Pizza & a Book - 2013-14

Selected Publications
Shen, Y. (2013). An Empirical Comparison of Three Auction Strategies for Multiple Products. International Journal of Business.

Shen, Y., Li, J., Nicholson, C. (2012). The Effect of Online Seller Reputation on Consumer Willingness to Pay: An Empirical Study. Journal of American Academy of Business.

Shen, Y., Li, S., DeMoss, M. (2012). The Effect of Quantitative Electronic Word of Mouth on Consumer Perceived Product Quality. International Journal of Management and Marketing Research.

Pracejus, J., Popkowski Leszczyc, P., Shen, Y. (2009). The Importance of Value Certainty in Assessing Multiple Items Simultaneously. Advances in Consumer Research.

Popkowski Leszczyc, P., Pracejus, J., Shen, Y. (2008).  Why More Can Be Less: An Inference-Based Explanation for Hyper-Subadditivity in Product Bundles. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Management

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Office:  Kimbrough 239
Phone:  931-221-7939
Email: GrimmettD@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., St. Louis University ('89)
M.B.A., Austin Peay State University ('83)
B.S., West Virginia University ('69)

Academic Interests
Non-linear Optimization, Goal Programming, Financial Equity Option Pricing, Directed/Acyclic Graph Applications, Statistics as a Language, Statistical Process Control, Stochastic Processes in Business, Systems Simulation, Managerial Dynamics, Game Theory

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Section Chair, Tennessee Academicy of Science - 2015-present
A.S.Q. Certified Quality Technician - 1988-present
Certified Professional Engineer (retired) - 1988
Member, APSU College of Business Executive Committee - 2015-16
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Graduate Curriculum/AOL Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee - 2012-16
Member, APSU College of Business Departmental Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee - 2012-16
Member, Austin Peay State University Faculty/Staff Grievance Committee - 2012-16
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 1994

Selected Publications
Grimmett, D. Rich, P.B. (2016).  Solving the 3-Product, M-Machine Problem Using Orthogonal Projections:  An Opportunity to Increase Levels of Critical Thinking.  International Research Journal of Global Business Development.

Grimmett, D. (2014).  The Derivation of the Optimal Weight Equations for the Weighted Moving Average Method of Forecasting.  Journal of Global Business Development. 

Grimmett, D. (2012). Multi-Period Production Planning with Inventory, Interest Rate, and Backorder Considerations: A Pedagogical Presentation. International Research Journal of Global Business Development.

Grimmett, D., Phillips, M. (2011). Optimizing the Quantity of Short Puts and/or Calls: Another Use for Integer Linear Programming. Journal of Global Business Development.

Office:  Kimbrough 235
Phone:  931-221-6366
Email: McCarthyV@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma ('04)
M.P.A., Murray State University ('97)
B.A., Georgia State University ('91)

Academic Interests
Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Leadership, Sustainability, Organizational Leadership

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Professional Member, Applied Academic Strategy Division - 2009-present
Professional Member, The Academy of Management - 2001-present
Professional Member, The International Leadership Association - 2001-present
Professional Member, Division 5 of American Psychological Association - 2000-present
Professional Member, American Association of University Women - 1997-2007
Professional Member, American Association of Public Administrators - 1995-2000
Coordinator, Austin Peay State University A.S. in Liberal Studies Degree Program - 2011-15
Faculty Advisor, APSU Lacrosse Club - 2011-12
Member, Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate, 2012-15
Member, Austin Peay State University Undergraduate Research Committee - 2011-15
Member, Austin Peay State University Green Committee - 2011-12
Member, Austin Peay State University General Education Standing Committee - 2011-12
Presenter, Austin Peay State University PELP2 Program - 2012
Reviewer, Journal of Business Leadership (National) - 2011-15
Board Member, Journal of Business Leadership (National) - 2011-15
Reviewer, Emerald Insight Decision Science Journal (International) - 2012-15
Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Conference (International) - 2012-13
Member, Empty Bowls Committee - 2013-15
Member, Volunteer Clarksville - 2011-15
Member, L.E.A.P. (Leadership Enlightenment Achievement & Perseverance) - 2012-14
Recipient of Best Innovative Paper Award, AABL Los Angeles International Conference - 2016
Recipient, Professor of the Year, School of Technology and Public Management, APSU - 2010
Recipient of Best Paper Award, Academic Forum International Confernece - 2012
Recipient of Academic Advising Award for School or Techonlogy & Public Management (APSU) - 2011
Participant, APDay Recruitment Event - 2015-16

Selected Publications
McCarthy, V. (2015).  Growth mindset as an antecedent for self-confidence and effective leadership.  The Journal of Business Leadership.

