Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 2/16/21

In this issue we celebrate accomplishments of faculty in art, business, education, music, psychology, religious and ethical studies, and theatre.

Assistant Professor of Operations Management Yunsik Choi and Assistant Professor of Management Lisa Delise recently had a paper, “Effective Staffing of Projects for Reconciling Conflict between Cost Efficiency and Quality,” accepted by the International Journal of Production Economics. Co-authors include MBA alumnus Jerry Neely and an operations colleague from the University of Dayton.

Dr. Margaret Evans, piano faculty, judged the annual competition of Chicago area pianists sponsored by the Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) in November 2020. The performers demonstrated an extremely high level, making adjudication a joy. As per the current mandate, the competition was conducted entirely online.

Assistant Professor of Art Holly Fischer will participate in a virtual reception for a guest exhibition at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Friday, Feb. 19 from 7-8 p.m. Fischer’s sculptures are featured in the show, which continues through April 3. Learn more at

Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Shannon Grimes recently had an article published in an Italian journal, La Rosa di Paracelso. Her article, “Divine Images: Zosimos of Panopolis’s Spiritual Approach to Alchemy,” can be read online.

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems Megan Martin is one of the founding members of the Bryce Martin Foundation, a nonprofit that supports blind and visually impaired children. She was honored to receive the Spirit of Collaboration award by NC Insightful Visionaries. In collaboration with her career as a professor at Meredith, her contribution to the foundation’s mission goes hand in hand with her passion for technology and the utilization of those tools to help make education accessible. To learn more about Martin’s contributions to the foundation see the following link: Martin has also recently published a paper in the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education titled “An Alternative Multiple-Choice Question Format to Guide Feedback Using Student Self-Assessment of Knowledge.

Associate Professor of Psychology Joe Mazzola had a chapter titled “Professional Development for Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master’s Graduates” published in the book Mastering the Job Market: Career Issues for Master’s Level Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. This is part of a two-book series for which I-O Psychology program directors from around the world wrote chapters aimed at communicating important information and best practices to I-O faculty, administrators, and graduate students. Mazzola’s chapter specifically dives into certifications, mentoring, and continuation credits in the field.

Assistant Professor of  Marketing Lisa Monahan and her coauthors had a manuscript titled “Exploring an adaptability approach: how creative return processors impact firm performance” accepted at the International Journal of Logistics Management.

Professor of Theatre Steven Roten is included in an article for Southern Theatre, a publication of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). The article, Dollars and Sense, is a discussion among professors at colleges across the Southeast about financing college tuition today.

Assistant Professor of Education Christoph Stutts wrote an op-ed for NC Policy Watch titled North Carolina teachers can’t do it alone, which was published on February 1, 2021.

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