Five faculty members were honored for excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service at the College of Business Awards Banquet May 5.
Mark Leung, associate professor of management science, received the E. Lou Curry Teaching Excellence Award. The college’s premier teaching award, the E. Lou Curry Award is presented in memory of Lou Curry, a respected faculty member who passed away in 1995.
In the past four years, Leung has taught eight different courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is innovative in the classroom, while also maintaining rigorous standards. Students in his classes have praised him for his ability to explain complex issues with clarity and to present practical business examples in the classroom that help students understand the usefulness of the subject.
Michael Anderson, lecturer III in management science and statistics, received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for Non-Tenure Track Faculty. Anderson is known as a demanding instructor, but he works as hard as his students. His teaching philosophy includes a commitment to the traditional lecture format, emphasizing statistical computing tools and a writing component that teaches students to present their analysis to a non-technical audience.
In the area of research excellence, Karan Bhanot, associate professor of finance, was named the Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award recipient. This past year, Bhanot had two articles accepted for publication in elite journals—the Journal of Business and the Journal of Financial Economics. The first article explores whether the government should intervene in the stock market, and the effects of this type of intervention. The second article, a theoretical article in corporate finance, examines the impact of rating trigger clauses.
Tom Thomson, associate professor of finance, received the Patrick J. Clynes Service Award. Thomson serves as the chair of the Undergraduate Programs Committee for the college. In this role he has guided the committee through the issues of a new admissions policy, catalog changes and AACSB accreditation. He serves as the college’s Honors College representative, is a member of the graduate council, and the Faculty Senate nominating committee.
Finally, Yiuman Tse, professor of finance, received the college’s Endowed 1969 Commemorative Faculty Award for Overall Faculty Excellence. This award honors a faculty member for their accomplishments in teaching, research and service. Tse is a highly respected teacher and researcher in the college. Since arriving in 2002, he has published 12 articles in various high-level economics and finance journals. His research interests include international finance and market microstructure. This year Tse was ranked 20 th in the world by the Financial Research Rankings System based upon his publications over the past five years.
Tse teaches in the areas of international finance, investments, corporate finance and research methods. He has been an active participant in the Department of Finance’s Ph.D. program. He has worked with five doctoral students and is chairing two dissertation committees. Tse is a member of Faculty Senate and serves on the budget committee. At the college level, he serves on the International Business advisory group and is an active participant in the Beijing City Commercial Banking Program.
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