McCarthy, V., Harrison, A. & McCarthy, F. (2014).  Sustainable organizations and leadership development:  Developing self-efficacy and a growth mindset in employees.  Journal of the Academy of Business Research.

McCarthy, V. & Hulsart, V. (2014).  Waging war on global white collar crime:  The case of Finmeccanica in India. Journal of Strategic and International Studies.

Hulsart, R. & McCarthy, V. (2013).  The impact of international white-collar crime on global sustainable human development and security.  Review of Strategic and International Studies.

Hulsart, R. & McCarthy, V. (2012).  Learning to lead through an ethical and financial crisis.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching.

McCarthy, V. & Hulsart, R. (2012).  The role of the American business school in creating climates of socially responsible business (book).

Hulsart, R. & McCarthy, V. (2011).  Why the free market must be an ethical market:  The role of business schools in moral education (book).

Office:  Kimbrough 237
Phone:  931-221-6132
Email: MeltonA@apsu.edu

Education
D.B.A., Walden University ('12)
M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University ('04)
B.S., Campbellsville University ('94)

Academic Interests
Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management, Student Engagement, Globalization, Ethics & Diversity in Business

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Certified in Human Research, Study Staff, Social/Behavioral Research, CITI - 2015-present
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 2015
Professional Member, Council of Undergraduate Research - 2015-present
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2014-15
Member, APSU College of Business Graduate Curriculum/AOL Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Quality Matters Committee - 2015-16
Participant, APDay Recruitment Event - 2015-16
Reviewer, IGI Global (International) - 2015
Member, Better Business Bureau Advisory Board - 2014
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Best New Professor" - 2014

Selected Publications
Smith, A. D., Damron, T., & Melton, A. (2017).  Aspects of corporate wellness programs: Comparisons of customer satisfaction.   Benchmarking: An International Journal, 24 (6).

Damron, T., Melton, A., & Smith, A. D. (2016).  Collaborative and Ethical Considerations in the Vendor Selection Process.   International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking.

Smith-Ditizio, A., Damron, T., & Melton, A. (in press, 2016).  Energy and its Interplay with Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Efforts.   International Journal of Services and Operations Management.

Office:  Kimbrough 233
Phone:  931-221-7746
Email: MillerG@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ('15)
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ('06)

Academic Interests
Cultural Intelligence, Diversity, Mentoring, Teamwork, Human Resource Management, Interviewing, Ethics, Study Abroad

