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Exploring Business P-I-Y Chapter

Exploring Business P-I-Y Chapter

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Dr. Karen Collins is associate professor of accounting at Lehigh University in Bethle-hem, Pennsylvania. She has a Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech. Dr. Collins co-ordinates the college's freshman-level Introduction to Business course.
has evolved based on Dr. Collin’s innovative and successful approach to Lehigh’sIntroduction to Business course. She was recently honored with an Innovation inTeaching Award for the course from the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges andBusiness Administration (AACSB).Dr. Collins’s research interests include upward mobility of women in accounting,quality of life issues, stress, and ethnic diversity in the accounting profession. She haspublished articles in journals such as
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 Journalof Occupational Health Psychology 
.Dr. Collins has won numerous teaching awards while at Lehigh, including theDeming Lewis Faculty Award (for the faculty member who had the strongest influenceon the ten-year graduating class), in 2003; the Faculty Recognition Award (from the Dean of Students Office), also in 2003; and theAndersen Consulting Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 1998–99 and 1999–2000.
The author would like to thank the following colleagues who have reviewed the text and provided comprehensive feedback and sug-gestions for improving the material:
 Tim AllwineLower Columbia CollegeDouglas Antola CroweBradley UniversityVondra ArmstrongPulaski Technical CollegeApril BaileyShippensburg University of PennsylvaniaMichael BaranSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeRuby BarkerTarleton State UniversityMurray BruntonCentral Ohio Technical CollegeLaura BulasCentral Community CollegeLeon ChickeringSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeGlenn DoolittleSanta Ana CollegeAmy EpplinRend Lake CollegeAndrea FosterJohn Tyler Community CollegeJoseph FoxAsheville-Buncombe Technical Community CollegeLeatrice FreerPitt Community CollegeGeorge GenerasUniversity of HartfordDavid GillissSan Jose State UniversityAlfredo GomezBroward CollegeMadeline GrantSanta Ana CollegeGail JacobsLA College InternationalFrancis KrcmarikMott Community CollegeElaine MaddenAnne Arundel Community College Timothy MarchKaskaskia CollegeMarian MatthewsCentral NM Community CollegeGina McConougheyIllinois Central College Tom McFarlandMt. San Antonio CollegeBill McPhersonIndiana University of PennsylvaniaDiane MingerCedar Valley CollegeJennifer MortonIvy Tech Community College of IndianaJohn OlivoBloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaLauren PaisleyGenesee Community CollegeAnthony RackaOakland Community CollegeNancy Ray-MitchellMcLennan Community CollegeMartin St. JohnWestmoreland County Community CollegeJohn StriebichMonroe Community CollegeFrank TitlowSt. Petersburg CollegeBob UrellIrvine Valley CollegeDean WilliamsonBrewton-Parker College #2004
In addition, a select group of instructors assisted the development of this material by actually using it in their classrooms. Their in-put, along with their students’ feedback, has provided us critical confirmation that the material is effective and impactful in theclassroom:
Nikolaos AdamouBorough of Manhattan CCApril BaileyShippensburg University of PennsylvaniaMichael DavisYavaipai CollegeAndrea FosterJohn Taylor Community CollegeFrank MarkhamMesa StateDonn Miller-KermaniFlorida Institute of TechnologyDiane MingerCedar Valley College Tony RackaOakland Community CollegeP. Gerard ShawDean CollegeDean WilliamsonBrewton-Parker CollegeDavid WoolgarSanta Ana College
The authors also appreciate the efforts of a fine group of instructors who have assisted the project with their work on supplementary materials:David Murphy, Madisonville Community College, P. Gerard Shaw, Dean College, and Diane Minger, Cedar Valley College, col-laborated on the Test Item Files and Student Quizzes.Chuck Bowles, Pikes Peak Community College, developed the PowerPoint Presentation Slides.Kim Richmond, St. Joseph’s University, developed the Video Learning Segments.I am sincerely grateful to a great team of individuals at Flat World Knowledge who made working on this project an enjoyableexperience. Special thanks to Jeff Shelstad and Eric Frank for their confidence in me and in the project and to Sharon Koch for herenthusiasm. Thanks to Joanne Butler and Sharon Hughes for their dedication to quality and their positive attitudes. Thanks also toseveral very special friends who made substantial contributions to the textbook project: Ron Librach, Joseph Manzo, Judy Minot,and Eleanore Stinner.Thanks to the members of the Introduction to Business faculty team at Lehigh University who are a constant source of ideasand advice. Their excitement about the course and dedication to our students create a positive and supportive teaching environ-ment. I enjoy the hours we spend in the “bullpen” sharing teaching tips, brainstorming ways to improve the course, and just havingfun.Finally, I thank my husband, Bill, my sons, Don and Mark, and their wives, Courtney and Tara, for their support and encour-agement during this project. They’re the best of my world.

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