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Sa-Aadu Wins Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Finance professor Jay Sa-Aadu has won a 2006 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Given by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Each awardee will receive $1,000.

Sa-Aadu, Chester A. Phillips Professor of Business Finance and Real Estate in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is a distinguished scholar in the field of real estate finance who has published in all the leading professional journals and served in an editorial capacity with several of them. He is a past president of his field's primary professional society, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He joined the UI faculty in 1981. During his tenure as departmental executive officer from 1992 to 2004, the Department of Finance became the most popular department in the College between both undergraduate and MBA students, and the Economist rated the department 7th best in the world, 4th in the U.S. and 1st among public universities in the U.S. A versatile and respected teacher, Sa-Aadu has taught a range of courses to a variety of audiences at locations on- and off-campus, including Beijing, Hong Kong and Ghana. His service to the university has included membership on the search committees for dean of the Tippie College of Business, vice president for research and president.

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