Morgan R. Clevenger, Ed.D., MBA, associate professor of management, presented his paper “Developing partnership measurements: The Clevenger Nexus” at the International Social Innovation Research Conference, which was held in Milan, Italy in Sept., 2021. His presentation, an extension of his dissertation work, included information on his developing model for measuring organizational partnerships.

Clevenger also authored the chapter “Forming your team” in “Entrepreneurship,” an online textbook released by SAGE Publications, Inc.



Laci Fiala, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and crime, law and justice, co-authored a paper accepted by the Christian Business Faculty Association. Her paper, “Faith Influences Finances? An Empirical-Based Working Paper,” was a collaboration with Julie Szendrey, D.B.A., professor of business for the Deville School of Business at Walsh University. They presented at the association’s National Conference on Oct. 1, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Using data collected as part of a grant in 2015, Fiala and Szendrey discussed several statistically significant findings between a person’s religious beliefs and their management of personal finances.

In addition, Fiala and Szendrey have written an article to be published in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning Education. The article, “Family Communication, Resources, and Income in Adolescence and Financial Behaviors in Young Adulthood,” will be included in the Dec. 2021 issue.



Michelle Nario-Redmond, Ph.D., professor of psychology and biomedical humanities, will deliver a Grand Rounds presentation in spring 2022 to SUNY-Stony Brook’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. Nario-Redmond will be discussing her work on ableism and disability in the healthcare system.


Mark Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor of physics and liaison for the dual-degree in engineering program, co-authored an article along with Samip Basnet ’15 and Jutta Luettmer-Strathmann, which has been published in Physical Review E. The article, titled “Partition-function-zero analysis of polymer adsorption for a continuum chain model,” is available online and was published in Sept., 2021. In this article, Taylor and his coauthors introduced a new mathematical approach for analyzing polymer chains’ adsorption transition, which causes attractive surfaces to change their various properties. This transition process is the key feature of “smart materials,” which are able to modify their properties under environmental conditions.

Basnet began work on the project while completing his physics major at Hiram. Since graduating, he has earned a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of Regina in Canada and is currently a student at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, earning a Ph.D. in physics.

Mark Taylor


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