Two Win Awards for Scholarship, Creativity

Business faculty member Ashraf Attia, who studies cross-cultural and e-commerce marketing and many topics in sales-and-service, and music faculty member Robert Auler, who has performed globally and worked locally to raise the profile of the arts, have received the President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.


Ashraf Attia

A faculty mem­ber in the department of management and marketing since 1998, Ashraf Attia has published 16 peer-reviewed articles and 26 papers in conference pro­­ceed­­ings. He has 10 more under review or in press. He serves on the boards of three journals. His research ranges from the ethics and effects of social media market-ing to e-commerce in the Middle East. Pro­mot­ed to professor in 2007, Attia has a doctorate in marketing and a master’s in economics from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.


Robert Auler

A decorated concert pianist in halls across the globe, Robert Auler also has expanded musical opportunities at SUNY Oswe­go and elsewhere. He co-founded the Oswego Jazz Project, a faculty combo that plays in local and national venues. He founded and directs the LaVeck Concert Series in Pulaski, N.Y. Auler and colleague Mihoko Tsutsumi recently founded the Oswego Youth Conservancy to encourage young musicians, and he organized the Focus on Faculty Series of concerts the past two years. Auler, who has a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, has been promoted to professor effective Sept. 1.


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