Faculty Awards and Honors
A paper by Sandor Boyson, research professor and co-director of the Supply
Chain Management Center, titled “Unified Communications: Leading Advances in
Global Decision Making & Economic Development,” was published in the World
Economic Forum’s 2008 Global Information Technology report.
Gilad Chen, associate professor of management and organization, received the
2008 Cummings Scholar Award for early- to mid-career scholarly achievement,
given by the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.
Hugh Courtney, associate dean of executive education, was elected chairman of
the board for D&E Communications. Courtney also maintains an active consulting
and executive education practice focused on business strategy formulation in
highly uncertain and competitive markets. Prior to joining the Smith School in
2002, he was a leader in McKinsey & Company’s Global Strategy practice, where he
served clients on six continents on a wide variety of strategy development and
Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, has been
elected to the board of directors of OriGene Technologies, a pioneer in the
development of patented processes for the isolation of full-length cDNA and
rapid expression profiling techniques.
Dilip Madan, professor of finance, received international recognition for his
research by being awarded the Medal of Science from the University of Bologna’s
Institute of Advanced Studies.
Roland Rust, David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing and chair of the marketing
department, has been named Distinguished University Professor. It is the highest
honor presented by the university; only 50 have been awarded since the award’s
inception 28 years ago. The title of Distinguished University Professor
recognizes the influence of Rust’s body of research and the impact he has made
on the field of marketing, particularly in the area of service.
Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, has
had two papers accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management meeting in
August and has been invited to serve as a faculty-representative on the Junior
Faculty Consortium for the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior
Ken Smith, Dean’s Chaired Professor of Business Strategy, is current past
president of the Academy of Management and a member of the editorial board of
Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal.
Gilvan Souza, associate professor of operations management, co-authored a
paper titled “Multi-Period Remanufacturing Planning with Uncertain Quality of
Inputs,” which won the Wickham Skinner Best Unpublished Paper Award from the
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Michel Wedel, PepsiCo Professor of Consumer Science, received the American
Marketing Association’s Gilbert A. Churchill Award for lifetime achievement in
the academic study of marketing research. Wedel received his award at the
American Marketing Association’s Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference in San
Diego on August 9.