Honor Roll: Foster faculty recognized for outstanding achievements

Faculty members of the UW Foster School of Business have received awards and accolades—at the university, national and international levels—for excellence in research, teaching and leadership in 2017. Here are some highlights:

Nidhi Agrawal
Michael G. Foster Professor of Marketing and International Business

Erin Anderson Award, American Marketing Association (AMA) Foundation

Agrawal, the consummate scholar and mentor, is honored by the nation’s leading marketing organization for the impact of her research publications and her tireless coaching and development of doctoral students and junior faculty at Foster.Read more about Nidhi

Bruce Avolio
Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership, Professor of Management

Top 20 Scholar, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Avolio, the founding director of the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking, is the #18 most-cited researcher of all time—tied with Terry Mitchell—in the field of industrial and organizational psychology for his seminal work in authentic and transformational leadership development.Read more about Bruce

Connie Bourassa-Shaw
Founding Director of Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

David Thorud Leadership Award, University of Washington

The longtime director of the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and catalyst of student and faculty entrepreneurs across campus earns the UW’s highest employee honor. Bourassa-Shaw is also a finalist for Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year.”Read more about Connie

Jonathan Brogaard
Assistant Professor of Finance, GM Nameplate Endowed Faculty Fellow

Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, Emerald Publishing Group

Brogaard’s award-winning 2014 paper linking high-frequency trading with enhanced price discovery in the financial markets is one of the most-cited papers across all business disciplines—a key indicator of the study’s relevance and influence.Read more about Jonathan

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

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Chen, Foster’s associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, is one of only 90 fellows elected this year by the nation’s largest organization of scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants and students in the field of psychology.Read more about Xiao-Ping

Crystal Farh
Assistant Professor of Management

Ascendant Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management

The west coast affiliate of the Academy of Management names Farh among a handful of young b-school scholars who have demonstrated an exemplary record of research, teaching and service—and even greater potential.Read more about Crystal

Thomas Gilbert
Assistant Professor of Finance

Favorite MBA Professors, Poets & Quants

The essential MBA news site counts Gilbert—winner of Foster’s 2017 PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching, Charles E. Summer Memorial Teaching Award and Dan Siegel Award for Service—among the most inspiring, innovative and indelible business educators in the world today.Read more about Thomas

Ben Hallen
Assistant Professor of Management

40 under 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors, Poets & Quants

Hallen, the founding faculty director of the new MS in Entrepreneurship Program, has been recognized as one of the 40 best young MBA instructors in the world—by the world’s most influential MBA news site.Read more about Ben

Terry Mitchell
Professor Emeritus of Management

Top 20 Scholar, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Mitchell, a leading mind at Foster since 1969, is the #18 most-cited researcher of all time—tied with Bruce Avolio—in the field of industrial and organizational psychology for his formative research on leadership, motivation, decision making and employee turnover.Read more about Terry

Rob Palmatier
John C. Narver Endowed Professor in Business Administration, Professor of Marketing

#12 Most Prolific Marketing Researcher in the World, American Marketing Association; Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, Emerald Publishing Group

The nation’s premier marketing organization recognizes Palmatier’s extraordinary publication record in the field’s most influential journals over the past decade. One of those papers—enhancing resource-based theory in marketing—was one of the most-cited across all business disciplines last year.Read more about Rob

Yong Tan
Neal and Jan Dempsey Professor of Information Systems

Best Paper Award in Information Systems, Management Science

Tan’s 2010 paper—decoding the dynamics of following friends versus the crowd in online reviews—is recognized for its impact over time by the flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).Read more about Yong

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

Best Paper Award (Scheduling and Logistics), IIE Transactions

Wagner is lauded for the impact of his paper, “Robust Policies and Information Asymmetry in Supply Chains with a Price-Only Contract,” in the flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.Read more about Michael

Elijah Wee
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

Best Paper with Practical Implications Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management

Wee, a promising newcomer to the Foster faculty, receives highest recognition from the largest division of the premier management organization for his study closing the gap between idea generation and idea implementation.Read more about Elijah

Foster Faculty
#7 Global Ranking in Research Productivity, Financial Times

Foster lands at #7 in the world, #6 in the U.S. and #1 among public universities in this index, a factor in the FT’s “2017 Global MBA Rankings,” based on the number of research papers published in the top 45 scholarly journals, representing every business discipline.Read more about Foster’s faculty

Management Faculty
#3 in North America, Management Department Productivity Ranking

The annual index, tallied and published by Texas A&M University, finds Foster’s Department of Management & Organization third in North America in total contributions to the eight most influential management journals, trailing only the Universities of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Michigan (Ross).Read more about Foster’s management faculty