The talent and dedication of College of Business and Innovation's faculty, both as educators and as researchers, were readily apparent and recognized through a number of recent awards presented to several faculty members.
Dean Gary Insch said, "COBI faculty continue to be recognized for their teaching, research and service excellence. I am truly impressed by all the efforts of our faculty to maintain the extremely high quality of our students' COBI experience."
Recent recognitions include:
University of Toledo awards
UT's Outstanding Teachers are selected by a committee of UT instructors and a student representative, who review nominations. 2015 winners include:
Dr. Doina Chichernea, Outstanding Teacher Award
Dr. Doina Chichernea, assistant professor in the Department of Finance in the College of Business and Innovation. She has been teaching at the University since 2009.
“Dr. Chichernea is helpful and positive in class, and makes sure we understand the subject she is teaching before moving on to a new subject,” one nominator wrote. “She records her lectures and makes them available to all of her students, which is helpful to a distance-learning student such as myself. In addition, she has invited distance-learning students to attend class when possible, and I have found this to be most helpful.” Another wrote, “I was dreading taking Corporate Finance. It is not an easy subject. But Dr. Chichernea has made the subject genuinely interesting and almost fun. I am learning the subject and can begin to apply it in my real-world endeavors.”
Diane Marker, Outstanding Teacher Award
Diana Marker, professor in the Department of Applied Organizational Technology in the College of Business and Innovation. She joined the faculty in 1980.
“Her passion for the success of students overflows into her teaching style and causes great motivation in the classroom,” one nominator wrote. “She is a phenomenal teacher that uses real-world examples in teaching, genuinely cares about her students, is approachable, and teaches real-world lessons that I’ll remember forever.” Another noted, “She makes us think far further than what is on the surface of all aspects of life. She shares her wisdom with all of us in hopes of us doing well. She encourages us to do our best, and she ensures us that we are capable of much more than we ever thought we could be. She is by far one of the best teachers I’ve had in my entire life.”
Dr. Paul Hong, Outstanding Researcher Award
Dr. Paul Hong, professor in the Department of Information Operations and Technology Management in the College of Business and Innovation. He joined the faculty in 1987 and received his PhD from the University in 2000.
His research interests focus on global supply chain management, including new product development and innovation; supplier relationships; operational transformation; and strategic integration of front-end and back-end business processes.
“Dr. Hong has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, numerous research awards and three books, including Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Practices of Global Firms From Korea and Japan (2012) and Business Success Stories in the BRICs (2014, and in the area of global supply chain management that have achieved international recognition for providing real-world examples evaluating the impact of supply chain networks in global markets,” one nominator wrote. “He is noted for the impact on the international business community. His excellent research is but a part of a well-balanced approach to his work as a faculty member. He also has an outstanding record of service and mentorship for students and other faculty.”
College of Business and Innovation awards
Dr. Yue Zhang, Information Operations and Technology Management Department - Simonetti Graduate Teaching Award
Dr. Mark Gleim, Marketing and International Business Department - DeJute Undergraduate Teaching Award
Teresa Keefe, Information Operations and Technology Management Department - Outstanding Adjunct/Lecturer Award
Dr. Sachin Modi, Information Operations and Technology Management Department - Vonderembse Research Award
Dr. Mai Dao, Accounting Department - Junior Researcher Award. Dr. Dao also received the award for the Best Gender Issues and Work Life Balance research paper at the 2015 Ohio Regional meeting of the American Accounting Association.
Dr. Doina Chichernea, Finance Department; Dr. Anthony Holder, Accounting Department; and Dr. Alex Petkevich, Finance Department - Outstanding Research Paper Award
Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, Chair, Accounting Department - Brunner Service Award
Dr. Amal Said, Accounting Department - Diversity Award
Jennifer McDowell Tharpe, advisor in the COBI Student Retention and Academic Success office, received the COBI Outstanding Staff Award