TAMIU Business Faculty Receive Research Award
Two Texas A&M International University faculty members were recognized
recently for their collaborative research projects on communication channels.
Dr. Rolando Peña-Sánchez, assistant professor of quantitative
methods, and Dr. Richard C. Hicks, associate professor of management information
systems, recently wrote a paper entitled, "Faculty Perceptions Of
Communications Channels" and received an Outstanding Achievement
in Research Award during the 2004 College Teaching & Learning Conference,
held at the Wyndham Palace in Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The paper reports a study of communications between students and faculty
outside of the classroom. Specifically, the effectiveness of telephone,
face-to-face and electronic mail communications were compared.
The study found the researchers perceive email as the most efficient
of the three media with regard to retention, accuracy and efficiency.
Face-to-face meetings during office hours were preferred for confidential
or confrontational interactions.
The Conference was attended by 365 academics from throughout the United
States. A total of 350 papers were presented during the four-day conference.
Papers that were accepted for presentation were peer-reviewed, and those
nominated for research awards were subjected to a second round or reviews
by the Conference organizers.
Dr. Peña-Sánchez joined TAMIU in 1999. He holds a doctoral
degree in statistics from Rice University and both an M.S and a B.S. from
the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. His research interests
are on the economic impacts of NAFTA on the maquiladora industry along
the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dr. Hicks joined TAMIU in 1993. He holds a doctoral degree in management
information systems from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A.
from Boston University and a B.S. from Troy State University. His research
interests focus on knowledge management and expert systems development
and use in business.
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