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Tippie College Recognizes Outstanding Teachers

The Tippie College of Business takes great pride in its faculty and their exemplary classroom performance. This year, the College has presented the 2005 Collegiate Teaching Award, its highest honor for teaching, to David Hensley.

Hensley was selected as recipient of the Collegiate Teaching Award in recognition of his work with the entrepreneurship program and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). Hensley, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Management and Organizations and JPEC director, teaches entrepreneurship and business planning classes, including classes on small business accounting and marketing.

Over the course of the 2004-05 academic year, Hensley taught more than 800 students in twelve different sections of entrepreneurship courses, both undergraduate and graduate. "While business students are enrolled in these courses, the vast majority of the students in his classes come from other parts of the University. And, as measured by student satisfaction ratings, his courses are all very well-received," said Robert Forsythe, senior associate dean of the Tippie College.

In addition to Hensley's Collegiate Teaching Award, Bob Hartman, Matt Mitchell, Jon Garfinkel, Johannes Ledolter and D. J. Nayakankuppam received the Dean's Teaching Awards. Funds for these Dean's Awards came from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, given at the discretion of college benefactor and businessman Henry Tippie, a trustee of the Foundation.

The Collegiate Teaching Award and the Dean's Teaching Awards were developed to honor faculty that are outstanding in the classroom. Each academic department nominates one faculty member who has demonstrated dedication to sharing his/her knowledge of business principles and practices with students each year. A College committee selects all award winners.

Bob Hartman is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting, teaching Introduction to Financial Accounting, Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting, and Corporate Financial Reporting this past spring. He has extensive experience in the private sector, having worked as a group controller at Quanex Corporation and holding positions at several other companies.

Matt Mitchell is an assistant professor and the Larry and Lori Wright Faculty Fellow in the Department of Economics. He teaches Industrial Organization, the Economics of American Industries and Microeconomic Theory and his expertise is in industrial organization, innovation and patent policy and learning by doing.

This spring, Jon Garfinkel, an assistant professor and the Dana Ramundt Faculty Fellow in the Department of Finance, taught Investment Management, Corporate Finance and Managerial Finance. His research has focused on insider trading, corporate finance and capital acquisition.

Johannes Ledolter, the John F. Murray Professor of Management Sciences, teaches the Data and Decisions class in the Department of Management. His teaching and research focuses on statistical applications in business and forecasting, including the use of regression modeling. D. J. Nayakankuppam, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing, teaches classes in Buyer and Consumer Behavior. His research work is in the area of cognitive decision-making teaching and how consumers evaluate their purchases.

The University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs that consistently rank among the top 30 public business schools in the nation. In addition to the nationally-ranked MBA Program, students can receive degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management and organizations, management science, and marketing.

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