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 2014
Faculty Advisor, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 2014-present
Certified Faciliator, Cultural Intelligence (Levels 1 & 2) - 2013
Completion of Austin Peay State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) training - 2015
Member, Austin Peay State University Center for Undergraduate Research - 2015-present
Professional Member, Clarksville Area Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management - 2013-present
Professional Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists - 2009-12
Professional Member, Society for Human Resource Management (National) - 2008-present
Professional Member, Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management - 2016-present
Professional Member, Academy of Management - 2008-14
Professional Member, Academy for International Business - 2008-12
Co-chair, APSU College of Business Curriculum Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Ad hoc Quality Matters Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Graduate Curriculum/AOL Committee - 2013-15
Chair, APSU College of Business Graduate AOL Committee - 2016-present
Faculty Sponsor, Out-of-Classroom Experiene (Memphis) - 2013-14
Faculty Sponsor, APSU College of Business Pizza & a Book - 2013-14
Participant, APDay Recruitment Event - 2014-15
Presenter, "Perfecting Your Interviewing Skills" workshop (Office of Student Life & Engagement) - 2013-14
Member, Austin Peay State University E^3 Faculty/Staff Training & Support Committee - 2014-15
Member, Austin Peay State University E^3 Grant Selection Committee - 2014-16
Member, Austin Peay State University E^3 General Taskforce Committee - 2014-16
Member, Austin Peay State University E^3 High Impact Emloyment Practice - 2015-16
Facilitator, Cultural Intelligence Research Forum - 2014
Facilitator, Cultural Intelligence Global Summit - 2012
Reviewer, Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies (National) - 2015
Reviewer, Journal of Advancements in Business Education (National) - 2015
Reviewer, International Journal of Emerging Markets (International) - 2015
Reviewer, Expand your Borders; Discover 10 Cultural Clusters (book) - 2013
Reviewer, Organizational Behavior Teaching College Annual Conference (International) - 2015
Reviewer, Association of International Business Southeast USA Conference (International) - 2014
Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Conference (International) - 2011-13
Nominee, Exemplary Faculty Member of the Year (Student Life & Engagement) - 2014-15
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Most Helpful" - 2014-15
Recipient of Student Accessibility Award, University of Wisconsin - 2013
Recipient of UMW Gold Star Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin - 2012
Recipient of OBTC Early Educator Institute Scholarship, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society - 2015
Recipient of Competitive Research Grant for Empirical Research on Cultural Ingelligence - 2012
Reviewer, Workshop submissions for OBTS Conference - 2016
Reviewer, HR textbook for Sage Publications - 2016
Presenter, APSU College of Business Professional Etiquette Event - 2015
Session Chair, SBR Conference (Orlando) - 2015
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, Most Outstanding in Management, Marketing, & General Business - 2015-16 

Selected Publications
Miller, G.J. (2016).  Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.  A book review of Leadering with Cultural Ingelligence: The Real Secret to Success by David Livermore, Ph.D.

Miller, G.J. (2015).  The Effect of Cultural and Emotional Intelligence on Mentor and Protege Perceptions of Attitude Homophily and Relationship Quality in Culturally Diverse Mentoring Relationships, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. (disseration)

Shaffer, M.A. & Miller, G.J. (2008).  Cultural Intelligence: A Key Factor for Expatriates.  In S. Ang & L. Van Dyne (Eds.), Handbook of Cultural Intelligence: Theory, Measurement, and Applications

Office:  Kimbrough 148
Phone:  931-221-6363
Email: NewportS@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington ('90)
M.B.A., Austin Peay State University ('85)
B.S., University of Maryland ('82)

Academic Interests
International Management, Organizational Management, Global Business

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Recipient of Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching, Austin Peay State University - 1995
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU Student Academic Suspension Appeals Committee - 2011-12, 2013-14
Board Member, Problems and Perspectives in Management (International) - 2011-13

Selected Publications
Shain, R. B. & Newport, S. (2013). Finding a Personal Fit in Law, Morality, and Ethics. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues.

Newport, S. & Shain, R. B. (2013). Strategic Semantics: Word Choice Essentials in Establishing a High-Perforance Culture. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict.

Office:  Kimbrough 218
Phone:  931-221-7954
Email: RuppW@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Georgia ('94)
M.B.A., University of Montana ('90)
B.A., Azusa Pacific University ('82)

Office:  Kimbrough 232
Phone:  931-221-7576
Email: ShainR@apsu.edu

Education
J.D., Nashville School of Law ('77)
M.B.A. University of Louisville ('70)
B.S., University of Louisville ('66)

Academic Interests
Social, Legal, & Political Environment of Business, Business Law

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - 1980
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Best Sense of Humor" - 2014-15, 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2015
Member, Montgomery County Bar Association - 2015

Selected Publications
Shain, R. B. & Newport, S. (2013). Finding a Personal Fit in Law, Morality, and Ethics. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues.

Newport, S. & Shain, R. B. (2013). Strategic Semantics: Word Choice Essentials in Establishing a High-Perforance Culture. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict.

Office:  Kimbrough 229
Phone:  931-221-7738
Email: VolkerJ@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., Walden University ('01)
M.B.A., Murray State University ('81)
B.S., Murray State University ('80)

Academic Interests
Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Creativity, Management History

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
Recipient of Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching, Austin Peay State University - 2001
Recipient of Golden Gov Award, "Most Creative Lecturer" - 2015-16 

Selected Publications
Smythe E.G. & Volker, J.X. (2013) Enhancing Instruction with Visual Media: Utilizing Video and Lecture Capture (book). 

