Faculty Recognition

July – September 2016


And marketing department chair Mark DeFanti had an article titled “Leveraging Brand Heritage’s Effects on Consumers’ Attitudes and Intentions to Enhance Competitiveness” accepted for publication in Journal of Competitiveness Studies.

Piotr also presented a peer-reviewed paper titled “Assessment of Learning of the Comparative Advantage Theory in the International Marketing Course: Promoting Student Collaboration and Accountability” at a Marketing Management Association Conference in Providence, RI on September 16, 2016.


Will present a paper, entitled “Contractual Specification of Communication Tools in Outsourced ISD Projects” and co-authored with Jane Fedorowicz, at Euro Symposium on Systems Analysis and Design, (Gdansk, Poland, 29-30 Sep). This paper is also included in Volume 264 of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series by Springer, published in September 2016.

She will also be presenting her paper “Use of Social Media in IT Project Management: A Literature Review”, co-authored with Marcirio Chaves and  Miriam Ikemoto, at EnANPAD 2016, the Brazilian Academy of Management conference (25-28 Sep, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil).


Presented a paper entitled “Online Testing and a Natural Experimental Lesson Replicating the Ring of Gyges,” at the American Accounting Association 21st Annual Ethics Research Symposium, in New York City, NY (August 7, 2016).


Was named Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Dan also chaired a panel on Interdisciplinary instruction at the Marketing Management Association meetings.


Presented a paper entitled “Integrating SFA into the Sales Curriculum: Understanding What, Why and When” at the Marketing Management Association’s Fall Educator’s Conference in September.  Responding to the difficulty instructors often face handling the issue of sales technology, this paper features a role play and two coordinating sets of slides that endeavor to help students better understand what SFA is, why it is important and when it should be used to advance the buyer-seller exchange.  This paper was recognized as “best overall conference paper finalist” at the conference, and Ronald was awarded a cash prize.

Also at this same conference, Ronald participated in a panel discussion on teaching professional selling where he offered a presentation entitled “Zoom-In, Zoom-Out: Contextualizing Sales Course Content.”  This presentation argued that while sales courses often excel at offering students real world application, they can devolve into teaching students tactics without developing within them an appreciation for and understanding of economic philosophy if they fail to also connect to seminal theory.

Finally, in terms of community service, Ronald and his wife Kate were appointed by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin to serve on the Diocesan Task Force for the Study and Implementation of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Letter, Amoris Laetitia.  The Task Force is comprised of approximately 15 individuals from across Rhode Island and the group has been charged with providing the Diocese of Providence some practical recommendations on how to implement the Pope’s reflections on marriage and family life.


Was the speaker at the September 10, 2016 Swim Across America [Making Waves to Fight Cancer] event hosted by Women & Infants Hospital. Although a national event, it was their seventh Annual Fundraising Swim to Benefit Oncology Research at Women & Infants Hospital. There were 500 swimmers and 22 teams who participated including the Providence College swim team.


Had a paper “Integrating Leadership Topics into an Accounting Ethics Course – Preparing Students for a Challenging Profession” accepted by Advances in Accounting Education.

He also completed a two-year term as Chair of the American Accounting Association Public Interest Section and received the Public Interest Section’s Distinguished Service Award on August 8.

Along with Dr. Joe Cammarano from the Political Science Department, Pat presented “Strategies for Increased State and Federal Support for Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment Programs” at the National Conference on Problem Gambling on July 16.

Finally, Pat provided a presentation “Integrating Leadership Topics and Accounting Exemplars into an Accounting Ethics Course” at the Engaging Students in Accounting Ethics Education Workshop at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in New York on August 6.


Presented at the Marketing Management Association’s Fall Educators Conference on Friday, September 16. His presentation, Simple Tools to add value to an Academic Research Team, was part of the panel called “Tips for Transitioning from Practice to Academia.”


Had his article “Future of the Profession: Integrated Reporting and Generational Priorities” published in the August 2016 edition of the CPA Journal. The Editor Rick Kravitz gave it the “Rick’s Picks” award for Best Content.

