Patricia (Patti) Hart Timm ’15, a PhD in Management graduate with a specialization in Accounting, recently received a 2015 Excellence in Lean Accounting Award from the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute. Timm received the award for her dissertation, “Perceptions of Value-Stream Costing and the Effect on Lean-Accounting Implementation.” She is an accounting professor and interim academic dean at Northwood University in Michigan.
Jasmine Lynch ’14, ’11, an MS in Higher Education and MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, has joined Salem Community College in New Jersey as director of retention and admissions.
Dr. Douglas Merriman ’15, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, was recently appointed the city administrator for Oak Harbor, Washington. He previously served as the city’s finance director.
Joan M. Soltis ’10, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, was recently recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Higher Education. Soltis is the OTA site coordinator with Brown Mackie College in Miramar, Florida.
Dr. Patrick Ford ’03, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has been appointed grant manager for Big Bend Community College’s new drone technology program, which is slated for a fall 2016 launch. The program will train drone technicians and pilots with a focus on agricultural applications of drone technology.
Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has recently been appointed to six boards and committees for the town of Indian Trail, North Carolina. He is now serving on the Planning Board; Tree Board; Board of Adjustment; Transportation Committee; Stormwater Committee; and Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture Committee.
Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner ’07, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has recently published Launch Lead Live: The Executive’s Guide to Preventing Resistance & Succeeding With Organizational Change. Dr. Turner is the president of Turner Change Management in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Dr. William Yaw Adufutse ’10, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, published Leadership Theories: Examining the Relevance of Transformational Leadership. The book discusses leadership theories as well as transformational leadership and its applications across industries.
James Carder ’09, a BS in Business Administration graduate, was recently appointed chief information security officer of LogRhythm and vice president of LogRhythm Labs. Carder sets the vision for and directs the company’s global information security program.
Dr. Beth M. Castiglia ’05, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has been appointed dean at the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business. Prior to this appointment, she was dean and professor at the School of Business at Felician College in Lodi, New Jersey, where she developed six new degree programs.