Mays honored faculty and doctoral students for their outstanding teaching, research and innovative ideas in a semi-annual meeting this spring.

Summer teaching innovation grants, to fund hands-on and innovative ways of teaching in the classroom, were awarded to: Professor of Accounting L. Murphy Smith; Assistant Clinical Professor of Information and Operations Management Dwayne Whitten, a two-time teaching grant winner; and Associate Professor of Marketing Manjit Yadav.

Mays faculty fellowships for teaching innovations were developed to recognize and support those who have demonstrated past teaching excellence and continue to initiate new teaching concepts and industry connections that challenge students. Receiving this year’s fellowships are Detlef Hallermann, assistant clinical professor of finance and program leader for the Reliant Energy Securities and Commodities Trading Center, and Stephen McDaniel, professor of marketing and master’s in marketing advisor.

Summer research grants, to fund faculty research proposals, were earned by: Associate Professor of Accounting Anwer Ahmed; Associate Professors of Accounting Connie D. Weaver and Michael R. Kinney; Associate Professors of Accounting Weaver and Annie L. McGowan; Associate Professor of Finance L. Paige Fields; Assistant Professor of Information and Operations Management Ravi Sen; Associate Professor of Management Trevis Certo; Associate Professor of Management Laszlo Tihanyi; Professor of Marketing Sanjay Jain; and Assistant Professor of Marketing Alina Sorescu.

Mays also recognizes the service of its doctoral students each year in the areas of teaching and research.

Winning the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student are: Lale Guler in accounting; Julie Wu in finance; Tim R. Holcomb in management; and Thomas Dotzel in marketing. Recipients of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student include Anup Srivastava in accounting; Semih Tartaroglu in finance; Christopher Reutzel in management; and Tarun Kushwaha in marketing.

Honorees of the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards were also announced in ceremonies on campus in May. They are: J. Amanda Adkisson, clinical associate professor of accounting, for teaching; Annie L. McGowan, associate professor of accounting, for teaching; and Stephen McDaniel, professor of accounting and master’s program advisor, for graduate mentoring.

— Staff Reports