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Elections 2021

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Vice President-Elect – Programs (2021-2022, continues to other leadership roles)

The person elected to this position makes a four-year commitment to lead NACRA, as they automatically progress to Vice-President, Programs in 2022 (and act as conference chair for the 2023 NACRA Conference), become NACRA President in 2023, and NACRA Past-President in 2024. In the role of Vice President Programs-Elect, the person in this role will assist the Vice President, Programs, in planning and executing the 2022 NACRA Conference. The person in this role also sits on the NACRA Executive Board.

Candidates (2)

Olga Kandinskaia

Dr Olga Kandinskaia is Associate Professor of Finance and MSc Business Management Director at CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, a boutique European business school. Olga has 25+ years of teaching experience in Cyprus, UK, Portugal, and Russia. She is a passionate advocate of innovative teaching methods in business education, such as experiential learning, case method, and blended learning. Olga has published 9 cases in peer-reviewed case journals, including the CRJ and The CASE Journal. Olga has received three awards in case writing: ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ (2017) by The Case Centre, ‘Jonathan Welch Award for Best Case in Accounting, Finance and Economics’ (2018) by NACRA, and Best Case Gold Award’ (2019) by NACRA. She has been an active member and a devoted supporter of NACRA since 2018: presenting cases at annual meetings, promoting NACRA to colleagues, contributing as CRJ and conference reviewer, chairing the Accounting, Finance and Economics Track, and participating as speaker in faculty development seminars. At NACRA 2021, Olga will also participate in the new Pedagogy Track presenting the paper about running live case projects at her school. Last year Olga’s “Learning by Doing” innovative teaching method in business management received honors by the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards.

Terry McGovern

Terry McGovern is entering his 5th year of involvement with NACRA. He won the award for best case for a new case writer in 2017 and he was named a Lawrence Fellow in 2019. He is a graduate of Harvard’s Teaching by the Case Method workshop. During his 15+ years of higher education teaching, he has taught using the case method in a wide range of business courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. He holds two doctorates, a DBA and a Doctor of Management and he has also completed two master’s degrees. He has taught at Iowa State University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, National Defense University, Clarke University, and currently with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. His areas of expertise include professional development, strategy, and leadership. Prior to academia, Terry served for 20-years as a U.S. Air Force officer. 

Vice President – Membership (2021-2023)

This person is responsible for maintaining an accurate database of NACRA members, developing new sources of NACRA members and a case research network, and sits on the NACRA Executive Board.

Candidates (2)

Roberto Santos

Roberto Santos is an Adjunct Professor and Ph.D. Candidate in Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is a Paul R. Lawrence Fellow and has published three case studies in The Case Journal (2) and Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy and has a fourth case under review at the Case Research Journal. These cases have become part of the entrepreneurship curriculum at UMass Lowell. He is also a mentor to students in the case writing methodology. With 18 years of experience as an engineer and project manager, he holds 22 U.S. patents, received the Academy of Management Best Paper nomination twice, and received the Eastern Academy of Management Top Reviewer award. He has also published in the Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Review of Managerial Science, AIB Insights and co-authored chapters in the Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding and Oxford Handbook of Hedge Funds

Grishma Shah

Grishma Shah has been an active member of NACRA for more than eight years. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Marketing/IB Track and has done so for the past two years. She is an avid case writer with publications in CRJ, IVEY and Emerging Markets Case Studies. She was a Tate Award Finalist for the Best Paper published in Case Research Journal in 2016 for “A Brand Under Attack: The Boycott of Stoli Vodka and the Power of Social Media, 2017 and won the Bronze Award for Best Conference Case at the Annual NACRA conference in 2015 for the same case. Grishma serves as the Director of Global Business Studies and is Associate Professor of Management at Manhattan College. She holds a Ph.D from Rutgers University and her research interests include globalization, cultural change, emerging economies, gender equity and cross-cultural management. She actively volunteers for Operation Smile International and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two lovely daughters.

Vice President – Communications (2021-2023)

This person is responsible for internal communication and records, as well as communications to membership and external stakeholders, and sits on the NACRA Executive Board.

Candidate (1)

Lisa Facey-Shaw

Dr. Lisa Facey-Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing & Information Technology (SCIT) at the University of Technology, Jamaica. She currently serves as the SCIT Graduate Programme Director for the MSc. in Information Systems Management. She teaches undergraduate courses in ICT, information systems and programming, and graduate courses in emerging technologies and research. Lisa has participated in case writing since attending the NACRA 2014 conference as co-author of a caselet. She was among the recipients of the inaugural 2015 Paul R. Lawrence Fellowship and is a founding committee member of the Caribbean Case Researchers’ Association from 2017 to present. She co-authored a case published in the Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases in 2019 and has served as a reviewer for the Case Research Journal. Lisa enthusiastically supports the promotion of excellence in case research, writing and teaching.

Director-at-Large (2021-2024)

The three Directors-at-Large on the NACRA Board and provides input, ideas, and suggestions for the continuous improvement of our organization. Directors-at-Large may also help in the planning and execution of initiatives at the request of the NACRA Executive Board. One of the three Director-at-Large positions is up for election in 2021.

Candidates (3)

Caleb Chen

Dr. Caleb H. Chen is an assistant professor of management at Macau University of Science and Technology. He is a 2019 Paul R. Lawrence Fellow granted by the Case Research Foundation, NACRA and Representative at Large (Asia Pacific) of the International Case Research Association. His research areas include digital marketing, organizational behavior and experimental economics. Dr. Chen has published cases in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies and has won awards in CEEMAN case writing competition. He has also been actively involved in promoting case writing and teaching by co-organizing case workshops and case competitions.

Jonathan Marks

Dr Jonathan Marks is a full-time faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  He is an experienced case writer and teacher and holds responsibility for the school’s Entrepreneurship Focus MBA. His teaching, research and consulting work is focussed on high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurship and the ways in which an entrepreneurial mindset can facilitate higher levels of creativity, innovation and performance.  Jonathan is an active member of NACRA, AoM and the European Council for Small Business; he is on the advisory board for the SIMODISA, a South Africa industry association focussed on entrepreneurship and start-up businesses.  Jonathan consults to a number of multinational corporations regarding innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, and coaches and mentors entrepreneurs and start-up venture boards.  He is an enthusiastic mountaineer, mountain biker and ocean swimmer and has completed expeditions on three continents.

Miriam Weismann

Miriam F. Weismann, JD, LLM (taxation) is the current President of The CASE Journal and a Fellow at CASE.  She recently published a case in The Case Research Journal and has served as a reviewer for CRJ and participated as a table host at the last NACRA convention in Phoenix.  She is also the Academic Director of the Healthcare MBA at Florida International University and a Clinical Professor of Business Law and Tax in the School of Accounting. Her current research focus is in healthcare policy and reform.  Miriam recently published an article in the American Journal of Law and Medicine (Cambridge University Press) titled Ruthless Utilitarianism? COVID-19 State Triage Protocols May Subject Patients to Racial Discrimination and Providers to Legal Liability. She has also published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of World Business and has published three books, Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud; Parallel Proceedings: Navigating Multiple Case Prosecutions and Money Laundering: Legislation, Regulation & Enforcement.