Two College of Business faculty members were recently named recipients of the 2011 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award.
Dr. Lynda de la Viña, dean of the College of Business and Peter Flawn Professor of Economics, received the award from the Southwestern Society of Economists. With more than 24 years of teaching, research and service at UTSA, de la Viña served as president of the Southwestern Society of Economists in 1989 and served as vice president in 1988.
Her research and teaching interests have been in the fields of economic policy and finance, entrepreneurship, and mathematical economics.
Dr. Lalatendu Misra, chair and professor of finance, received the award from the Southwestern Finance Association. Misra has taught at UTSA since 1982 in the areas of financial modeling, options and futures, corporate finance and portfolio management.
He also serves as the advisor to the student chapter of the Financial Management Association. He has previously served as a board member, secretary, treasurer and president of the Southwestern Finance Association.
At the same conference, UTSA doctoral business alumnus Dr. Sinan Yildirim, Ph.D. ’07, assistant professor of finance at Texas Wesleyan University, received the best paper award from the Decision Sciences Institute Southwest Region for his paper on “Mergers of Closed-End Funds: An Analysis of Discount and Expense Ratio Reduction.”
The Federation of Business Disciplines is an academic association with national and international constituencies that focuses on promoting and improving research and educational activities of schools and colleges of businesses. The organization consists of 10 professional associations.
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