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Three economists
bring experience
to TROY’s Johnson
Center for Political
The Sorrell College of
Business and the Manuel H.
Johnson Center for Political
Economy recently announced
the hiring of three new
distinguished faculty members
for the 2011-2012 academic
Those hired were: Dr.
George Crowley, assistant
professor of economics;
Dr. Daniel Smith, assistant
professor of economics; and,
Dr. Daniel Sutter, professor
of economics.
Crowley comes to TROY
from West Virginia Univer-
sity where he was a graduate
student and Charles G. Koch
Smith comes to TROY from
George Mason University
where he was the Oloffson
Weaver Fellow of Political
Sutter has taught at the
University of Texas-Pan
American and the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma, and has
published more than 80
journal articles and more than
20 book chapters.
Dr. George Crowley
Dr. Daniel Sutter
Dr. Daniel Smith
Trustees adopt
policy banning
tobacco use
Beginning Aug. 13, 2012, the
use of all tobacco products
will be banned on all Troy
University campuses and
In an effort to “promote
the health, well-being and
safety of all students, faculty,
staff and visitors,” the TROY
Board of Trustees adopted
the resolution during its sum-
mer meeting in July.
The ban will extend across
all campus facilities, including
buildings, parking areas,
walkways, athletic felds, work
sites, campus vehicles and any
private vehicle on University
Math professor
selected as a
Fulbright Scholar
Troy University mathematics
professor Dr. Sergey Belyi
has been named a Fulbright
Scholar and will spend
three months at East Ukrai-
nian National University and
Donetsk National University
collaborating on mathematical
Dr. Belyi, who joined the
University’s faculty in 1996,
earned his doctorate from the
University of South Florida.
Originally from Ukraine,
he holds both bachelor’s
Chapter earns national award
• Dr. Dennis Self, right, Troy University’s chair of busi-
ness programs at the Montgomery Campus, presents
the Society for Human Resources Management Superior
Merit Award plaque to members of the Montgomery
Campus SHRM chapter. From left to right are: Dr.
David Hoover, faculty advisor; Stephanie Turner, 2010-
2011 chapter president; Evelyn Turner, 2010-2011 vice
president and current president and Matthew Mayberry,
current vice president. The recognition puts TROY’s
Montgomery SHRM among only 109 student chapters
nationwide to receive the Superior Merit distinction.
SHRM has about 450 student chapters nationally with
about 15,000 members
and master’s degrees from
Donetsk National University.
He plans to work with world-
recognized experts in the feld
of functional analysis and
operator theory and will also
take an active role in several
seminars with faculty and
students at both universities.
Blankenship leads
TROY’s Center
for International
Business and
Veteran economic developer
Wiley Blankenship is the new
director of TROY’s Center
for International Business and
Economic Development.
Since 2005, Blankenship has
been president/CEO of the
Coastal Gateway Regional
Economic Development
Authority, a partnership
between Clarke, Choctaw,
Conecuh, Escambia and
Monroe counties in Alabama.
Blankenship earned degrees
from Auburn University and
the University of Georgia’s
Institute of Organizational
Management and is a graduate
of the Economic Develop-
ment Institute at the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma.