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LEADING EDITOR AWARDS
Drs. Alexander Ellinger and Glenn Richey
have each received a 2013 Leading
Editor Award, acknowledging the high
commitment they have shown to the journal
they edit and recognizing their efforts to
raise and maintain the journal’s global
reputation and standing.
Ellinger and Richey, both professors of
marketing and supply chain management
at UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce,
are co-editors of the International Journal
of Physical Distribution & Logistics
Management, a publication of the Emerald
Literati Network. The Emerald Literati
Network has more than 40,000 members
and is the leading international publisher
of business, management and library and
information science journals.
BETA ALPHA PSI
When Holt High School lost their accounting
teacher due to budget cuts, students with
Beta Alpha Psi stepped in to help. BAP is
an international honor organization made
up of finance students and professionals.
BAP students from Culverhouse taught
the accounting class to the high school
students. The efforts will allow those
students who signed up for the coursework
to receive credit on their diploma. Dr.
Gary Ken Taylor, professor of accounting
RECOUNTING MEMORIES OF
and director of the doctoral program in
accounting, and Lisa McKinney, lecturer in
accounting at Culverhouse, assisted with
the teaching efforts.
Jim Lawrence, education director for the
Alabama Center for Real Estate at the
Culverhouse College of Commerce, recently
published his first book, “Reflections on LZ
Albany: The Agony of Vietnam.” The book
recounts some of his memories from his
time in Vietnam and is available on Amazon.
Lawrence is a decorated Vietnam veteran.
Dr. James Perry Cover, professor of
economics and the J. Reese Phifer Fellow
in Economics and Finance, spoke recently
at the convention of the 2013 Association
of County Commissions in Alabama
Legislative Conference. Cover spoke
about revenue enhancement alternatives
for transportation during the opening
MOVING SPIRIT AWARD
Dr. Burcu Keskin, assistant professor
of operations management, received
the INFORMS Moving Spirit Award in
appreciation of outstanding service to the
Junior Faculty Interest Group of INFORMS in
October 2013. The award was established to
recognize outstanding forum volunteers who
have been “moving spirits” in their forum.
WAGNER PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE
A Culverhouse operations management
team was a finalist for the Daniel H.
Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations
Research. Their winning paper was “An
Integrated Load Planning Algorithm for
Outbound Logistics.” The team included
Dr. Burcu Keskin, assistant professor of
operations management, and Dr. Charles
Sox, professor and program director of
operations management, along with two
operations management doctoral students,
Ibrahim Capar and Nicholas Freeman.
The prize emphasizes the quality and
coherence of the analysis used in practice.
Dr. Wagner strove for strong mathematics
applied to practical problems, supported
by clear and intelligible writing. This prize
recognizes those principles by emphasizing
good writing, strong analytical content, and
verifiable practice successes.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES INTERVIEW
Dr. Jullet Davis, associate professor of
healthcare management, was recently
published in ElderBranch. The online
publication interviewed Dr. Davis about
her study, “The Use of Innovative Advance
Directives Programs in Nursing Homes.”
Her primary research interests are nursing
homes and the strategies employed by
management to improve performance.