ECU social work professor to present ‘Boundary Dilemmas’

East Carolina University professor Margaret Arnd-Caddigan in the School of Social Work will present “Boundary Dilemmas” from noon to 2 p.m. March 13 in the ECU Heart Institute as part of the School of Social Work lecture series.cardiggan

Arnd-Caddigan is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with survivors of abuse for more than 10 years. She will discuss ethical dilemmas facing social workers, human services professionals, counselors and psychotherapists.

Continuing Education Units are available.

For additional information and to register, visit http://cpeprograms.ecu.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=SW1303.

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Sociological Association honors long-time ECU professor

East Carolina University professor Dr. Kenneth R. Wilson was honored Feb. 22 with the 2013 North Carolina Sociological Association’s Award for Contributions to Sociology

Wilson is professor of sociology and co-director of the sociology department’s community research lab. He joined ECU in 1974.

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Dr. Kenneth Wilson

North Carolina Central University professor emeritus George Conklin presented the award at the organization’s annual conference. Conklin said, “Dr. Wilson’s expertise in applied sociology has been nationally significant, with an emphasis on improving the quality of human life.” Conklin serves as editor of the NCSA journal, Sociation Today.

“I am proud to receive this award from an organization that has focused attention on ways to combine scholarship and teaching to serve the needs of our students and our communities,” said Wilson.

Dr. Marieke Van Willigen, interim chair of ECU’s sociology department said she was happy to see Wilson honored. He has “facilitated the collection, analysis and reporting of data on issues ranging from differential impacts of hurricanes to factors affecting the quality of life of breast cancer survivors, to how researchers deal with ethical dilemmas in their research. He is truly an applied sociologist in the best sense of the term,” she said.

Wilson joined ECU after completing his doctoral degree from Purdue University. During his 39-year career at ECU, Wilson has focused upon specific issues in which applied sociology may contribute, including procedures for basic research, emergency responses during natural disasters and health care and technology access disparities. He has received $1 million in funds to address these social issues through applied sociology, and he has published more than 32 articles and a half-dozen book chapters within his field of research.

“I enjoy doing research that makes a difference,” said Wilson. “I am particularly proud of my research on the Digital Divide in North Carolina, which…helped the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and the NC Department of Commerce document the need to extend broadband to rural regions. I really enjoy working with a team that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in North Carolina.”

Wilson is past president of the North Carolina Sociological Association and past president of the UNC Faculty Assembly. He is the founding director of the Sociology Community Survey Lab in ECU’s Department of Sociology.

He also has been involved with the American Sociology Association, American Association of Public Opinion Research, American Statistical Association, Southern Sociological Society, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and Alpha Kappa Delta.

For additional information, contact Wilson at 252-328-4897 or wilsonk@ecu.edu.

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Business faculty report publications

Faculty in the ECU College of Business have reported the following recent publications:

Articles by Haozhe Chen, Marketing and Supply Chain Management:

  • “Logistics Service Orientation: An Integrated Strategy to Build Logistics Service Competency” in the Journal of Transportation Management
  • “Organizational Structure and Logistics Service Innovation,” in the International Journal of Logistics Management
  • “Manufacturer-Supplier Guanxi Strategy: An Examination of Contingent Environmental Factors,” in Industrial Marketing Management

By Chen with John Kros,

  • “Technology Emergency between Mandate and Acceptance” An Exploratory Examination of RFID,” in the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
  • “The Adoption and Utilization of Online Auctions by Supply Chain Managers,” in Transportation Research Part E

By Chen with William Swart,

  • “Human Performance in Supply Chain Management,” in the Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.

By Management faculty Joseph Tomkiewicz with Kenneth Bass and Joanna Robinson, “Students’ Propensity Toward Business Ownership” in the College Student Journal.

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Business faculty report publications

Faculty from the College of Business have reported the following publications:

An article by accounting professor Denise E. Dickens, “Knowledge transfer among experts: lessons from audit partner rotation” appeared in the International Journal of Corporate Governance.

An article by management faculty Shanan Gibson, Bill McDowell and Michael Harris, “Examining Minority Business Enterprises as Government Contractors” appeared in the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship.

An article by marketing and supply chain management professor Tracy Tuten, “Social media picture posting and souvenir purchasing behavior: Some initial findings,” appeared in Tourism Management.

 

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Joyner Faculty report presentations, publications

ECU librarians Carolyn Willis, Jeanne Hoover and Clark Nall received notification that their poster presentation proposal was selected for this year’s ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) 2013 Conference in Indianapolis for their work with Project STEPP.

Housed in Joyner Library, Project STEPP serves college students with documented learning disabilities. The program offers academic, social and life-skills support to motivated and committed students who show the potential to succeed in college.

The title of their presentation is “Teach, Assess, and Redesign: Creating a framework of universal design for learning for students with learning disabilities.”

A poster session by Joyner Library staff Mark Sanders and Angela Whitehurst, “Don’t be Lost in Space:  Assess, Renovate, and Repurpose your Library” was presented for the North Carolina Library Association meeting in Thomasville.

An article by Sanders, “Creating a safe haven for university students:  How are we doing?” appeared in the Journal of Access Services.

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