Honor Roll: Foster faculty recognized for outstanding achievements in 2021

Faculty of the UW Foster School of Business have earned numerous awards, accolades and appointments for excellence in research, teaching and leadership in 2021. Here are some highlights:

Nidhi Agrawal
Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor of Marketing

Participated in the MSI Scholars Program, a prestigious annual convocation of the most-influential marketing scholars in the world. One of three 2020 MSI Scholars from the Foster School’s Department of Marketing and International Business, Agrawal was recognized for her extensive work in consumer behavior.

Chris Barnes
Professor of Management, Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow

Elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. This rare occurrence recognizes Barnes’ outstanding contributions to the field of psychology, and especially his insights on the value of quality sleep and the effects of fatigue in the professional workplace.

Darren Bernard
Assistant Professor of Accounting, John B. and Delores L. Fery Faculty Fellow

Named to the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and the Journal of Financial Reporting, two of the top peer-reviewed scholarship journals in the discipline of accounting.

Elizabeth Blankespoor
Associate Professor of Accounting, Reimers Endowed Faculty Fellow

Won the American Accounting Association FARS Best Paper Award for her paper, with Ed deHaan, discovering the capital market effects of increased “robo-journalism” (a.k.a. algorithmic media coverage) of corporate financial reporting.

Xiao-Ping Chen
Professor of Management, Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair in Business Administration

Received the Best Reviewer Award from the journal Academy of Management Discoveries. The past president of the International Association for Chinese Management Research continues to serve as editor-in-chief of the journals Management Insights and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Ed deHaan
Associate Professor of Accounting, Michael G. Foster Faculty Fellow

Serving as chair of the Deloitte/American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, which convenes the world’s 100 most-promising doctoral candidates in accounting. DeHaan also shared the 2021 AAA FARS Best Paper Award with Beth Blankespoor for their work on financial robo-journalism.

Ming Fan
Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow, Faculty Director, MS Information Systems

Served as co-chair of the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), one of the premier workshops in the discipline of information systems—in addition to serving as faculty director of the Foster School’s Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) Program.

Weili Ge
Professor of Accounting, Moss Adams Endowed Professor

Received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington for her passionate and clarifying instruction of financial accounting to students who universally find her approachable, responsive, encouraging and deeply caring.

Ali Goli
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Appointed to the editorial board of Marketing Science, the influential journal published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Abhinav Gupta
Associate Professor of Management, Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow

Received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Strategic Management Society, publisher of Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Global Strategy Journal.

Andrew Hafenbrack
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

Received the Best Paper Award from the European Academy of Management, Meaningfulness, Mindfulness & Work Engagement Track, for his paper defining a roadmap for on-the-spot mindfulness induction.

Mark Hillier
Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods

Received the PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Foster School’s ultimate honor, for the third time—this one recognizing the seamlessly expert and extremely care-filled way that he adapted his time-honored teaching strategies to an online environment.

Elina Hwang
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Received the Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award from the INFORMS Information Systems Society for her “competence in pursuing and executing quality IS research that makes a meaningful intellectual contribution to the IS discipline” so early in her career.

Shailendra Jain
Professor of Marketing, James D. Currie Professor of Marketing

Served as co-editor of the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research special issue on Addiction and Maladaptive Consumption, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences special issue on Scarcity, and the Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing. Also continued as associate editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Marketing Research.

Jonathan Karpoff
Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Washington Mutual Endowed Chair in Innovation

Appointed to the executive committee of the influential Financial Economists Roundtable, to lead the mentor program for the American Finance Association’s Committee on Racial Diversity, and to serve as consulting editor for the British Accounting Review.

Sarah McVay
Professor of Accounting, William A. Fowler Endowed Professor

Elected to a three-year term as vice president of research and publications at the preeminent American Accounting Association, after a year presiding over the AAA’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.

Terry Mitchell
Professor Emeritus of Management

Received the Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award from the University of Washington for his continued research excellence and extraordinary commitment to environmental causes in a very active retirement.

Natalie Mizik
Professor of Marketing, J. Gary Shansby Endowed Chair in Marketing Strategy

Named editor-in-chief of the journal Marketing Letters. An expert in marketing strategy, Mizik also serves on the editorial boards of Marketing Science and the Journal of Marketing Research.

