The 2020 Foster Awards: recognizing extraordinary faculty and staff achievement

Crystal Farh

Announcing The Fosters for 2020: a sweet suite of awards honoring the best and brightest achievements during a most extraordinary academic year by faculty and staff at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Foster School Faculty/Staff Excellence Awards

PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching – Masha Shunko
Charles E. Summer Memorial Teaching Award – Crystal Farh and Crystal Finkelstein
Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Awards – Sean McNeil, Jesus Sosa, Izzy Weber, Andrew Krueger
Dean’s Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching – Abhinav Gupta, Crystal Finkelstein
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching – Simha Mummalaneni, Lance Young

Lance Young

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Research – Shi Chen, Ed deHaan
William A. & Helen I. Fowler Endowment for Special Achievement in Accounting – Beth Blankespoor
Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in Case Development & Curriculum Innovation – Thaddeus Spratlen, Liz Tinkham, Michael Verchot

Graduate Programs Awards

Full-Time MBA Professors of the Year – Jennifer Koski (Class of 2020), Thomas Gilbert (Class of 2021)
Evening MBA Professors of the Year – Lance Young (Class of 2020), David Sirmon (Class of 2021), Ran Duchin (Class of 2022)

Jennifer Koski

Technology Management MBA Excellence in Teaching – Lance Young
Hybrid MBA Excellence in Teaching – Lance Young (core), Elizabeth Umphress (elective)
Executive MBA Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching (Weekly 36) – Michael Johnson, Dawn Matsumoto
Executive MBA Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching (Monthly 21) – all 25 EMBA faculty
Global Executive MBA Excellence in Teaching – Issariya Sirichakwal
Master of Supply Chain Management Excellence in Teaching – Hamed Mamani, Issariya Sirichakwal

Hamed Mamani

MS in Information Systems Excellence in Teaching – Uttara Ananthakrishnan
MS in Business Analytics Excellence in Teaching – Foad Iravani, Lalit Jain
MS in Entrepreneurship Excellence in Teaching – Diane Legg

Undergraduate Program Recognitions

Undergraduate Faculty of the Year – Shaosong Ou
Accounting – Izzy Weber
Finance and Business Economics – Yao Zeng
Information Systems and Operations Management – Stephanie Lee

Shaosong Ou

Management and Entrepreneurship – Elijah Wee
Marketing and International Business – Marty Matthews
Undergraduate Staff of the Year – Aaron Robertson

Staff Recognitions

Staff Excellence Award – Joel Carey, Michael Eisenhut, Justin Grimm, Beau Kirkeby, Barby Pearson, Bronica Sam
Emerging Leader Award – Michael Morrison

Faculty Promotions

Chris Barnes – Professor of Management and Organization
Elizabeth Umphress – Professor of Management and Organization

Elizabeth Umphress

Hema Yoganarasimhan – Professor of Marketing and International business
Shi Chen – Associate Professor of ISOM
Abhinav Gupta – Associate Professor of Management and Organization
Crystal Finkelstein – Senior Lecturer of Accounting

Retirements
Bill Bradford – Business and Economic Development Endowed Professor of Finance, former Dean of the Foster School (1994-1999)

Bill Bradford

Jack Rhodes – Senior Lecturer of Marketing, Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Jack and Ann Rhodes Professional Sales Program
Jane Reich – Senior Lecturer of Accounting

The PACCAR Award is made possible by PACCAR Inc and The PACCAR Foundation. The Summer Award is made possible by the Charles E. Summer Outstanding Teaching Award Fund. Dean’s Excellence Awards are made possible by the Wells Fargo Faculty Award Fund, the Takashi and Lily Hori Endowment for Leadership and Strategy in Business Fund and the Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Fund. The Fowler Award is made possible by the William A. and Helen I. Fowler Endowment for Special Achievement or Recognition Fund. The Gamble Family Award is made possible by the Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in Case Development and Curriculum Innovation Fund.