Bauer Doctoral Students and Faculty Recognized for Research Excellence

Published on September 18, 2015

Awards Identify Outstanding Faculty and Doctoral Students at Bauer

In August, winners of the inaugural Bauer Doctoral Program Excellence Awards were announced. These awards were created to identify and reward outstanding faculty and doctoral students at the C. T. Bauer College of Business.

The four sets of awards included Best Bauer Dissertation Proposal Award, Best Bauer Dissertation Award, Bauer “A Hit” Research Team Award, and Bauer Faculty Mentorship Award.

The winners of the awards will be recognized during a gathering of faculty and doctoral students on October 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The winners of the four awards are listed below.

Best Bauer Dissertation Proposal Award: Joint Winners


Zev Fried, Accounting

Dissertation Title: Does Auditor Choice Affect Financial Debt Covenants?


Rob Austin McKee, Management

Dissertation Title:  Hunger, Satiety, and Decision Making: A Review, Replication, and Extension

Bauer Dissertation Award


Jeff Boichuk (Ph.D. ’14)
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Dissertation Title: Developing and Retaining New Hires During the Sales Force Socialization Process

Bauer “A Hit” Research Team Award: Joint Winners


Research Team 1:
Sina Damangir (Ph.D. ‘14), Assistant Professor, San Francisco State
Ye Hu, Associate Professor, Robinson Fellow, C. T. Bauer College of Business
Rex Du, Hurley Professor of Marketing, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Research papers published from this research team in 2014-15:

Hu, Ye, Rex Yuxing Du, and Sina Damangir (2014), “Decomposing the Impact of Advertising: Augmenting Sales with Online Search Data,” Journal of Marketing Research, 51 (3) 300‐319.

Du, Rex Yuxing, Ye Hu, and Sina Damangir (2015), “Leveraging Trends in Online Searches for Product Features in Market Response Modeling,” Journal of Marketing, 79 (1), 29‐43.


Research Team 2:
Ryan Mullins (Ph.D. ‘12), Assistant Professor, Clemson
Son Lam, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Zach Hall (Ph.D. ‘13), Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University
Jeff Boichuk (Ph.D. ‘14), Assistant Professor, The University of Virginia

Research paper published from this research team in 2014-15:

Mullins, Ryan, Michael Ahearne, Son Lam, Zach Hall and Jeff Boichuk (2014), “Know Your Customer: How Salesperson Perceptions of Customer Relationship Quality Form and Influence Account Profitability,” Journal of Marketing, 78 (6), 38-58.

Bauer Faculty Mentorship Award


Mike Ahearne
Marketing Professor

Executive Director, Sales Excellence Institute
C. T. Bauer College of Business

For more details about the awards, please visit the call for nominations, and for information on the Bauer Doctoral program, visit

By Amanda Sebesta

Posted Under: Doctoral

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