Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.


Dr. Chen Wu, assistant professor of economics, had her paper titled "A Maximum Score Test for Binary Response Models" accepted for publication in the journal Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics.  She co-authored this paper with her dissertation advisor from the University of Mississippi.  This journal is ranked 148 out of 305 in the economics category in the 2010 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Social Science Edition


Dr. Randall Royer, professor of music, had his paper titled “High School All-State Musicians’ Interest in the Music Professions,” accepted for presentation at Hawaii University International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 31 through Aug. 2. 



Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, associate professor of business law; Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, professor of business law; and Josh Houy, adjunct instructor; had their manuscript titled "Weight-Based Discrimination In The Workplace: Is Legal Protection Necessary?" accepted for publication in the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal.

Nancy Grassel, director of human resources, has been tapped to serve on the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). She will begin her term on July 1. Grassel has held several positions on the CUPA-HR Midwest Region board since 2005, including director of membership, treasurer and is currently serving as chair. In 2004, she oversaw the site coordination for the region’s conference in Rapid City, and served on the program committee for the national association’s annual conference. In addition to her leadership roles, Grassel has presented at several CUPA-HR conferences.

Dr. Byron Hollowell, assistant professor of finance,  had his paper titled "The Long-term Returns of Banks in the Troubled Asset Relief Program" accepted for publication in the 2012 Winter Volume of The Journal of International Finance Studies (JIFS).