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Faculty Accomplishments

Assistant Professor of Economics, Dr. Colin Cannonier, was recently quoted in Harvard Business Review's The Daily Stat, a daily electronic newsletter that provies quick facts and figures in an easily digestible format. Cannonier provided information in HBR's coverage of the U.S.'s Family Leave Act in The Daily Stat's article "Family Leave Act in U.S. Increases Women's Probability of Giving Birth." Cannonier provided statistics on the frequency of births among women who are eligible under the Family and Medical leave Act, versus those who aren't. For more information, click here.

Assistant Professor in Belmont's College of Business, J. Haskell Murray, presented at an impact investing conference sponsored by the University of Michigan and Morgan Lewis, a law firm. Immediately following that event, Murray presented at the Center for Nonprofit Management's (CNM) Bridge to Excellence conference. For more information on the impact investing conference, click here.

Dr. Amy E. Crook, assistant professor of management in the Massey College of Business, presented a paper at the 30th annual conference of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology in Philidelphia in April 2015. Her solo-authored paper, titled "Comparing Single-Response and Multiple-Response SJTs," is an experimental validity study on different employee selection test formats. Crook developed the interpersonal skills tests involved in the study and collected the data here at Belmont with undergraduate students. Her talk was part of a symposium with other internationally known SJT experts in academia and industry from organizations such as Educational Testing Service, Michigan State University and Ghent University.

In a recent article (April 2015) from The Wall Street Journal, Professor of Entrepreneurship Dr. Jeff Cornwall was quoted on his expertise in the field. The article, entitled "A Startup Sours After A Falling Out," walks through a messy investor-entrepreneur partnership and a company's fizzling out. Cornwall is quoted saying, "a significant cause of failure is the pressure that investors put on entrepreneurs to lock into a business model too soon." To read the full article, click here.

In April 2015, Associate Professor of Fiannce Dr. John S. Gonas chaired a session on measuring cash flows and capital structure around social entrepreneurial growth opportunities at the University of Oxford - Said Business School Social and Sustainabble Finance and Impact Investing Conference. Gonas also presented a paper titled "The Social Entrepreneur as a Trailblazer: A Role for teh Social Enterprise in a Market Economy." Gonas was invited to participate along with 91 other finance, economics and management professors from 22 different nationalities.

Sean Sehyun Yoo, Associate Professor of Finance, with co-authors Byoun (Balyor) and Kim (San Diego State), has received the KAFA Best Paper Award for 2013 for their paper entitled "Risk Management with Leverage: Evidence from Project Finance" published by the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. The Korea America Finance Association (KAFA) consists of Korean American finance faculty and other domestic and international members. With the sponsorship of Shinhan Bank, one of top five commercial banks in Korea, the association annually awards the best paper prize to research papers in finance and related areas.

Associal Professor of Economics and Music Business, Jennifer Fowler, was quoted in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's "Extra Credit," the bank's online newsletter designed to assist teachers in economic and personal finance topics and teaching strategies. Fowler discussed Nashville's growing tourism and music tourism industries. For Fowler's full feature, click here.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mark Phillips, published one of the main features in the September 2014 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal with his article is titled, "Can Entrepreneurial Education Restore Faith in Legal Education?". Phillips holds a JD/MBA from New York University as well as a PhD in Entrepreneurship/Law Firm Management from George Washington University Business School.

An article co-authored by five Jack C. Massey College of Business faculty has been published in the August edition of American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Professor of Management Richard
Churchman, Associate Dean and Associate, Professor of Management Stan York, Associate Professor of Management Beth Woodard, Associate Professor of Management and Healthcare Administration Chuck Wainright and Assistant Professor of Management Mary Rau-Foster wrote “Revisiting Perceptions of Quality of Hospice Care: Managing for the Ultimate Referral” together. Click here to read the article.

International Business Professors Jose Gonzalez, Jeff Overby and Marieta Velikova have been added to the Board of Directors of Sister Cities of Nashville. Founded in 1990, Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) connects Nashvillians with friends around the world through exchanges, cultural programs and partnerships. Overby, director of Belmont’s Center for International Business, also recently earned Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) certification. GMI is the premier assessment tool to help determine a global leader’s ability to be better prepared for the opportunities, risks and challenges that come from working with the culture of a globalized business market.

Dr. Dennis C. Chen, assistant professor of management, and Associate Dean and Senior Professor of Performance Excellence of the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, Dr. Joe Alexander, have been appointed to the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) Panel of Judges. Each Year, the Panel of Judges plays an integral role in the TNCPE Award Program with recognizes local, regional and statewide organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results. TNCPE recognizes high-performing organizations committed to organizational excellence and continuous improvement.

