Professor Lemma W. Senbet  

Honors & Awards

  • Appointed Executive Director, 2013-Present, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

  • National Honoree for lifetime professional achievement, 2012, The Society of Ethiopians Established in Diaspora (SEED)

  • Designated among 25 prominent governance experts by Institutional Shareholder Servies (ISS) and invited to contribute to the ISS 25th anniversary compendium titled "25 for 25: Observations on the Past, Present, and Future of Corporate Governance" (2011).

  • The William E. Mayer Chaired Professorship, 1990-Present, University of Maryland

  • The Charles Albright Chaired Professorship, 1987-1990, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • The Dickson-Bascom Professorship, 1983-1987, University of Wisconsin

  • Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia’s flagship/oldest institution of higher education, July 2005 (Washington Post acknowledgement)

  • Inducted Fellow at Financial Management Association International, for career-long distinguished scholarship and professional service, October 2006

  • Elected Director (twice), American Finance Association, 1991-1994; 1997-1999

  • President, 1989-1990, Western Finance Association; Program Chair, 1989

  • The 1994 Allen J. Krowe Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Maryland Business School (Now Robert H. Smith School of Business)

  • Inducted into Financial Economists Roundtable, a leading consortium of senior financial economists, 2000-Present; Elected to Steering Committee, 2004-2009; Elected to Executive Committee, 2006-2009

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Fortis Funds, 2000-2002 [Board went out of existence upon acquisition by Hartford Life]

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Hartford Funds, 2005-

  • Executive Editor, Financial Management, 1999-2002; Reappointed 2002-2005

  • Editor (Finance Area), Journal of International Business Studies, 2006-

  • Associate Editor for numerous journals, including Journal of Finance (1983-1994), Journal Financial and Quantitative Analysis (1987-1993), Journal of Banking and Finance (1994-1999), Financial Management (1979-1999)

  • Ranked Third among World-Wide Contributing Authors to the Journal of Finance (1976-1985) by JF December 1986 Survey 

  • Cited among the most prolific authors for a half century of contributions to the leading finance journals, 1959-2008 [ranked #24 among 8975 contributing authors to the top journals], Journal of Financial literature survey, March 2009

  • Cited among the most prolific authors for a half century of contributions to the leading finance journals, 1953– 2002 [ranked #26 among 5811 contributing authors to the top journals], Journal of Financial literature survey, Winter 2005

  • Served on the nominating group for Nobel Prize Committee for Economic Sciences, 1994-1997

  • Recognized for Outstanding Contribution and Service to the Profession, the 1990 Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Seminar

  • Honoree (recipient of the 1998 award for outstanding and exemplary achievements), Finance Doctoral Students Association, Chicago, October 1998

  • Educational Excellence Award, a consortium of three business students Associations, the Robert H. Smith School of Business, April 1998     

  • Distinguished Visitor (and University public speaker): McMaster University (January 1991); London School of Economics (May-June 1994); Western Michigan University (October 1998)

  • Keynote Speaker at a variety of forums, see vita – VIII [Invited Presentations].

  • Beta Gamma Sigma, University of California-Los Angeles (1972)

  • Winner, the Chancellor's Gold Medal (1970), Haile Salassie University. The University's highest award to the College’s outstanding graduate (Received from the Emperor)