FCBE faculty and staff received awards at 2018 Spring Meeting
For release: May 7, 2018
Several FCBE faculty and staff members received awards at the 2018 spring faculty and staff meeting. These faculty and staff members were recognized for either their excellent service in staff roles or for their outstanding faculty performances.
The George Johnson Fellow Award was given to three FCBE faculty members in the "Teaching" category.
Jeffrey Nevels, Instructor of Accounting received the George Johnson Fellow Award for his dedication to students past and present and for teaching important life lessons alongside accounting.
Philip Babin, Instructor of Accounting received the George Johnson Fellow Award for his passion, energy, and enthusiasm about his teaching. He also received the award for his efforts to connect and encourage all students and to see them succeed.
The third George Johnson Fellow Award was given to Dr. Robert Wiggins, Associate Professor of Management, for being committed to the success of his students and always being available for consultation and counsel. He also received the award for his sometimes-unorthodox style of teaching, which is a balance of comfort and tenseness and light-hearted debate with respect.
Dean Grover presented each of these George Johnson Fellow Awards, which includes a commemorative plaque and a $10,000 stipend.
The George Johnson Staff Award was given to three FCBE staff members. These awards are presented for excellence in service and professionalism for those in staff roles in the College.
Janet Hicks, Clerical Assistant in Faculty Services, received the George Johnson Staff Award for performing her work tasks consistently and reliably and with a commitment to service to the faculty and other staff. Award nominators described her as, "infinitely patient, kind, calming, and empathetic."
The second George Johnson Staff Award went to Jamie Barthol, FCBE Facilities Services Supervisor, for his responsiveness, resourcefulness, and his prompt attention to solve the needs in the building. One award nominators added, "He does more than his part to keep customer service alive for faculty and staff in the Fogelman College!"
Diane Moody, FCBE Business Officer, received the George Johnson Staff Award for her determination, energy, and dedication to her work and the needs of administrators and faculty in the management of their accounts. One of her award nominators added, "Even under pressure and stress, she projects a positive and helpful attitude in addressing problems."
Dean Grover and Dr. Miller presented the George Johnson Staff awards based on recommendations of an advisory committee. The award included a plaque and a $5,000 stipend.
Three Ph.D. students received Outstanding Teaching Awards. Dr. Albert Okunade presented the awards including a plaque and a stipend. There were two 1st place winners, Tong Kang, Management and Reshad Osmani, Economics, and one 3rd place winner, Shawn McFarland, FIR.
Each year the Ph.D. Sub-Council for Graduate Studies and Research makes awards for outstanding papers published in the previous year, and the FCBE presented two awards in the Empirical Research Category. First Place went to Jamin Speer, Economics for his paper in the Journal of Human Resources, "Pre-Market Skills, Occupational Choice, and Career Progression." Second Place went to Pankaj Jain and Vivek Sharma, both from Finance for their paper in the Journal of Financial Markets, "Permanent Price Impact Asymmetry of Trades with Institutional Constraints."
In the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, 15 faculty members received awards for their years of service:
- 10 Years: Mark Sunderman, FIR and Frances Fabian, MGMT
- 15 Years: Robin Poston, BIT and Jeff Thieme, MSCM
- 25 Years: Bill Smith, ECON
- 30 Years: John Malloy, ACCT, Ben Kedia, MGMT, Peter Wright, MGMT, Mehdi Amini, MSCM, Greg Boller, MSCM, and Al Bush, MSCM
- 35 Years: Bob Taylor, MGMT
- 40 Years: Peter McMickle, ACCT and Satish Mehra, MSCM
- 45 Years: Irv Tankersley, ACCT
Three Fogelman College staff members also received University Service Awards this year.
- 10 Years: Anna Myers, Graduate Programs
- 20 Years: Martha Miller, Dean's Office
- 30 Years: Annette McNeil, Dean's Office
Dean Rajiv Grover was also honored for his service and dedication for serving as the Dean of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics for the past 11 years.