Anderson, S.J., Phillips, M., Volker, J. (2012). Business Literacy and Entrepreneurship: The Nice to Know and the Need to Know. Business Journal for Entrepreneurs.

Volker, J., Phillips, M., & Anderson, S.J. (2011).  Storytelling: A Portal to Understanding Entrepreneurial Organizations.  Journal of Marketing Development and Competiveness.

Phillips, M., Volker, J., & Anderson, S.J. (2010). Understanding Small Private Retail Firm Growth Using the Sustainable Growth Model. The Journal of Finance and Accountancy.

Anderson, S.J., Volker, J., & Phillips, M. (2009). Traditional Web Site Attitudes, Usage, and Satisfaction. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge.

Anderson, S.J., Volker, J., & Phillips, M. (2009). “Converse’s Breaking-Point Model Revised”. Journal of Management & Marketing Research, 2.

Phillips, M., Volker, J., & Anderson, S. (2008). A Behavioral Comparison of Financial Ratios for Different Sized Privately-Held Retail and Service Business. Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business.

Anderson, S.J., Volker, J., & Phillips, M. (2008). The Forensic Marketing Case Study Method. SAM Advanced Management Journal.

Office:  Kimbrough 242
Phone:  931-221-7587
Email: ZhangX@apsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville ('07)
M.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville ('04)
M.S., Central South University, China ('00)
B.S., Central South University, China ('98)

Academic Interests
Business & Economic Forecasting, International Marketing, Production Operations Management, Statistics for Business & Economics

Involvement, Honors, & Certifications
The Citations of Excellence Top 50 Papers by Emerald Management Reviews - 2009
Top-25 Hottest Articles in the Journal of Banking and Finance (Ranked #11) - 2007
2nd place, INFORMS Student Paper Competition, Financial Services Section - 2007
Member, APSU College of Business International Integration Committee - 2015-16
Member, APSU College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee - 2013-15
Member, APSU College of Business Curriculum Committee - 2014-15
Member, eLiaison Program, 2015-16
Board Member, The Open Operational Research Journal (International) - 2012-16

Selected Publications
Zhang, X. & Edirisinghe, C. (2013).  Discovering the relationship between DEA-based relative financial strength and stock price performance. International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems.

Ma, L. & Zhang, X. (2013). Hierarchical Social Network Analysis Using a Multi-agent System: A School System Case.  International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems.

Zhang, X  and Edirisinghe, N. C. P. (2011). Optimality conditions and solution methodology for parameter selection in DEA. International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research.

Edirisinghe, N. C. P. and Zhang, X (2010). Input/output selection in DEA under expert information, with application to Financial Markets. European Journal of Operational Research.

Edirisinghe, N. C. P. and Zhang, X (2008). Portfolio selection under DEA-based relative financial strength indicators: case of U.S. industries. Journal of the Operational Research Society.

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Phone:  931-221-7685
Email: DouglasM@apsu.edu

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Phone:  931-221-1284
Email:  KilpatrickM@apsu.edu

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Adjunct & Other Faculty

Mike Wilson
Management 

Michael Barr
Management

 Gary Covella

Amanda Walker
Management 

Elizabeth Rankin
Business Law

Robert Perry
Executive-in-Residence

Fay Silva
Management 

Pam Meyer
Accounting (Contract)

Dr. Carmen Reagan
Marketing

Dr. Steven Anderson
Marketing

 Marian Perron
Management

Sonia Paris
Management

Faculty Emeritus

Lawrence Baggett
Accounting 

Dr. John Knight
Finance 

 Dr. Carmen Reagan
Marketing 

Dr. Aaron Hutcheson
Economics 

Dr. Jim Thomas McMinn
Economics 

Dr. Ethel Stroop
Business Education 

Joyce Kilpatrick
Accounting 

Dr. Christoph Nussbaumer
Management

Dr. Albert J. Taylor
Marketing