Tippie faculty recognized for outstanding contributions

Tippie faculty make their mark on business and society through their research, teaching, and service. External, institution-level, and collegiate awards recognize the contributions of these outstanding scholars.

External research honors

Tippie faculty research is regularly cited in both scholarly and popular publications, and receives multiple grants and awards each year.

Daniel W. Collins awarded Hancher-Finkbine Faculty Medallion
Tippie College of Business accounting professor Daniel W. Collins (BBA68/PhD73) has been honored with the 2021 Hancher-Finkbine Faculty Medallion. The award, the most prestigious at the University of Iowa, recognizes individuals of extraordinary ability and potential. Collins received the honor April 20, 2021 in a virtual ceremony. Collins, the Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, has been a member of the accounting faculty in the Tippie College of Business since 1979. He served as accounting department executive officer from 1995-2002 and 2014-2020 and headed the department’s doctoral program for more than two decades. Read the full article.

Professor Chad Van Iddekinge Wins Best Paper Award from Personnel Psychology
Personnel Psychology awarded Professor Chad Van Iddekinge the Best Paper Award for his paper titled, “A meta-analysis of the criterion-related validity of prehire work experience.” Finalists for the award are nominated based on the number of downloads from PPSYCH website, Google Scholar citations, and ratings of the article’s contributions to research on people at work. Authors include Chad H. Van Iddekinge, John D. Arnold, Rachel E. Frieder, and Philip L. Roth.

Multiple faculty ranked top 2% of world’s researchers in Stanford study
A number of Tippie faculty were recognized in a recent study published by Stanford University researchers using a new scholarly citation impact measure to identify the top 100,000 most impactful scientific researchers, along with those in the top 2% of their academic subfield. Indices were calculated based on lifetime scholarly impact and impact during the year 2019. See the full article.

Johannes Ledolter is part of a collaborative research group examining the impact of radiation on blood vessels. The two lead researchers, Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, and Randy Kardon, MD, PhD, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received a five-year, R01 grant for $2.5 million from NIH.

UI group wins $1 million to work on medical artificial intelligence
Nick Street (Co-PI), Weiguo Fan, Qihang Lin, and Tong Wang’s recent NSF Convergence Accelerator grant to improve the accuracy of medical diagnosis was recently featured in the Daily Iowan. The grant titled “NSF Convergence Accelerator - Track D: ImagiQ: Asynchronous and Decentralized Federated Learning for Medical Imaging” is led by Stephen Baek (PI), assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering. External collaborative sites include Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford University, University of Chicago, and Yale University.

Big 4 acquisitions of consulting firms can sometimes improve, but also decrease the quality of their financial statement audits
Research by Dain Donelson provides insight into the impact of audit firms' consulting practices on audit quality. Donelson’s research, published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, was highlighted in Forbes. Read the full article.

Six Iowa leaders on pay inequity, salary transparency
The gender wage gap and pay equity are large, complex issues that can’t be solved by a silver bullet. But experts, including Tippie's Beth Livingston, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, agree that the best way to start addressing them is by talking about it and acknowledging that it exists. Read more on the Des Moines Business Record's Fearless website.

Loneliness leads to unplanned and impulsive shopping habits
Research by Alice Wang shows that the more “socially deprived” someone is, the more likely the person is to buy more things. People who do not have the social connections they want to have are depleted. They do not monitor their purchases or consumption as closely which results in unplanned and impulsive shopping habits. Read the full article in the Gazette.

Tippie research awards

Early Career Faculty Research Award

This award was established by the Elected Faculty Council to recognize a faculty member’s contributions to research early in his or her academic career.

David and Lois Gardner Faculty Award for Mid-Career Excellence

This award was established by the Elected Faculty Council to recognize up to two associate professors who have had two years of outstanding research productivity.

Senior Faculty Research Award

This award recognizes associate or full professors and is based on excellence in theoretical or applied research.

Charles A. Taff Research Excellence Award

Recognizes a distinguished research record in one or more of the following areas: economics, logistics, transportation and distribution, computer science and information systems.