Marketing professor Trina Sego has been appointed associate editor for the International Journal of Advertising. The journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of marketing communications from the academic, practitioner and public policy perspectives.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Faculty Spotlight – Trina Sego
COBE Associate Dean Receives Outstanding Paper Award
Diane Schooley-Pettis, associate dean in the College of Business and Economics, has received the Abramson Scroll for her outstanding contribution to the journal Business Economics. She shares the honor with co-author Debra Worden from George Fox University. The two authored “Fueling the Credit Crisis: Who Uses Consumer Credit and What Drives Debt Burden?” The journal’s editorial board chooses two outstanding papers each year to honor.
Sian Mooney, Kelly Cobourn, Samia Islam
Economics professors Sian Mooney, Kelly Cobourn and Samia Islam made a number of conference presentations this summer. They include:
— Mooney, Cobourn and Islam, along with co-author Douglas L. Young, presented “Multidisciplinarity in Agricultural Economics: Practitioner Attitudes” at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meetings in Pittsburgh. Cobourn and Mooney also presented “Trends in Publishing across Agricultural Economics Journals” during the meeting, and Mooney, with co-author Leonie Marks, presented “Demand for Interdisciplinary Skills in the Economics Labor Force.”
— Mooney, Cobourn and Islam, along with Young, presented “Applied Economists and Multidisciplinary Research: Are We Meeting New Demands?” at the Western Agricultural Economics Association and Canadian Agricultural Economics Society joint annual meeting in Banff, Alberta. Cobourn, Mooney and co-author Leonie A. Marks also presented “Demand for Multidisciplinary Skills in the Economics Job Market & Trends in Publishing.”
Lessons from Alumni
Faculty Spotlight – MeredithTaylor Black
Meredith A. Taylor Black, Director of the International Business Program, recently co-presented a continuing legal education seminar “Business Without Borders: International Law for the Idaho Attorney” through the Idaho State Bar. Dr. M. Black’s segment of the program, “Assessing Your Client’s International Business Environment: Trade Agreements and Strategy Formulation,” explored the economic, political, legal, and industry specific factors firms evaluate when entering new markets. She applied the concepts discussed to a current event simulation based on the pending Korean-US trade agreement and the international trade in beef. The seminar was a coordinated effort with Mrs. Christine Nicholas of Moffat, Thomas, Barrett Rock & Fields, Chtd and Mr. Jason E. Prince of Stoel Rives, LLP who covered the topics “Drafting the Deal: U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods Compared to Article 2 of the UCC” and “Knowing What and Who It Takes: Managing an International Business Transaction,” respectively.
Brandt Foundation Lecture – Public Policy and Legal Expert Robert Levy
Brandt Foundation Lectures presents public policy and legal expert Robert A. Levy at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom at Boise State. The eighth annual Brandt Foundation Lecture is made possible by Boise State’s College of Business and Economics and the John and Orah Brandt Foundation.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; the event is free and no tickets are required. Free designated parking will be provided near the Student Union Building in the parking garage at Lincoln Avenue and University Drive.
Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute’s board of directors. He joined Cato as senior fellow in constitutional studies in 1997 after 25 years in business. He also sits on boards of the Institute for Justice, the Federalist Society and the George Mason University School of Law. Levy founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of financial information and software, and was its CEO until 1991. He clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
From 1997 until 2004, Levy was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. He has written numerous articles on investments, law and public policy for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review and numerous other publications. Levy also is called on to discuss public policy on national radio and TV programs, including Nightline, Crossfire, The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball and the Today Show.
His latest book, co-authored with William Mellor, is “The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.”
Levy received his Ph.D. in business from the American University and his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law. He was co-counsel for the plaintiff in the District of Columbia v. Heller Second Amendment case (2008) in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the D.C. ban on handguns, upholding an individual’s right to keep and bear arms that extends beyond the context of militia service.
In 2004, the Brandt Foundation pledged a generous annual contribution to Boise State’s College of Business and Economics that created a named professorship and secured funding for a lecture series. For more information, visit www.boisestate.edu/brandtfoundation or call 426-1125.
COBE Website Helps Match Business Needs with University Expertise
Boise State has made it a priority to help address the needs of the business community, and invites businesses to take advantage of a new tool designed to match business challenges with university expertise.
Business leaders may request help, describe challenges they face and even offer up academic project ideas by visiting a new web site, http://cobe.boisestate.edu/businessresources/. Faculty members in the College of Business and Economics will assess submissions and match them with class projects where applicable. Businesses also may be referred to the Idaho Small Business Development Center, headquartered at Boise State, TechHelp, or other university entities or consultants depending on the scope of the challenge. (more…)
EMBA Grad Named One of Nations Top Doctors
U.S. News & World Report has named Executive MBA grad, Stewart Lawrence ’10, as one of the nations best doctors. Dr. Lawrence practices Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics at Mountain States Neonatology.
The Executive MBA program is an opportunity for experienced professionals to obtain a master’s degree in business administration on a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal pursuits. Such programs include a cohort class structure that offers a lock-step, planned curriculum in an executive setting. Boise State University’s Executive MBA Program receives excellent reviews and offers the best value in our region. We also have one of the most robust executive lecturer programs in the country. To learn more about the Executive MBA program visit the EMBA website.
Faculty Spotlight – Susan Park
Susan Park, a legal studies faculty member in the Department of Management and president-elect of the Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, recently attended the national Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference in New Orleans. While there she served as a member of the ALSB House of Delegates and presented a paper titled “Unauthorized Televised Debate Footage in Political Campaign Advertising: Copyright Infringement or Fair Use?”