March 2013 Accolades

Accolades celebrates the professional achievements of Mason faculty and staff. Send submissions to Deadline for the April column is Monday, March 25.


Jason A. Moore, Early Identification Program, University Life, co-presented “First-Year Minority Male Students: Increasing Retention and Persistence by Addressing Their Academic and Social Needs” on Jan 29 for the Innovative Educators Higher Ed and Professional Development Webinar Series. The presentation focused on intrusive advising, academic monitoring and socio-political engagement as a living learning community framework for the minority male demographic.

Robinson Professors

Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, participated in the video segment “Underground Railroad: Network to Freedom,” which aired in the February “County Magazine” program on Channel 16, Fairfax County Government’s cable channel.

Paul D’Andrea, Robinson Professor of Theater and English, had his play “The Einstein Project” presented in February at Montana State University as part of MSU President Waded Cruzado’s “Celebrating Einstein” Fine Arts Series, which hosts events centered on the theme “Art of Science — Science of Art.”

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, was the Linus Pauling lecturer of the Association for Science, Technology and Public Policy in Portland, Ore. He was also keynote speaker at the Gordon Research Conference on Geobiology in Ventura, Calif., and he lectured at Portland State University, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.

Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Vera Institute of Justice, an independent and nonpartisan center for justice research and policy based in New York City.

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Richard Rubenstein’s short story “Sabbatical Term” was published by Heaven Gate Press in the anthology “Phnom Penh Noir” edited by Christopher G. Moore. He gave a funded public lecture titled “Poverty, Inequality and Violence: Social Diseases in Search of a Cure,” at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Va., in February.

Karina Korostelina published the book “History Education and Postconflict Reconstruction: Reconsidering Joint Textbook Projects” with co-editor Simone Lassig. This book analyzes the role of history education in conflict and postconflict societies, describing common history textbook projects in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Far East and the Middle East. This volume conducts a comparative analysis of common history projects in different countries and provides conceptual frameworks and methodological tools for enhancing the roles of these projects in the processes of conflict prevention and resolution.

School of Management

Long Chen and Suning Zhang, Accounting, presented the paper titled “Stock Repurchase and Debt Contracting” at the 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Chen also presented the paper titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit Fees, and Audit Opinions” at that same meeting.

Robert Grosse, Management, published an article titled “Bank Regulation, Governance and the Crisis — A Behavioral Finance View” in the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance.

Jessica Hoppner, Marketing, presented the paper titled “None of the Glory: An Extended Abstract of the Implications of Customer Attributions of Credit in Successful Co-Productive Service Experiences” at the Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings. Hoppner also published an article titled “Global Marketing Managers: Improving Global Marketing Strategy Through Soft Skill Development” in International Marketing Review in 2013.

Keith Jones, Accounting, presented the paper titled “Nonfinancial Measures and Fraud Detection” at the National Credit Union Administration in Alexandria, Va.

Ling Lisic and Mikhail Pevzner, Accounting, presented the paper titled “The Informativeness of Audit Partner Reputation: Evidence from Client Restatements in Taiwan” at the 2013 Audit Midyear Meeting in New Orleans. Lisic also published an article titled “Determinants of Audit Staff Turnover: Evidence from Taiwan” in the International Journal of Auditing in 2013, and presented the paper titled “CEO Power, Internal Control Quality and Audit Committee Effectiveness in Substance vs. in Form” at the 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Anant Mishra and Cheryl Druehl, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper titled “Prize Amount and Entry Behavior in Innovation Contests” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Mishra also presented the paper titled “The Architecture of Multi-partner Alliances in R&D Projects: Scale, Ambidexterity and Integration” at that same meeting.

Alison O’Brien, Administration, presented the paper titled “The Good and The Bad News About Rankings” at the Southern Business Administration Association Summer Workshop in Charleston, S.C.

Olivia ONeill, Management, presented the paper titled “Extinguishing Emotions: Expressive Suppression of Emotions in Masculine Organizational Cultures” at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston.

Min-Seok Pang, Information Systems and Operations Management, had the presentation titled “Analyzing Pricing Strategies for Online Services with Network Effects” published in the proceedings from the Information Systems Research. Pang also published an article titled “Analyzing Pricing Strategies for Online Services with Network Effects” in Information Systems Research.

Kevin Rockmann and Claus Langfred, Management, presented the paper titled “Freedom is Encapsulation: The Iron Cage of Job Autonomy” at the Academy of Management in Boston. Rockmann also presented the paper titled “The Memory of Inclusion as a Facilitator of Positive Reciprocity in Exchange Relationships” at that same event.

Min Shen, Accounting, presented the paper titled “Regulation FD and the Loss of the 15-minute Privilege” at the 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Matthew Theeke, Management, presented two papers at the Academy of Management Meeting in Boston: “The Consensus Discount: How Analysts’ Recommendations Influence Medical Innovation Firms’ Ability to Attract Investors” and “The Influence of a Firm’s Approach to Innovation on Its Ability to Attract Analyst Coverage.”

