Business Faculty Earn Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research

April 24, 2012—Two College of Business faculty were recognized at U.T. Arlington’s Spring Meeting of the Faculty held on Tuesday, April 24. Susanna Khavul, associate professor of management, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Sanjiv Sabherwal, assistant professor of finance and real estate, was inducted to the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, an honor recognizing tenured faculty for a sustained record of outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and the ability to motivate and inspire students.
Dennis Veit, lecturer of management and advisor for the Master of Science in Human Resource Management, was also recognized at the spring meeting with the award for Outstanding Academic Advising in graduate students.

On April 20, Dean Dan Himarios presented annual awards or faculty and staff in the College of Business. The following awards were announced during the college’s spring faculty meeting:
Outstanding Graduate Teaching
Jap Efendi, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
Stephanie Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
Phillip Bond, G.T.A in Information Systems and Operations Management
Outstanding Lecturer
Roger Wehr, Lecturer of Economics
Outstanding Adjunct Instructor
Linda Wilson, Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
Distinguished Research Publication Award
Billy Brewster, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Lockheed Martin Community & Professional Faculty Leadership Award
Richard Mark, Associate Professor of Accounting
Outstanding Staff Award
Jairo Omana Penaranda, I.T. Specialist III
Recognition Staff Award
Martha Ambrosio, Assistant to the Dean for Finance and Budgets

During the meeting, Dean Himarios announced faculty promotions for this academic year in the College of Business.
Promoted to Full Professor
Michael Ward, Department of Economics
Promoted to Associate Professor
Elten Briggs, Department of Marketing
Darren Hayunga, Department of Finance and Real Estate
Susanna Khavul, Department of Management
Aaron Smallwood, Department of Economics
Mahmut Yasar, Department of Economics

Dean Himarios also announced the recipients of the college’s summer research stipends and endowed faculty fellowships, which are provided through the Dean’s Excellence Fund to support faculty research activities.
Recipients of summer research stipends:
Billy Brewster, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Jingguo Wang, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Mike Ward, Professor of Economics
C.Y. Choi, Associate Professor of Economics
Mahmut Yasar, Associate Professor of Economics
Stephanie Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Zhiyong Yang, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Traci Freling, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Ritesh Saini, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Darren Hayunga, Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate
Susanna Khavul, Associate Professor of Management
Jim Lavelle, Associate Professor of Management
Jie Zhang, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Recipients of endowed faculty fellowships:
Wendy Casper, Assistant Professor of Management
Sanjiv Sabherwal, Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate
Sridhar Nerur, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Don McConnell, Associate Professor of Accounting
Li-Chin Ho, Professor of Accounting

About the UT Arlington College of Business
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation, preparing more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community.
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