SBA faculty are regularly recognized for their outstanding achievements at the School of Business and professionally.
Faculty Dual Excellence Award
Marko Svetina received extremely high student evaluations for his Finance courses. He spends enormous amount of time helping students because of his commitment to their learning. And he challenges them with very rigorous topics, encouraging them to be as well prepared as possible for successful Finance and managerial careers. He also had two publications accepted this year, one Very Highly Respected and one Highly Respected. The first, mentioned above with Shreesh, is on local bias: “Exchange traded funds: performance and competition”, in the Journal of Applied Finance. This journal has a 13% acceptance rate and has high visibility.
Senior Faculty Research Award
Shreesh Deshpande achieved AQ status this year, with publications with Tom Dalton and with Marko Svetina. The latter is a fascinating paper, rigorously researched that looks at local bias in investors. The paper involved careful analysis, long and detailed research methods, and rigorous analytics.
Junior Faculty Research Award
John Hanson had three publications accepted this year. All were in process for some time, but they all came to fruition this year, and all were in our Very Highly Respected category, a very impressive feat. These include “Differential Method for TCO Modeling: An Analysis and Tutorial,” International Journal of Procurement Management, “Cost Modeling Based on Experience; Do We Have it Backwards?” International Journal of Procurement Management, and “Defining and Measuring Alignment in Performance Management,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Aarti Ivanic's paper on status, race and money was accepted into the Top Tier journal, Psychological Science. The paper is titled “Status, Race and Money: The Impact of Racial Hierarchy on Willingness-to-pay,” and it is fascinating. Excellent work and high impact.
Alyson Ma had two Very Highly Respected journal articles accepted, along with a number of other publications and working papers. These include “Market Structure and Pricing Strategy of China’s Automobile Industry,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 58(4), 2010: 818‐845, and “Global Production Networks in the Post‐Crisis Era,” in M. Haddad and B. Shepherd (eds.), Managing Openness: Outward‐Oriented Growth Strategies after the Crisis, World Bank, Washington, D.C., (forthcoming). She also produced research on the impact of trade due to the global financial crisis: “The Role of Trade Costs in Global Production Networks: Evidence from China’s Processing Trade Regime,” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper WPS 5490, and others.
Faculty Service Award
Charles Tu provided exceptional service to the MSRE program when Norm moved to industry. He stepped up to direct the program, took on extra teaching, and even delayed his sabbatical. He has directed faculty searches for the Real Estate area, and he has been a gracious advocate for the program and our Real Estate students, both graduate and undergraduate.
2011 Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards
Professor of the Year Award
This annual award is given by the May graduating class of the MBA and IMBA students to the School of Business Administration professor who had the greatest positive impact on their overall graduate experience at USD. Each year, the professor that is selected will be announced at the graduation celebration in May.
The recipient of the 2011 Professor of Impact Award was Craig Barkacs, J.D./MBA, professor of Business Law. Upon attaining his J.D./MBA, Professor Barkacs embarked on an exciting and illustrious career spanning the legal profession, the business world, and academia. As an attorney who often represented the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation cases, he and his law partner wife, Linda, consistently achieved outstanding results litigating opposite some of the largest and most powerful law firms in the country. As an educator, Professor Barkacs has designed and taught numerous courses on negotiation, corporate social responsibility, ethics, law, and international business, and has published extensively in those disciplines. He has been very active in teaching in USD’s study abroad programs, and in the numerous graduate programs in the School of Business at the University of San Diego. In addition, he is often sought out by the media to provide commentary on business, legal, ethical, and political issues. As a way of connecting with the broader business community and as a way of keeping his skills honed and relevant, Professor Barkacs and his wife are principals in The Barkacs Group (www.tbgexecutivetraining.com), a business consulting firm that provides negotiation and ethics training for the private sector.
Professor Barkacs has won many awards for his research and publications and has been awarded a prestigious University Professorship by USD for outstanding career achievement in teaching, scholarship and service (the highest award given to an actively teaching professor).
