Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs July 2021

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in business, dean of students office, disability services, economics, learning center, president’s office, and technology services. We also share news about credit card use at the Copy Center and Mail Center. 

Meredith College President Jo Allen, ’80, is featured on a recent episode of Leaders on Leadership, a podcast focused on stories and insights in higher education. Allen’s episode was released on July 6, 2021. Listen to the episode

Assistant Director for Disability Services Carolyn Koning, Instructional Design Specialist Stacy Muse, and Instructional Technology Specialist Stephanie Ashby recently earned the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate focuses on essential practices and tools designed to increase employee diversity and to create a business model that embraces equity and inclusion. The seven-week program, created in partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jabil, focuses on ways for organizations to create diverse workplaces, address equity issues, and foster inclusivity. 

Instructor of Economics Lyliana Gayoso de Ervin recently co-authored an article, “Revealed comparative advantages and human capital: a diagnosis of the workforce in Paraguay 2017,” in the journal Población y Desarrollo.

Assistant Professor of Marketing Lisa Monahan and Professor of Accounting Mary Jane Lenard have had a manuscript accepted at Accounting & Taxation. This publication is based upon a 2018 honors thesis by their former student, Morgan Daly, who is the first author as noted in the citation: Daly, Morgan, Mary Jane Lenard, and Lisa Monahan (forthcoming), “To Spend or Not to Spend: An Investigation of Consumer Behaviors Related to Tax Refunds,” Accounting and Taxation.

Assistant Professor of Accounting Brian Routh and his co-authors had their research, “The Stability of the U.S. Commercial Banks During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts and Implications from Regulator and Management Decisions,” published in Accountancy Business and the Public Interest. 

Assistant Dean of Students Tomecca Sloane and Director of the Learning Center Tina Romanelli presented their initial research project, “Cultural Humility Training for Tutors and Student Workers,” at the virtual SECLCA (Southeastern College Learning Center Association Conference) on June 3. The research builds upon the work of Melanie Touvelone and Jann Murray Garcia who coined the term “cultural humility” to help train medical professionals and Kimberlé Crenshaw, a lawyer who coined the term “intersectionality.” Sloane and Romanelli plan to continue this work in the upcoming year.

News Briefs

Credit Cards Now Accepted at Mail Center and Copy Center
As of July 1, Meredith’s Mail Center and Copy Center are able to accept credit cards. With a successful soft launch, both Centers are ready to accept credit cards for postage and copy services. Departments are encouraged to continue to use their department codes for College mailing and copying needs. Credit card use will be for any personal services such as purchasing stamps or mailing supplies.   

Staff in Accounting, Copy Center,  Mail Center and Technology Services worked collaboratively to bring this additional service to the campus.  Contact Director of IT Support Services Karen Mooney or Vice President for Business and Finance Tammi Jackson with any questions

Melyssa Allen

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