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Carson College of Business recognizes faculty, staff, students

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Tang,-left,-and-StewartPULLMAN, 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.

PerkinsMBA Professor of the Year: Andrew Perkins (’95, ’98), Department of Marketing and International Business, consistently receives excellent evaluation scores for innovative and enthusiastic teaching. He advised the first WSU student team to be invited to compete in the prestigious business plan competition at Rice University.

WittOutstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award: Phillip Witt, Department of Finance and Management Science, is known for well-organized teaching that incorporates interesting, real-life examples. He is approachable and deeply interested in students.

 

WeberOutstanding Graduate Student Research Award: TJ Weber, Department of Marketing and International Business, Ph.D. student, co-authored an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Advertising and two conference papers accepted by the AMA Public Policy Conference and the Academy of Marketing Science.

Swanger-MOutstanding Staff Service Award: Mitch Swanger, recruitment and admissions manager for graduate programs, develops processes to help graduate program staff members be more efficient and independent. He leads collaboration with the admissions team and actively works to recruit new graduate students.

MunsonOutstanding Faculty Teaching Award: Charles Munson, Department of Finance and Management Science, makes every day a hands-on learning opportunity, gets to know students and prepares them to start their own businesses. Students describe him as rigorous, inspired, and humorous—“the best teacher at WSU.” He chairs the WSU Teaching Academy, has taught 15 core and elective courses at all degree levels, and supervises five doctoral students.

JoiremanOutstanding Faculty Service Award: Jeff Joireman, Department of Marketing and International Business, consistently supports the college beyond teaching and research duties. In the last year, he has served on the journal task force and is a member of the doctoral program and policy committee and the Carson College strategic planning committee. He also agreed to take on a marketing course when another instructor left the university.

PimentalOutstanding Clinical or Non-Tenure Track Faculty Award: Ron Pimental, professional sales program in the Department of Marketing and International Business at Vancouver, brings energy and rigor mixed with fun to his classes. He teaches students the value of networking and becoming part of the business community. He spends hours coaching students to compete in professional sales competitions, where they typically are semifinalists or champions.

Tang,-left,-and-StewartSchool of Hospitality Business Management Academic Awards: Anh Tang, outstanding academic award; Kate Stewart, outstanding senior award. Tang was recognized for having the highest GPA in the school and college. Stewart was recognized for leadership, involvement in school activities, industry experience and potential to be a future representative for the program.

Dean’s Excellence Fellows: This award recognizes outstanding performance by faculty in teaching, research and service. Recipients include faculty from the following:

Department of Accounting: Jane Cote, professor and academic director of business, WSU Vancouver; Claire Latham, associate professor, Vancouver;

Department of Finance and Management Science: George Jiang, professor and Gary P. Brinson Chair of Investment Management; Gene Lai, chair and Safeco Distinguished Professor of Insurance; Charles Munson, professor;

Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: Ken Butterfield, associate professor and chair; Jerry Goodstein, professor, Vancouver; Kristine Kuhn, associate professor; Arvin Sahaym, associate professor; Tom Tripp, professor, Vancouver;

Department of Marketing and International Business: Babu John Mariadoss, associate professor and International Business Institute fellow; Darrel Muehling, professor and chair; Jeff Joireman, associate professor; John Kalu Osiri, clinical assistant professor; Andrew Perkins, associate professor; Alberto Sa Vinhas, associate professor, Vancouver;

School of Hospitality Business Management: Dogan Gursoy, Taco Bell Distinguished Professor; Jenny Kim, associate professor and Craig Shafer Fellow.

Summer Research Grant Awards: Recipients include faculty from the following:

Department of Accounting: Kim Houser, clinical associate professor of business law; Bernard Wong-On-Wing, Ted Saldin Distinguished Professor;

Department of Finance and Management Science: Sung Ahn, professor; Stergios Fotopoulos, professor; Gene Lai, chair and Safeco Distinguished Professor of Insurance; Sheen Liu, associate professor, WSU Tri-Cities; Brian McTier, associate professor, Vancouver; Charles Munson, professor;

Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: Jesus Bravo, assistant professor, Tri-Cities; Ken Butterfield, associate professor and chair; John Cullen, associate dean for graduate programs and Huber Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies; Jerry Goodstein, professor, Vancouver; K.D. Joshi, Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems; Kristine Kuhn, associate professor; Arvin Sahaym, associate professor; Paul Skilton, assistant professor, Tri-Cities;

Department of Marketing and International Business: Jean Johnson, Gardner O. Hart Distinguished Professor; Babu John Mariadoss, associate professor and International Business Institute fellow; Darrel Muehling, professor and chair; Andrew Perkins, associate professor; Alberta Sa Vinhas, assistant professor, Vancouver;

School of Hospitality Business Management: Christina Chi, associate professor; Dogan Gursoy, Taco Bell Distinguished Professor; Jenny Kim, associate professor and Craig Schafer Fellow; Nancy Swanger, program director and W. Terry Umbreit Endowed Chair.

 

 

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