CBEC Summer News 2015

Published: August 12, 2015
App Factory

The App Factory received a $10,000 grant from WiSys Technology Foundation, with a commitment of up to $50,000. See http://www.uwp.edu/explore/news/appfacwisys.cfm.

  • The App Factory's Kenosha Area Transit App is up and running in Kenosha. The App Factory has contracted with the Racine Belle Urban System (BUS) to implement a Racine Transit App. This App was showcased during the Racine July 4th parade.
  • The App Factory is developing the Ready Badger app that provides Wisconsin residents and county emergency managers with weather alerts, helps residents prepare for emergencies, and allows residents and government officials to record damages through pictures and text.
  • The App Factory has established a relationship with other local companies, received a donation from one company, and is discussing future app development.


Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center (SEG)

The SEG completed 99 projects involving 84 clients, and 441 students in 2014-2015. 

Parkside American Marketing Association (PAMA)

PAMA received the "Exemplary Collegiate Chapter Performance" award for Outstanding Chapter Planning from the American Marketing Association.


Eleven students completed a study abroad trip to Italy with Dr. Abey Kuruvilla visiting businesses and cultural establishments across five cities. A new agreement was signed with the University of Salento in Italy during the trip.

Dr. Kuruvilla is preparing for the arrival of eleven students and two faculty from Russia and three students from France to study "Strategies for Entrepreneurship: Doing Business in the U.S.A." The short course is Aug. 31 - Sept. 11.

Dr. Kuruvilla was invited to deliver guest lectures in May at the the Duale Hochshule Baden Wuttemberg, Germany.

Five students studied "Service Marketing in Finland" at our partner university in Finland Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences.

Dr. Derek Riley traveled to Mexico to visit Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. His visit was published on the university's website at: http://mediosuag.mx/noticias-uag/uso-excesivo-de-la-tecnologia-es-danino-experto.

The Computer Science Department is preparing for the arrival of students and faculty from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. These students will take a course on software architecture from Oct. 26 - Nov. 13.


Four students completed a study abroad trip to Germany with Heather Miles. The students studied context awareness app development.

Flex Program Development

Dr. Suresh Chalasani, Dr. Sue Norton, and Jordania Leon-Jordan began developing the competency-based (Flex Option) version of the UW-Parkside project management certificate.


Dr. Susan Lincke published the book "Security Planning: An Applied Approach" (see http://www.uwp.edu/explore/news/linckebook.cfm).

Dr. Peter Knight submitted an application for a $234,000 federal grant to the Corporation for National Community Service to help fund a three-year study of UW-Parkside's impact and role on community engagement networks. Dr. Helen Rosenberg is the co-PI and the grant application was also aided by Dr. Peggy James and Debra Karp.

Dr. Farida Khan, Jordania Leon-Jordan and Dr. Peter Knight (along with Dr. Kim Kelley) completed the week-long Breakthough Academy in Chicago to facilitate development of the online degree completion and flexible-option degrees in business. Dr. Suresh Chalasani and Dean Dirk Baldwin also worked on this development plan over the summer through the appointed committee.

Dr. Farida Khan has completed editing and submitted to University Press Limited a peer reviewed book volume on "Bangladesh: Macroeconomics and Money." Dr. Khan has led and completed the review and selection for the economics track in the conference organizing committee for the upcoming Conference on  Development and Democracy in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects, which will be held in partnership with the UC Berkeley South Asia Institute at University of California-Berkeley Nov. 6-8.

Dr. Karen Crooker is in the middle of developing the online version of a business required course MGT 349 Organizational Behavior. Business is only three classes short of offering a complete online degree-completion program. 

Dr. Sahar Bahmani had multiple articles accepted for publication:

  • "Policy Uncertainty and the Demand for Money in the United Kingdom" Applied Economics, 2015, 47(11), pp. 1151-1157 (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Alice Kones, and Ali M. Kutan).
  • "The Relationship Between Telecommunications Infrastructure, Gross Capital Formation, and Economic Growth: Evidence from Time Series Data" (with Pradhan Rudra, Jay Mittal, and Mak Arvin) accepted for publication in the International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM) (forthcoming).
  • "Non-Linear ARDL Approach and the Demand for Money in Iran" Economics Bulletin, 2015, 35(1), pp. 1-11. (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee).
  • "The Dynamics of Insurance Sector Development, Banking Sector Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from G-20 Countries" accepted for publication in Global Economics and Management Review (with R.P. Pradhan and Marepalli Uday Kiran) (forthcoming).
  • "Causal Nexus between Economic Growth, Inflation and Stock Market Development: The Case of OECD Countries" accepted for publication in Global Finance Journal (with Rudra Pradhan and Mak Arvin) (forthcoming).
  • "Improved Critical Thinking in Students Using Current Event Journaling" International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy accepted May 2015 for 2016, Vol. 36, Issue 3/4.  


In July, Dr. Bahmani agreed to serve as an OPID (Office of Professional Instructional Development at UW-Madison) council member. Provost Fred Ebeid and Associate Provost Gary Wood asked Dr. Bahmani to serve a three-year term that Dr. Michael Gurtman previously held as our campus representative. OPID director is LaVonne Cornell-Swanson.

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