Professor of Impact Award
Each year, the Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) presents a "Professor of the Year Award." This award helps to recognize a USD Graduate School of Business Administration educator whose dedication to teaching over the last year has added great value to the experience of the students and has proved exceptional in their role as a professor.
The 2010-2011 Professor of the Year award went to Barbara Lougee, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting. She joined USD in the fall 2007. She has received numerous awards for research and teaching excellence. She received her PhD, MBA, and MS from Cornell University and her BA in Geology from Colgate University. Her principal areas of expertise are financial statement analysis, financial reporting, and interactive reporting (XBRL). Dr. Lougee has published in the disciplines of accounting, finance, and corporate social responsibility, and teaches the core financial accounting course and the financial statement analysis elective in the MBA programs. These courses draw upon her work at Morgan Stanley and teach students to scrutinize corporate financial statements to determine how firms manage earnings and hide losses or debt and also how to detect warning signs that their investments may be in jeopardy. Dr. Lougee’s consulting work for the Financial Accounting Standards Board on the XBRL Project keeps her abreast of current financial reporting practice.
Previous Award Recipients:
Professor of the Year
2009-2010 Marko Svetina, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance
2008-2009 Barbara Lougee, Ph.D., assistant professor of accountancy
2007-2008 Tom Dalton, Ph.D., professor of accountancy
2006-2007 Dirk Yandell, Ph.D., professor of economics
Professor of Impact
2010 Carsten Zimmermann, Ph.D., assistant professor of strategic management
2009 Carsten Zimmermann, Ph.D., assistant professor of strategic management
2008 Dirk Yandell, Ph.D., professor of economics
2007 Dennis Zocco, Ph.D., professor of finance
IMBA Cohort Recognized Professor
2009 Marko Svetina, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance
2008 Tom Dalton, Ph.D., professor of accountancy
2007 Denise Dimon, Ph.D., professor of economics and international business
2006 Manzur Rahman, Ph.D., professor of finance
MBA Cohort Recognized Professor
2009 Dirk Yandell, Ph.D., professor of economics
2008 Stephen Conroy, Ph.D., associate professor of economics
2007 Thomas Dalton, Ph.D., professor of accountancy
2006 Dirk Yandell, Ph.D., professor of economics
2008 Undergraduate Teaching Awards
Outstanding Undergraduate Business Education Award
The Outstanding Undergraduate Business Education Award is an annual award given to a faculty member who delivers relevant, rigorous, and complete course content, provides for significant opportunities for individualized student learning, links theory to realworld applications, and provides learning that is in concert with the goals and mission of the university.
Innovative Undergraduate Business Education Award
The Innovative Undergraduate Business Education Award is given to a faculty member who has introduced a new teaching practice or method shown to improve the current practice of teaching.
Professor of the Year
USD's Senior Class of 2008 recognized professor Linda Barkacs, J.D., as Professor of the Year for the School of Business Administration. This award was presented to Barkacs in May, 2008 at USD's 26th Annual Senior Banquet.
Previous Award Recipients
2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Business Education Award
Mark Judd, adjunct instructor of accounting
2010 Innovative Undergraduate Business Education Award
Richard Custin, J.D. L.L.M., adjunct assistant professor of business law
2009 Innovative Undergraduate Business Education Award
Phillip Hunsaker, DBA, professor of management
2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Business Education Award
Linda Barkacs, J.D., assistant professor of business law
2008 Innovative Undergraduate Business Education Award
Dirk Yandell, Ph.D., professor of economics
2007 Outstanding Undergraduate Business Education Award
Stephen Conroy, Ph.D., associate professor of economics
2007 Innovative Undergraduate Business Education Award
Scott Kunkel, Ph.D., associate professor of management
2007 Professor of the Year
Linda Barkacs, J.D., assistant professor of business law