For the fourth consecutive year, criminal justice/criminology faculty members Dr. Bruce Carroll, associate professor, and Dr. Marie Ratchford, assistant professor, led a group of Grizzlies on an Education Abroad program to London, England. The program focused on a comparative analysis of the English versus American legal systems. Highlights included visits to live court sessions, meeting local English law enforcement and touring various cultural sites in London and Windsor.
Dr. Brett Young, assistant professor of management information systems, received the 2016 Best Paper Award from the Journal of the Association for Information Systems during its International Conference on Information Systems held in December 2017.
Young is the lead author of “Inconsistent and Incongruent Frames During IT-enabled Change: An Action Research Study into Sales Process Innovation," a paper on the social construction of technology and social cognitive processes in organizations that has helped researchers investigate how stakeholder groups perceive information system practices and opportunities.
Dr. Christopher I. Brandon, Jr., associate professor of biological sciences, has been asked to return as a faculty member for the Robert A. Paul Emory-Tibet Science Initiative at Sera Mey Monastic University in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, India for summer 2018.
The program works with Tibetan monasteries to advance the “convergence of science and spirituality”.
Dr. Samantha Mrstik, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, recently won the Division of International Special Education and Services International Student Research Award at the Council of Exceptional Services Conference in Tampa, Florida. Her dissertation inclusive practices of junior secondary students with learning disabilities in Gaborone, Botswana.