WACRA® Members on the Move


Dr. Marlene Rosenkoetter, effective January 1, 2002, was appointed Dean and Professor at the School of Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912. MROSENKOETTER@mail.mcg.edu

Dr. Eduardo Rosker was recently appointed Director for Digital (Distance) Education at UCES - Universidad Empreseriales y Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina. erosker@uces.edu.ar

Dr. Marilyn Taylor, Gottlieb Chair for Strategic Management at the Henry W. Bloch School of Busineess at the University of Missouri-Kansas City received the 'national faculty pioneer award' from Beyond Grey Pinstripes. taylorm@umkc.edu

Dr. Violet Malone, professor of adult and higher education at Western Washington University's Woodring College of Education recently was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. vmalone@wwu.edu

Dr. Lynette La Hay was awarded tenure at National Louis University in St. Louis, MO. llahay@fastlynx.net

Dr. Bill Engel published Education & Anarchy (refer to WACRA NEWSletter Fall 2001 edition). bill@engelwood.net

Dr. Barbara Sjostrom, Rowan University, School of Education, received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Dr. Franz Egle, University for Public Administration, Mannheim, Germany published T@lentMarketing - Strategien für Job Search und Selbstvermarktung. He also testified at hearings before the German Parliament on 'Innovative Employment Strategies'. FranzEgle@compuserve.com

Dr. Patrick Casabona is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Taxation in the Tobin College of Business at St. John's University. He is also a Senior Manager Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP and a member of the board of directors of RiskCenter LLC. During 2001, Dr. Casabona has co-authored a book entitled: Investment Pricing Methods: A Guide for Accounting and Financial Professionals, published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. This book provides accounting and financial professionals with a practical understanding of how investment analysts price common financial investment instruments, such as commercial mortgages, private placement-bonds, mortgage-backed securities, private and public equities, derivatives, and joint ventures. It provides the reader with a sound understanding of the foundations of investment pricing and risk-management procedures that can easily to applied to related business strategies observed in practice. During the past year, Dr. Casabona has also written four articles on financial accounting and investment valuation methods that were published in the Practical Accountant Journal, The Review of Business Journal, the Association For Financial Professionals Journal, and the prestigious website of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. During May 2001, St. John's University awarded Dr. Casabona with their Outstanding Professor Achievements Award. casabonp@stjohns.edu

Dr. Alfonso Vargas Sánchez, Universidad de Huelva, Departamento de Dirección de Empresas y Marketing, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales, beginning November 2001, is the Head (Director) of the Department of Business Administration and Marketing of the University of Huelva (Spain). vargas@uhu.es Web site: http://www2.uhu.es/alfonso_vargas

Professional conference and seminar attendance and participation are common activities among educators; however, not all professional sessions are multidimensional and multi-valuable to the long-time or neophyte educator. Without a doubt, WACRA and ACT conferences are. Besides the usual knowledge-based presentations and workshops, a special benefit of the WACRA and ACT conferences is definitely collegial networking. While international personal friendships blossom, so do professional collaborative publications. At an ACT Conference in Lucerne several years ago, Dr. Patricia Ann Brock and Dr. Beate Baltes discovered they shared a similar research interest: educational technology for teachers. This month they published a new interactive 280-page textbook entitled: Multimedia: Bridging Standards and Constructivism in the Classroom [2002] with Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA [ISBN: 06-618-22583-8].

Deborah O’Reiley, tenured at National—Louis University, conducted a collaborative presentation and workshop on Transformation Through Insight Dialogue at the University of Toronto OISE. This participative workshop focused on communal and emergent learning through mindfulness of underlying individual and group thought processes. This is an interchange that develops new habits of communicating through revealing underlying assumptions and judgments.