November 17, 2004
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PNC Faculty Members Earn Honors
ass't professor of business
professor of economics
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central faculty members Derek Bjonback
, assistant professor of business and Tantatape Brahmasrene
, professor of economics, have received the 2004 George C. Roberts Outstanding Paper Award
from the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS).
This prestigious monetary award is presented annually to the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in the previous year’s Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (JIASS). Articles are evaluated on the basis of several criteria including: originality, scholarship, and engaging style of writing.
The article written by Bjonback and Brahmasrene, “A Regional Perspective on Employment Growth for Smaller Midwest Metropolitan Areas,”
was judged by the review panel as the most outstanding article from a group of peer-reviewed articles published in the 2003 Volume VII of the JIASS. 2.
Also, the Social Science Research Council nominated and approved Brahmasrene to serve on a review committee at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright) in Washington, D.C.