Clarkson
Magazine
Fall 2012
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Clarkson
Magazine
Fall 2012
New Clarkson University Trustees
Robert K. Goldman ’79
(
CEE) of
Dewitt, N.Y., global executive sponsor
for ARCADIS, has been elected to
Clarkson’s Board of Trustees. He will
serve on the finance and budget
committee.
ARCADIS is a 21,000-employee
global company providing consultancy,
design, engineering and management
services in the fields of infrastructure,
water, environment and buildings.
Goldman has 33 years of
experience as an environmental
engineer, working in the consulting and engineering industries,
typically representing U.S. and International Fortune 100 clients
on some of the most significant environmental matters in the
U.S. and globally.
For the past six years, Goldman has been global director
of the Environment Business Line of ARCADIS, with
2011
revenues of $1billion. He also has senior corporate
management and board-level experience in private and
publicly held engineering companies.
Robert A. Campbell ’61
of Highland
Park, Texas, and Grantham, N.H.,
retired regional managing partner &
CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific, has been
elected to Clarkson University’s Board
of Trustees. He will serve on the audit
and academic affairs committees.
A native of Lachute, Quebec,
Campbell received his bachelor of
business administration degree in
accounting from Clarkson in 1961.
He earned an MBA in finance from
the University of Colorado Boulder in 1966.
He began his career with Deloitte (then Touche Ross &
Co.) in Montreal upon graduation from Clarkson. Campbell
became a partner in 1975. Over the years, he held professional
and leadership roles in Montreal, Rochester, Tokyo,
Milwaukee, Dallas, U.S. headquarters and throughout the
Asia-Pacific Region.
Campbell has also served in an advisory role to Clarkson’s
School of Business.
Mark Dzwonczyk
of Mountain View, Calif., CEO of
Nicholville Telephone Company, has been elected to
Clarkson’s Board of Trustees. He will serve on the external
affairs and internal affairs committees.
Born in upstate New York and raised in the Boston
area, Dzwonczyk has been building or rebuilding businesses
in California’s Silicon Valley for the past 20 years. He was
lured back to New York’s North Country in 2011 to join the
Robert A. Campbell ’61
Robert K. Goldman ’79
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How Much is a Loon Worth?
Answer: About $13,500
That is according to Martin
Heintzelman, associate professor
of economics and financial studies
at the School of Business.
Heintzelman and ISE Research
Assistant Professor Carrie Tuttle ’94,
’10, ’11
used an econometric analysis
to illustrate how state and federal
regulations that improve water
quality and aquatic ecosystems in
the Adirondacks lead to benefits for
homeowners and the region.
Despite the regulatory measures aimed at protecting
natural resources in the Adirondacks, surface water
quality is threatened by acid and mercury deposition
created from burning fossil fuels in the Midwest and
northeast, failing septic systems and increased lakefront
development, as well as the introduction of invasive plant
species,” says Heintzelman.
While such regulations are costly, it is important to
consider the corresponding benefits in considering whether
such policies should be implemented. It is these economic
benefits whichHeintzelman and Tuttle examined.
The two researchers used an extensive dataset of
Adirondack property transactions, which isolated the
impacts on property values of many factors, including
lake water quality, data like water acidity, as well as
indicator measures, such as the presence or absence
of loons, a waterfowl that is highly sensitive to water
quality, and an aquatic invasive plant species, the
Eurasian water milfoil.
Preliminary results suggest that when making
property transaction decisions, homeowners value
being on or near water bodies that are less threatened
by acidity and contain loons. The presence of loons
generates a premium on property transactions of
7-8
percent, which for the average house in the dataset
translates to about $13,500. An additional individual
loon increases prices, on the margin, by about 1 percent.
Likewise, the presence of invasive milfoil reduces
transaction prices by approximately 7 percent.
These results suggest that there are significant
benefits to Adirondack homeowners from regulations
which would improve water quality and aquatic
ecosystems,” says Heintzelman.
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
IN THE CLASSROOM
SB609 Corporate Ethical Decision Making
(
MBA Module)
Developed and taught by Professor Augustine Lado, the
Richard C. ’55 and Joy M. Dorf Chair in Entrepreneurship
and Innovation
Course Description:
Utilizing case studies, readings and
participants’ personal experience, the course outlines and
applies various decision procedures to the analysis and
resolution of ethical dilemmas within corporate and industrial
institutions. Students acquire a basic understanding of moral
theories and principles; become familiar with well-known
case studies; understand the various social, legal and political
forces that influence corporate decision making; and become
fluent in applying ethical decision making in their daily
professional lives.
The media attention on unethical
decision making on the part of a
number of high-profile businesses has
heightened student awareness about
the importance of business ethics.
Building the capability for ethical
leadership enables them to think
beyond short-term profits to embrace
the notion of creating share value and
prosperity for stakeholders (not just
stockholders).”
Prof. Lado
Mark Dzwonczyk
Jemison Named Interim Vice Provost for
Research
Professor William D. Jemison has been named interim
vice provost for research at Clarkson. He will also
continue to serve as chair of the Department of Electrical
&
Computer Engineering.
Jemison came to Clarkson in 2010 from Lafayette
College, where he had served as a faculty member in the
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering for
14
years. Prior to joining academia, he had 11 years of
government and industry experience at Flam & Russell
Inc., Lockheed Martin and the Naval Air Warfare Center.
He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2007 for his contributions
to microwave photonics for radar and communications.
His research interests include microwave photonic
systems, antenna design, radar
systems, wireless and optical
communications systems,
lidar systems and biological
applications of microwaves
and photonics.
His work has been
funded by the National
Science Foundation, the
Office of Naval Research and
the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation.
Prof. William Jemison
board of Nicholville Telephone,
whose subsidiary Slic Network
Solutions is deploying broadband
Internet access to residences and
businesses throughout northern
New York with its high-speed
fiber optic network. As CEO,
he has turned the telephone
company into a leading North
Country business with broadband
technology unrivaled in the
nation, and a tenfold increase in
broadband subscribers in the past 18 months.
Dzwonczyk graduated from Tufts University with
a B.S. summa cum laude in electrical engineering and a
master of science in aeronautical engineering from MIT.
The presence of loons generates a
premium on property transactions
of 7-8 percent, which for the average
house in the dataset translates to
about $13,500.
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