This past Wednesday, in the lovely atrium of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, we held our annual reception at which the research awards were given out and teaching was also recognized.
It was very special to receive the research excellence award this year.
Other faculty colleagues that were recognized for their research included, from my
department: Mila Sherman, Bing Liang, Nikunj Kapadia, and Traci Hess. Christian Rojas of the Resource Economics department also received a
research award. The majority of the research award recipients were in my department (it
is a great department, I do admit, and my colleagues are smart but also
very interesting and nice).
The Isenberg School consists of 7 departments: my department of Finance and Operations Management, the Accounting department, the Marketing department, the Management department, and three other departments which add to the uniqueness (and fun of the school); Sports Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Resource Economics.
Yes, our great Dean, Mark Fuller, was wearing a UMass Amherst sweatshirt since immediately afterwards there was a senior barbecue for graduating seniors outside the atrium at which he expertly flipped the burgers.
Publications in premier journals were recognized as well as grants and research productivity.
The reception was fabulous as well as the turnout.