Wharton School's 1996 Honors for Excellence In Teaching

The Wharton School announced its 1996 awards for teaching excellence in the undergraduate and graduate divisions. Award winners will be recognized at the commencement ceremonies on May 21 in the Civic Center's Convention Hall.

Undergraduate Teaching Award Winners

6th Annual David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching

This award, the most prestigious in the Undergraduate Division, is given to recipients for their ability to lead, stimulate and challenge students, knowledge of the latest research in the field and a commitment to educational leadership. The 1996 recipients are:


Abba M. Krieger, professor of statistics and operations research, operations and information management, and marketing. Dr. Krieger previously won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award for Teaching Excellence in the Graduate Division in 1977, and the Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award in 1991. He also won an Excellence in Teaching Award this year.


Philip M. Nichols, Ronald Koenig Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies. Dr. Nichols previously won the Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994. He also won an Excellence in Teaching Award this year.



Excellence in Teaching Awards

These awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching and exceptional commitment to students based on student nominations and teaching evaluations:


Suleyman Basak, assistant professor of finance, receives his first award.


Gordon M. Bodnar, assistant professor of finance, receives his first award.


Jamshed K.S. Ghandhi, associate professor of finance. Dr. Ghandhi previously won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1970, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award in 1975, Graduate Division Class of 1984 Award for Highest Teaching Evaluation in 1984, Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award from 1982-1990 and 1995, the David W. Hauck Award in 1992, the Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award from 1992-1995, and the Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award in 1994.


William F. Hamilton, Ralph Landau Professor of Management and Technology. Professor Hamilton won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1972, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award in 1971, the David W. Hauck Award in 1991, and the Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award from 1991-1995.


Robert W. Holthausen, Nomura Securities Co. Professor of Accounting and Finance. Dr. Holthausen was the 1993 winner of the David W. Hauck Award, the Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award in 1991, and the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award in 1990, 1991 and 1993.


Larry W. Hunter, Paul Yeakel Term Assistant Professor of Management. In 1995, Dr. Hunter won the David W. Hauck Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Undergraduate Division.


William S. Laufer, assistant professor of legal studies. Dr. Laufer was a 1991 recipient of the David W. Hauck Award and won Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Awards from 1990-1992.


Jeremy J. Siegel, professor of finance. Last year's recipient of the Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award, Dr. Siegel also won the Graduate Division's Excellence in Teaching Award from 1991-1996, and the Miller-Sherrerd Award for Excellence in Teaching Core Courses from 1992-1996. This year he also won three Graduate Division teaching awards (see below).



Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award

This award is presented to a professor for teaching excellence in a core course in the undergraduate division. This award was established in 1994 by Marc Rapaport (W'79) and his wife, Sheri, to recognize the critical role of core courses. This year's recipient:


Janice Eberly, James G. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Term Assistant Professor of Finance, is honored with her first award.




Teaching Assistant Award

This award is presented to a teaching assistant for teaching excellence. This year's recipient: Mukund Krishnaswami, W '96.



The Sigma Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity Outstanding Professor Award in the Evening School will be announced at commencement.


Graduate Division Teaching Awards

Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award

Created in 1969 and endowed by Helen Kardon Moss, this award recognizes exceptional teaching effort and ability, both inside and outside the classroom. The award consists of an engraved plaque, special recognition at graduation and a cash award. The 1996 recipients:


Howard Kaufold, adjunct associate professor of finance and director of Wharton's Executive MBA Program. Dr. Kaufold was also the 1984 recipient of this award.


Jeremy J. Siegel, professor of finance, wins his first Anvil Award. (See also Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award, above.)



Excellence in Teaching Awards

These awards, first presented in 1984, are presented to the eight professors with the highest ratings from the student course evaluation forms. Each winning professor must have taught at least two semesters of courses over the last three semesters. The professor with the highest rating is also awarded the Class of 1984 Award.


