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Faculty Awards

School of Management Advisory Council Awards
for Outstanding Achievements

2021 Award Recipients:

 

Jamshid Damooei HeadshotProfessor Jamshid Damooei is the 2021 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for outstanding achievement in ResearchProfessor Jamshid Damooei is the 2021 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for outstanding achievement in Research. In most of our disciplines, there has been a decades-long debate over what research should first and foremost deliver – rigor or relevance. Dr. Damooei considers research that doesn’t deliver BOTH at the same time a failed and futile exercise as he is described as an economist with a conscience. Driven by a deep belief that society has an obligation to watch out for the most vulnerable populations, Dr. Damooei’s relentless work on unearthing the most shocking statistics and his focus on the unintended consequences of economic activity is impressive. In many a policy paper, evaluation study, opinion piece or scholarly paper, his applied and always rigorous research has uncovered socio-economic truths that are difficult to accept, especially when they describe what life in Ventura County looks like – inequalities in access to education, health care, or technology; disadvantages because of one’s economic status, language ability, or color of skin; shocking data on childhood homelessness or differences in life expectancy. Dr. Damooei researches data that is often overlooked for its inconvenient nature, but is most important as the basis for creating meaningful policies that improve conditions for the most disadvantaged, the impoverished, and the disenfranchised. They will probably never have a chance to thank him for his work, so on their behalf, the School of Management Advisory Council presented this year’s award for research to Dr. Damooei.

 

Bruce Gillies HeadshotProfessor Bruce Gillies is the 2021 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in TeachingDr. Gillies is appreciated by his colleagues for his jovial attitude and never-ending willingness to lend a helping hand. This is also something that is frequently seen in his student evaluations. Since 2004, students have commended Dr. Gillies for delivering courses that are interesting, challenging, and yet entertaining. One student, for instance, says “I would not make any changes to improving Dr. Gillies’s teaching. This is an example of a great professor who knows how to teach” and “Thank you for making the virtual experience as personable as possible!” remarked another student, with a reference to the very difficult circumstances of teaching during the pandemic. And yet another student seemed surprised when proclaiming that “everything made sense”!  His peers appreciate the incredible versatility in his teaching – from undergraduate to graduate, from traditional to adult learner, from in-person classes to online. In fact, he was one of the first professors to embrace online learning, and he has helped the School of Management to improve online course offerings and assisted many a colleague to upgrade their online teaching skills.

 

Valeria Makarova HeadshotProfessor Valeria Makarova is the 2021 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in ServiceThe decision regarding this year’s School of Management Advisory Council Award for Service was probably the fastest the selection committee every made. Dr. Makarova had been an adjunct instructor for four years before joining the School of Management as an Assistant Professor almost ten years ago. Initially focused mostly on teaching, Dr. Makarova, out of her own volition, soon expanded into a host of extended activities. She helped the School of Management to start new courses, developed a complete track in the Master of Business Administration program, brought a global initiative to Cal Lutheran, and – as the crown jewel of her achievements, was instrumental in the School of Management’s journey to achieve ACBSP accreditation this year. She was the one who brought structure to what initially seemed like an insurmountable project; in her quiet manner, she skillfully guided the dean, associate deans, program directors, faculty and staff through the process. Accreditation without her, would not have been possible. But she also needs to be commended for her vision and her hard work in getting us involved with PRME, Principles for Responsible Management Education. Her work on one of our signature events, the PRiME competition and the biennial PRME report are exemplary.


2020 Award Recipients:

 

Harry Domicone Headshot

Dr. Harry Domicone was the recipient of The Chuck Maxey Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the previous Dean of the School of Management, Chuck Maxey. 

  

Chia-Li Chien HeadshotProfessor Chia-Li (Jolly) Chien was the 2020 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for outstanding achievement in Research

 
Petterson HeadshotDr. P.O. Petterson was the 2020 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Teaching


Dan Hamilton Headshot

Professor Dan Hamilton was the 2020 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Service

 

 

 


2019 Award Recipients:

 

Ran Lu-Andres HeadshotProfessor Ran Lu-Andrews was the 2019 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.

 

Judy Richards HeadshotProfessor Judith Richards was the 2019 recipient for the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Teaching.

 

Mike Panesis HeadshotMike Panesis was the recipient of the 2019 School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Service.



2018 Award Recipients:


Sabith Khan HeadshotProfessor Sabith Khan
 was the 2018 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

 


Ali Akbari HeadshotProfessor Ali Akbari
 was the 2018 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Teaching.

 


Loredana Carson HeadshotProfessor Loredana Carson
 was the 2018 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Service.

 


2017 Award Recipients:

 

Chuck MaxeyProfessor Chuck Maxey was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Lifetime Achievement Award. 

 


Image Professor Matthew Fienup
 was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

 


Richard McAndrew Professor Richard McAndrew
 was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Teaching.

 


Image Professor Veronica Guerrero
 was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Service.

 


2016 Award Recipients:

 

ImageProfessorSarah Fischbach was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Research

 

 

ImageProfessorHarry Starn was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Teaching


 

ImageProfessorMary Jo Shane was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Service



2015 Award Recipients:

 

Bill Gartner Image Professor Bill Gartnerwas the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Research

 

 

Ed Julius Image Professor Ed Julius was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Teaching

 

 

Paul Witman Image Professor Paul Witman was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Service

 


2014 Award Recipients:

 

2014 Faculty Award WinnersProfessor Vlad Vaimanwas the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Research (Right).

Professor Valeria Makarovawas the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Teaching (Middle).

Professor Harry Domicone was the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Service (Left).

 

 

 
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