Finance Professor Receives Dean's Distinguished Scholar Award
Xiaoling Pu, Ph.D., a finance professor in the College of Business Administration, is the firstrecipient of the Dean’s Annual Distinguished Scholar Award.
The award began as a way to provide summer research support for outstanding research proposals from faculty in the College of Business Administration.
Throughout January and February, interested faculty members submitted proposals for the award. To be eligible, the faculty member had to demonstrate a recent record of quality research published in the top journals in his or her discipline.
The proposals were then evaluated by the College Advisory Council who narrowed it down to three finalists.
The three finalists gave presentations of their ideas to a group of College of Business faculty members and Ph.D. students. The faculty in attendance scored the presentations, and the winning proposal was determined through an average of the presentation and written scores.
“The presentations made clear that the three faculty members were very capable researchers,” said Cathy DuBois, associate dean for administration of the College of Business Administration. “The three projects were very interesting; however, Xiaoling Pu’s stood out among her peers.”
Ten other research proposals from faculty within the College of Business Administration were approved for Summer Research Funding totaling just under $28,000.
The 10 winning proposals were written by:
--Ikpe Justice Akpan, Ph.D. and Murali Shanker, Ph.D.
--Pervaiz Alam, Ph.D.
--Alan Brandyberry, Ph.D.
--Colin Campbell, Ph.D., and Robert D. Jewell, Ph.D.
--Arno Forst, Ph.D. and Lindsay Baran, Ph.D.
--Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, Ph.D.
--Wensheng Kang, Ph.D.
--Wei Li, Ph.D.
--Velvet Weems-Landingham, Ph.D.
--Cesar Zamudio, Ph.D. and Doctoral Students Jamie Grigsby and Hua Meng