Robert Palmatier
Professor of Marketing, John C. Narver Endowed Professor in Business Administration, Research Director, Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy

Received the Berry Book Award from the American Marketing Association for the practical impact of his 2019 publication: The Intelligent Marketer’s Guide to Data and Privacy (with Kelly Martin). Palmatier also won the AMA’s Excellence in Global Marketing Research Award, served as co-editor of the Journal of Marketing and was named a top 1% cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics.

Emily Cox Pahnke
Associate Professor of Management and Organization, Lawrence P. Hughes Endowed Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Received an Ideas Worth Teaching Award from The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program in honor of her course, Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs, which exhibits “values-based and humanistic approaches to business decision-making” and “highlights a path toward a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable version of capitalism.”

Phillip Quinn
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Received an Outstanding Paper Award from the Jacobs Levy Center at the Wharton School of Business for his paper documenting an increase in insider trading by executives of firms that are targets of undisclosed investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Oliver Rutz
Associate Professor of Marketing, Marion B. Ingersoll Professor

Participated in the MSI Scholars Program, a prestigious annual convocation of the most-influential marketing scholars in the world. One of three 2020 MSI Scholars from the Foster School’s Department of Marketing and International Business, Rutz was recognized for his research in search engine marketing and online advertising.

Thaddeus Spratlen
Professor Emeritus of Marketing

The City of Seattle proclaimed September 28 “Thaddeus H. Spratlen Day” in honor of the late, great faculty giant who mentored generations of Black students and animated the Consulting and Business Development Center’s efforts to accelerate the growth of small businesses owned by people of color and other underrepresented groups.

David Tan
Associate Professor of Management, Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow

Awarded for the year’s Best Paper in Stakeholder Strategy at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, recognizing the special merit of his study entitled “Bad medicine: litigation, competition, and the marketing of prescription opioids.”

Michael Verchot (MBA 1995)
Director, Consulting and Business Development Center

Received the David Thorud Leadership Award from the University of Washington for expertly navigating the center he co-founded to help small businesses weather the pandemic and economic crisis, while forging new and renewed partnerships to expand its ability to accelerate the growth of minority owned businesses through partnerships across the USA.

Michael Wagner
Associate Professor of Operations Management, Neal and Jan Dempsey Endowed Faculty Fellow

Won the Urban Transportation Outstanding Paper Award from the Informs Transportation Science and Logistics Society for his paper “Crowdsourcing Last-mile Deliveries,” forthcoming in the Journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Yingfei Wang
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Won an Amazon Research Award, providing unrestricted funds and Amazon Web Services (AWS) promotional credits to an extremely select group of academic researchers investigating research topics that support Amazon’s mission to advance customer-obsessed science. Wang’s award is for research in online advertising.

photo of hemaHema Yoganarasimhan
Professor of Marketing, Michael G. Foster Faculty Fellow, Founding Director of the Customer Analytics Center

Participated in the MSI Scholars Program, a prestigious annual convocation of the most-influential marketing scholars in the world. One of three 2020 MSI Scholars from the Foster School’s Department of Marketing and International Business, Yoganarasimhan was recognized for her research in big data, digital marketing and pricing strategies.

Lance Young
Teaching Professor of Finance and Business Economics

Named a “Favorite Professor of the Class of 2021” by the influential business schools site Poets & Quants for his characteristically challenging, electric and enlightening finance courses, which emphasize “teaching the strategy behind financial decisions and evaluations that connects classroom concepts in applicable ways that are valuable.”

Foster’s Department of Management and Organization faculty in 2019.

Foster Faculty

Ranked #4 in the world, #3 in the United States and #1 among public business schools for research productivity in the Financial Times 2021 Global MBA Rankings, the gold standard of scholarly indices. Foster has been listed among the world’s top 25 in research every year since FT began tracking scholarly output. It has averaged #5.4 in the world over the past five rankings.

Department of Management and Organization

Ranked #3 most productive in the nation over the past five years (#2 in 2020) in the current Management Department Productivity Ranking.

Department of Accounting

Ranked #10 in the world (#8 in the US) for overall research output—and #3 for financial accounting research—over the past six years in this year’s BYU Accounting Rankings.

Department of Marketing and International Business

Ranked #11 for research output over the past five years, according to the Top 100 Business School Research Rankings.

Department of Finance and Business Economics

Ranked #20 in the world (#17 in the US) for research impact in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

Ranked #21 in the nation for research productivity over the past five years, according to the Top 100 Business School Research Rankings.