Faculty & Staff Awards

Each year, the Belk College recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and staff.

Current awards for faculty include:

  • Distinguished Scholarship Award: The purpose of the Faculty Award for Distinguished Scholarship is to recognize the significant contributions of a faculty member to a body of research. The award is made annually and is given to a faculty member who has developed a distinguished research record and is a recognized authority in a field of study. Evidence of a nominee’s reputation in the field is sought from College faculty and from other relevant sources.
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award: The faculty award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is given based on teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by courses taught, curriculum development, successful use of teaching innovations, and student evaluations of courses. The award is based on a record of sustained performance that, in the estimation of the selection committee, has significantly contributed to the undergraduate College’s teaching mission.
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award: The faculty award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching is given based on graduate teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by courses taught, curriculum development, successful use of teaching innovations, and student evaluations of courses. The award is based on a record of sustained performance that, in the estimation of the selection committee, has significantly contributed to the College’s graduate teaching mission.
  • Outstanding Service Award: The annual Faculty Award for Outstanding Service is given to recognize the contributions of a faculty member to the accomplishment of the service mission of the College. The award is given to a faculty member who has distinguished himself/herself through service to the University, College, department, community or profession. The award is based upon a record of sustained performance that, in the estimation of the selection committee, has significantly contributed to the College’s service mission.
  • Best Paper Award: The purpose of the Best Paper Award is to recognize a published refereed journal article that makes an outstanding contribution to the academic literature. The award seeks to promote research excellence in the Belk College by recognizing and rewarding the best publication by a current Belk College faculty member each year.

The contributions of Belk College staff members are recognized through the Belk College Staff Member of the Year Award.This award honors the contributions of an outstanding member of the staff of the Belk College of Business. Qualities exhibited by previous award recipients include exceptional job performance, a commitment to quality, a positive attitude, a focus on teamwork and a dedication to serve the students, faculty, staff and external constituencies of the Belk College.

Past Award Winners

2015 Awards
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Suzanne Sevin, Accounting
Graduate Teaching Awards: Judson Russell, Finance, and Cem Saydam, BISOM
Outstanding Service Award: Gary Kohut, Management
Best Paper Award: Ethan Chiang, Finance, and Keener Hughen, Finance
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Dave Woehr, Management
Belk College Staff Award for Excellence: Lee Perkins, Information Technology

2014 Awards
Undergraduate Teaching Award: L. Ted Amato, Economics
Graduate Teaching Award: Artie Zillante, Economics
Outstanding Service Award: Denis Arnold, Management
Best Paper Award: Linyun Yang, Marketing
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Rob Roy McGregor, Economics
Belk College Staff Award for Excellence: Robin Boswell, Graduate Programs

2013 Awards
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Faith Neale, Finance
Graduate Teaching Award: David Kerr, Accounting
Outstanding Service Award: Tom Marshall, Finance
Best Paper Award: Denis Arnold, Management
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Weidong Tian, Finance
Belk College Staff Award for Excellence: Jennifer Hurlbert, Business Intelligence

2012 Awards
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Alice Tseng, Economics
Graduate Teaching Award: Dmitry Shapiro, Economics
Outstanding Service Award: Moutaz Khouja, BISOM
Best Paper Award: Monica Johar, BISOM
Distinguished Scholarship Award: No Award
Belk College Staff Award for Excellence: Jeremiah Nelson, Graduate Programs

2011 Awards
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Carol Stivender, Economics
Graduate Teaching Award: Steven Clark, Finance
Outstanding Service Award: Charles Bodkin, Marketing
Best Paper Award: Dmitry Shapiro, Economics
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Moutaz Khouja, BISOM
Staff Award for Excellence: Lee Vang, Graduate Programs

2010 Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Cem Saydam, BISOM
Outstanding Service Award: Rob Roy McGregor, Economics, and Howard Godfrey, Accounting
Best Paper Award: Tammy Beck, Management
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Jennifer Troyer, Economics
Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence: Young Davis, Economics
Staff Award: Jennifer Hurlbert, Business Intelligence

2009 Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Sunil Erevelles, Marketing
Outstanding Service Award: John Connaughton, Economics
Best Paper Award: Hwan Lin, Economics
Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence: Ed Malmgren, Accounting
Staff Award: Tim Carmichael, Information Technology

2008 Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Alice Tseng, Economics
Outstanding Service Award Peter Schwarz, Economics
Best Paper Award: Jennifer Troyer, Economics and Peter Schwarz, Economics
Distinguished Scholarship: Ben Russo, Economics
Staff Award: Jackie Harper, Dean's Office

2007 Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Ron Madsen, Economics
Outstanding Service Award: Young Davis, Economics
Best Paper Award: Sunil Erevelles, Marketing; Tom Stevenson, Marketing; Jim Nebus, Management
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Rob Roy McGregor, Economics
Staff Award: Jon Finn, Information Technology

2006 Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Cem Saydam, BISOM
Gray’s M.B.A. Faculty Award: Sunil Erevelles, Marketing
Outstanding Service Award: Jennifer Troyer, Economics
Best Paper Award: Ben Russo, Economics
Staff Award: Debbie Joyner, Dean's Office

2005 Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Ram Kumar, BISOM
Gray’s M.B.A. Faculty Award: Ben Nunnally, Finance
Outstanding Service Award: Ted Amato, Economics
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Ben Tepper, Management
Belk College Staff Award for Excellence: Teresa Akins, BISOM