Latest Research

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Buchanan Research on Artificial Intelligence Published in International Journal and Featured by The Gospel Coalition
Associate professor Joy Buchanan continues her research on artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models such as ChatGPT. A new paper has been published by the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, and she has written an article for The Gospel Coalition.
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McFarlin Article Explores Possible Impact of the Future of Copyright Law
Associate professor Tim McFarlin’s latest article, “Infringing Uses, Not Works,” has been accepted for publication by the South Carolina Law Review.  The article explores how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith may impact the future of copyright law.  
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Samford Colloquia Celebrates Student Research
On Friday, April 19, Samford University hosted its 3rd annual Student Research Colloquia, held in the Davis Library. More than 90 students and student groups prepared poster presentations spanning 21 categories ranging from analytics to exercise science to social work.
 
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DiRusso Book, "Federal Taxation of Wealth Transfers", Published
Federal Taxation of Wealth Transfers: Cases and Problems, co-authored by professor Alyssa A. DiRusso focuses on the federal estate tax and the federal gift tax, while also introducing the federal generation-skipping transfer tax.
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McFarlin Work in Copyright Law Promoted Through Several Avenues this Fall
This fall, Associate Professor Tim McFarlin's work focusing on federal copyright law as well as his multipart project focusing on author Mary Ann Cord were published and highlighted through several forums and colloquia.
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Environmental Law Expert, Hudson, Featured in National Story by ABC News
Dean Blake Hudson, an environmental law expert, was featured in a national story by ABC News in which he commented on a project causing flooding, threatening a small Alabama community.
 
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Dike-Minor presents at the 17th Annual Health Law Symposium
Chinelo Dike-Minor presented "Be Careful What You Wish For: An Overreliance on Telemedicine Could Harm Health Equity" at the 17th Annual Health Law Symposium hosted by Loyola University Chicago's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. The symposium explored the intersection of health care fraud and abuse with health equity.
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Denning Presents at the Cato Institute's 2023 Constitution Day Conference
Brannon Denning, Starnes Professor of Law, was a panelist at the Cato Institute's 2023 Constitution Day Conference. His presentation will appear in the 2023 Cato Supreme Court Review. 
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Carden Paper, “Gordon Tullock and the Economics of Slavery”, Published by Public Choice
Art Carden, the Margaret Gage Bush distinguished professor of economics, has had a new paper, “Gordon Tullock and the Economics of Slavery”, published by Public Choice.
 
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DeBow's “Fiscal Recklessness, Path Dependence, and Expressive Voting” Published by The Independent Review
“Fiscal Recklessness, Path Dependence, and Expressive Voting” co-authored by Professor Mike DeBow discusses forecasts of federal deficit spending for the next 30 years.
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Faculty Research on Numerous Workplace Topics Published in National and International Journals
Breanne Mertz and Kate McComb's individual research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Theory in Practice and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, respectively.
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Professor Awarded Grant to Enhance Career Preparation for Math Students
Assistant Professor Mingwei Sun received a grant that will significantly enhance Samford University’s Department of Math and Computer Science's ability to prepare students for industrial careers.
 
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Samford Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Nine Samford students in Orlean Beeson School of Education and Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented their research at the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 13-15, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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Samford Pharmacy, Public Health Students Take Top Graduate Honors in Student Research Colloquia
Samford University’s Student Research Colloquia saw a healthy turnout—in more ways than one. Out of 156 participating students and 95 poster presentations, two students from the College of Health Sciences took top honors in the colloquia’s graduate level.
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Yerkes Serves as a Primary Researcher for Groundbreaking Housing Study Published in a Top 10 National Real Estate Journal
Quantalytix was used to study the secondary market effects from securitization, specifically the mortgage securitization process by Ginnie Mae (GNMA). The final article was published in the Journal of Housing Research.
 
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Christian Business Academy Review Publishes New Articles by Five Brock School of Business Faculty Members
The Christian Business Academy Review is a peer reviewed publication whose mission is to promote Christian business education through the publication of faith-based articles focusing on creative instruction, curriculum development, professional issues and research in business education.
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“American Constitutional Law”, New Denning Casebook Published
Professor Brannon P.  Denning's new casebook "American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties" was published in spring 2023. The Seventh Edition is updated through the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term and addresses the basics of constitutional law without getting too detailed in highly theoretical discussions.
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Samford Professor Selected to Collaborate with Top African American Mathematicians
Math and Computer Science Professor Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour was recently selected to participate in the 2023 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop. He will collaborate with the most prestigious mathematicians and statisticians in the nation.