George Wang, Finance, presented three papers at the 2012 FMA Annual Meetings in Atlanta: “Order Submission Strategies by Trader Types in a Limit Order Market: Evidence From Taiwan Index Futures Market,” “The Impact of Individual Day Traders on Liquidity and Volatility in Taiwan Index Futures Markets” and “Transaction Tax and Market Quality of U. S. Futures Markets: An Ex-Ante Analysis.”

Paige Wolf, Management, presented the paper titled “Team Composition and Emergent States as Predictors of Shared Leadership” at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference in Houston.

James Wolfe, Management, presented the paper titled “It’s Complicated: The Relationship of the Researcher and the Founder” at the Federal Laboratory Consortium Annual Meeting in Cambridge, Md.

School of Public Policy

Katrin Anacker was a panelist at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 2012 Annual Fall Research Conference on the topic “Preserving Individual and Community Assets in Times of Financial Hardship.” She also presented the paper “Analyzing Housing Affordability of Renters during the Great Recession, 2007 to 2009” at the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences.

Philip Auerswald spoke at a World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana forum on the topic of future economies of large countries with quickly growing populations such as China, Brazil and India and discussed what this means for the United States. He published a report, “Growth Opportunities for the American Worker: Hottest Growth Industries by Decade: 1890-2020,” commissioned by the Zurich Insurance Group.

Jack Goldstone and Michael Hayden participated in the development of a report, “S.O.S: A U.S. Strategy of State-Building,” sponsored by the Society for International Development’s Washington Security and Development Workgroup.

David Hart was a key member of the team that developed the Obama Administration’s proposal for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NMMI) during his sabbatical with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. President Obama featured the NNMI proposal in his State of the Union address to Congress in February. 

Michael Hayden was awarded the 29th Annual William Oliver Baker Award from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. The award was established to promote excellence in intelligence and national security activities of the U.S. government and associated endeavors throughout the private sector.

Andrew Hughes Hallett is a member of Scotland’s Fiscal Commission Working Group (FCWG), a sub-group of the government’s Council of Economic Advisers. FCWG recently delivered its first report with recommendations for the macroeconomic framework of an independent Scotland.

Frank Manheim published a review of the book, “Life in Europe under Climate Change,” by Joseph Alcamo and Jørgen E. Olesen in the January 2013 issue of CHOICE.

Ramkishen Rajan was asked to join the International Advisory Committee for the Journal of Southeast Asian Economics, which is published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Louise Shelley received the Mueller Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to international/comparative criminal justice.

Volgenau School of Engineering

Michael P. Cohen, Statistics, was appointed vice chair of the American Statistical Association Committee on Archives and Historical materials.

Ken Hintz, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former student James Corey Wright were issued a patent, “Syntactic Signal Recognizer and Pattern Recognizer” in January.

Pelin Kurtay, Electrical and Computer Engineering, published the article “A Cross-national Investigation of the Satisfaction and Loyalty Linkage for Mobile Telecommunications Services across Eight Countries” in the Journal of Interactive Marketing, vol. 27, issue 1, pp. 74–82. His article “Value Fusion: The Blending of Consumer and Firm Value in the Distinct Context of Mobile Technologies and Social Media” was accepted for publication in the special issue of the Journal of Service Management.

Kathy Laskey, C4I Center and Systems Engineering and Operations Research, received $12,000 from MITRE Corporation for her project “Tax Ecosystem Study.”

Alex Levis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $103,000 from Schafer Corporation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for his project “DNDO Architecture Model Development.”

Jessica Lin, Computer Science, received $672,000 from the U.S. Army for her project “Discovering Latent Relationships and Ontological Structures in Massive Spatiotemporal Datasets.”

Sam Malek, Computer Science, received $451,000 as a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his project “CAREER: A Mining‐Based Approach for Consistent and Timely Adaptation of Component‐Based Software.”

Bob Simon, Computer Science, received $51,000 from Vectare LLC and the U.S. Department of Defense for his project “Wireless Sensor Network Awareness System.”

Arun Sood, International Cyber Center and Computer Science, received $492,000 from the Office of Naval Research for his project “Proactive Cyber Attack Deterrence: Extending Self Cleansing Intrusion Tolerance (SCIT) to Compute Rich Nodes.”

Avinash Srinivasan, Computer Science, published the article “Help Ever Hurt Never- Sai Baba” and received a Best Paper award for this article at a research conference.

Kathleen Wage, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $672,000 from the Office of Naval Research for her project “BRC: Co-Prime Sensor Array Signal Processing.”

Duminda Wijisekera, Computer Science, received $18,000 from Cybernius Medical Ltd. for his project “Enforcing Kidney Dialysis Workflows in Electronic Medical Records.”