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Faculty Recognized for Accomplishments in the Classroom

A teacher's toughest critics are frequently his/her students and peers. That's why it's such an honor when faculty members are recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom by student organizations or peer groups. This spring, several faculty members at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business received such recognition.

Todd Houge was presented with the Students' Choice Award for Faculty Excellence from the Undergraduate Leadership Council; Tom Carroll received the Gilbert P. Maynard Excellence in Accounting Instruction Award; and John Geweke received the Professional Excellence in Teaching Economics (PETE) Award. In addition, Matt Billett and Baba Shiv received awards at a recent MBA Honors Banquet.

The Tippie College of Business Undergraduate Leadership Council recognized Todd Houge with the Students Choice Award for Faculty Excellence. Presented on behalf of the students of the College, this award is intended to recognize an instructor in the Tippie College of Business who displays teaching qualities that students admire. Houge, an assistant professor in the Department of Finance, received both his MBA and his PhD from The University of Iowa. His areas of expertise include investments and investment strategies, corporate finance, financial institutions, portfolio management, and market efficiency.

Tom Carroll received the Gilbert P. Maynard Excellence in Accounting Instruction Award. The award is presented at the annual banquet held by Beta Alpha Psi, the College's accounting fraternity. The award is named after former accounting faculty member Gilbert P. Maynard, and is designed to foster proficiency and dedication of accounting faculty toward academic instruction. It was started in 1982 by Sheldon (BSC54) and Roselind Rabinowitz. Carroll has served on the faculty of the Department of Accounting since 1989. His specialty is in financial reporting, market valuation of earnings and cash flow and auditing.

John Geweke received the Professional Excellence in Teaching Economics (PETE) Award, which is given annually by graduate students in the UI Department of Economics to a faculty member for "professional excellence in the training of economists." Geweke is a professor of Economics and Statistics and is the Harlan E. McGregor Chair in Economic Theory. Geweke, who has been teaching in the College since 1999, specializes in econometrics, mathematical statistics, and financial economics.

In addition to these awards, two faculty were recognized by their students at the recent MBA Honors Banquet. Matt Billett, assistant professor of finance, received the MBA Core Faculty of the Year Award. Baba Shiv, assistant professor of marketing, was selected this year's MBA Elective Faculty of the Year. Shiv, who has taught at the College since 1996, has won this award for the past five years. He specializes in marketing communications, judgment and decision making, and consumer behavior. Billett, a faculty member since 1998, focuses his work on corporate finance, banking and financial institutions.


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