Faculty/Staff Accomplishments—October 9

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of members of Meredith's faculty and staff, from departments including art, business, the Ellen Brewer House, psychology and more.

Congratulations to Ellen Brewer House (EBH) Director Sarah Edwards and Assistant Director Carly Lantz on the successful assessment of The Ellen Brewer Infant/Toddler Lab Home. EBH earned a 5 star rating in its Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) assessment and re-evaluation this fall. This assessment involves a visit from the NC Rated License Assessment Project to evaluates all aspects of a child care center.  A 5 star rating is the highest level of completion. EBH remains one of the highest ranked centers in the Raleigh area.

Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards was an expert source for a article on to let go and allow children to develop independence. Read the story here.

Associate Professor of Art Warner Hyde shared the following accomplishments from this fall. Hyde was invited to be a member of YAKIMONO, an international group of 80 top tier ceramicists from all over the world, who make ceremonial grade wares for Chado, the Japanese tea ceremony.  Hyde will be a guest artist with an October exhibition at Cape Fear Studios Gallery, Fayetteville, N. C. and he was accepted into a juried alumni show in Brevard College’s Spiers Gallery, Brevard, N.C., October through November. He was invited to participate in “SteinFest,” an exhibition by six North American artists who were invited to make and exhibit modern interpretations of the stein. The exhibition will be in Claymakers Gallery, Foster Street, Durham, N.C., from October through December. His work from this show will also be exhibited in the Iris BierGarten at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Associate Professor of Business Mary Jane Lenard and Professor of Business Becky Oatsvall attended the NCACPA Accounting Educators' Forum, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of CPAs.  It was held September 27 and 28 at Briar Creek, Raleigh, NC

Associate Professor of Business Ying Liao presented a paper, “External knowledge acquisition, network-oriented flexibility, and innovation: an empirical study” at the Sixth Global Supply Chain Management Conference: Building Bridges between Theory and Practice on September 27 in Dearborn, Mich. The conference focused on forging private-public and industry-university partnerships in areas related to global supply chain management.

Jack McKinney, a new adjunct faculty member in the Religious and Ethical Studies Program, was part of panel conversation on "Politics, Religion, and LGBT Equality" at Lenoir Rhyne University on September 28. The panel was moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Assistant Professor of Finance Bing Yu was one of the experts who contributed to’s “Ask the Experts: Money Management for Young Professionals” story on September 20. 

Melyssa Allen

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