College of Business Administration Faculty Recognized for Work with Students

Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, students and faculty within Kent State University’s College of Business Administration have collaborated on a number of projects, competitions and research studies. For this work with students both in and out of the classroom, several faculty members from the College of Business Administration have been recognized by Kent State, the College of Business Administration and the students themselves.

Academic and Leadership Awards

David Dumpe, Ph.D., an associate professor of finance, was recognized for his work with the Financial Management Association at the 36th Annual Student Leadership and Honors Awards Ceremony.

Dumpe was one of four faculty members to receive the Advisor Excellence Award for his work with campus organizations.

“Dr. Dumpe focuses on the students’ professional development and works hard to get them ready for the real world of work,” said Elizabeth Sinclair, assistant dean in the College of Business Administration. “Clearly, his students appreciate what he does for them and understand the value he provides.”

Dumpe said he is just one of many advisors on campus dedicated to helping students.

“Being recognized by students for my efforts on their behalf is something that never gets old,” Dumpe said. “I am passionate about student success, but there are many advisors in the College of Business Administration who do every bit as good a job every day. I hope that all advisors are aware of how much their time and effort is appreciated.”

The College of Business Administrations recognized six faculty and staff members at its Annual Awards Celebration for their achievements and contributions. They included:

--Janet L. Bartholow -- Teaching Excellence Award, Ph.D. Student

--Wendy Tietz, Ph.D. -- Teaching Excellence Award, NTT/Adjunct

--C. Lockwood Reynolds, Ph.D. -- Teaching Excellence Award, Tenured/Tenured Track

--C. Lockwood Reynolds, Ph.D. -- 2014 Outstanding MBA Professor

--Terri Harmon --Staff Service Excellence Award

--Douglas Lightner --Paul L. Pfeiffer Professional and Creative Teaching Award, Part-Time

--Pratim Datta, Ph.D. -- Paul L. Pfeiffer Professional and Creative Teaching Award, Full-Time

Accounting Department

The Accounting Department honored Professor Ran Barniv, Ph.D. on his many years of teaching and research celebrating his retirement at the 2014 Annual Awards Banquet presented by Kent State’s Accounting Association and chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

Barniv arrived at Kent State University in 1990 as a visiting professor and received a tenure track appointment in 1991. Barniv’s research in financial accounting and international accounting has made significant contributions to the university and the accounting profession. His research focuses on analyst forecasts, recommendations and earnings forecasts.

For his service and commitment to the Accounting Department, the College of Business Administration and the academic accounting community, Barniv received special faculty recognition at the awards ceremony.

Assistant Professor Timothy Hinkel, Ph.D., also received an award for his work with accounting students. Hinkel received the Accounting Professor of the Year Award, which is given by students annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies teaching excellence.


At Kent State’s Greek Closing Ceremonies, Nicole Kotlan, academic programs director for the Undergraduate Programs Office in the College of Business Administration, was recognized for her work with Kent State’s chapter of Delta Zeta.

After being nominated by Taylor Winter, a member of Delta Zeta, Kotlan became one of two campus advisors to receive the 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year Award.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the university for my role as Campus Advisor for Delta Zeta Sorority - Gamma Kappa Chapter,” Kotlan said. “I knew when I started working at Kent State University in 2010 that I wanted to volunteer my time in working with a Greek organization and ‘give back’ to the Greek community as I had an amazing undergraduate Greek experience.”

POSTED: Friday, May 06, 2016 09:19 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2023 05:54 PM