Instructor of Entrepreneurship and Management, Jose Gonzalez, was interviewed for WalletHub.com's study examining 2014's Best and Worst Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs. Click here to see the rankings and read Gonzalez's comments.

The United Nationa Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization released a report that cites "Empowering Women Through Education: Evidence from Sierra Leone," the work of Belmont Assistant professor of Economics, Colin Cannonier, and colleague Naci Mocan. The report is titled "Teaching and Learning: Achieving Qualisty for All," and their work was highlighted in teh report's third chapter, Schooling Can Save the Planet: Higher levels of education lead to more concern for the environment. Click here for the full story.

Professor Haskell Murray, in the Jack C. Massey College of Business, has authored "Social Enterprise Innovation: Delaware's Public Benefit Corporation Law," for publication in the Harvard Business Law Review. The Harvard Business Law Review is a scholarly journal with an acceptance rate under 5 percent. Only the Yale Journal on Regulation has a higher impact factor in the most recent rankings of all legal journals in the "Corporations and Associations" area. Murray also presented the paper at the annual Academy of Legal Studies in Business conference in Seattle, Washington on Aug. 5.

Harold Fogelberg, director for the Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics, was among 22 people from across the country invited by the RAND Corp. to participate in a symposium entitled Transforing Ethics and Compliance: Emerging Trends for Boards, Management and Government on May 28. The Washington, D.C. think tank is known for policy development on many issues.
Professor of marketing, Dr. Robert Lambert, was featured in an article by WalletHub on
Sochi Olympics by the Numbers." Lambert provided expert insight into the value of mega-event advertising. Click here to read the full article.

Dr. Jeff Cornwall
, Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship, was named the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year at the 2013 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference.

Dr. Mark Schenkel, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, received the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2012 President’s Award as recognition for outstanding leadership and service to USASBE and further support of the association and the strategic mission within the entrepreneurship community.

Dr. Jeff Cornwall, The Jack C. Massey Chair of Entrepreneurship, was named a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards. More than 3,000 people and organizations were nominated for the award.

Dr. John Gonas, Associate Professor of Finance, was presented a Community Service Award by the General Francis Nash Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, on May 12, 2012. This award recognizes worthy residents, from a variety of walks of life, for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical and citizenship endeavors, or in environmental conservation.

Dr. Joe F. Alexander, associate dean of Belmont’s Massey Graduate School of Business, was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2012 Board of Examiners. Every year the TNCPE award program recognizes organizations demonstrating excellence in business operations and results.
Nashpreneur.com named Belmont Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Jeff Cornwall as among the top Top 30 Influential Nashville Entrepreneurs. Cornwall ranks as No. 25 for his work educating budding entrepreneurs through the classroom, his books and blog as well as his work as co-founder and president of Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems, a company which operated a variety of health care facilities and programs throughout the state of North Carolina. Dr. Cornwall was also quoted in a USA Today article titled "Gen Y grads more likely to launch start-ups" (May 8, 2012).

Dr. Colin Cannonier
, Assistant Professor of Economics, authored “State abstinence education programs and teen birth rates in the US” for the Review of Economics of the Household (Cannonier, Colin, Review of Economics of the Household, 2011, doi.10.1007.s11150-011-9131-8).

Dr. John Gonas, Associate Professor of Finance, and Steven Dolvin, Ph.D, CFA at Butler University, coauthored “Off the Rack Versus Savile Row: The Value of Custom Tailoring for Equity Investors” for the Journal of Financial Planning (August 2011, v. 24 No. 8, pp.54-61).

Dr. J. Patrick Raines, Jack C. Massey Dean of the Jack C. Massey College of Business & Professor of Economics at Belmont University, and Dr. Charles G. Leathers, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Alabama, coauthored “Behavioral Finance and Post Keynesian-institutionalist theories of financial markets” for the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics (Summer 2011, v. 33 No. 4, pp. 539-573).

A manuscript coauthored by Belmont Jack C. Massey College of Business faculty members Dr. Stan York, Dr. Richard Churchman, Dr. Beth Woodard, Dr. Charles Wainright and Atty. Mary Rau-Foster entitled "Free-Text Comments: Understanding the Value in Family Member Descriptions of Hospice Caregiver Relationships" was accepted by the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (April 2011).

Dr. J. Patrick Raines, Dean of the Jack C. Massey College of Business & Professor of Economics at Belmont University, and Dr. Charles G. Leathers, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Alabama, coauthored “Natural religion and ‘moral capitalism’: insights from Adam Smith and Thorstein Veblen” for the International Journal of Social Economics (Volume 38 No. 4).