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September 2015 comings and goings

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October 2015 faculty and staff milestones

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for October 2015:

1 year

Erin G Angel; Coordinator of Assignments; Residence Life & Housing

Thomas Blain Brown; Director, Account Mgmt. & Plan; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations

Erika Lynn Carrubba; Asst Dir, Athletic Communicati; Athletics: Media Relations

Adina Dabu; Research Assistant Professor; WFUSB-Instruction

Chelsea Ivana Hosch; Business Mgr, Comm & Ext Rel; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations

Taeg hyun Kang; Visiting Assistant Professor; Computer Science

Amelia Mabel Knight; User Tech Support Coord, Assoc; IS: Knowledge & Service Support

Matthew McKay Nelkin; Sr. Developer/Asst. Dir of IT; Law: Computing Support

Malika Dawn Roman Isler; Director of Well-Being; Wellbeing

Sarah J Tooley; Asst Dean of Students,Case Mgr; Office of Dean of Students

5 years

Ann Boardman Bell; Operations Manager; Graduate School: Documentary Film

Christopher Lee Holt; Police Officer; University Police

George Anderson Roland; Asst Coach, Women’s Tennis; Athletics: Tennis – Women

10 years

Christopher Todd Hairston; Assoc Athl Director Compliance; Athletics: Compliance Office

15 years

Ann Setien Gibbs; Assoc Dean, Admin&Student Svcs; Law: School Adm Expense

William Norman Giroux; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance

20 years

Ellen Anna Daugman; Librarian, Research & Instruct; Library – ZSR

Kimberly K. Flowers; Exec Asst to AVP, Advancement; Advancement: VP Office

25 years

Antonio A. Broome; Custodian; 3rd Shift; Facilities & Campus Services

30 years

Lynne G. Heflin; Administrative Assistant; Athletics: Basketball – Men

August 2015 comings and goings

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September 2015 staff milestones

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September 2015 faculty milestones

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Professors Kelton and Yang recognized for accounting research


Andrea Kelton, left, Ya-wen Yang

School of Business accounting faculty Andrea Kelton and Ya-wen Yang received the 2015 Accounting Information Systems Notable Contributions to the Literature Award.

The award was presented Aug. 11 during the American Accounting Association annual meeting in Chicago. The award recognizes a paper published prior to Dec. 31, 2013 ,that has had a significant impact on accounting information systems research, theory, or practice.

Kelton and Yang’s paper, “The Impact of Corporate Governance on Internet Financial Reporting,” was published in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy in 2008. The research examined why firms make the choice to take the extra steps to engage in Internet Financial Reporting (IFR) – a voluntary disclosure.

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Matthew Phillips named Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher

Phillips-Master-Teacher-8-11-15Wake Forest University School of Business faculty member Matthew Phillips has been named the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the international organization of professors who teach law in business schools.

Phillips, a professor of practice in business law and ethics, teaches across the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. He is also associate dean of the working professional MBA programs and Bern Beatty Fellow.

“I was excited about the opportunity to show my business law colleagues some of the exciting work we’re doing at Wake Forest,” Phillips said. “Any award is humbling, but it’s a special honor to be recognized by colleagues from across the country.”

The annual award recognizes faculty members who incorporate new subject matter, cultural shifts and advances in pedagogy and technology into their courses. The ALSB advances legal studies in business education and is the professional home for approximately 1,000 legal studies researchers and educators.

Named one of four finalists in the spring, Phillips presented his proposal, “Legal Analysis in Context for Managers,” at the ALSB annual meeting in Philadelphia on Aug. 10. His session used a case about accommodation of religious practice in employment to help undergraduate students learn how to do legal analysis.

“We start with an exercise in which students present the legal arguments for being allowed to delay a business law test if their roommate is sick based on a couple of ‘case precedents,’” Phillips explained. “Once we established the function and importance of legal analysis, we shift to the employment case. This is a way of doing two very different things – exploring practical competence in legal analysis and conceptual knowledge about employment discrimination – at the same time.”

Phillips received undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. He is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts of North Carolina, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. As an instrument-rated pilot, Phillips enjoys flying single-engine planes, and he is a pilot and legal officer in the Civil Air Patrol (the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary).

August 2015 faculty milestones

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July 2015 comings and goings

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July 2015 staff milestones

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