Here are the latest scholarly achievements in the School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies.
| Dan Dowdy, associate professor of business
Presided over a session, “Integrating Student Advising, Adult Learning, and Retention Theories: An Advising Model for Enhancing Adult Student Retention,” conference of the Association for Continuing Higher Education, Orlando, FL, October 2011.
| Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies
An article, “Locke: Genesis of a Chinese Village in Rural California,” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 2011 issue.
| Joe Sprangel, assistant professor of business administration
Served as a doctorate committee member for Kirk Welter, a DBA student at Lawrence Technological University, who successfully defended his dissertation, “A Study of Publicly-Held U.S. Corporations on the Effects of Sustainability Measures on Financial Performance, Utilizing a Modified Regression Discontinuity Model,” October 28, 2011.
| Dan Stuhlsatz, associate professor of sociology, Carey Usher, associate professor of sociology, and Mary Clay Thomas, assistant professor and director of social work
A document, “Executive Summary of a Community Needs Assessment in support of a Comprehensive Gang Model for the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro (SAW) Coalition,” released to the public at Staunton City Hall, November 1, 2011.
| Laura van Assendelft, professor of political science
An article, co-authored with Mary Stegmaier and Barbara Palmer, “Getting on the Board: The Presence of Women in Political Science Journal Editorial Positions,” PS: Political Science and Politics, October 2011.
|Abby Wightman, assistant professor of anthropology
A conference, Plains Anthropological Society, Tucson, AZ, panel member for “Current Research in Plains Ethnology, Ethnohistory and Linguistics.”