More Members On the Move


Dr. Lael Dickinson, Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York married David Peters last summer and changed her name to Dr. Lael Peters Prior to joining the Rensselaer Troy faculty, Dr. Peters taught for several years at the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, CT.

Dr. Hans E. Klein, Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, CT gave a key note address on "Case Writing, Case Teaching and the Latin American Audience: Challenges, Opportunities and Outcomes" at the XXXVIII ASAMBLEA ANUAL CLADEA (Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administratión) in Lima, Peru, October 23, 2003.

Dr. Jorge Cubillos, Tech de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico and Dr. Hans E. Klein, Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford collaborated in conducting the Primer Foro de Exposición 'Casos Latinoamericanos en el Contexto de la EnsenaZza Superior de la Administración' at the XXXVIII ASAMBLEA ANUAL CLADEA (Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administratión) in Lima, Peru, October 23, 2003.

After thirty four years of full-time college teaching, Leon Winer retired, effective August 31, 2003. He writes:

I am gradually developing a new life for myself which does not involve business teaching. Quoting the great Jim Erskine (more or less accurately), "I have been there. I have done that. I got the T-shirt." Being associated with WACRA, attending meetings in exciting places and giving presentations to intelligent and appreciative audiences has been an inspiration and source of treasured memories. Thank you for the informative e-mails and newsletters you have been sending me, but the time has come to wish you and Hans and the other good people at WACRA a fond farewell.

 - Leon Winer

Dr. Bernadette Curry was honored for a quarter century of service at Niagara University. Bernadette is a former chair of undergraduate nursing department at Niagara.

John Ford (formerly at Cornell University) is now teaching at Emory University in Atlanta

Ronald Schill (formerly at Brigham Young University) is now teaching at Monterey Institute of International Studies

Dr. Paula Jordan, member of the WACRA Advisory Board, was awarded tenure at National-Louis University, Tampa, FL.

Michel Martell, Monterrey Tech, Mexico, “On my return from France, I was accepted for the Doctorate program. So I had to give the Case-Development area a rest! Right now I am 120% dedicated to the PhD program.”

Dr. Pierre Mora, Professor of Marketing at Bordeaux Ecole de Management, has been appointed to the WACRA Executive Board.

Dr. Peter Olson, Professor of Management at Utica College, Utica, NY, has been appointed to the WACRA Advisory Board.

Dr. Korynne Taylor-Dunlop has accepted the position of Associate Professor in the Secondary Education and Professional Programs at Bridgewater State College. Bridgewater State College also has an articulation agreement with the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at U.MASS Lowell. In addition, Korynne is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at St. John's University Oakdale, L.I. campus where she teaches qualitative research, planned change, and serves on disserrtation committees with her two outstanding colleagues: Frank Smith and Jonathan Hughes. Many years ago Frank and Jon were her professors in the doctoral program at Teacher College, Columbia Univeristy. Dr. Dunlop is conducting a qualitative evaluation of the Jones/Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program which involves Wheelock College, Trinity College, Sacred Heart University, and St. John's University. Three of St. John's doctoral students in Educational Leadership and Accountability are writing case study dissertations under the supervision of the Drs. Dunlop, Hughes, and Smith and they hope to present them at WACRA in Argentina, 2004.

Dr. Patricia Fox was promoted to Associate Dean at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana. - Congratulations

Dr. Stephen Hundley was awarded tenure at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana. - Congratulations

Dr. Ana Gil-Garcia received two Fulbright awards this year (February and March). The first one is the Fulbright U.S. Scholar 2003-2004 (lecturing and researching in a foreign country for a year), and the second one is the Fulbright Senior Specialist, a five-year appointment to advise in any of 17 foreign countries, for short periods of time (two to five weeks). Santos Rivera of ENLACE when announcing the award said: "Dr. Ana Gil-Garcia, your ENLACE Faculty Mentor, is again a Fulbright Scholar. This is her second Fulbright recognition. Her first Fulbright was in the late 80's. In addition, she was also selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Two major distinctions at the same time is quite rare. You really have to be very good at what you do!" Congratulations Ana. Ana is Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Educational Leadership. Her email address is

In April, Dr. Victor Selman was voted Kogod Undergraduate Professor of the Year. Professor Selman's primary teaching and research interests lie in operations management, systems reliability, managerial statistics and similarities in emergency management technology. Read the entire article. His email is

