By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Carson College of Business recently honored its outstanding faculty, staff and graduate students during an annual awards event at Washington State University Pullman.
Outstanding Pullman MBA Faculty of the Year Award: Arvin Sahaym, Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, blends humor with acumen to capture students’ attention in class, encourage them to delve deeper and generate dialogue about real-world cases and companies.
Outstanding Online MBA Faculty of the Year Award: John Becker-Blease, Department of Business, Oregon State University, teaches courses in corporate finance and financial institutions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Online MBA students recognize his scholarly and teaching efforts in corporate social responsibility and curriculum reform.
Outstanding Executive MBA Faculty of the Year Award: Fred Peterson, Leadership and Professional Studies, WSU Spokane, applies a student-centered approach, helping students understand the roots of leadership theory and compose a leadership philosophy.
Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award: Lu Lu, Department of Hospitality Business Management, has published 11 research publications in leading journals and received in 2015 the Best Conference Paper Award at the 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. She also received the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award: Majid Dadgar, Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, has taught five courses multiple times and designed three new courses. He is dedicated to students and excels at actively engaging them in the teaching and learning process.
Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award: Warren Cook, Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, is a teaching assistant who positively affects students by gaining their trust and enhancing their writing, critical thinking skills and overall learning experience.
Outstanding Staff Award: Mistie Josephson, Business Growth Mentor and Analysis, WSU Vancouver, consistently garners support for the program, connects with potential clients and mentors for students and fosters business relationships. She ensures every business student has opportunity to gain real-world experience.
Outstanding Staff Award: Lael Gray, Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, balances a high workload as the principal assistant of the largest unit in the Carson College of Business. In addition to assisting the department chair, faculty and doctoral students, she supports the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, which includes helping with the Business Plan Competition.
Outstanding Clinical Faculty or Non-Tenure Track Faculty Award: Kim Houser, Department of Accounting, is the only Carson College member of a multidisciplinary team awarded a seed grant related to the Grand Research Challenges. She publishes in high level law reviews and ranked tax journals and has two papers in progress. She taught approximately 400 students this semester and is teaching an online law course.
Outstanding Faculty Scholarship & Research Award: Joe Cote, Department of Marketing and International Business, WSU Vancouver, has published over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals. Two publications were accepted into the Marketing Canon. He excels at mentoring and has been recognized for service to several prominent editorial boards.
Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Babu John Mariadoss, Department of Marketing and International Business, served on eight university committees this year, chaired the International Business Institute Fellows group and was instrumental in making significant changes to the International Learning Agreement.
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award: Darrel Muehling, Department of Marketing and International Business, has demonstrated high quality teaching across undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, in the Online MBA program and in the faculty-led summer study abroad program in Spain. His teaching evaluation scores are consistently high, and he is respected and praised by students.
Carson College of Business Dean’s Excellence Fellows: This award recognizes outstanding performance by faculty in teaching, research and service. Recipients include faculty from the following departments:
Department of Accounting: Sue Gill, chair and associate professor; Kim Houser, clinical associate professor; Debra Sanders, professor and associate academic director, WSU Vancouver;
Department of Finance and Management Science: George Jiang, professor and Gary P. Brinson Chair of Investment Management; Charles Munson, professor;
Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: Thomas Allison, assistant professor; Ken Butterfield, chair and associate professor; Deborah Compeau, Hubman Distinguished Professor of Information Systems; K.D. Joshi, Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems; Kristine Kuhn, associate professor; Arvin Sahaym, associate professor; Leah Sheppard, assistant professor; Tom Tripp, professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs, WSU Vancouver;
Department of Marketing and International Business: Jean Johnson, professor; Jeff Joireman, associate professor; Babu John Mariadoss, associate professor and International Business Institute fellow;
School of Hospitality Business Management: Jenny Kim, associate professor and Craig Shafer Fellow.
Summer Research Grant Awards: Recipients include faculty from the following:
Department of Accounting: Li Xu, assistant professor, WSU Vancouver; Bernard Wong-On-Wing, professor;
Department of Finance and Management Science: Sung Ahn, professor; Stergios Fotopoulos, professor; Gene Lai, chair and professor; Sheen Liu, associate professor, WSU Tri-Cities; Charles Munson, professor;
Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: Ken Butterfield, chair and associate professor; Jerry Goodstein, professor, WSU Vancouver; K.D. Joshi, Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems; Kristine Kuhn, associate professor; Arvin Sahaym, associate professor; Leah Sheppard, assistant professor; Paul Skilton, assistant professor, WSU Tri-Cities;
Department of Marketing and International Business: Jeff Joireman, associate professor; Babu John Mariadoss, associate professor and International Business Institute Fellow; Darrel Muehling, chair and professor; Andrew Perkins, associate professor; Alberto Sa Vinhas, associate professor, WSU Vancouver;
School of Hospitality Business Management: Ming-Hsiang Chen, associate professor; Christina Chi, associate professor; Dogan Gursoy, professor; Jenny Kim, associate professor and Craig Shafer Fellow; Nancy Swanger, director, associate dean of strategic initiatives; Iis Tussyadiah, associate clinical professor, WSU Vancouver.