In the Spotlight: Jan. 15, 2021

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  • Raymond Kim, assistant professor in the W. A. Franke College of Business, published the article, “Disproportionate Costs of Uncertainty: Small Bank Hedging and Dodd-Frank” in the Journal of Futures Markets. The article uses newly reported mortgage banking data to investigate uncertainty in banking regulations and its effects on smaller banks.
  • Heather Williamson, assistant professor of occupational therapy, was named a fellow with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Fellows must have at least seven years of continuous membership with AAIDD, have participated in the association’s professional and business affairs and have made a significant contribution to the field of intellectual disability.
  • Associate professor Bettie Coplan and professor Richard Dehn, both from the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, co-authored the article, “Burnout and Job and Career Satisfaction in the Physician Assistant Profession: A Review of the Literature” published in the National Academy of Medicine. The article was the eighth most read paper in 2020 with the academy and explores burnout among physician assistants.
  • Kevin Aguas, associate professor of practice in the W. A. Franke College of Business, received the Provost Excellence Award in Liberal Studies in Teaching award. The award recognizes sustained instructional excellence by faculty of all ranks teaching liberal studies classes.
  • Galen Collins, interim associate dean in the W. A. Franke College of Business and professor of Hotel and Restaurant Management, published the article, “Improving human-robot interactions in hospitality settings” in International Hospitality Review. The article proposes a set of introductory human-robot interaction guidelines with implementation standards for autonomous hospitality service robots.