Terry honors 2014 Outstanding Faculty

Three faculty members received Outstanding Faculty Awards for their contributions to the Terry College and the University of Georgia at a reception Sept. 9.

Tina Carpenter, an associate professor of accounting, received the Terry Outstanding Teaching Award.

Carpenter was honored for her consistently high student evaluation scores, her tireless work on behalf of her students, and the pedagogical creativity she brings to the classroom. In addition to this award, she holds the distinction of being the only teacher to receive the Beta Alpha Psi Graduate Teacher of the Year Award, which she has received for eight consecutive years.

As one student wrote, “Dr. Carpenter’s attitude is infectious! It’s easy to do your best when you have your own cheering section.” As an example, she begins each day of her Advanced Accounting course with student presentations of a current merger or acquisition story from The Wall Street Journal, helping to make the difficult material feel like a part of the real world.

Arthur Snow, the Nicholas A. Beadles Professor of Economics, received the Terry Outstanding Research Award for his myriad contributions to the field.

Snow is a world-renowned researcher, having published 48 papers in refereed journals as well as receiving the Journal of Risk and Insurance’s Best Paper Award in 2009 and the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review’s Best Paper Award in 2008.

Primarily focused on public economics and the economics of information and uncertainty, Snow’s papers have garnered over 1,600 citations, with more than 600 coming in the last five years. He has also created a research legacy through his guidance of Ph.D. students, at least two of whom have gone on to hold prestigious posts at top research universities after co-authoring papers with him.

Annette Poulsen, the Augustus H. “Billy” Sterne Chair of Banking and Finance, was honored with the Terry Outstanding Service Award for her consistent work to further the study of finance, the University of Georgia and the Athens community.

Poulsen has served in a variety of roles within academia, including editing or co-editing five journals, presiding over the Financial Management Association International and the Southern Finance Association, as well as serving on the board of directors for several finance groups.

In addition, she has served as head of the department of finance at Terry and as director of the Center for Risk Management. Poulsen has also been instrumental in fundraising efforts for the college. She has worked as treasurer of the Athens United Soccer Club and the Oconee Football Club and as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and Fisher House charities.

All honorees are chosen by a committee appointed by the dean of the Terry College. Recipients of the Faculty Awards receive a commemorative plaque and a monetary award in appreciation recognition of their achievements.