Honor Roll 2022

Numerous Foster School faculty members have been recognized for outstanding achievements in 2022

Faculty of the UW Foster School of Business have earned numerous awards, accolades and appointments for excellence in research, teaching and leadership in 2022. Here are some highlights:

Darren Bernard
Associate Professor of Accounting
John B. and Delores L. Fery Faculty Fellow

Received the PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching, as selected by Foster MBAs, for his exhaustively prepared and extraordinarily inclusive learning experience. The Foster School’s preeminent faculty honor is the pinnacle of the annual Foster Awards

Elizabeth Blankespoor
Associate Professor of Accounting
Marguerite Reimers Endowed Faculty Fellow

Won the Best Paper Award at the Review of Accounting Studies (RAST) Conference, received an Excellence in Refereeing Award from the Journal of Accounting Research, and was appointed editor of the Review of Accounting Studies.

David Burgstahler
Julius A. Roller Professor of Accounting
Chair, Department of Accounting

Received the 2022 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award from the American Accounting Association for his classic 1997 paper documenting and explaining the corporate practice of earnings management to avoid reporting a decrease or loss in revenue.

Ed deHaan
Associate Professor of Accounting
Gerhard G. Mueller Endowed Professor in Accounting

Commenced term as editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics, one of the field’s top three scholarly journals.

Alicia DeSantola
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Helen Moore Gerhardt Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship

Named one of the world’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors” by the influential business school news site Poets & Quants for her use of interactive “live cases” in her Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Strategy courses.

Crystal Farh casual

Crystal Farh
Professor of Management
Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow

Appointed associate editor of the preeminent Academy of Management Journal. 

Weili Ge
Professor of Accounting
Moss Adams Endowed Professor

Appointed associate editor of Contemporary Accounting Research, one of the most influential journals in the discipline of accounting.

Thomas Gilbert
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics

Appointed an Amazon Scholar to develop cases studies, design courses and lend his two-time PACCAR-Award-winning teaching chops to help Amazon managers master rapidly developing technology through the company’s internal Machine Learning University.

Stephanie Grant
Associate Professor of Accounting
Deloitte & Touche Endowed Professor in Accounting

Named an academic fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Jonathan Karpoff
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Washington Mutual Endowed Chair in Innovation

Appointed associate editor of The Journal of Finance, the preeminent scholarly journal in the discipline of finance. Also became just the 86th person to successfully summit the entire “Bulger 100” list of highest peaks in Washington state.

Jennifer Koski
Professor of Finance
Kirby L. Cramer Endowed Chair in Finance
Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Named one of the “Favorite Professors of the MBA Class of 2022” by the business school site Poets & Quants for her extraordinary ability to make even the most baroque of finance concepts comprehensible for students of all backgrounds. 

Suresh Kotha
Professor of Management
Oleson/Battelle Excellence Chair in Entrepreneurship
Research Director, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Received the Helena Yli-Renko Research Impact Award from the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California for his 2016 Academy of Management Review paper—with Foster PhD Program alumni Greg Fisher (PhD 2012) and Amrita Lahiri (PhD 2016)—establishing the imperative of entrepreneurial ventures to address different criteria for legitimacy as they evolve, grow and seek resources from different audiences over time. Also received the Best Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society.

Charles Lee
Kermit O. Hanson Professor in Accounting

Profiled as the accounting “legend” in the new book Seven Essentials for Business Success: Lessons from Legendary Professors. Also received the Best Paper Award at the 20201 American Accounting Association (AAA) Spark Conference, delivered the keynote on “Escape from the Ivory Tower” at the 2021 Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR) Conference and named the Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Professor by McMaster University.

Tom Lee
Hughes M. Blake Endowed Professor of Management

Posthumously received the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management with longtime faculty colleague Terry Mitchell.

Doron Levit
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Finance

Appointed associate editor of The Review of Financial Studies, a top-tier journal in the discipline of finance.

Ye Li
Assistant Professor of Finance
William W. Alberts Endowed Professor

Won the Outstanding Paper Award in Financial Institutions (MFA) from Wharton Research Data Services for his paper “Money Creation in Decentralized Finance: A Dynamic Model of Stablecoin and Crypto Shadow Banking.”

