Dean Soumitra Dutta was selected by a jury of preeminent
Indian leaders in economics, business, politics, and the arts as
recipient of the Light of India Award for “Excellence in Education
and Academics — Scholars and Professors.” He was honored on
June 1, 2012, at a gala event in New York City.
Vithala R. Rao, the Deane W. Malott Professor of Management at Johnson, received the top honor in the field of marketing science when he was elected a Society for Marketing Science Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.
Murillo Campello, Lewis H. Durland Professor of Management and professor of finance, was honored with the Faculty Research Award, given by the dean annually to a member of the Johnson faculty in recognition of outstanding research contributions and achievements.
Nate Peck, senior lecturer of management, was honored with the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Established by the class of 1992 as part of its class gift, the Apple Award enables graduating classes to honor a faculty member who exemplifies outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence.
Graduates of the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA (CQEMBA) Program recognized two professors for their exceptional teaching: Andrew Karolyi, Alumni Professor in Asset Management and faculty co-director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson, and Roger Wright, associate professor of management sciences at Queen’s School of Business, were both honored with the STAR Award for Outstanding Teaching, an award inaugurated in 2007 by the first graduating class of the CQEMBA program.
Larry Robinson, professor of operations management, was honored with the Globe Award for Teaching Excellence by the Cornell Executive MBA Program. This distinction goes to a faculty member who demonstrates a command of subject matter and also possesses the creativity, dedication, and enthusiasm essential to meet the unique challenges of the EMBA education.
Professors Eugenia Wu and Robert Libby received Johnson’s Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowships in support of their research and teaching activities.
Kenneth Merkley, Barry and Ann Ridings Sesquicentennial Fellow and assistant professor of accounting, received the Half Century Faculty Research Fellowship at Reunion 2012. This fellowship is specifically dedicated to providing resources for the research of junior faculty, and is supported by an endowment from members of the Half Century Club, which includes alumni who graduated from Johnson at least fifty years ago.
During its five-year reunion, the MBA Class of 2007 presented the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award to Robert H. Frank, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and professor of economics. The award is given to a faculty member whose teaching and example have continued to influence graduates five years into their post-MBA careers. This marks the third time Professor Frank has won this award.