Wharton School Faculty Teaching Awards

The Wharton School has announced its 1999 awards for teaching excellence in the Undergraduate and Graduate Divisions. This year five Undergraduate Teaching Awards will also be given for affiliated faculty in addition to the other awards which recognize the standing faculty members

Twenty-five faculty members at the Wharton School received, among them, 33 awards this year for teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate Division award winners will be recognized at the Wharton commencement ceremonies on May 17 at Franklin Field. Those in the Graduate Division were honored at the division's Spring Salute on April 22 in Lehman Brothers Quadrangle.

The 9th Annual David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, the most prestigious in Wharton's 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 1999 recipients are:
   Barbara E. Kahn, professor of marketing. Professor Kahn was nominated for teaching MKTG 101--Introduction to Marketing.
   Dr. Lorin M. Hitt, assistant professor of operations and information management. Dr. Hitt won an Excellence in Teaching Award and a Lindback Award from the University in 1998. Dr. Hitt was nominated for teaching OPIM 210--Management Information Systems and OPIM 319--Advanced Decision Systems: Evolutionary Computation.
   The Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award is awarded to the Wharton faculty member in the Graduate Division "who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the past year" from a vote by MBA students. The Anvil Award for 1999 honors Dr. Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics. Dr. Allen has won the Excellence in Teaching Award for the sixth consecutive year for teaching FNCE 601--Financial Analysis.
  Dr.William C. Tyson, associate professor of Legal Studies, is a seven-time winner of the Class of 1984 Award. He is also a recipient of the 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching LGST 804--Real Estate Law, Financing, and Development, LGST 807--Securities Regulation, and MGMT 846-Real Estate Law, Finance & Development. Dr. Tyson is a fourteen-time winner of an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Undergraduate Teaching Award Winners

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:

   Dr. Suleyman Basak, assistant professor of finance was nominated for teaching FNCE 235-Fixed Income Securities.
   Thomas Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor and professor of legal studies, was nominated for teaching LGST 210--Corporate Responsibility and Ethics.
   Jeffrey H. Dyer, Stanley Goldstein Term Assistant Professor of Management, was nominated for teaching MGMT 205--Multinational Corporate Strategies.
   Dr. Jamshed K.S. Ghandhi, associate professor of finance, was nominated for teaching FNCE 101--Monetary Economics. Professor Ghandhi previously won the University of Pennsylvania's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1970, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award in 1975, the Graduate Division Class of 1984 Award for Highest Teaching Evaluation in 1984, Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award from 1982-1990, and in 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.
   Dr. William F. Hamilton, Ralph Landau Professor of Management and Technology and professor of management, was nominated for teaching MGMT 235--Technological Innovation and MGMT 237--Management of Technology. Dr. Hamilton previously 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 to 1995.
   Dr. William S. Laufer, associate professor of legal studies, was nominated for teaching LGST 101--Introduction to Law and Legal Process. Professor Laufer was a recipient of the David W. Hauck Award twice and won Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Awards from 1990 to 1992.
   Dr. Philip M. Nichols, associate professor of legal studies, was nominated for teaching LGST 101--Introduction to Law and Legal Process and LGST 216--Emerging Economies. Dr. Nichols won Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards from 1994 through 1998 and won the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1996.
   Dr. William C. Tyson, associate professor of legal studies, was nominated for teaching LGST 204--Real Estate Law, Finance & Development.

Undergraduate Teaching Awards for Affiliated Faculty

Teaching awards for affiliated faculty were awarded to:

  • Leigh W. Bauer for LGST 101--Introduction to Law and Legal Process;
  • Myles L. Bass for MGMT 231--Entrepreneurial Venture Initiation;
  • Peter Dean for LGST 210--Corporate Responsibility and Ethics;
  • Anne M. Greenhalgh for MGMT 100--Leadership and Communication in Groups, MGMT 243--Communications in the Workplace and MGMT 253--Creating, Managing, and Presenting the Arts, and
  • Nicholas Rongione for LGST 210--Corporate Responsibility and Ethics.

The Wharton Evening School Student Council Teacher of the Year Award is presented to Robert J. Borghese for LGST 012--Introduction to Contract Law.

Graduate Division Teaching Awards

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize the eight professors with the highest overall teaching ratings. Award winners had to have taught at least two of the last three semesters. The professor with the highest rating also receives the Class of 1984 Award.

   Michael W. Brandt, assistant professor of finance, has won an Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching FNCE 717--Speculative Markets.
   Thomas Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor and Professor of Legal Studies, has won the Excellence in Teaching Award for the fourth consecutive time for teaching MGMT 652--Foundations of Leadership, Ethics Module.
   Dr. David J. Reibstein, William Stewart Woodside Professor and Professor of Marketing, has won the Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching MKTG 622--Marketing Management: Strategy and MKTG 777--Marketing Strategy. He is a six-time winner of this award.
   Dr. Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor and Professor of Finance, will receive his ninth consecutive Excellence in Teaching for teaching FNCE 602-- Macroeconomics and Public Policy. He received the Anvil Award in 1996.
   Nicolaj Siggelkow, Assistant Professor of Management, has been awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching MGMT 701--Strategic Planning and Control.
   Dr. Karl T. Ulrich, Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management, is a four-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, this year for teaching OPIM 631--Operations Management: Quality and Productivity, and OPIM 654--Product Design and Development.

 Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Awards

These awards are given each year to the eight faculty members who receive the highest teaching evaluation ratings from their students in core courses during the two terms prior to this semester. The designation of these awards is determined by the office of the Vice Dean of the Graduate Division.

The 1999 Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award Winners are:

Dr. Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics;

   Eric T. Bradlow, Assistant Professor of Marketing;
   Thomas Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor and Professor of Legal Studies;
   Dr. Anjani Jain, Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management

 Dr. David J. Reibstein, William Stewart Woodside Professor and Professor of Marketing

Dr. Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor and Professor of Finance;

Dr. Karl T. Ulrich, Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management;

   Dr. Michael Useem, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management.


Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 30, April 27, 1999

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