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Marshall Honors Faculty and Staff Members
20ll Awards Ceremony Highlights Achievements
May 17, 2011 • by News at Marshall

The USC Marshall School of Business honored 27 individuals during the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony at Davidson Conference Center. The following individuals were honored on May 2.

Evan C. Thompson Awards

The Evan C. Thompson Awards financially reward a select group of faculty each year for excellence in teaching and innovative learning; and for outstanding leadership and mentorship.

The awards are named in honor of Marshall alumnus and former President and CEO of United Television, Inc., Evan C. Thompson who is the benefactor for these awards.

Evan C. Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award

Evan C. Thompson Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Awards go to those individuals who were instrumental in developing new and innovative courses or course materials; implementing new and innovative learning pedagogies; and demonstrating commitment to students’ learning and success beyond accepted norms. The 2011 award recipients of the Evan C. Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award are:

Yaniv Konchitchki, assistant professor of accounting
Julia Plotts, assistant professor of clinical finance and business economics
Dawn Porter, Associate Professor of Clinical Information and Operations Management

Evan C. Thompson Award for Mentoring and Leadership

The Evan C. Thompson Faculty Mentoring and Leadership Awards are awarded to outstanding and dedicated faculty members who are model citizens of the Marshall School. These individuals have a strong commitment and unselfish devotion to teaching-related mentoring activities, demonstrate leadership in improving teaching capability and capacity of the School. The recipient of the Evan C. Thompson Award for Mentoring and Leadership is:

Mark Young, George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business and professor of accounting

Mellon Mentoring Award

The USC Mellon Mentoring Awards are university-wide and honor individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student and faculty-to-faculty mentoring. The following Marshall professors were honored with the 2011 Mellon Mentoring Awards:

Warren Bennis, University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and professor of management and organization
Mark Young, George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business and professor of accounting

Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

The Award for Research Excellence honors faculty members whose research meets the research highest aspirations of the School and University. Awardees have strong publication records in premiere academic journals and academic presses, and have received national and international visibility for the quality of their research and the impact of their ideas.

Gareth James, professor of information and operations management
Joseph Nunes, associate professor of marketing
Peter Radchenko, assistant professor of information and operations management
Gerard Tellis, Jerry and Nancy Neely Chair in American Enterprise and professor of marketing
Feng Zhu, assistant professor of management and organization

Golden Apple Awards

The Annual Marshall Golden Apple Teaching Awards are awarded to professors by Marshall undergraduate and graduate students. Through the Golden Apple Awards, students select the professors who have had the greatest impact both in the classroom and outside of the classroom, recognizing the efforts of those faculty members who go above and beyond by presenting coursework in an innovative fashion, engaging students in the learning process and supporting students in many ways, including assisting with job searches, projects and providing life advice.

The 2011 Golden Apple Awards recipients are:

Graduate

Kyle Mayer associate professor of management and organization
Steven Mednick, assistant professor of clinical entrepreneurship
Dawn Porter, associate professor of clinical information and operations management

Undergraduate
Michael Coombs, associate professor of clinical management and organization
Stacy Geck, associate professor of clinical management communication
Merle Hopkins, professor of clinical accounting
Ira Kalb, assistant professor of clinical marketing
Tommy Knapp, assistant professor of clinical entrepreneurship
Leslie Porter, professor of clinical accounting
Zekiye Selvili, assistant professor of clinical finance and business economics
Ken Simmonds, professor of clinical accounting
Feng Zhu, assistant professor of management and organization


Dean’s Award for Community

Dean’s Awards for Community are granted to faculty members who have risen above the call of duty to make the Marshall School a better place. The recipients of the 2011 Dean’s Award for Community are:

Sandra Chrystal, professor of clinical management communication
Allen Weiss, director of Internet strategy, professor of marketing

Dean’s Award for Staff Achievement

The Dean’s Award for Staff Achievement are awarded to staff members that provide superior, sustained service or an extraordinary special one-time contribution to the mission of the school or the university, continually contribute to a respectful, diverse and collaborative work environment, exhibits exceptional and extraordinary resourcefulness, innovation or creativity and exemplifies excellence and integrity in workplace relationships, interactions and decision making. The recipients of the 2011 Dean’s Awards for Staff Achievement are:

Ana Barth, director of global programs and partnerships
Shannon Faris, director of planning and external reporting
Sara McLachlan, graduate advisor


About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.