The Society for Human Resources
Management student chapter was
relaunched and provided more than 20
hours of volunteer work to the Miracle
League of Tuscaloosa.
Dr. Jonathon Halbesleben oversaw
management doctoral students who
published eight papers in peer-reviewed
journals in 2013–2014. Halbesleben also
concluded work with the post-doctorate
from the Research Stimulation Program.
This work with these post-doctorates led
to five top-tier publications and several
additional papers under review and to
an additional pending national grant. He
continues his term on an NIOSH study
section to review federal grants. This
position is based on an appointment by the
Secretary of DHSS.
Halbesleben also secured two graduate
council fellowships and one alumni
association fellowship for doctoral students
for a total value of $45,000, plus three
tuition and health-insurance waivers.
Dr. Dan Bachrach serves on the grants
review panel for both the Research Grants
Council of Hong Kong and the Austrian
DIVERSITY AND OUTREACH
The management department actively
participated in receptions and programs
for the Culverhouse Majors Awareness
Program, which is aimed at recruiting and
reaching out to rising high school seniors,
with diverse backgrounds, who are enrolled
in magnet and accelerated programs.
The department also conducted the
Black Belt Entrepreneurship Camp in
summer 2013 for minority high school
students interested in entrepreneurship.
Instructor David Ford led the Capstone
Entrepreneurship Camp, a weeklong,
residence camp for rising high school
seniors that teaches about all aspects of
entrepreneurship. Students are chosen
from rural and financially disadvantaged
backgrounds. Over the past five years,
more than 100 students have participated.
Dr. Jonathon Halbesleben continues
to be a leader in doctoral student
diversity. The department enrolled three
international students, one African-American student and three women
students. In recent years, the department
has had great success in attracting and
placing minority students.
Dr. James King is vice president of the
University’s Black Faculty and Staff
Association and recently became an
adviser to the just-chartered UA chapter of
the National Black MBA Association.
Dr. Will Jackson developed a working
paper on whether minority and women
entrepreneurs are underserved by
minority-oriented venture-capital funds.
Dr. Marilyn Whitman accompanied nine
students to the Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society conference.
HIMSS is an international professional
society for health care providers and
organizations and is the industry’s largest
program and exhibition. Some 38,000
professionals and 1,200 exhibitors set an