Faculty, Students Help Organize, Facilitate International Conference
Several University of Arkansas faculty members and doctoral students played key roles in the organization of the 2006 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference held Feb. 22-26 in Columbus, Ohio.
The contributors from the department of rehabilitation, human resources and communication disorders:
- Fredrick M. Nafukho, associate professor, served as conference program chair and editor of the conference proceedings and presented three research papers.
- Carroll M. Graham, a doctoral student, served as program coordinator, symposium chair and managing editor of the proceedings. He presented two research papers.
- Claretha Banks, assistant professor, served as associate program chair and symposium chair. She presented two research papers.
- Jules Beck, assistant professor, served as associate program chair and symposium chair. He facilitated a pre-conference session on grant writing.
- Penina Mungania, assistant professor, served as associate program chair and symposium chair and presented one research paper.
- Barbara Hinton, head of the department, served as a reviewer, symposium chair and chair of the committee that reviewed the best AHRD program in the nation. She also presented one research paper.
- J. Parker, doctoral student, presented a paper jointly with Banks.
- M.A. Thomson, master’s student, presented a paper jointly with Banks.
- David Ripley, a visiting professor from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, served as a reviewer and symposium chair.
- Bobbie Biggs, professor, served as a reviewer, symposium chair and facilitator with Beck of the pre-conference session on grant writing.
Other paper reviewers were Dale Thompson, associate professor, Kit Brooks, assistant professor, Kenda Grover, master student recruiter, and doctoral students LaTonya Floyd and Diane Fagan. Nafukho, Graham, Banks, Beck and Mungania received awards from the academy's executive board for their service. The University of Arkansas and the department of rehabilitation, human resources and communication disorders were recognized for their support in making the conference a success. It attracted 264 papers that were peer reviewed with 203 accepted for final presentation and published in a 1,503 page document. More than 400 participants from five continents, 15 countries and 34 states attended the conference hosted by Ohio State University.
Heidi Stambuck, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
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