Honor Roll

Foster faculty recognized for outstanding achievements in 2019

Elizabeth Umphress
Elizabeth Umphress

Elizabeth Umphress, an associate professor of management and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow, was appointed as the UW’s representative to the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s new Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment. She also was named associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal.

Bruce Avolio, a professor of management and the Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership, was named the #2 most influential researcher of all time in leadership and #3 in organizational behavior by studies in Leadership Quarterly and Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Robert Palmatier, a professor of marketing and the John C. Narver Endowed Professor in Business Administration, received the Mahajan Award for Lifetime Contributions to Marketing Strategy, the Louis W. Stern Award for long-term contribution to distribution channels, and the Davidson Award for the best paper in the Journal of Retailing. He also was named editor of the Journal of Marketing.

Xiao-Ping Chen
Xiao-Ping Chen

Xiao-Ping Chen, a professor of management and the Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair in Business Administration,  received the 2019 Scholarly Impact Award from the SAGE Publishing for the long-term impact of her 2013 Journal of Management paper investigating the link between paternalistic leadership and employee performance. SAGE is the leading international academic producer of more than 1,000 journals and 800 books each year.

Chris Barnes, an associate professor of management and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow, was named “Professor of the Week” by Poets & Quants, and earned editorial appointments at five academic journals: Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Sleep Health.

Jeff Shulman, the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Marketing and creator of the award-winning Seattle Growth Podcast, was named associate editor of Management Science. His debut documentary film, “On the Brink,” that documents efforts to preserve the soul of Seattle’s Central District, has screened across the USA.

Shi Chen, an assistant professor of operations management, received the Meritorious Service Award from the journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Scott Reynolds, a professor of business ethics and Weyerhaeuser Endowed Faculty Fellow, was awarded the honor of “Master Teacher” of ethics by the Wheatley Institution at BYU.

Karman Moinzadeh
Karman Moinzadeh
Emily Cox Pahnke
Emily Cox Pahnke
Abhinav Gupta
Abhinav Gupta

Kamran Moinzadeh, the Michael G. Foster Professor of Supply Chain Management, was appointed to the Supply Chain Thought Leader Roundtable, a body of leading minds in the discipline.

Emily Cox Pahnke, an associate professor of management and the Lawrence P. Hughes Faculty Fellow in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was the recipient of a Schulze Distinguished Professor Grant and elected representative-at-large of the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.

Abhinav Gupta, an assistant professor of strategic management and Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow, was named an Ascendant Scholar by the Western Academy of Management for his exemplary early-career record of research, teaching and service.

Kira Schabram, an assistant professor of management, became the 13th Foster School recipient of the the UW Distinguished Teaching Award.

Tom Lee, the Hughes M. Blake Endowed Professor of Management, won the Excellence in Reviewing Award from Human Resources Management Review.

Elijah Wee, an assistant professor of management, received the Williams A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

The Department of Finance and Business Economics was ranked #11 in the world for research impact in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Department of Accounting was ranked #5 in the world for financial accounting research and #15 overall in this year’s Accounting Rankings compiled by BYU.

The Department of Management and Organization was ranked #2 most productive in the nation over the past five years in the most recent Management Department Productivity Ranking.

The Foster faculty was ranked #7 in the world for research productivity in Financial Times 2019 Global MBA Rankings and #3 for teaching in the Economist Which MBA 2019 index.

Ed Kromer Ed Kromer Managing Editor Foster School

Ed Kromer is the managing editor of Foster Business magazine. Over the past two decades, he has served as the school’s senior storyteller, writing about a wide array people, programs, insights and innovations that power the Foster School community.