Bauer Faculty Celebrated With College Awards

Published on May 3, 2021

Bauer Faculty Honored for Excellence in Research, Service and Teaching

The C. T. Bauer College of Business recently recognized faculty members for their contributions in teaching, research and service. College leadership honored awards recipients during a virtual celebration on April 30.

“Bauer College faculty are leaders at every level — within the Bauer College and the University of Houston community, as well as in their respective disciplines and as world-renowned academia and industry experts,” Dean Paul A. Pavlou said. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize faculty excellence in research, service and teaching through a prestigious awards program.”

“Bauer College has an excellent faculty that is dedicated to teaching, research and service. Our faculty is having a positive impact on the lives of our students and in the world of knowledge,” Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Cullen Distinguished Chair and Professor of Finance Praveen Kumar said. “In addition, we have highly promising Ph.D. students who will be future leaders in their fields. These excellence awards, and other forms of recognition, allow us to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of some of our outstanding faculty and Ph.D. students.”

Bauer Faculty Awards

LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Faculty Excellence Award for Research:

Haijin Lin, Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy & Taxation
Shijie Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Faculty Excellence Awards for Teaching:

Novia Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Accountancy & Taxation
Rex Du, Bauer Professor of Marketing, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Richard Scamell, Professor, Department of Decision & Information Sciences

LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Faculty Excellence Awards for Service:

Betsy Gelb, Marvin Hurley Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Thomas Noland, Professor, Department of Accountancy & Taxation
Vijay Yerramilli, Associate Professor, Department of Finance

Wayne and Kathryn E. Payne Award for Excellence in Teaching:

Dave Cook, Professor of Practice, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Ksenia Krylova, Instructional Assistant Professor, MS in Management & Leadership Program Director, Department of Management & Leadership

Arthur Warga Excellence Awards:

Bill Bobbora, Lecturer, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Will Knighton, Lecturer, Department of Decision & Information Sciences (not pictured)
Art Smith, Adjunct Faculty, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

Innovation in Experiential Learning Awards:

John Pingel, Director of Corporate Relations, Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute
Bill Zahn, Professor of Practice, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Danny Gavin, Adjunct Professor, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Innovation in Instructional Technology Awards:

Swati Basu, Professor of Practice, Department of Finance
Alejandro Fernandez, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Management & Leadership (not pictured)
Alan Lish, Professor of Practice, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Marina Sebastijanovic, Instructional Assistant Professor, Professional MBA Program Director, Department of Management & Leadership

Intro by Amanda Sebesta