Terry Mitchell
Professor Emeritus of Management

Received the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management with longtime faculty colleague Tom Lee.

Leela Nageswaran
Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Named one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Professors of 2022” by Poets & Quants for producing an extraordinary set of preparatory materials that prepare students in her Operations Management to contextualize concepts they learn, and then delivering them with authenticity and inclusion.

Robert Palmatier
Professor of Marketing
John C. Narver Endowed Professor in Business Administration
Research Director, Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy

Received a trio of prestigious awards for his seminal research on data privacy, including the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award for his paper on the dark side of big data; the William R. Davidson Award for his paper on data privacy in retail; and the Leonard L. Berry Marketing Book Award (from the American Marketing Association) for The Intelligent Marketer’s guide to Data Privacy.

David Sirmon
Professor of Management
Robert Herbold Professor in Strategy

Won the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Review for his study, “Humans and agentic technologies: Toward a theory of conjoined agency in organizations,” co-authored with former Foster doctoral students Jen Rhymer (PhD 2020) and Alex Murray (PhD 2018). Rhymer is an assistant professor at the University College London School of Management and founder of Enspired Design Lab. Murray is an assistant professor of management at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business.

Yong Tan
Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor of Information Systems

Ranked #1 in the global index of most productive information systems researchers produced by the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the discipline’s preeminent scholarly organization, based on his astonishing 14 papers published in the discipline’s top two journals—Information Systems Research and Management Information Systems Quarterly—over the past three years.

Esther Uduehi
Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business

Named one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Professors of 2022” by Poets & Quants for her accessible and practical teaching of Marketing Concepts in Foster’s undergrad core curriculum and for co-founding The Tenure Project, a national initiative to increase the number of Black, Native and Latinx junior faculty who earn tenure at business schools through self-development mentoring.

Michael Verchot
Founding Director, Consulting and Business Development Center

Honored with the UW Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award for a career leading the Foster School Consulting and Business Development Center and nationwide Ascend partnership with JPMorgan Chase, which accelerate the growth of businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Yingfei Wang
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Received a prestigious—and prodigious—Amazon Research Award, including unrestricted funds and Amazon Web Services credits, to support her work to understand the effectiveness of video advertising—and, more specifically, the new wave of video advertising known as “outstream.”

Hema Yoganarasimhan

Hema Yoganarasimhan
Professor of Marketing
Michael G. Foster Faculty Fellow
Founder, Customer Analytics Center

Co-authored, with former doctoral student Omid Rafieian (PhD 2020), the Marketing Science paper “Targeting and Privacy in Mobile Advertising” that received the Frank M. Bass Dissertation Paper Award from INFORMS Society for Marketing Science. Rafieian is now an assistant professor at Cornell Tech and the SC Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

Yong-Pin Zhou
Professor of Operations Management
Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow

Received the INFORMS Service Science Best Paper Award for “Pooling Agents for Customer-Intensive Services” and also honorable mention for the INFORMS Behavioral Operations Management Best Paper Award for “Delay Information in Virtual Queues: A Large-Scale Field Experiment on a Major Ride-Sharing Platform.” Also appointed associate editor of the journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Foster Faculty

Ranked #8 in the world (averaged over the past five years) for research productivity in the top 50 scholarly journals representing every business discipline, according to the latest Financial Times research index. 

Department of Management and Organization

Ranked #4 in the world for research productivity over the past five years in the discipline’s eight most influential journals, according to an annual index compiled by Texas A&M and the University of Georgia.

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

Ranked #5 in the world for research productivity over the past three years in the discipline of information systems by the Association for Information Systems.

Department of Marketing and International Business

Ranked #8 in the world for marketing research productivity over the past five years in the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. 

Department of Accounting

Ranked #10 in the world (#8 in the US) for accounting research published in the discipline’s top 11 journals over the past six years and #2 overall in the area of financial accounting, according to the BYU Accounting Rankings.

Department of Finance and Business Economics

Ranked #23 in the world for research productivity in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, published annually by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

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