Mike’s article “Small State, Big Impact: The Professional Certificate Program In Sustainable Value of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs” was accepted for imminent publication in Valuing Your Talent. That is the human capital program of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which is the London-based global trade association of human resources professionals.

He also wrote the first-ever book review (which was actually a review of online training resources) for the Summer 2016 newsletter of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. It was entitled “Sustainability: Instructional Resources.”

Mike presented “The Blue Frog Meets Facebook: Integrating The Theories Of Social Presence And Emotional Contagion To Enhance Learning Outcomes In Educational Game Simulations” at the August 2016 Strategic And Emerging Technologies Workshop of the Annual Conference of the American Accounting Association in New York City.

He also presented “The Student Connection: Our Sustainable Profession” at the August 2016 Annual Next Gen Conference For Young CPAs of the New York State Society of CPAs in New York City. At that same conference, he moderated a panel discussion entitled “I Did It My Way: Forging Your Unique Career Path.”

Another presentation Mike made was “Enterprise Risk Management: A Valuation Approach” for the Continuing Professional Education program of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs in August 2016.

Mike will be presenting “Sustainable Value” at the Annual Membership Day of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, here in Providence, in September 2016.

Additionally, he will be presenting “Accounting and Financial Modeling in the Global Energy Industry” at the Petroleum Economics Workshop in Boston in September 2016. It is sponsored by a human resources organization called International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC).

Finally, Mike won the Annual Outstanding Service Award of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association at their Annual Conference in New York City in August 2016.


Had his paper, entitled “Optimism Pattern of All-Star Analysts” and co-authored by G. Chen and J. Mohr, published in the International Review of Financial Analysis.

Marcin also had his paper, “Economic Shocks, Competition and Merger Activity,” accepted for presentation at the World Finance and Banking Symposium to be held in Dubai.


Had his paper, “A DERIVATION OF THE HIGGS MASS TO BE 123 GEV AND A NOTE ON THE WEINBERG ANGLE,” published in the International Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 29, No. 2 (2016).

He also published his paper entitled “A SIMPLE HEURISTIC NOTE ON RANDOM SLOPES AND INTERCEPTS COEXISTING IN REGRESSION” in the International Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 29, No. 3 (2016).


Officially joined PCSB in August and is teaching MGT 301: Intro to Organizational Behavior.

In June, he defended his PhD and received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in August.

Chris also accepted an invitation to present a mindfulness & meditation workshop at the Future of People conference held at MIT’s Media Lab on December 3, with Tara Healey, Director of Mindfulness-Based Learning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.


Had his paper, entitled “Networks, platforms and strategy: Emerging views and next steps” and written with Arati Srinivasan, accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal.

David also presented his paper, “Network intensity and the durability of platforms,” at the Open and User Innovation Conference at Harvard Business School in August.


Was featured in a PC Experts video for his research on the impact of consumer environments on self-control.

Kevin’s paper, “When do unethical brand perceptions spillover to competitors?,” was recently accepted for publication in Marketing Letters.


Had his paper, “The Impact of Tenant Diversification on Spreads and Default Rates for Mortgages on Retail Properties,” accepted for publication at the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. This paper is coauthored with Brent Ambrose (Pennsylvania State University) and Yildiray Yildirim (Baruch College).


And Dr. Timothy Shea (UMASS-Dartmouth) presented their paper, “An Example of Effective Application of the Flipped Classroom in a Senior Level Business Analytics Class,” at the EDULEARN16 Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies conference. The conference was held in Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6.


Had a paper titled Who cares about your big day? Impact of life events on dynamics of social networks accepted for publication in the Decision Sciences Journal. The paper was coauthored by Hong Guo and Sarv Devaraj.

Arati, along with coauthor David P. McIntyre, had another paper entitled Networks, platforms, and strategy: Emerging views and next steps accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal.


Organized two sessions at the Western Economic Association International Conference held from June 29, 2016 to July 3, 2016 in Portland, OR, and presented the paper “Supply-Side Economics Reconsidered: Scarcity and Human Development.”

He was also interviewed and quoted in “Is the U.S. Due for Radically Raising Taxes on the Rich?” by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, August 8, 2016.

Finally, Dave appeared with Frank Coletta on the WJAR – NBC noon newscast on September 8.