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BHSU: Faculty and Staff Transform Lives

Black Hills State University discuss the school’s great faculty.


BHSU faculty and staff transform lives

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

Steve Babbitt, professor of photography, and BHSU graduate Matt Kapust had several of their photographs featured in a recent issue of High Country News. The photographs accompanied an article titled “Cosmic Prospecting: What happens when an old mining town recruits Big Science?” The article is about the transformation of the Homestake Mine into the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Kapust began working at the Sanford Lab while attending BHSU. He is now the lab’s multimedia specialist.  Check out the article and their photos here:

Dr. David Scarborough, professor of human resource management, had his symposium/forum submission “Big Data in I-O Psychology” accepted for presentation at the 2014 Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference. As stated on the SIOP website, industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace.

Don Altmyer, professor of accounting, was presented with the Outstanding Research Award at the Global Conference on Business and Finance held in Honolulu earlier this year.  Altmyer, along with his fellow BHSU co-authors Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, professor of business law, Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, professor of economics and chair of the School of Business, and former BHSU business professor Dr. Sheng Yang presented their paper Student Ethical Awareness as Effected by Gender and Grade Point Average during the conference.

Dr. Adam Bailey, assistant professor of management, had his paper “Anti-Discrimination Law, Religious Organizations, and Justice” accepted for publication in the scholarly journal New Blackfriars.

Robert Girtz, assistant professor of economics, had his paper, “The Mediation Effect of Education on Self-esteem and Wages,” accepted for presentation at the 2014 Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting.

Dave Diamond, professor emeritus in journalism, was recently awarded the annual South Dakota State Poetry Prize, judged by Gary Dop. Diamond’s poems will be featured in an upcoming chapbook published by the South Dakota State Poetry Society. More than 20 of Mr. Diamond’s poems will be featured in the chapbook.

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