OC represented in academic conferences and publications

While summer is a break for students, many professors engage in academic research and publishing. Associate professor of family studies Scott Harper will represent Oklahoma Christian in Singapore this summer at the international Asia Research Institute July 27.

Harper was one of only five scholars from the United States selected to present on issues pertaining to fathers in Asian cultures. He will be joined by professors from Stanford University, Penn State University, the University of Florida, the University of California as well as scholars from top universities across Asia and Australia. Harper will discuss his research about the effect of transnational migratory labor on families in the Philippines.


“I want to thank the ARI for covering all but a small portion of the costs for this trip,” Harper said. “Also, a special thanks goes to the OC college of arts and sciences for their assistance in making this trip possible.”

ARI was established as a university-level institute in 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore. Its mission is to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region.

In addition, Allison Garrett was cited as an expert source in Research Magazine, which serves the investment advisor industry. Garrett, vice president for academic affairs and an adjunct business lecturer, was quoted in the article “Think Locally: Global Investors Face Diverse Rules.” The article was published this month in a special issue titled The Research Magazine Guide to International Investing 2010. The article can be downloaded online here.

Sponsored by Nasdaq OMX, the supplement focuses on trends in global investing, with views from portfolio managers and other experts on the debt crisis in Greece, bright spots in Eastern Europe and related trends.

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