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Management & Marketing Faculty Achieivements

July 1, 2012 to present

Samit Chakravorti, Assistant Professor
  • Session Chair at EMG Conference, Singapore
Joe Dobson, Professor
  • Fulbright Scholar Award
  • Publication of a peer-reviewed journal article in a national/equivalent venue: Bates, C.A. & Dobson, J.J. (2012). Pay Differences Among College Students: Are Women the Weaker Sex? Annals of Management Science.
  • Dunphy, S. & Dobson, J.J. (2012). Using the Three Stooges to Illustrate the Scientific Method, Organization Management Journal.
Mikhail Grachev, Professor
  • Collaborator and Country Co-Investigator – Globe research – “Strategic Leadership Across Cultures. GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries”.
Ryan Hunt, Assistant Professor
  • Published article in the Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Spring 3013. Advisor, Phi Alpha Delta, 2012-2013.
Barton Jennings, Professor
  • Developed SCM 539 – Transportation and Warehouse Management as an online course
  • Organized SCM Day
  • Delivery of a peer reviewed presentation, Jennings, Barton (2012) “Creating a Course in Supply Chain Risk Management: A Response to Industry Needs,” Marketing Management Association 2012 Fall Educators’ Conference, September 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mike Tracey, Honey Zimmerman, Barton Jennings, James Patterson (2012), “Establishing a Program, “Marketing Management Association 2012 Fall Educators’ Conference, September 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
James Kenny, Professor
  • University or College Excellence Award
Yin-Chi Liao, Assistant Professor
  • Spring 2013, The role of high commitment work systems. Unlock the full potential of absorptive capacity: The role of high commitment work systems. 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
  • Fall 2012, Human capital, intellectual capital, and government venture capital. Proceedings of the USA Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Gordan Rands, Professor
  • President of the Board of the International Association for Business and Society
Emeric Solymossy, Professor
  • Publication and presentation of paper at the GRSME in Boston, MA August 2013.
Mandeep Singh, Professor
  • Co-developed and lead study abroad trip for a group of 17 student to London and Paris.
  • Created two “flipped” classroom offerings while recruiting and additional two courses for “flipped delivery”. Established the protocols for the iPad usage and replacement with other constituencies on campus.
  • Procured Sponsored Projects approved external grant award ($75,000 over 3 years) for creating the “flipped” courses. Procured Sponsored Projects grant of $40,000 for the establishment of the Management and Marketing Department’s multi-media lab.
  • Presented three papers: American society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, NV in February, 2013, Society for Marketing Advances in October of 2012 in Orlando, Florida, and Marketing Management Association Fall Conference in September of 2012 in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Published journal article in the Marketing Education Review, (2013).
Susan Stewart
  • Developed HRM 532 (Seminar in Human Resource Management) into an online class.
  • Developed HRM 446 (Human Resource Management in the Legal Environment) Course
  • Taught Human Resource Management course in Chicago for INSEEC Business College, Paris, which allowed me to recruit students to WIU, namely for the MBA program.
  • Developed and received Faculty Led Study Abroad Fellowship to Dublin, Ireland.
  • Publication of a peer-reviewed journal article in a national/equivalent venue: Berens, M.M. & Stewart, S.M. (2012) Using information posted on Facebook to hire and fire employees: Implications and other considerations. International Journal of Arts and Sciences.
  • Helford, M.C., Stewart, S.M., Gruys, M.L., & Frank, R.A. (2012) perceptions of workforce re-entry, career progression, and lost income among stay-at-home moms and stay-at-home dads. Journal of Leadership, Management, and Organizational Studies.
Mike Tracey, Associate Professor
  • Co-authored with MBA student Tobias Zwick in presentation of research paper at North American Research/Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management on March 14-15 in Phoeniz, AZ. Also attended six workshops.
  • Accompanied SCM students to PROMAT Material Handling Conference and Trade Show in Chicago, IL on January 23, 2013 as well as ADM tours in Quincy and DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling.
  • Published peer-reviewed journal article in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 19(2), 2013.
Donna Wiencek, Instructor
  • Accompanied Marketing Club to AMA Conference in Chicago in April of 2013
  • Received Marketplace Live training in October of 2012. Lectured at INSEEC on behalf of Western Illinois University in April and July of 2013.
  • Authored and presented two papers at MBAA International Conference in March of 2013 as well as performance as Track Chair.
  • Published abstract in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice.
  • Serves as Marketing Club advisor.
Tae Seok Yang, Assistant Professor
  • Published journal article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, 2012
  • Presented paper at the Annual Conference of American Society of Business and Behavioral Services in Las Vegas, NV.
Xiang Yi, Associate Professor
  • Publication of a peer-reviewed journal article in a national/equivalent venue: “Revisiting the Curvilinear Relation between Job Insecurity and Work Withdrawal: the Moderating Role of Achievement Orientation and Risk Aversion”.
  • Delivery of a peer reviewed presentation, “Unlock the Full Potential of Absorptive Capacity: The Role of High Commitment Work Systems:, presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.
Rajeev Sawhney, Professor
  • Presented a paper at the 3rd International Conference on Management Practices & Research on July 26, 2013 in New Delhi, India.
Ann Walsh, Professor
  • Facilitated MKTG 497 project “Discover Western Engineering”
  • Arranged and facilitated MKTG 576 live case study with Deere and Company
  • Publication of a peer-reviewed journal article in a national/equivalent venue: “High Performers in Marketing and Advertising Majors: Do Their Perceptions of Business Programs Differ from Their Peers?”
Honey Zimmerman, Instructor
  • Accompanied SCM students to PROMAT Material Handling Conference and Trade Show in Chicago, IL on January 23, 2013 as well as ADM tours in Quincy and DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling.
  • Received accreditation for Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSCM). Published paper for presentation at the International Supply Management Conference in Grapevine, TX.
  • Arranged and accompanied students to eight different companies as field trips.
  • Co-wrote and presented “Establishing a Curriculum Relevant to the Needs of Industry: An Example from a Supply Chain Management Program” at the Marketing Management Association in Minneapolis, MN in September of 2012.
  • Advisor for the Supply Chain Management Student Association.
  • Traveled to areas high schools education young students on the Supply Chain Management profession.
  • Active in organization of Supply Chain Management Day on September 30, 2013.