Two Mays doctoral students have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research.

Michael Kroff, a marketing PhD student, is a recipient of the 2004 Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award. Each year, The Association honors graduate students for both teaching and research. Recipients are given a framed certificate and $500.

While at Mays, Kroff has taught courses in buyer behavior and advertising and has assisted with student advising. He is a past recipient of the Department of Marketing Doctoral Student Teaching Excellence Award and the Mays Business School Doctoral Student Teaching Excellence Award.

Also, Dan Li, a management PhD student, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Mays Distinguished Achievement Award in Doctoral Studies.

Li’s research interests include the management of multi-national enterprises, entrepreneurship and social network analysis. She has published or had accepted for publication three scholarly journal articles, two scholarly book chapters and three refereed conference proceedings. Li has also taught courses in international business and strategic management.