Tom Bateman and Rutgers Professor Richard Lau discussed "how not to wind up voting for a president you don't actually agree with," and the importance of using valid outside information plus our own personal standards of competence, character, and connection when we head to the polls, in a Feb. 29, 2016, Conversation article.
Mary Erickson retired at the end of the spring 2016 semester. Erickson, who taught introduction to financial accounting at the McIntire School since 2007 as well as financial statement analysis and forecasting, began her professional career in public accounting as an auditor specializing in the insurance industry. She was also employed as an investment professional specializing in credit analysis and fixed-income portfolio management and as a faculty member teaching accounting and finance courses at George Mason University. Most recently, she served as Director of Examination Development for CFA Institute, where she designed and assisted in the evaluation of questions appearing on the Chartered Financial Analyst examinations. Erickson holds CPA and CFA designations and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CFA Institute. She continues to be involved with the development of professional examinations. She earned an M.B.A. from George Mason University and a B.S. from Pittsburg State University.
Cyndy Huddleston, McIntire's Associate Dean for Graduate Admissions & Corporate Relations, discussed McIntire’s newest graduate-level business program—the innovative, internationally immersive M.S. in Global Commerce Program—with premier admissions consultancy Accepted in an April 13, 2016, interview featured on Accepted.com.
Recognized for his “transcendent impact” on students, David Lehman has been honored with a 2016 All-University Teaching Award. One of nine professors across five UVA schools to receive the award, Lehman, along with the other honorees, was officially recognized at an April 27, 2016, banquet, held in Alumni Hall. A student of organizational learning and authenticity, Lehman was praised by those who nominated him for challenging assumptions about behavior and using innovative methods to illustrate his concepts. “David is an extraordinary teacher inside and outside the classroom who brings vision and foresight to curriculum development in ways that greatly benefit McIntire students and faculty,” says Management Professor and Management Area Coordinator Adelaide Wilcox King. “He connects to his students so well because of his deep knowledge, creative approaches, and strong commitment to each individual’s success.”
David C. Smith was quoted in a May 10, 2016, Vegas Inc. story titled "New Database Highlights Nevada’s Connection to Panama Papers."
Mark White led the first group of UVA undergraduates to Cuba during spring break as part of his three-credit GCI course, “The Business of Saving Nature in Cuba.” The 18 UVA students traveled there to study how trade isolation forced Cubans to develop sustainable agriculture and business practices that could hold lessons for the rest of the world.
Susan Perry Williams retired at the end of the spring 2016 semester. Williams, who held the KPMG Professorship in Professional Accounting, joined McIntire in 1990. During her tenure at the School, Williams served as Accounting Area Coordinator for 10 years and in 2014 was one of three recipients of the Jefferson Scholars Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia. Williams specializes in financial accounting, international accounting, and accounting theory. Her teaching interests include advanced accounting, governmental accounting, special topics in financial reporting, international accounting, and strategic cost accounting. With a research focus on corporate governance issues and earnings management, she published articles in a variety of academic and accounting journals and regularly serves as a reviewer for academic journals. She also presented papers at many academic conferences, including conferences in Turku, Finland; Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore; and Kazakhstan. Williams holds CPA and CMA certifications and chaired and held committee appointments with committees of the American Accounting Association. In addition to her membership in the American Accounting Association, she holds memberships in the Institute of Management Accountants and the Pacioli Society. She earned a Ph.D. in Accounting and M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin—Madison, and a B.S. in Accounting from University of Wisconsin—Parkside.
Carl Zeithaml is the recipient of the 2016 Raven Award, in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the University of Virginia. The Raven Society’s highest honor, the award is presented by the Society annually in recognition of students, professors, administrators, and alumni who demonstrate excellence in their scholarly contributions and dedication to University ideals. Nominated faculty and administrators must distinguish themselves in several fields of service, including teaching, scholarly or creative activities, administration, and contributions to student life and interests. They must also have been employed full-time by the University, as faculty or administrators, for at least 10 years.