Bill Kehoe is one of three recipients of the 2015 Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by UVA's Jefferson Scholars Foundation. The award invites schools from across the University to nominate any full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and sought to instill in their students the virtues of scholarship and a love of learning. Award winners receive $5,000; the three recipients were recognized at a banquet in October 2015. “[The JSF is] looking for the very best teachers to honor, those who go the extra mile in instilling a love of learning and the virtues of scholarship,” said Director of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Program Bill Wilson, who chaired the award selection committee. “Knowing Bill as well as I do, I am thrilled with the choice we made. The testimonials on Bill's behalf from colleagues and students were simply laudatory, and we find ourselves not only in admiration of Bill's devotion to our vocation, but thankful for it as well.” “As a member of McIntire's Marketing Area since 1975, Bill has compiled a remarkable teaching record and service record,” said Marketing Professor Rick Netemeyer. “It is impossible to explain the totality of the impact he has had on students, colleagues, McIntire, and UVA in those 40 years. He is one of the most selfless people at the School, always putting students first. Simply put, Bill is a master teacher, academic, and mentor.” (Read more.)
Rob Cross is the founder of Connected Commons, an application-oriented, non-commercial group of business leaders and scholars who work together to consider the numerous and evolving ways that organizational network analysis can help to effectively address such mission-critical challenges as organizational change and alignment, innovation, talent optimization, and leadership effectiveness. The Connected Commons held a summit Sept. 9 and 10, 2015, at UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library that addressed the networking habits of high performers, how networks shape individuals’ reputations, what networks have to do with organizational innovation and with individual well-being and success, and a range of other issues. Attended by some 120 key representatives from more than 90 leading organizations around the world (attendees included high-ups from such household names as AIG, Capital One, General Mills, Intel, Microsoft, Pfizer, and The World Bank Group), the event marked the first such large-scale conference for the Connected Commons. (Read more.)
Tom Bateman and Vanderbilt Professor Bruce Barry offered fascinating research-based insights on what it takes to effectively pursue and successfully achieve extremely long-term goals in a July 24, 2015, article on The Conversation titled “Pluto Scientists Were Masters of the Long Haul – Here’s How People Stick with Extremely Long-Term Goals.”
Peter Maillet was honored with the All-University Teaching Award for Excellence in Education Abroad April 22, 2015. Maillet, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Lecturer in Global Strategy and Finance, teaches an undergraduate course in global finance and a graduate-level class on the global business environment and is also Director of the M.S. in Commerce Program’s Global Immersion Experience (GIE). “Peter has been a leader in ‘globalizing’ business education at McIntire, spearheading the truly international learning experiences that many McIntire students now enjoy,” his nominator said. “His ‘Global Finance’ course embodies the quintessential McIntire School experience by requiring students’ best efforts, capturing their full engagement, and driving them to expand their own worldviews,” said Maillet’s students.
Adam Koch was honored with an All-University Teaching Award in the General Awards Category April 22, 2015. Koch teaches financial accounting in the M.S. in Commerce Program, an undergraduate elective in financial statement analysis, and accounting in the McIntire Business Institute (MBI). “Koch is masterful at helping students recognize how seemingly complicated topics can be reduced to a much simpler framework for understanding and analysis,” said his nominator. “Students trust Adam, which is perhaps the most important trait for an effective teacher. They trust that he is careful with their time, careful with preparing them adequately, and careful in his evaluation of their work.”
Bob Webb gave the keynote address, “The Market Test,” at the International Conference on Financial Engineering & Innovation in Chengdu, China, in March 2015. While in China, Webb gave the presentation, “Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of Future Financial Markets,” at Tongji University in Shanghai, The University of Nottingham in Ningbo, and the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in Zhengzhou.
Retired Professor and former Dean Bill Shenkir co-authored an article in the April 2015 issue of Strategic Finance titled “Establish a Risk Challenge Culture.” His co-authors are Paul Walker of St. John’s University and Tom Barton (McIntire ’71) of the University of North Florida.
Bill Kehoe received the 2015 Outstanding Contributions Award from the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. The award was given at the annual ASBBS conference in recognition of Kehoe’s exemplary contributions over many years to the academy, colleagues, and students.
In August 2015, Jim Burroughs will become the School’s new Senior Associate Dean. He will move into this position as Rick Netemeyer steps down to return to the full-time faculty and to focus on teaching and research. “Jim is an outstanding scholar and teacher, and he has served the School and the Marketing Area in a range of capacities, including the Admissions Committee, ICE Team Leader, GIE faculty leader, and Marketing Area Coordinator,” Dean Carl Zeithaml said. “I really appreciate his willingness and enthusiasm to assume this challenging job.”