Ritu Agarwal, professor of
decision and information technologies, was appointed the Robert H.
Smith School of Business Dean’s Chair in Information Systems. She
was also appointed as a senior editor for Information Systems
Research (ISR). ISR is an INFORMS journal and internationally
recognized as one of the top two leading journals devoted to
Gurdip Bakshi, Dean’s Professor of Finance, was appointed
associate editor of Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Samer Faraj, assistant professor of information systems,
was appointed to serve as an associate editor for ISR.
Michael Ball, Orkand Professor of Management Science and
director of research, and Bruce Golden, France-Merrick Professor of
Management Science, were named INFORMS Fellows, the highest honor of
the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
Lawrence Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of
Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the
PhD program, and Martin Loeb, Deloitte & Touche LLP Faculty Fellow,
have received an additional $170,000 in research funding from the
National Security Agency for their research related to economic
aspects of information security. This brings the total grant amount
to $830,000. Gordon was also a featured speaker at the Computer
Security Institute’s 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition. His
presentation, “Economic Aspects of Cybersecurity,” can be viewed
Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser
Professor of Strategy & Organization, chair of the management and
organization department and research director for the Dingman Center
for Entrepreneurship, was elected to the Board of Directors of TiE
(The Innovation Ecosystem), the premier organization of CEOs and
entrepreneurs devoted to fostering entrepreneurship in the
Steve Heston, assistant professor of finance, has received
the Q-Group award for his research "Option Valuation with a
Multifactor Term Structure of Volatility". The Q-Group [The
Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance] contributes to the
development of new quantitative techniques for the operation of the
global financial marketplace.
Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems, together
with colleagues at Rockefeller University and Arizona State
University, received a $2 million grant from the National Science
Foundation to study data management challenges in the area of
Roland Rust, holder of the David Bruce Smith Chair in
Marketing, chair of the marketing department and director of the
Center for Excellence in Service, was named the next editor of the
Journal of Marketing, which has been ranked number one in two of the
last three surveys of major marketing journals. It is the oldest and
most frequently cited journal in the field and enjoys unique impact
and visibility. His term will run from 2005-2008. He was also named
a panelist for Fast Company magazine’s inaugural CustomerFirst
Awards and named to the Nominating Committee of the American
of Smith’s marketing department have received not one but two
Best Article awards this year from the Journal of Marketing.
Roland Rust’s article “Linking Customer Equity to Focus
Marketing Strategy,” co-authored by Valarie Zeithaml and
Katherine Lemon, won the MSI/Paul Root Award for the article
with the greatest contribution to marketing practice. Rust is
the holder of the David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, chair of
the marketing department and director of the Center for
Excellence in Service. It is his third time to win the MSI/Paul
Root Award, and the second time in the last three years. Stephen
L. Vargo’s article “Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for
Marketing” with Robert Lusch won the Harold H. Maynard Award for
the greatest contribution to marketing theory. Vargo is a
visiting professor in the marketing department.
Lemma Senbet, holder of the William E. Mayer Chair in
Finance and chair of the finance department, was elected to the
Steering Committee of the Financial Economists Roundtable (FER), a
governing body comprised of distinguished financial economists who
have made significant contributions to the finance literature and
seek to apply their knowledge to current policy debates.
Gilvan Souza, assistant professor of management science,
won the Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award
from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). This
award is given annually to young faculty (graduated in the past five
years) with outstanding research in Operations Management, measured
in terms of both quality and impact.