Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

April 28, 2009

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Dr. Syed Tariq Anwar, professor of marketing and international business, presented a paper titled “CFIUS, Chinese MNCs and Globalization of FDI” at the Globalization of Chinese Enterprises Conference at the Kennedy School of Government Oct. 8-10 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. He also published a paper titled “Creating a National Champion or a Global Pharmaceutical Company: A Tale of French Connection” in the November 2008 Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 23, number 8.

Dr. Joseph Cepeda, professor of geology, was a presenter at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 15-19 in San Francisco, Calif. His paper was titled “Factors Affecting Maximum Possible Point Rainfall and Flooding in Western Texas.”

Dr. Karen Friske, Pickens Professor of Business and associate professor of accounting, and Dr. Laura Kreissl, assistant professor of accounting, are the authors of “IRS Scores Recent Judicial Successes Against Tax Shelters” in the December 2008 Practical Tax Strategies.

Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, associate professor of biology, presented a paper titled “Early Flowering and a Gradual Shift in Aeroallergen Index Affecting Allergic Rhinitis in Texas Panhandle” at the national meeting of  ASIOA in Biology Jan. 16-19 in Denton. The paper was published in the proceedings of the meeting (Vol. III, pages 15-16).

Dr. Laura Kreissl, assistant professor of accounting, and Dr. Darlene Pulliam, McCray Professor of Business and professor of accounting, are co-authors of an article in the December 2008 Journal of Accountancy. The paper is titled “Proof of Material Participation Must Be Credible.”

Dr. Guy Loneragan, associate professor of beef cattle health and management, was cited in a March 13 Associated Press article about his research role in a new E. coli vaccine titled “USDA Approves Shot for Cows Aimed at E. Coli.” The news story has been picked up by papers around the country, and Loneragan appeared on KFDA News Channel 10 March 16 to talk about the shot and its impact on the cattle industry. He also has been elected the chair of the Beef Production Committee of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and was named to the board of directors of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. He was also an invited presenter at the E. coli O157:H7 Strategy Workshop Nov. 21 in Calgary, Canada. His presentation was titled “Addressing E. coli O157:H7 Pre-Harvest.” In October, he was a presenter at the fourth Biannual Food and Feed Safety Workshop in College Station. His paper was “Ecology, Burden and (Potential) Mitigation of Antimicrobial Resistance.”

Dr. Susan Nix, assistant professor of education, is the author of a peer-reviewed article published in January for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The article, co-written with her husband, Randy J. Nix, managing director of environmental health and safety at Texas Tech University, is titled “Safety in the Science Lab.” The article can be found at www.principals.org/p10109nix.

Dr. Dave Rausch, associate professor of political science, is the author of “Guiding the Vote: The Daily Oklahoman and Voting on Moral Issues” in the peer-reviewed journal Oklahoma Politics.

Dr. Helen Reyes, head of the Department of Nursing and assistant professor of nursing, was a presenter at the annual American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Educators Conference Dec. 4-6 in San Antonio. Her poster presentation was titled “Acting Like a Nurse, a Collaboration Between Nursing and Theatre Students.”

Dr. B.A. Stewart, director of the Institute for Dryland Agriculture and distinguished professor of agriculture, is the co-author of Water and Cereals in Drylands, published in 2008 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Earthscan Publications. Steward and co-author P. Koohafkan, director of National Resources Management and Environment Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, reviewed the potential for increased cereal production in drylands around the world.


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