January 2010 Dr. Larry Barnes, has been named head of WTAMU’s Department of Communication Disorders. He has served as interim head of the department since June and immediately stepped in as the official head of the department in December. Barnes joined the WTAMU faculty in 2002. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and has numerous publications and research projects to his credit. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College, a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, a Master of Science from WTAMU and his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
Royal Brantley, head of the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance, has been named the recipient of the coveted Texas Educational Theatre Association’s (TETA) Founders Award. The award is considered the most prestigious one given by the organization and recognizes outstanding service to TETA and to theatre education in the state of Texas. The award will be presented at the TETA Annual Conference in January in Dallas by Perry Crafton, associate professor of theatre, who nominated Brantley for the award.
Dr. Ashley Campbell, assistant professor of education, in collaboration with Dr. Angela Spaulding, dean of Graduate School and Research, presented “A Follow-Up Study of Undergraduate Research Program Alumni: Career Pathways” at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference Nov. 11-14 in Denver.
Dr. Robin Capt, assistant professor of education, has been named the new associate dean of WTAMU’s Graduate School and Research. She began her new duties Dec. 1. As associate dean, Capt will help oversee, coordinate and facilitate graduate programming and interpret policy for both academic departments and students. She also will help mediate student appeals and advise students on academic matters. The new position also requires the associate dean to provide leadership to graduate interdisciplinary degree programs, comprehensive exams, program reviews, thesis and dissertation processes while working with the academic community to develop graduate student recruiting strategies and support services.
Karen Cooley, instructor of accounting, and Dr. Darlene Pulliam, McCray Professor of Business and professor of accounting, are the authors of “Underlying Assets Not Gift Tax Value of Interest in N.Y. LLC” in the December 2009 Journal of Accountancy, www.journalofaccountancy.com/issues/2009/Dec/UnderlyingAssets.htm. Cooley and Pulliam also co-authored “IRS Litigation with Tax Shelters” in the November issue of Today’s CPA.
Dr. Karyn Friske, Pickens Professor of Business and associate professor of accounting, and Dr. Darlene Pulliam, McCray Professor of Business and professor of accounting, are the co-authors of “Requests for Tax Shelter Opinion Letters Denied” in the December 2009 Journal of Accountancy, www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2009/Dec/TaxShelter.htm.
Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, associate professor of biology, was an invited speaker at a meeting organized by Air Oasis and Luna Air Nov. 17 in Amarillo. His presentation was titled “Qualitative Assay of Indoor Air Using Air Oasis Air Purifier Units with Special Reference to the Reduction of Aero-Allergens and Pollutants.” He also was an invited speaker at WTAMU’s chapter of the National Science Teachers Association on Nov. 19. He talked about “Experience of an Educator at the East and the West.”
Dr. Anne Macy, Gene Edwards Professor of Finance, is the author of “Are Hybrid Cars Good Buys?” in the June 2009 Journal of Business Case Studies, vol. 5(3). She and co-authors Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business and professor of economics, and Dr. James Owens, department head and professor of finance, are the authors of “Bikers, Aliens and Movie Stars: Comparing the Economic Impact of Special Events” in the November 2009 Journal of Business and Economic Research, vol. 7(11).
Dr. James Owens, department head and professor of finance, Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business and professor of economics, and Dr. John Cooley, professor of management, are co-authors of “The Impact of Instruction Mode on Student Performance in Graduate Financial Management” published in the summer 2009 Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning, vol. 5(1). Cooley also is the author of “Use of the Foreign Exchange Online System and a Line of Credit in Lieu of a Letter of Credit” in the fall 2009 Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, vol. 3.
Dr. John Pipkin, professor of animal science, was recognized in November by the World Conformation Horse Association with a lifetime membership for his generous contributions to the organization.
Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business and professor of economics, Dr. James Owens, department head and professor of finance, Dr. Duane Rosa, professor of economics and Dr. Karyn Friske, associate professor of accounting and Pickens Professor of Business, are the authors of “The Donut Stop: Local Competition from a National Chain” published in the Journal of Business Case Studies, vol. 5 (4), August 2009. Terry and co-authors Dr. Rex Pjesky, assistant professor of economics, and Dr. Gary Rider, instructor of business law, published “Determinants of Pay for Head Coaches in Collegiate Athletics” in the December 2009 Business Review, Cambridge, vol. 13(2).