Haub School Review, Spring 2013

Author: Michael Bradley

Page: 10

Back in 2009, Wawa was working on a new competency model for the corporation, something that would grow out of the core leadership values that had helped the nation’s third largest convenience chain store thrive for so many years. That new focus meant any accompanying management training needed to be engaging and dynamic. It couldn’t come off the shelf.

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Cover Article

The Era of Big Data

Author: Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.)

Page: 10

A clever phrase coined by marketers, Big Data is short for the same statistics marketers have always used, except the data is now ginormous.

More information has been created in the past five years than in the history of mankind. There are currently over 15 billion connected devices and one billion engaged social networks. More people in the world have mobile phones, in fact, than access to clean drinking water.

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Author: Colleen Sabatino ’11 (M.A.)

Page: 10

Their faces line a wall along the first floor of Mandeville Hall — examples of accomplishment for students on their way to class. But the portraits of the HSB Hall of Fame inductees, neatly framed and polished, can’t begin to capture the boundless entrepreneurial spirit that these men and women embody. More »

Author: Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.)

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While most of the U.S. is still trying to claw its way out of the deep economic crater left by the recession, a handful of long-depressed cities are largely out thanks to healthcare. Is it possible that healthcare is the panacea for global economic woes? More »

Author: Kristen A. Graham

Page: 11

Medical school equipped Rebecca Shepherd, M.D., with the skills needed to be a clinician, and in seven years of working as a rheumatologist in the Lancaster General Health System, she mastered the art of patient care. But major changes have transformed health- care delivery since Shepherd completed her training. Now, she feels she needs a business degree to effectively operate as a physician and administrator.

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In This Issue

  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 2

    A lucky few get through childhood and adolescence without dealing, at some point, with bullying. The National Education Association estimates that every day, 60,000 children miss school due to fear of an attack or intimidation.

  • Author: Nicole Katze '11 (M.A.)

    Page: 2

    A culturally rich, vibrant metropolis with distinct neighborhoods, Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in America and home to more than 1.5 million people. But one in six children living in Philadelphia goes to bed hungry every night. An SJU professor is exploring why.

  • Author: Kate Smith '15

    Page: 3

    "I want to complicate the idea of what it is to be American, and to help students form a deeper understanding of Black experiences.” - Aisha Damali Lockridge, Ph.D.
  • Author: Nicole Katze ‘11 (M.A.)

    Page: 4

    In Mahayana Buddhism, practicing the six paramitas, or six transcendent perfections, is the path to crossing from the shore of suffering to the shore of enlightenment.

  • Author: Amanda Sapio '13

    Page: 4

    Suniti Sharma, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, has conducted extensive research on the literacy and education of females in prison, focusing on how race, class, gender, sexual orientation and other factors lead to incarceration. Ten years ago, she was offered a position teaching English at a female juvenile detention facility.

  • Author: Marisa Fulton Benjamin '03

    Page: 5

    “While many of the paintings resemble the places they depict, they are a composite of different photographs, drawings, nostalgic memories and dreams that all come together to create the finished work.” - Steve Cope, M.F.A.
  • Author: Nicole Katze ‘11 (M.A.)

    Page: 6

    The question of developing and nurturing successful public schools is one that every person in the education system, from the youngest teachers to the most experienced policy makers, grapple with every day.

  • Author: Patricia Allen '13 (M.A.)

    Page: 6

    A trio of SJU scientists are studying the growth of the Asian fruit fly in the United States.

  • Author: Nicole Katze '11 M.A.

    Page: 7

    “I want to complicate the idea of what it is to be American, and to help students form a deeper understanding of Black experiences.” - Aisha Damali Lockridge, Ph.D.
  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 8

    It’s no surprise that oftentimes the one — and only — consideration for consumers when buying a product is cost.

  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 8

    Does the way a flamingo curves its neck tell us anything about the bird's personality? Psychologist Matthew Anderson, Ph.D., has been researching to find out.

  • Author: Patricia Allen '13 M.A.

    Page: 9

    Ethics teaching rounds train residents to understand the importance of communicating to patients and families, not just the right information, but all of the information, in the most sensitive and humane manner possible. “So that consent to treatment is truly informed,”
  • Author: Patricia Allen '13 (M.A.)

