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 Black Hills State University President Kay Schallenkamp  Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto, assistant professor of tourism and hospitaltiy  Dr. Bobbi Looney, assistant professor of management and communications
     
 Donald Altmyer, professor of accounting  Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, professor of business law  Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, professor of economics and chair of the School of Business
     
 Dr. Kathleen Matthew, associate professor of science teacher education  Dr. Faye LaDuke-Pelster, assistant professor of reading education  Jerry Rawlings, assistant professor of mass communication
Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

President Kay Schallenkamp was recently appointed to the Continuous Improvement (CI) Commission/Accreditation Council of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the new accrediting body for educator preparation. Her appointment runs through June 30, 2017.

Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto, assistant professor of tourism and hospitality, had his manuscript “An Empirical Evaluation of the Determinants of Tourist’s Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making” accepted for publication in the Journal of Destination Marketing and Management.

Donald Altmyer, professor of accounting, Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, professor of economics and chair of the School of Business, Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, professor of business law, and former BHSU business professor Dr. Sheng Yang had their paper titled “Student Ethical Awareness as Effected by Gender and Grade Point Average” accepted for presentation at the 2014 Hawaii Global Conference on Business and Finance.

Dr. Bobbi Looney, assistant professor of management and communications, recently presented a workshop titled “Using Pinterest for Reports: Promote Learning and Anchor Student Interest” at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta. The conference included more than 650 educators from 47 states plus Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

Dr. Kathleen Matthew, associate professor of science teacher education, and Dr. Faye LaDuke-Pelster, assistant professor of reading education, recently presented a workshop “Using Common Core to Integrate STEM and Literacy” during the 49th Biennial Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in Dallas.

Jerry Rawlings, assistant professor of mass communication, has a photograph in the juried international exhibit at The Center for Fine Arts Photography in Fort Collins, Colo. Rawlings was also recently appointed to the Board of the Fassbender Collection, which includes more than 200,000 photos taken by Joseph and George Fassbender of the Northern Black Hills from the early 1900s to the 1980s.