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Faculty Scholarly Contributions 2011-2012

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Faculty Scholarly Contributions and News

2011 – 2012




Gaylen Bunker: Forest Deep, Framed: Beautiful Simplicity, Show Me Your GBER, Basic Finance, and F.I.R.E. and the Merchant, BusinessAllStars (May 5, 2011).


Jennifer Harrison & Ronald Mano:

·       “Guide to Certifications for Accountants: The Fifth Iteration”,  International Journal of Accounting Information Science & Leadership, March 2012.

·       “Is Too Much CPE Overkill?”, online publication Accounting Today for the Web CPA.

·       Professors Harrison and Mano teamed up with James G. and Sandra Swearingen of Weber State University to write the “New Accountant Guide to Certifications”, The New Accountant, 2011.


Steve Maranville: “The Art of Strategic Management”, The Journal of Management Education, December 2011.  


Richard Parsons:

·       “Flat Tax May Not Simplify Tax Code”, Deseret News, October 2011.

·        “The Relationship between Motivational Theories and Economic Theories of Wage”, American Society of Business and Behavior Science Proceedings, Vol. 19, Feb. 2012.

·       “Blind Economics”, Social Science Research Network, July 3, 2011.

·       “Why Do Some Firms Pay More Than the Market Wage Rate?”, ProQuest/UMI document.

·       “Situational Economics”, Journal for Economic Educators, accepted July, 2012;

publ. date TBD.

·       “Problems with Cost Accounting”, New Accountant, accepted July 2012 – publ. date TBD.


Robert Patterson: “Protecting the Elderly from Financial Fraud”, published in the CFA Institute Magazine, July/August 2011.


Doug K. Peterson:

·       “The Colbertbump® the Facebook® Follow-Through for Generation Snark™: A Test and Extension of the Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior for 2012”, The Journal of Management Research, July 2012.

·       “Structured Equation Models for Chaotic Classroom Activity”,  The Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters (UASAL), April 15, 2012,  and accepted to the Business Administration Track in the UASAL.

·       “An Exploration of Data Collection in International High Intensity Work Groups: The Comparative Case of Orchestras in the United States, China, and Western Europe”. UASAL, April 15 Proceedings.


Donald R. Saxon and Ronald M. Mano: Preserving Estate Tax Spousal Exemption Portability and Avoiding Malpractice”, Accounting Today for the Web CPA, Feb. 2012.


Michael Sutton: “Using Coaching Ourselves as a Management Development Tool in an Experiential MBA Course: A Case Study in Applying Reflection as a Learning Strategy for Enhancing Engagement”, The International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, Jan. 31, 2012 (with C. McFarland, N. Sanchez, and J. Vuyovich).


Vicki Whiting:

·       “In Search of the Elusive Impact: The Difficulty of Identifying and Measuring the Impact of Social Enterprises”, Accountability, Performance Measurement and Performance Management in Social Entrepreneurship (with E. dePillis, and K. Townsend).

·       In Pain We Trust: A Conversation Between Mother and Son on the Journey from Sickness to Health, Blooming Twig Books, New York, 2011.


Jin Wang: “Indian Tigers, Chinese Dragons: Uncertainty, Risk, And Entrepreneurial Behavior”, International Business & Economics Research Journal, July 2012 Vol. 11, No. 7, (with H. Rustogi, and F. Ghannadian).  



The Aviation program was granted full Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Accreditation Spring,2012.  For more information about the GSB Aviation Program, click here.



Daniel O'Hare, Angelique Pappas, Lauren Seidelman, and Matthew Hardy took first place in the Utah CFA Institute Research Challenge. Professor Rob Patterson served as the faculty advisor.  Westminster’s team beat out the University of Utah, BYU, and Utah State University with their research report and oral presentation on Energy Solutions. The team now heads to New York City where they’ll compete against international institutions in the Americas Regional Finale.


Spencer Backman, MAcc student: The UACPA Outstanding Accounting Student, 2012.


Opportunity Quest Business Plan competition:  

1st Place - Inside & Out Cosmetics, Caitlin Jolley, PMBA student

2nd Place - Monolith Management, Chris Kilbourn, UG business student

3rd Place - SLC9, Stephen Mahnken, UG business student

Social Category - Inside & Out Cosmetics, Caitlin Jolley, PMBA student


The Utah Student 25 awards program recognizes the top student-founded businesses in Utah, encouraging growth and interaction with Utah’s renowned entrepreneurial community.

Westminster winners:  Chris Kilbourne, UG student, Monolith Management, Listing #9;  Chris Hopkins, graduate student, Knudra Technologies, Listing #12.

Emerging Company:  Jim Jackson & Levi Chase, graduate students, Torq Development


ACG Case Cup Competition: Westminster MBA students competed in the ACG Case Cup Competition Feb. 15, and won 1st place in Round 1. The winning team members are:  Daniel Reed Smith, Oni Ruiz, David Pang, and Ryan Schoenrock.  A special thanks goes out to Jerry Van Os, who is Westminster's advisor for the ACG Case Cup Competition. 


Best Business Concept, Westminster College Student Winner. Chris Ciancone, a senior marketing student at Westminster College, and his team members: Jamal Abdinor, Camilo Corredor, and Jackson Murphy, who are from the University of Utah, won Best Business Concept, winning $5,000, and the overall Grand Prize of $15,000, at the Bench to Bedside Innovation competition on Friday evening, for their disruptive innovation, a new type of inhaler for asthma.  


Mai Ho is one of just nine U.S. students to earn an internship with Deloitte in London. Deloitte is the second largest professional services network in the world with nearly 200 thousand employees who provide audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services. Ho’s internship beings in January of 2013 when she will focus on tax consulting for hedge funds and private equity. Ho is a double major in finance and accounting.