A Message from the
Joseph G. Fisher
Hello to all members of the ABO
Section. We have several activities (both past and future) that I want to
report on. First, we had a very successful ABO Research Conference that was
held at the Wyndham Dallas North in Dallas Texas this past October. Thanks to
Marlys Lipe for putting the conference together. Many high-quality papers were
presented and the group dinner at the Blue Mesa Grill was a lot of fun. We also
were relieved to finally present the Outstanding Research Contribution award to
Anthony Hopwood (Oxford University). Professor Hopwood is very deserving and it
was an added benefit to hear from him as a member of the editor's panel. The
planning for next year's conference in Denver is well under way. Sean Peffer
(University of Kentucky) has agreed to chair the 2003 ABO Conference.
We also were well represented at the
AAA National Meetings at San Antonio. The chair-elect, Stacey Whitecotton
(Arizona State University), was introduced along with our new
Secretary/Treasurer, Stacy Kovar (Kansas State University).
The 2003 AAA National Meetings will
be held in Hawaii. Anne Magro is the ABO Meeting Coordinator. Please consider
sending your papers and checking off the ABO Section. I believe that our number
of paper slots is a function of the number of submissions.
Linda Thorne (York University) is
chairing our Outstanding Dissertation award for this year. Please encourage
your doctoral students to consider applying for this award.
The Section is doing well both
financially and programmatically. Our finances are in the black and we have
slowly been building our balance. The executive committee is considering
publishing an ABO supplement that will be associated with the ABO Research
Conference. I will provide more information about this proposal in the future.
As always, consider taking a more active role in the Section: chair a
committee, work as a regional representative, moderate or discuss a paper at
our research meetings.
If you have any comments, ideas, or
concerns, please let me know.