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Brown, Boles, and Paarsch Receive Awards

Three Henry B. Tippie College of Business faculty members have been recognized for their professional accomplishments. Ken Brown, assistant professor of management and organizations, will receive a research award issued by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Terry Boles, associate professor of management and organizations and Charles A. Taff Research Fellow and Economics Professor Harry Paarsch have been presented career development awards from the University of Iowa Faculty Development Program. Brown's article "Using Computers to Deliver Training: Which Employees Learn and Why," has been recognized as an outstanding, original research publication useful for workplace learning and performance. The ASTD Research Award is given to encourage the publication of research with practical implications for practitioners of workplace learning and performance. One award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best article published in a refereed journal during the calendar year. Articles are judged based on the quality of the research problem, method, implications for practice, and presentation of material. Brown will receive the award and a $500 cash prize at ASTD's 2002 International Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, June 2-4. ASTD is a worldwide professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. The UI Career Development Award is a competitive program designed to encourage research, creation, and innovation in teaching. Awards are given to faculty members who actively pursue new developments in knowledge and teaching. The developmental leave awards for such projects allow the faculty member to improve individually and to achieve institutional educational objectives. Boles will travel to Russia and China to teach short courses in negotiation and to collect research data on the ways in which people in non-Western cultures approach negotiations differently than do those in Western cultures. Paarsch will develop theoretical models as well as computational and econometric tools to extend existing continuous-variation research to situations in which auction participants are constrained to bid in discrete increments.


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