    Page: 10

    In the fall of 2009, a yearlong course plunged a group of freshman researchers into the uncharted territory of bacteriophages — also called phages — which are constantly evolving viruses that attack bacteria but do not harm people.

  • Author: Patricia Allen '11 (M.A.)

    Page: 10

    Amber Abbas, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, has found excitement in learning about places and events directly from the mouths of those who experience them.

  • Author: Jeffrey Martin '04, '05 M.A

    Page: 11

    “What we’re doing is fine-tuning the lab experience and exploring the use of 3-D printing as a teaching tool.” - Jonathan Fingerut, Ph.D.
  • Author: Nicole Katze '11 (M.A.)

    Page: 12

    Dennis Weeks, M.F.A., captures multiple moments at the same place with his camera and stitches them together, creating scenes that would otherwise never have happened.

  • Author: Writing Studies Students

    Page: 12

    The writing is on the wall...and on websites, the blogosphere and Kindles; in grant proposals, newspapers and lesson plans; and in corporate communications, manuscripts and magazines like this one.

  • Author: Nicole Katze ‘11 (M.A.)

    Page: 12

    The research of Aimée Knight, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication studies, focuses on rhetoric and technology and digital composing.

  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 M.A.

    Page: 13

    The biggest takeaway for me was the finding that not only did confrontation increase resistance contemporaneously among suspects, but that effect lasted a full 15 minutes regardless of what other technique was employed in the interim.” -Christopher Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 14

    Few species of mammals — only about five percent — are bi-parental, with both males and females showing high levels of care to their offspring. The California mouse is among these rare species and has attracted the attention of Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D., who’s kind of a rare breed herself.

  • Author: Patricia Allen '13 (M.A.)

    Page: 14

    In his introductory essay to Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political and Religious Decision Making (Fordham University Press, 2012), Civil War historian and Professor of History Randall M. Miller, Ph.D., notes that as biographer David Donald observed, Americans have been trying to “get right with Lincoln” since his death, and predicted that the attempt to do so would continue thereafter.

     
  • Author: Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.)

    Page: 16

    Haub School of Business Dean Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr. Ed.D. ’70 is the new chair of AACSB-International, the oldest and most prestigious accreditor of international business education.

  • Author: Sam Strike

    Page: 16

    SJU’s student group Net Impact gives new-generation leaders the power to improve the world through business.
  • Author: David King '08

    Page: 16

    While many business graduates have fond memories of their time spent on Hawk Hill, it turns out there’s new data to demonstrate the value of the time and dollars spent on that Haub School degree.

  • Author: James Sanders '13 (M.A.)

    Page: 16

    Most business schools are filled with classes that cover almost every aspect of the field, but few teach students how to relate to diversity in the workplace. Even fewer use comedy as a method of choice.

  • Author: Molly Crossan Harty

    Page: 16

    A national study found that nearly half of college-educated workers said their first job after graduation was not related to their major — but that’s not a concern for students in the accounting department’s STAR program.
  • Author: Kristen A. Graham

    Page: 18

    As a boy growing up in Philadelphia’s Fern Rock section, Richard J. Ross Jr. ’04 (M.S.) never dreamed of a career in law enforcement.

  • Author: Jill Porter

    Page: 18

    When he was living on the streets in an impoverished Kenyan village, barefoot and hungry, Michael Mungai Nyambura '10 (B.A.) '13 (M.S.) gave up his dream of becoming a lawyer. At best, perhaps, he could be a carpenter's apprentice.

  • Author: Annette John-Hall

    Page: 18

    By finding business and personal success, Kristy Williams Fercho ’00 fulfills a lifelong commitment in honor of her father.
  • Author: Molly Crossan Harty

    Page: 18

    Alumnus links Philadelphia and the Holy See for world meeting of families.
  • Author: SJU Magazine Staff

    Page: 18

    You see it on the SJU banners that line City Avenue, the University’s Facebook page, Twitter feeds, recruitment materials and sju.edu. It’s on T-shirts, car magnets and billboards.

  • Author: Annette John-Hall

    Page: 18

    As the face of SJU’s international population shifts, a new type of student emerges.
  • Author: Amanda Sapio ’13

    Page: 18

    Students who register for Essentials of Management, taught by Tim Swift, Ph.D., are in for an experience that deviates significantly from the conventional management class.
  • Author: Annette John-Hall

    Page: 18

    At a Philadelphia high school where others had lost hope, Principal Linda Cliatt-Wayman ’92 (M.S.) wouldn’t give up.
  • Author: Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.)

