Wharton School Faculty Teaching Awards


The Undergraduate Division teaching award winners will be recognized at the Wharton commencement ceremonies on May 22 at Franklin Field. The Graduate Division winners were honored at the division's Spring Salute in late April.

Undergraduate Teaching Award Winners

The 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 the commitment to educational leadership.

The 2000 recipients are:

Dr. Madhav V. Rajan, associate professor of accounting, David Hauck Outstanding Teaching Award for tenured faculty. Dr. Rajan was also the recipient of an Undergraduate Outstanding Teaching Award this year.

Dr. Alan Strudler, assistant professor of legal studies, David Hauck Outstanding Teaching Award for untenured faculty. Dr. Strudler was also the recipient of an Undergraduate Outstanding Teaching Award this year. 


The Marc & Sheri Rapaport Core Teaching Award is to recognize teaching excellence in the undergraduate core. The Award is based on course evaluation ratings and can be received only once. Dr. Larry "Chip" Hunter, assistant professor of management, is the 2000 recipient of the Marc & Sheri Rapaport Core Teaching Award. Dr. Hunter also received the Excellence in Teaching Award this year for teaching MGMT 104--Industrial Relations and Human Resource Managment. Dr. Hunter previously received the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award 1993-1996, and the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division, 1995. 


Outstanding Teaching Awards

Dr. Jamshed Ghandhi, associate professor of finance, was nominated for teaching FNCE 101--Monetary Economics. Dr. Ghandhi previously won the 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 in 1999, and the Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award in 1994.

Dr. William F. Hamilton, Ralph Landau Professor of Management & 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 1991-1995 and in 1999.

Dr. Lorin Hitt, assistant professor of operations & information management, was nominated for teaching OPIM 210--Management Information Systems and OPIM 319--Advanced Decision Systems: Evolutionary Computation. He previously won the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1999, an Excellence in Teaching Award and a Lindback Award in 1999.

Dr. Kenneth Kavajecz, assistant professor of finance, was nominated for teaching FNCE 206--Speculative Markets. He has previously received the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division, 1998, the Excellence in teaching Award Undergraduate Division in 1998.

Dr. William S. Laufer, associate professor of legal studies, was nominated for teaching LGST 101--Introduction to Law and Legal Process, LGST 299--Seminar in Law and Society: Corporate and White Collar Crime. Dr. Laufer was a recipient of the David W. Hauck Award twice and won Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Awards from 1990-1992 and 1996-1999.

Dr. Philip N. 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 1999 and the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1996.

Dr. Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor and Professor of Finance, was nominated for teaching FNCE 101--Monetary Economics. Dr. Siegel has previously received Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate Division) 1991-1999, Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Curriculum Teaching Award, 1992-1999, Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, 1996, Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award, 1995, Best Business School Professor in the U.S., Business Week, 1994; and the Miller-Sherred MBA Core Teaching Award, 1992-2000.


William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Affiliated Faculty

A new award has been initiated this year honoring Dr. William G. Whitney, a 1968 Lindback Award winner who is retiring after 36 years here.

Dr. William G. Whitney, adjunct assistant professor of public policy and management and associate director of Wharton undergraduate division, is the first recipient of the new award. It will continue to be given for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Associated Faculty. 


Undergraduate Teaching Awards for Affiliated Faculty

Teaching awards for affiliated faculty were awarded to:

  • Dr. Martin Asher, adjunct associate professor of finance
  • Dr. Myles Bass, lecturer in management
  • Dr. Leigh Bauer, lecturer in legal studies
  • Dr. Anne Greenhalgh, adjunct associate professor of management
  • Dr. Maurice Schweitzer, lecturer in operations & information management


Graduate Division Teaching Awards

The Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award is awarded to one faculty member "who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year" and is elected by the MBA student body. The 1999-2000 academic year marks the nineteenth award season. Dr. Karl T. Ulrich, associate professor of operations and information management, is the 2000 recipient of the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award. Dr. Ulrich has previously received the Miller-Sherrerd Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award. He has been recognized as one of the most popular business school professors in Business Week's annual survey. Dr. Ulrich also holds a secondary appointment with the department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He has been granted over 14 patents and is currently on a leave of absence from the University to serve as CEO of Nova Cruz Products, LLC. 


