Faculty Newsbreakers

Faculty Newsbreakers

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Anna-Maria Aksan, PhD, associate professor of economics, published a blog post with Cambridge University Press related to her recent publication on sex selection and demographic change in India.

Nazil Sila Alan, PhD, assistant professor of finance, and Katsiaryna Bardos, PhD, associate professor of finance, had their research featured on The FinReg Blog published by Duke University School of Law Global Financial Markets Center.

Gerald Cavallo, PhD, associate professor of marketing, has been granted an Externship with Veto Pro Pac Corp., makers of high quality tool bags for the mechanical trades. He will be assisting the company to enter the consumer market.

Michael P. Coyne, PhD, CPA, MBA, associate professor of accounting, presented “Rules That Apply: The History of How some Significant Accounting Standards/Rules Arose” at the 46th Annual Economics and Business History Society Conference last month.

Helena Glebocki Keefe, PhD, assistant professor of economics, published her article titled “The Transmission of Global Monetary and Credit Shocks on Exchange Market Pressure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies” in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money last month. She also presented her research on “Threshold Effects of Openness on Real and Nominal Effective Exchange Rates in Emerging and Developing Economies” at the International Trade and Finance Conference last month.

Steven Kozlowski, PhD, assistant professor of finance, and Michael Puleo, PhD, assistant professor of finance, published their article entitled, “Financial distress, corporate takeovers, and the distress anomaly” in Managerial Finance. They also published their article entitled, “Asymmetric Information and Opportunism in Insider Share-Pledging” in Managerial Finance

Steven Kozlowski, PhD, assistant professor of finance, had his paper “Discretionary loan loss provisioning and bank stock returns: The role of economic booms and busts” accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking & Finance. The paper is coauthored with Shantaram Hegde of the University of Connecticut.

Joan Lee, PhD, CPA, professor of accounting, accompanied a team of Fairfield students to the Michael Smith Regional Ethics Case Competition, held online by Providence College. The students, who presented an analysis of a case study that they prepared, advanced to the final rounds of the competition.

Mark LeClair, PhD, professor of economics, had his article entitled, “For College Finances, There’s No ‘Return to Normal’ - The critical problems facing higher education won’t end with the pandemic” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Philip Maymin, PhD, professor of analytics and director of the MSBA, had his paper “Cognitive Biases and Mindfulness” with Ellen Langer of Harvard University accepted for publication in Nature: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, and his paper "Using Scouting Reports Text To Predict NCAA → NBA Performance" accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Analytics. Dr. Maymin also gave a talk on “The Ideal Sports League” about the new Athletes Unlimited pro women’s softball league as a Competitive Advantage talk at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in April. Harvard Magazine also published a profile on his “Better than Better” research with Harvard’s Ellen Langer, and their “Better than Better” article was published on Thrive Global. Lastly, he had their paper “Life, Liberty, and Lockdowns” published in the peer-reviewed STEM volume “COVID-19: A Complex Systems Approach.”

Sharlene McEvoy, JD, PhD, professor of business law, has published an article, "Right to Dry Laws: Protecting the Environment over Aesthetic Considerations" in The Journal of Management and Public Policy, Volume 21(4) 2020. Her article “Curbing the pollution of the night: The problem of light pollution” was also accepted for publication in the Journal Urban Studies and Public Administration, Volume 4, No.2 June 2021.

Kathi Mettler, CPA, director of graduate accounting programs, was featured as an industry expert on the main page of Zippia.com for the article "Predicting the Future of the Job Market".

Jeffrey Moretz, PhD, assistant professor of management, received the official paperwork for Patent No. US 10,641,405 B2, Differential Pressure Activated Valve.

Michael Puleo, PhD, assistant professor of finance, published his article entitled, “Corporate Social Media Engagement and Stock Volatility” in Empirical Economics Letters.

Rajasree Rajamma, PhD, associate professor of marketing, had her paper ““Flipping the Script: Consumers’ Propensity for Self-Medication,” with co-authors Audhesh K. Paswan and Lou E Pelton, both at University of North Texas accepted for publication in Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.

David Schmidt, associate professor of management and director of the Waide Center for Applied Ethics, was interviewed for the article, "Mapping the Performance Principle: A Guide to Understanding What Makes a Leader," in Atlantic Business Magazine, May/June 2021.

Debra M. Strauss, JD, professor of business law, presented her expertise on international terrorism in the Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso, in affiliation with the Office of Alumni Affairs: Panel Discussion with Frank Figliuzzi ’84, “It Can’t Happen Here? Assessing the Threat of Domestic Extremist Groups” at The Quick Live on March 30, 2021. The video recording of this event is available for view

Ying Zhang, PhD, associate professor of finance, had the paper "The asymmetric online talk effect" accepted by Review of Behavioral Finance.

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