Winter 2008Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/research/frontiers/winter2008/
Winter 2008 Issue
More than 50 new faculty members joined Minnesota State Mankato this fall, bringing with them diverse perspectives, solid research backgrounds, strong practical experiences, and a desire to involve their students in the research process.
Three new faculty members draw on their own research to teach topics such as hedge funds, financial leverage, adverse selection costs, and seasoned equity offerings in ways that resonate with students.
Graduate student Joshua Jans' research on weather–related disasters led to national recognition for the training curriculum he developed–and a national award for his conference presentation.
With support from a Faculty Research Grant, biology professor Chris Ruhland earned both a publication and the satisfaction of knowing he helped prepare his student co–author for graduate school.
Over the past 27 years, Dr. Steve Bohnenblust has demonstrated a deep commitment to scholarship and learning at Minnesota State Mankato. In 2008, he will bring his passion for scholarship to his new role as director of the Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Research (CESR).
Dr. Danae Quirk Dorr and undergraduate student Mark Thompson illustrate the mutual benefits of the faculty–student mentoring relationships that undergird the McNair Achievement Program.