Business faculty report publications

Faculty in the College of Business have reported the following new publications:

  • By Denise E. Dickins (Accounting), “The Importance of Sample Selection: An Instructional Resource using U.S. Presidential Elections” in the Journal of Accounting Education; and “ Practitioner Summary of Mandatory Audit Partner Rotation: Perceptions of Audit Quality Consequences” in Current Issues in Auditing
  • By Susan DelVecchio and Kenneth Anselmi (Marketing and Supply Chain Management), “Big Brother or Big Bother: E-Monitoring the Salesforce,” in the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing
  • By Shanan Gibson, Michael Harris and Bill McDowell (Management), “Organizational Efficacy of Small & Medium-Sized Suppliers: The Role of Information Quality and Continuous Improvement Quality,” in the Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • By Brenda Wells (Finance), “Recovering from Poor Hiring Decisions: A Case in Direct Sales” in the Small Business Institute Journal.

ECU alum named Winterville police chief



East Carolina University alumnus Ryan Willhite was named Chief of Police for the town of Winterville in May 2013.

Willhite graduated from ECU’s master’s degree program in criminal justice and political science. He has served as a Greenville police officer and the law enforcement training coordinator at Pitt Community College.

Willhite is a member of the 25th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps.


ECU professor named NASSM research fellow

By Kathy Muse
Health and Human Performance

Dr. Stacy Warner, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at East Carolina University, was named a research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management.

Stacy Warner

Stacy Warner

Warner received the honor May 30 at the 2013 NASSM conference in Austin, Texas.

“The NASSM Research Fellow designation signifies a very high level of achievement in research,” said Dr. Stacey Altman, chair of the Department of Kinesiology.

Research fellow status recognizes NASSM scholars by honoring their achievement in sport-related scholarship disseminated to the field.

The designation is one of distinction and recognizes high standards of research and other forms of scholarship among NASSM’s members.

“It is impressive that Dr. Warner received this honor so early in her career,” said Altman.

Warner’s research focuses on organizational structures that optimize community building and development in a way that improves the life quality for sport participants, sport employees, fans, and residents.

“I am humbled to receive this honor,” said Warner.  “I’ve had the privilege of working alongside and being trained and mentored by some of the best scholar’s in the field,” she continued.

“This award is a reflection of the investment they made in me and a credit to ECU’s Department of Kinesiology for providing an environment in which research can thrive and excellence is expected,” said Warner.

A native of Osceola Mills, Pa., Warner began teaching at ECU in 2010.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education/sport administration from Lock Haven University in 2000.  She received a master’s degree in exercise and sport science-sport administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and a doctorate in sport management from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010.


ECU grad interviewed on CBS News

ECU graduate Dr. Josh Sonett

ECU graduate Dr. Josh Sonett

ECU School of Medicine graduate Dr. Josh Sonett was interviewed in a CBS News story on transplant selection procedures and how those methods may prove unfair for children.

Sonett is now section chief for General Thoracic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medicine Center in New York, N.Y.

In the article, he commented regarding the case of a 12-year-old patient with Cystic Fibrosis who was waiting for a lung transplant.

Read more about Sonett.  Watch the interview on CBS News.