Faculty, students presenting at annual business conference
Several of Salve Regina’s faculty and students will be among the featured presenters when the University hosts the Northeast Business and Economics Association’s 46th annual conference Nov. 7-9 with three days of sessions being presented at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.
Dr. Arlene Nicholas, associate professor and director of Salve Regina’s graduate programs in business, is chairing this year’s conference, which will showcase the authors of more than 100 papers focusing on a wide range of business disciplines.
“The program is designed to enable attending scholars to spread their research results and gain the knowledge that they seek,” said Nicholas, whose presentation will focus on the preferred learning methods of Generation Z. “There are also integrated events that allow attendees to meet with each other, share ideas, make new friends and renew old relationships.”
Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, Salve Regina president, and Dr. Nancy Schreiber, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present opening remarks. Keynote introductions will be given by Dr. Melissa Varao, director and chair of the Department of Business Studies and Economics, and Dr. Tobias Stapleton, dean of graduate studies and continuing education.
Among the Salve Regina presentations:
- Business students Michael J. Cody, Grace Vincens, Dio Skaliotis and Sean Morrissey: “Economic Impact Study of Salve Regina University on Aquidneck Island.”
- Dr. Myra Edelstein, associate professor, graduate program director and program coordinator in the Department of Business Studies and Economics: “Busy as a Bee: The Business of Beekeeping as an Exploration of Stakeholder Engagement and Sound Management.”
- Dr. Chad Raymond, associate professor in the departments of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies and Political Science and International Relations: “When to Worry: Colleges and Universities as Going Concerns.”
- Teresa Testa, Ph.D. candidate: “Commercializing Contemplative Practice: In Consideration of Virtue Ethics and the Business of the Stress Reduction Industry (SRI).”
- Dr. Victor Tonn, professor in the Department of Business Studies and Economics: “Holistics, Hybrid Confucianism, and Economic Models of General Discontinuity.”