The Class of 1984 Teaching Award recipient:

Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics. Dr. Allen is being honored for teaching "Financial Analysis" (FNCE 601). The 1993 winner of the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, he has also won the Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award in 1990 and 1993, and the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award in 1992, 1993 and 1996. In addition, he won an Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award in 1991.



The other Excellence in Teaching Award recipients:


Michael R. Gibbons, I.W. Burnham II Professor of Investment Banking and chairperson of the finance department. Dr. Gibbons was honored for teaching "Fixed Income Securities" (FNCE 725).


Howard Kaufold for "Financial Analysis" (FNCE 601). (See also his Anvil Award and MBA Core Award, above.)


William L. Kissick, George Seckel Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine; professor of health care systems, the Wharton School; professor of health policy and administration, School of Nursing. Dr. Kissick was honored for teaching "Health Policy: Planning and Analysis" (HCMG 850) and "Policy and Planning Models in Health" (HCMB 851).


David J. Reibstein, William Stewart Wood-side Professor of Marketing. Dr. Reibstein was honored for teaching "Marketing Strategy" (MKTG 777). He also won the Class of 1984 Award in 1995 and 1987. In addition, he was a recipient of the Miller-Sherrerd Core Teaching Award from 1994-1996, and the Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award in 1982, 1984-88, and 1993.


Jeremy J. Siegel, professor of finance. Dr. Siegel is honored for teaching "Macro-economics Analysis and Public Policy" (FNCE 602). (See also his Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching and Anvil Awards.)


William C. Tyson, associate professor of legal studies, accounting, management, and real estate. Dr. Tyson is honored for teaching "Real Estate, Law, Financing and Development" (LGST 804) and "Securities Regulation" (LGST 807). He has won the Class of 1984 Award six times, a Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award every year since 1984, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award (1983), and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1987).


Karl Thatcher Ulrich, associate professor of operations and information management. Dr. Ulrich was honored for teaching "Advanced Topics in Quantitative Methods and Operations Management" (OPIM 659), and "Operations Management" (OPIM 622). He also won a Miller-Sherrerd MBA award, below.



Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Curriculum Teaching Awards

These awards are presented to eight professors with the highest overall ratings as calculated from the student course evaluation forms, and who teach core courses. Each winning professor must have taught the core course in the two most recent semesters. These awards were established in 1992 and recognize the critical role that core courses play in the Wharton MBA program. This year's recipients:


Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics, wins his third Core Award. (See also his Class of 1984 Award, above.)


Lawrence Hrebiniak, associate professor of management, was honored for teaching "Competitive Strategy" (MGMT 654). This is his second Core Award.


Christopher Ittner, KPMG Peat Marwick Term Assistant Professor of Accounting. Dr. Ittner wins this award for the third time for "Managerial Accounting" (ACCT 622).


Howard Kaufold, adjunct associate professor of finance and director of the Executive MBA Program, for "Financial Analysis" (FNCE 601), his second Core Award. (See also his Anvil and Excellence in Teaching Awards.)


Jeremy J. Siegel, professor of finance, for "Macroeconomic Analysis and Public Policy" (FNCE 602), his fifth consecutive Core Award. (See his other awards above.)


Michael Useem, professor of management and sociology. Dr. Useem wins his fifth consecutive Core Award for teaching "Managing People at Work" (MGMT 621). He was also the recipient of the 1992 Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, and the Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award (1992-95).


Karl Thatcher Ulrich, associate professor of operations and information management. Dr. Ulrich was honored for teaching "Advanced Topics in Quantitative Methods and Operations Management" (OPIM 659), and "Operations Management" (OPIM 622). (See also his Excellence in Teaching Award, above)


Richard P. Waterman, assistant professor of statistics. Professor Waterman was selected for teaching "Statistical Analysis for Management" (STAT 621).


Almanac

Volume 42 Number 30
April 30, 1996


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