Three FCBE Faculty Members were Honored Recipients of the George Johnson Award

For release:  August 28, 2015

Three FCBE faculty members were honored recipients of the George Johnson Award at the 2015 fall faculty and staff meeting. These awards recognized faculty and staff members for either their excellent service in staff roles or for their outstanding faculty contributions in achieving the College's mission in the categories of teaching, research, and service.

The first George Johnson Professorship was awarded to Dr. Andrew Hussey, associate professor of Economics. In the last five years, Dr. Hussey has published eleven papers. He is also a highly successful teacher in both undergraduate and graduate level courses. As coordinator of the MA Economics program, he plays a key role in the faculty recruiting for the department as well as serving on a number of dissertation committees as a doctoral mentor.

Dr. Andrew Hussey (right) with benefactor, Mr. George Johnson (center), and Dean Rajiv Grover (left) receiving the 2015 George Johnson Award.
Dr. Andrew Hussey (right) with benefactor, Mr. George Johnson (center), and Dean Rajiv Grover (left) receiving the 2015 George Johnson Award.

The second George Johnson Professorship was awarded to Dr. George Deitz, associate professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Dr. Deitz has published nineteen papers in the past five years. Teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes, he also offers academic leadership on dissertation committees. He has also helped develop and establish the Customer Neuro-Insights Research lab which represents major innovation for FCBE in consumer and marketing research.

Dr. George Deitz (center) receiving his 2015 George Johnson Award.
Dr. George Deitz (center) receiving his 2015 George Johnson Award.

The final George Johnson Professorship was awarded to Dr. Medhi Amini, professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. In his 27-year career at U of M, Dr. Amini consistently gets published in journals. Dr. Amini has demonstrated effective teaching in difficult quantitative undergraduate and graduate level courses. He has been effective in securing funded research which has brought substantial resources to the University. He has also founded the Enterprise Simulation and Optimization.

Dr. Mehdi Amini (center) as he was announced a winner of the 2015 George Johnson Award.
Dr. Mehdi Amini (center) as he was announced a winner of the 2015 George Johnson Award.

Dean Grover and Mr. George Johnson presented each of these George Johnson Fellow Awards, which recognizes outstanding faculty contributions in the areas of research, teaching, and service. The award included a commemorative plaque and a $10,000 stipend for five years.