Donna Potter
Executive Secretary

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Virginia Military Institute
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Lexington, VA  24450

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Faculty Research

Ltc. Sam Allen   

Presentation 

  • “Evaluating the Sensitivity of Indoor Tanning Salon Producers to Changes in Economic, Demographic, Educational, and Health Conditions.”(with Julianne Treme) at the Virginia Association of Economists in Virginia Beach in March 2012.

Col. Atin Basu 

Presentations: 

  • Adopting New Technologies: Is Shirking Inevitable?” at the World Congress of the Public Choice Society meetings in Miami, Fl. 
  • Presented “Modeling Evolution in Social Dynamics: Why Don’t Biologists Contribute to Bio-informatic Databases?” at the Biocuration 2012 Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC (Invited Presentation)
  • “Cultural Assimilation: The Political Economy of Psychology as an Evolutionary Game Theoretic Dynamic.” At the American Psychological Association meetings in Chicago. (Invited Presentation)

Institute Honors Advisor 

  • Boris Duvnjak: “Incentivizing Cooperation in Bosnia.”
  • Mike Shafer: “Is Value Investing A Fitter Strategy? An Evolutionary Game Theory Approach.”

Ltc. Barry Cobb 

Publications 

  • “Mixture Distributions for Modeling Demand during Lead Time” (forthcoming) Journal of the Operational Research Society.
    Presentation
  • “Mixture Distributions for Modeling Demand during Lead Time” at Management Science and Technology seminar at the University of Kansas (invited)
  • “Mixture Distributions for Modeling Demand during Lead Time” at INFORMS National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in November 2011

Honors  

  • Awarded for the Fall 2011 to pursue “Decision Analysis and Game Theory: Hybrid Modeling Approaches”.
  • Awarded the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award. 
  • Awarded the Matthew Fontaine Maury Research Award.

Maj. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl  

Publications  

  • "Trust, Path Dependence and Historical Legacy: The Second Decade after Transition" in: Twenty Years after the Collapse of Communism: Expectations, achievements and disillusions of 1989. Eds: Nicolas Hayoz, Leszek Jesień, Daniela Koleva (2011).
  • "Trust, Perceptions of Corruption, and Demand for Regulation: Evidence from Post-Socialist countries" with Peter Grajzl and Joseph Guse, Journal of Socio-Economics, 41(1), pp.292-303 (2012). 
  • "Court Output, Judicial Staffing, and the Demand for Court Services: Evidence from Slovenian Courts of First Instance " with Peter Grajzl, Janez Sustersic, Katarina Zajc, International Review of Law and Economics, 31(1), pp. 19-29 (2012).

Presentations 

  • "Trust, Perceptions of Corruption, and Demand for Regulation: Evidence from Post-Socialist countries" Southern Economic Association meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • "Trust, Perceptions of Corruption, and Demand for Regulation: Evidence from Post-Socialist countries" American Economic Association meeting (ACES session) in Chicago, IL.

Seminar  

  • 11th annual UNCW Economics Teaching Workshop at Wrightsville Beach

Maj. Jennifer Gerow  

Publications 

  • Gerow, J. E., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J. B. (forthcoming). "Power and Politics: Do CIOs Have What It Takes to Influence the Executive Team's Commitment to IT Initiatives?," Proceedings of the Americas Conference in Information Systems, Seattle, WA.
  • Gerow, J.E. 2012. “What Should Firms Look for in a CIO?,” SAIS 2012 Proceedings, Atlanta, GA, pp. 78-85. http://aisel.aisnet.org/sais2012/14 
  • Gerow, J.E., Ayyagari, R., Thatcher, J.B., and Roth, P.L. "Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Intrinsic Motivation is Relevant to Utilitarian Systems" forthcoming at European Journal of Information Systems.
    • Gerow, J.E. 2011. "IT-Business Strategic Alignment: Essays Examining Types of Alignment and Their Relationship with Firm Performance," in: Department of Management, Clemson University, pp. 1-352.

Conferences 

  • AIS - Improving Your Publication Strategy (March 2012)
  • VMI Leadership Conference – Cheating, Lying, and Honor in America’s High Schools, Colleges, and Universities (March 2012)
  • Wiley - Active MIS: How to Engage Your Students Through the Use of Activities (February 2012) 
  • AIS - Managing a Successful Academic Career (November 2011) 
  • AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference; Philadelphia, PA (September 25-27, 2011) 
  • AIS - Leveraging Relationships with Industry (September 2011) 

Ltc. Raymond MacDermott  

  • Completed Virginia Tech’s Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business program in Marketing.

Col. Robert Moreschi  

Publications 

  • The Changing Face of Suitability published in the Journal of Financial Planning (JFP) July 2011
    Conference
  • Presentation at the March 2012 Academy of Business Research Conference: “Can Investors Self-Assess Their Own Risk Tolerance?” A joint paper with Col. Barry Cobb 
  • Presentation at the October 2011 Academy of Financial Services Conference: “Can Investors Self-Assess Their Own Risk Tolerance?” A joint paper with Col. Barry Cobb

Editorials 

  • Associate Editor of the Academy of Economics and Finance Journal (AEFJ) 
  • Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Personal Finance (JPF) 
  • Director on the Board of the Academy of Financial Services (AFS)

Undergraduate Research 

  • SURI, 2011. Cadet Jacob MacIntyre. “NASCAR and the Market Effect of Corporate Sponsorship”
  • Institute Honors Thesis. Cadet Dallas Disbro. “A Study of the Deployment of Wind Power as a Renewable Energy Source: Spain's Feed-in Tariff v. Texas' Renewable Portfolio Standard”

Col. Tinni Sen  

Presentation 

  • "Adopting New Technologies: An Evolutionary Approach" at the Southern Economic Association meetings, November, 2011

Seminars 

  • 11th annual UNCW Economics Teaching Workshop at Wrightsville Beach
  • AACSB Continuous Improvement Conference

Honors 

  • Was invited and inducted into the VMI Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society

Ltc. Jeff Smith 

Publication 

  • "New Information Regarding Consumption and Wealth Asymetries”, (with Mark Tuttle) in Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, 2011, Vol 2.