Assistant Professor of Management Montressa Washington, Ph.D., (pictured above) secured and managed the installation of a chapter of the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society at Shenandoah. She also was awarded a Small Business Administration Community Navigator grant of $100,000 in partnership with the Shenandoah Community Capital Fund, and conducted two Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate Bootcamps and multiple Getting Started workshops.
Senior Lecturer Yolanda Shields assisted in establishing the Sigma Nu Tau chapter. She was also elected secretary and treasurer of the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, and served as a judge at the 2022 Shenandoah Region of Virginia Future Business Leaders of America spring conference. She also participated in two Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate Bootcamps and multiple Getting Started workshops.
Eldon R. Lindsey Professor of Economics and Finance Clifford Thies, Ph.D., published three articles in scholarly journals and a chapter in a scholarly book. He also has an article under review with Professor of Business Law John Winn, J.D., on the impacts of the country’s punitive system of child support enforcement. His economics students recently completed their fifth economic survey of citizens of Winchester.
Professor of Management Nina Radojevich-Kelley, Ph.D., presented and was published in the proceedings at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International annual conference. Dr. Radojevich-Kelley led the first Enactus class, a renowned service-learning program, at Shenandoah University, and she also served on the TEAGLE/VFIC/VCC grant committee.
Associate Professor of Business, Sustainability and Society Giles Jackson, Ph.D., was involved in launching the Institute for Business, Sustainability and Society, which partners with the Scottish Leadership Institute to present cross-cultural lectures and workshops on global sustainability.
Director of Sport Management Brian Wigley, Ed.D., has begun a four-year term on the NCAA Division 3 Management Council. This is the most powerful Division III committee and reports directly to the president’s council. He was also appointed to be the national representative to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Director of Esports Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D., notes that esports hosted six events in the 2021-22 academic year, including the Virginia high school state championships, the “Stay Plugged In” high school recruiting event, and an event for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The esports program currently touches about 120 students across the university, engaging them through academics, competition, and professional development, and esports faculty have been involved with mentoring over 50 students on career opportunities and special projects. Individually, during the 2021-22 academic year, Dr. Gawrysiak participated in over 20 panels, recorded over 25 podcasts, was involved in 12 conference presentations, organized and ran the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) board of directors retreat, served as the chair for NACE board, published two peer-reviewed papers, and served as the esports expert for the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Associate Professor of Accounting Martin Mulyadi, Ph.D., was invited to serve on the board of advisors for the Journal of Auditing and Assurance Service. He is also an associate editor or editorial review board member on several other journals. He also received acceptance to the International Journal of Business Excellence (a top-ranked journal with an average acceptance rate of 14%) for his article, “A comparison of two colonial paths to the Western model of corporate governance.”
Students in a management class taught by Associate Professor of Management Seth Chatfield, Ph.D., wrote business and strategic plans for Froggy’s Closet, a Winchester-area local organization serving foster children, and Breast & Body Health Boutique, a Winchester-area nonprofit providing clothing for women who have had breast surgery.