    Page: 18

    From an office in Mandeville Hall, Eric Patton, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of SJU’s managing human capital program, serves as the lead professor for a course he wrote and developed for students 7,500 miles away.

  • Author: Annette John-Hall

    Page: 18

    Former FBI agent Thomas F. Minton III ’85 leads homeland security for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Author: Thomas Gailey

    Page: 18

    From local seminaries to big companies, HSB is teaching leaders how to empower their employees by adopting a new style of servitude.
  • Author: Nicole Katze '11 (M.A.)

    Page: 18

    Faith-sharing groups at SJU and across the country are on the rise as students take on hard questions and form lasting friendships.
  • Author: Joseph N. DiStefano

    Page: 20

    Wawa President Chris Gheysens ’05 (M.B.A.) is poised to lead the local deli-and-more company into a new era of success.
  • Author: David King '08

    Page: 20

    It’s a scene that plays out every day: A customer enters a store, examines a product and maybe even asks a salesperson a few questions about it.

    A sale looks imminent.

  • Author: Robert DiGiacomo

    Page: 20

    This alumna makes sure the spotlight is always shining for her clients.

  • Author: Jeff Martin '04, '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 20

    How a remarkable season had men’s and women’s basketball feeling the love.

  • Author: Marisa (Fulton) Benjamin '03 (B.A.)

    Page: 20

    A novel leadership program at Saint Joseph’s inspires other Jesuit colleges and universities
  • Author: SJU Magazine Staff

    Page: 20

    Saint Joseph’s University officially inaugurated C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72, as its 27th president on October 12, 2012. More than 60 presidents and delegates from other colleges and universities, along with alumni, faculty, staff, students, and Fr. Gillespie’s friends and family, witnessed the inaugural ceremony in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena.
  • Author: Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.)

    Page: 20

    Many experts say continuing education offers job seekers a competitive edge in today’s workplace environment.  With most college graduates going through five to seven job changes over the course of their lifetime, a new degree could be a conduit t

  • Author: Amanda Sapio ’13 and Molly Crossan Harty

    Page: 20

    Although your days of blue books, Scantrons and pop quizzes may be over, here is a chance to test yourself with a different kind of academic exam. These brainteasers span a variety of disciplines you may have encountered during your time at Saint Joseph’s. Give it a try, and see where you rank!

  • Author: Kristen Graham

    Page: 20

    Hidden for decades in a tattered old book, George Beichl’s story of wartime survival is now being told.
  • Author: Annette John-Hall

    Page: 22

    The sight of a young child in Africa drinking from a tainted puddle propelled one professor and his students to seek a remedy.

    The moral imperative to do something came, literally, out of the water.

  • Author: Joseph M. Lunardi ’82 (B.A.) and David King ’08 (B.A.)

    Page: 22

    There are many ways to measure the value of an SJU education.
  • Author: Joan Katherine Cramer

    Page: 22

    Students are securing political science internships that help them land coveted first jobs.

  • Author: JoAnn Greco

    Page: 22

    Two alumni hold lofty spots in the government of this Central American country.
  • Author: Dan Wisniewski ’08 (B.A.)

    Page: 22

    The first graduates of ACESJU’s two-year experience show their commitment to the future of urban Catholic education.
  • Author: SJU Magazine Staff

    Page: 24

    Six stories of glass and stone rising majestically over the intersection of City Avenue and Cardinal Avenue, the 120,000 sq. ft. Villiger Residence Hall welcomed its first residents this past fall.

  • Author: Kelly Welsh ’05 (M.A.)

    Page: 24

    An SJU program helps teens with autism ASPIRE to higher education.
  • Author: Samantha Hansell

    Page: 24

    An expanding curriculum and alumni connections are opening doors to careers in real estate for students.
  • Author: Ralph Galati

    Page: 39

    Service members are human. When they return to the world they once knew, they are changed by their military experience.
  • Author: Susan Stripling

    Page: 40

    On April 26, the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial hosted its first wedding. Brittney McKeon ’08 and Sean McLaughlin ’07 married on a brilliant spring day before 225 family and friends.