The Excellence in Teaching Awards are given by the Wharton Graduate Association to the eight professors with the highest overall ratings, calculated from the student course evaluation forms. The professor must have taught at least two semesters' worth of course hours during the last three semesters (fall 1998, spring 1999, fall 1999). The professor with the highest overall rating also receives the Class of 1984 Award.

The Class of the 1984 Award and the Excellence in Teaching Awards recipients are:

Dr. William C. Tyson, associate professor of legal studies, accounting, management, real estate, and law, is the 2000 recipient of the Class of 1984 Award. This is the eighth time he has been honored as the highest rated professor at Wharton. He is also a recipient of the 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching LGST 807--Securities Regulation. This is the 16th time Dr. Tyson has received an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. H. Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Insurance Professor of Finance, has won for seven consecutive years for teaching FNCE 601--Financial Analysis. has received numerous awards for his teaching excellence including the Class of 1984 Teaching Award, the Anvil Award, and Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate and Undergraduate Division). This is the sixth time he has won the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award.

Dr. Suleyman Basak, assistant professor of finance, has won for teaching FNCE 725--Fixed Income Securities. Dr. Basak has previously received the David W. Hauck Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Undergraduate Division. He joined the Wharton faculty in 1993.

Michael Brandt, assistant professor of finance, has won for the second consecutive time for teaching FNCE 717--Speculative Markets. Professor Brandt, joined the Wharton Faculty in 1997.

Dr. Robert P. Inman, Miller-Sherrerd Professor at the Wharton School and professor of finance, public policy and management and real estate, is a recipient for teaching PPMT 773--Urban Fiscal Policy. Dr. Inman has previously received an Anvil Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award. Also, this year Dr. Inman is a recipient of the prestigious Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.

Felix Oberholzer-Gee, assistant professor of public policy and management, has won for the first time for teaching PPMT 789--Nations, Politics, and Markets. Professor Oberholzer-Gee joined the Wharton faculty in 1998.

Nicolaj Siggelkow, assistant professor of management, has won for the second consecutive time for teaching MGMT 701--Strategic Planning & Control. Professor Siggelkow joined the Wharton faculty in 1998.

Dr. Richard P. Waterman, assistant professor of statistics, has won for teaching STAT 701--Advanced Statistics for Management. Dr. Waterman has previously received the 1997 Anvil Award, an Excellence in Teaching Award, a Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, and an MBA Core Curriculum Cluster Award.

The Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Awards are given to the eight core faculty who received the highest student ratings in the course evaluation form.

The winners are:
  • Dr. H. Franklin Allen, see Class of 1984 Award.
  • Eric Bradlow, assistant professor of marketing and statistics, has been teaching at Wharton since 1996. He is a previous recipient of the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award in 1999.
  • Dr. Thomas J. Donaldson, Mark D. Winkleman Professor of Legal Studies, in previous years received the Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate and Undergraduate Division) and the Class of 1984 Teaching Award. This is the fourth year in a row that he has received the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award.
  • Gavan Fitzsimons, assistant professor of marketing, has been a member of the Wharton faculty since 1998.
  • Dr. Noah F. Gans, assistant professor of operations and information management, has been a Wharton faculty member since 1995.
  • Dr. William S. Laufer, see Outstanding Teaching Awards.
  • Dr. Jeremy J. Siegel, see Outstanding Teaching Awards.
  • Dr. Michael Useem, William and Jacklyn Egan Endowed Professor and professor of management and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, is a previous recipient of the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award in 1993 through 2000. He also has received the Anvil Award for Teaching Excellence and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1992 through 1995.

WGA MBA Core Curriculum Awards

These are given annually to the eight faculty members who receive the highest teaching evaluations 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 2000 WGA MBA Core Curriculum Award Winners are:
  • Naren Agrawal, adjunct associate professor of operations and information management
  • David Ellison, assistant professor of operations and information management
  • Peter Fader, associate professor of marketing
  • Gavan Fitzsimons, assistant professor of marketing
  • Dr. Noah Gans, assistant professor of operations and information management
  • Mauro Guillen, assistant professor of management
  • Dr. John Hershey, Daniel H. Silberg professor of operations and information management
  • Dr. Christopher Ittner, associate professor of accounting
  • Dr. Anjani Jain, adjunct associate professor of operations and information management
  • Dr. Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor and professor of finance
  • Dr. Nicholas Souleles, assistant professor of finance

 


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