The 2021 Foster Awards: recognizing extraordinary faculty and staff achievement

Mark Hillier

Announcing The Fosters for 2021. This package of annual awards honors 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 Excellence Awards

PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching – TBA
Charles E. Summer Memorial Teaching Award – Mark Hillier
Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Awards – Norah Fisher, Staci Guerrero, Andy Marzano, Wil Tutol
Dean’s Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching – Marty Matthews

Marty Matthews

Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Teaching – Beth Blankespoor
Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research – Jarrad Harford, Ming Fan
William A. & Helen I. Fowler Award for Special Achievement in Finance – Yang Song
Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in Case Development and Curriculum Innovation – Shaosong Ou, Emily Cox Pahnke

Graduate Programs Awards

Full-Time MBA Professors of the Year – Ryan Fehr (Class of 2021), Ed deHaan (Class of 2022)
Evening MBA Professors of the Year – Thomas Gilbert (Class of 2021), Scott Reynolds (Class of 2022), Beth Blankespoor (Class of 2023).

Elizabeth Blankespoor

Technology Management MBA Excellence in Teaching – Lance Young
Hybrid MBA Excellence in Teaching – Alexis Leon (core) Lance Young (elective)
Executive MBA Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching (Weekly 37) – Charles Hill
Executive MBA Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching (Monthly 22) – Pat Bettin, Dawn Matsumoto
Global Executive MBA Excellence in Teaching – Shaosong Ou

Shaosong Ou

Master of Supply Chain Management Excellence in Teaching – Hamed Mamani, Apurva Jain
MS in Information Systems Excellence in Teaching – Ming Fan
MS in Business Analytics Excellence in Teaching – Lalit Jain, Michael Wagner
MS in Entrepreneurship Excellence in Teaching – Ken Myer

Undergraduate Programs Awards

Undergraduate Faculty of the Year – Tayfun Keskin
Accounting – Izzy Weber
Entrepreneurship/General Business – Lee Hochberg

Tayfun Keskin

Finance and Business Economics – Jarrad Harford
Information Systems and Operations Management – Shaosong Ou
Management and Organization – Rick McPherson
Marketing and International Business – Marty Matthews
Undergraduate Staff of the Year – Susan Sherbak

Staff Awards

Staff Excellence Award – Roya Zahed, Susie Buysse, Kaeleen Drummey, Sarah Studer, Kathryn Vinson
Emerging Leader Award – Kristen Kohashi, Nedda Soleymani

Faculty Promotions

Oliver Rutz – Professor of Marketing
David Sirmon – Professor of Management and Organization
Stephanie Grant – Associate Professor of Accounting

Masha Shunko

Chris Hrdlicka – Associate Professor of Finance
Phil Quinn – Associate Professor of Accounting
Masha Shunko – Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management

Appointments

Scott Reynolds – Chair of the Department of Management and Organization

Retirements

Jim Jiambalvo – Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Michael G. Foster Endowed Chair, former Dean of the Foster School (2005-2019)

Jim Jiambalvo

Andy Siegel – Professor Emeritus of Finance and Business Economics, Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Methods, Grant I. Butterbaugh Professor, Adjunct Professor of Statistics
Jack Whelan – Lecturer Emeritus of Marketing and International Business

UW Excellence Awards

Ronda Rutherford – Together We Will Award
Michael Verchot – David B. Thorud Leadership Award
Weili Ge – Distinguished Teaching Award
Terry Mitchell – Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award

Weili Ge




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.