Faculty Recognitions, Fall/Winter 2022

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PwC Faculty Fellow Margaret Christ, EY Faculty Fellow Professor Tina Carpenter and PhD accounting student Miranda Hugie were awarded a $15,000 research grant by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Research Institute.

Susan Cohen, assistant professor of management, will split a $400,000 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Knowledge Challenge grant with researchers from Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. The team will assess the impact the HOPE Scholarship program had on the rate of business startups in Georgia since its inception in the 1990s.

The Academy of Legal Studies in Business recognized Greg Day, assistant professor of legal studies, with its Early Career Achievement Award at the academy’s national conference in August. The award recognizes researchers whose careers show exceptional promise based on early accomplishments.

Jie “Jack” He, the Mercer W. Hull Professor in Finance, received the 2021 Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies Best Associate Editor Award. The journal aims to encourage and share international research that aids the development of capital markets and the financial services industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Seung-Hwan Jeong, assistant professor of management, won the Academy of Management’s 2022 Best Paper Award in the strategic leadership and corporate governance track for his paper “Bottom-Up Effects of Female Executives: Firm Performance Effects through Middle and Lower Management.”

The American Marketing Association recognized Son Lam, Terry Dean’s Advisory Council Distinguished Professor in Marketing, with the 2022 Excellence in Research Award. Lam’s research focuses on the organizational and personal performance factors that lead sales professionals to be successful.

The University of Passau invited Tim Quigley, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Management, to serve as a visiting researcher as part of the Mercator Fellows program in support of the university’s digital platform ecosystems initiative. The Mercator Fellowship is the most prestigious fellowship associated with the German Research Foundation.

Marc Ragin, assistant professor of risk management and insurance, co-authored the article “As Climate Risk Grows, So Will Costs for Small Businesses,” published in August by the Harvard Business Review. The editorial argues that government agencies should incentivize businesses to financially prepare for natural disasters in addition to having systems in place to respond after disaster strikes.

Jessica Rodell, William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair and professor of management, received the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award for early- to mid-career scholars from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Terence Saldanha, the Becky and Howard Young Distinguished Professor in MIS, was named senior editor of the management information systems journal Production and Operations Management.

The Deutsche Post Foundation and the University of Bonn invited Ian Schmutte, associate professor of economics, to join the Institute of Labor Economics as a research fellow. The Deutsche Post Foundation is a nonprofit research institute and the leading international network in labor economics.

Ruchi Singh, assistant professor of real estate, was invited to testify before a U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services subcommittee July 19 as part of a hearing on the economic impact of mass shootings. Her research has investigated the long-term impact of civil unrest or mass violence on surrounding property values.

Meghan Skira, associate professor of economics, was a visiting researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research as part of a Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) research exchange during summer 2022. The Leibniz Institute is a leading European center for economic research focused on health economics.

Ralph E. Steuer, Sanford Family Distinguished Professor of Business in finance, was a keynote speaker at the third International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Applications at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand. His address outlined advances in the area of cardinality-constrained problems in portfolio selection.

The European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) invited Erin Towery, KPMG Faculty Fellow and associate professor of accounting, to deliver a keynote address at the 2022 EIASM Conference on Current Research on Taxation hosted by the University of Munster in Germany.

Regents Professor and J. Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy Rick Watson and Xia Zhao, an assistant professor in management information systems, received $80,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop a data mining method and coding protocol for social science research data.

Laura Zimmermann, an associate professor of economics who has an appointment at UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs, was invited to join both the International Science Council, an international group of researchers who coordinate the review process for the United Nations 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report.