Patricia Ann Brock and coauthor Beate Baltes have published a 281 page textbook entitled Multimedia: Bridging Standards and Constructivism in the Classroom [ISBN: 06618225838]. Published in 2002 by Houghton Mifflin, this work is targeted at pre- and in-service teachers (especially in college courses) who would like to know more about using technology in their kindergarten through high school classrooms. This book is divided into four parts: half provides researched background information about the reasons the what and why for using technology in the classroom and the other half explains the classroom implementation the how and when of using technology effectively. Forty lesson plans were selected from the many international entries submitted. Two highlights of the book include reader self-assessments and case studies. One New York City in-service teacher praised the book highly: "Now, I finally understand what all of this technology means, plus I know how to really use it in my classroom. I feel more confident in my computer skills. My students will be very happy!" For a desk copy or an order, call 1-800-225-1464 or contact the company web site at

On January 25, 2003, Dr. Victor Selman, Kogod School of Business at American University, Washington, DC, was technical advisor to the third-prize winning undergraduate team in the Kogod Case Competition. This year's case focused on a Jordan based plastics company that faced significant business challenges due to World Trade Organization competition, ISO 9000 compliance, and production and family management issues. Students presented their business analysis to a panel of distinguished judges from the corporate community. His email is

Dr. Lucia Buttaro, Kingsborough Community College, Department of Communications and Performing Arts, Fullbright Teacher and Administrator Program Teacher Exchange, Buenos Aires, Argentina last May taught ESL/EFL Methodology to Chinese Teachers of English at Shanghai Teachers University, in July 2002 presented paper on second language acquisition at Vilnius Pedagogical University Lithuania, in November 2002 she participated in World Forum on International Education, Roma, Italia and presented a paper at the University of Giovanni Caboto “The Social, Political and Psychological Factors That Influence Second Language Acquisition”. Her email is

On January 10, 2003, Dr. José Manuel Hernández Mogollón successfully defended his dissertation entitled ORIENTACION AL MERCADO, CULTURA Y APRENDIZAJE ORGANIZATIVO: UN ANÁLISIS EXPLORATORIO Y CAUSAL DE SUS RELACIONES. Those who attended the unforgettable 1999 WACRA conference in Cáceres, Spain and the pre-conference life case in Robledillo de Gata in the Sierra de Gata, know Dr. Hernández as Mané. His email is

David Stevenson, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland has been named Teaching Fellow at Napier University. David is a member of the WACRA Advisory Board, and he was host of the 1997 WACRA conference at Napier University.  His email is

Dr. Bill Naumes, University of New Hampshire, was named a Fellow of the the North American Case Research Association - NACRA - for his work as editor of The Case Research Journal, program chair of the annual meeting (twice!), President, two turns as organizer of the "Embryo" track for beginning case writers. Bill's email is

Prof. Margaret (Peggy) Naumes and her co-author Jill Kammermeyer, both University of New Hampshire, won the Curtis E. Tate award for the best revision of a case presented at the 2001 NACRA meeting. Their case "Sustainable Harvest International" has also been published in the Case Research Journal. Peggy's email is

Dr. Franz Egle, WACRA Executive Board member and Professor at the University for Public Administration in Mannheim, Germany has been named to a working group charged with restructuring the Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, an agency (90,000 employees) of the German Federal Government responsible for employment-related issues including job placement and retraining. Dr. Egle was the host of WACRA 2002 in Mannheim, Germany. His email address is

Dr. Ellen McMahon has been named Interim Dean at the College of Management and Business at National-Louis University in Chicago, Illinois.  Her email is

In a new position, Dr. Bernadette Curry has been appointed as Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Molloy College.  Her email is

Dr. Robert van Haarlem has been appointed to head the International Training Center PHLO at Wageningen University and Reseach Center. His email is

Dr. Amelia J. Klein is the author of the book Humor in Children's Lives, ISBN 0-89789-892-3, Praeger Publishers. The book presents the unique, personal experiences of professionals integrating humor into their work with children, illustrating a wide range of possibilities for supporting children in the process of growing up and facing challenges through humor. Dr. Klein is a member of the WACRA Executive Board.

Dr. Bettina Greimel (host of ACT4 and ACT5 conferences in Vienna, Austria) married Tony Fuhrmann and is now Dr. Bettina Fuhrmann. Her email address at the Wirtschaftuniversitaet Wien is