Doctoral Research Celebrated With Bauer Doctoral Program Excellence Awards

Published on September 8, 2016

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Ph.D. Students, Faculty


Bauer College recently recognized business research from its doctoral program by announcing recipients of this year’s Bauer Doctoral Program Excellence Awards.

Now in its second year, the awards program identifies and rewards outstanding doctoral faculty and students within the college. The categories include Best Bauer Dissertation Proposal Award, Best Bauer Dissertation Award, Bauer “A Hit” Research Team Award, and Bauer Faculty Mentorship Award.

“The mission of the doctoral program is to develop the stewards of the discipline,” Bauer Doctoral Programs Director Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan said.” In line with this mission, the goals of the Bauer Doctoral Excellence Awards incentivize faculty and students to work together to strive for research excellence within their respective fields; create a community of scholars within Bauer who embody the values and mission of the doctoral program; and to recognize the impact that cutting edge academic research can make to benefit consumers, businesses and society.”

The winners of the four awards are listed below.

Best Bauer Dissertation Proposal Award: Joint Winners and Honorable Mentions


Dana Zhang
Dissertation Title: Top Management Team Characteristics and Financial Reporting Quality
Advisor: Gerald Lobo, Professor – Arthur Andersen Chair in Accounting

Mahdi Ebrahimi
Dissertation Title: Two Essays on Reframing Techniques to Enhance Perceptions of Time Availability
Advisor: Dr. Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan, Professor, Marketing, Director of Doctoral Programs

Honorable Mentions

Guanglian Hu
Title: Essays on Volatility Risk and Security Returns
Advisor: Kris Jacobs, Professor, Finance

Rui Liu
Title: Essays on the Term Structure of Interest Rates
Advisor: Kris Jacobs, Professor, Finance


Bauer Dissertation Award

Carlos Zurita
Title: Three Essays in Financial Economics
Advisor: Kris Jacobs, Professor, Finance


Bauer “A Hit” Research Team Award: Joint Winners

Xin Gao and Federico Nardari (Finance)
Title: “Do commodities add economic value in asset allocation? New evidence from time-varying moments.”
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Kyoung Yong Kim, Leanne Atwater, Pankaj C. Patel and James W. Smither (Management)
Title: “Multisource Feedback, Human Capital, and the Financial Performance of Organizations”
Journal of Applied Psychology

Dana Zhang, Gerald Lobo, Luc Paugam and Jean-Francois Casta (Accounting)
Title: “Effect of Joint Auditor Pair on Conservatism: Evidence from Impairment Tests”
Contemporary Accounting Research


Bauer Faculty Mentorship Award

Gerald Lobo
Professor – Arthur Andersen Chair in Accounting

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