Last year, the Smith School committed $12 million in additional resources to its PhD program. The program is also benefiting from new leadership: Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, became director of the Smith School’s PhD program July 1, 2008.
Doron Avramov, associate professor of finance, received a Q-group award for his paper, “Credit Ratings and the Cross Section of Stock Returns.”
Hui Lao, associate professor of management and organization, received the 2009 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in recognition of her research.
University of Maryland students and their parents selected Mark Wellman, Tyser Teaching Fellow, for the University of Maryland’s 2008 Outstanding Faculty Educator Award. The award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor a faculty member who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary education