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Tenured and Tenure-Track Accolades & Awards

  • Ethan Burris was awarded the McCombs School of Business' 2016-17 Research Excellence Award for Associate Professors. He also was awarded the 2014-15 Award for Research Excellence as well as the Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education. He received the Thomas E. & Terry Smith Faculty Fellowship in Business in spring 2014. 
  • Janet Dukerich was awarded McCombs' 2016-17 Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education. She was appointed as the University's Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs on Jan. 16, 2014.
  • Jim Fredrickson was awarded McCombs' 2014-15 Excellence in Education Award. He has been listed in Business Week as among the best graduate business school teachers in the nation.
  • Douglas Hannah joined our faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2015. He earned his Ph.D. in organizations, technology, and entrepreneurship from Stanford University.
  • Dave Harrison was among seven prestigious scholars inducted into the Academy of Management Fellows Group on August 7, 2016, at the academy's annual meeting; less than 1 percent of the AOM's members is elected to the Fellows Group, which recognizes and honors those who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. Dave also was awarded the McCombs' 2015-16 Career Award for Outstanding Research Contributions. Moreover, he was named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in 2015. He was awarded the Award for Research Excellence in spring 2013.
  • Luis Martins was appointed to the James B. Goodson Professorship in Business in spring 2017. He was awarded McCombs' 2016-17 Jim Nolen Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. He was promoted to the rank of full professor on Sept. 1, 2016 and was appointed as department chair on June 1, 2016. In spring 2016, Luis was selected as a Provost's Teaching Fellow that works to achieve the following three goals: (1) enhance student learning; (2) conduct, validate and share scholarship and learning; and (3) create a campus culture more supportive of innovation in teaching and learning. He was selected by the Houston MBA Program students as the Class of 2015 Most Outstanding Professor. He was co-awarded the McCombs' 2013-14 Joe D. Beasley Award for excellence in MBA teaching.
  • Shefali Patil joined our faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2014. She earned her Ph.D. in management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Francisco Polidoro was promoted to the rank of associate professor (with tenure) on Sept. 1, 2013.
  • Ram Ranganathan was awarded the 2016  Emerging Scholar Award by the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He was awarded McCombs' 2015-16 Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award for Assistant Professors.
  • PK Toh joined our faculty as an associate professor in fall 2015. He previously researched and taught at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in strategy from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In fall 2015, PK was elected as a representative to the Competitive Strategy Division of the Strategic Management Society.

Lecturer Awards & Honors

  • Doug Dierking was awarded the 2013-14 Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education.
  • Kristie Loescher received a spring 2015 Eyes of Texas Award in which only 10 UT-Austin administrators, faculty, or staff from across the campus are chosen for this award each semester. She also was awarded an Outstanding Service Learning Professor Award in spring 2013 by The University of Texas Volunteer and Service Learning Center.
  • Dennis Passovoy was awarded the Sam Walton Fellow Hall of Fame Award at the 2017 Enactus USA National Competition/Exposition.
  • Katie Pritchett was awarded the 2016-17 Tower Awards' Outstanding Community-Based Learning Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty members who combine students' learning with community partners to create a real-world learning environment (i.e., experiential learning).

BBA (Undergraduate) Faculty Honor Roll

In the last few years, the following Management instructors have made the Undergraduate Faculty Honor Roll for receiving exceptionally high scores on the course-instructor surveys that students submit at the end of each semester:

MBA Applause Award Winners

The MBA Applause Awards are announced each fall after a vote in the spring among full-time MBA students. In the last several years, the following Management instructors received an MBA Applause Award: