June 20, 2006

Business college to host management expert

by Sun Min

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A world-renowned management expert will share his knowledge with business students and faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

On Wednesday, June 21, SIUC's College of Business and Administration will host a workshop featuring Mark Dibben, a professor from Lincoln University in New Zealand. Dibben is also an instructor at Claremont Graduate University in California as well an honorary senior lecturer with the Centre for Public Policy and Management at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

"Dibben is a fantastic scholar, and this will be time well spent for our students," said Jake Rose, associate professor of accounting at the College of Business and Administration.

Dibben's seminar is titled, "Is Trust All Good? Exploring the Darker Side of the Force." It will focus on trust and distrust in the public sector.

In addition to the seminar, Dibben will meet with graduate students in the college to discuss research methods and offer advice about management, marketing and finance. "I hope the doctoral students can present their work to him and get feedback from him," said Rose.

Rose said we now live in a global marketplace and he hopes Dibben's visit broadens the perspectives of the SIUC students and faculty participating in the workshop.

"Dibben has worked in different places from New Zealand to Europe and across the United States so he'll provide a different perspective that people here may have not been exposed to," Rose said.

The seminar runs from 1-2:30 p.m. in Room 18 at Rehn Hall on the SIUC campus. The public is welcome, and there is no admission charge.

Enhancing the culture of research and scholarship is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.