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Faculty Awards

School of Management Advisory Council Awards
for Outstanding Achievements

2020 Award Recipients:

 

Harry Domicone Headshot

Dr. Harry Domicone is the recipient of The Chuck Maxey Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the previous Dean of the School of Management, Chuck Maxey. This award is given at irregular intervals to senior colleagues who have contributed “above and beyond” to the advancement of the School of Management and the University. Dr. Domicone is the embodiment of “above and beyond”. It is fair to say that over the last two decades he has transformed Cal Lutheran from a regional university to one that has a global footprint. 20 years ago, he stood naively at makeshift booths to market Cal Lutheran’s MBA program at education fairs across the globe – next to the Stanford’s and Wharton’s of the world – to this day, he has single-handedly brought hundreds, possibly in excess of a thousand international students to Cal Lutheran. He hopped on red-eye flights directly from teaching MBA classes, lugging several suitcases full with print material half-way across the globe. Then, after only a couple of hours of sleep, he would be in front of potential students, inspiring them, full of energy, driven by his passion and fueled by his deep sense of responsibility to the institution. When seeing alumni in Taiwan or educational counselors in China, their first question is always “How is HE”? This is a great testimony to his best character traits- altruism and generosity. Without exception, he has always put others first. When an international student arrived on a weekend, lost at LAX, he would pick them up and take them to Bed, Bath and Beyond to buy linens, pots, and pans. When a colleague from abroad arrived to teach a weekend MBA course, he would hide his favorite marzipan bars in the strangest places in the hotel room prior to arrival. When a colleague published an article, he would – without exemption – send a personal note of congratulations. Many have benefitted from his personal advice, always rooted in his sharp intellect, his humanity, his care of others, and often garnished with a good dose of humor. If there is one person who truly lived Cal Lutheran’s mission, “to educate leaders for a global society”, it would be Dr. Domicone.

  

Chia-Li Chien HeadshotProfessor Chia-Li (Jolly) Chien is the 2020 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for outstanding achievement in ResearchDr. Chien joined the School of Management only relatively recently – in 2018. What intrigued the Advisory Council the most was her versatility across different types of research, the collaborative approach to scholarship, and the high level of activity – all despite the fact that she also has demanding administrative responsibilities. Within the last two years, Dr. Chien has published one peer-reviewed research book with Springer, was co-author of a textbook at Wiley. and had two peer-reviewed research case studies accepted for publication by Sage Publications in 2021 – all among the largest and most prominent academic publishing houses globally. 

 
Petterson HeadshotDr. P.O. Petterson is the 2020 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Petterson’s selection by the council is only the second adjunct instructor receiving an award since their inception in 2013. Dr. Petterson teaches mostly quantitative courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. What convinced the Advisory Council members of the merits of Dr. Petterson were two things: first, there are numerous mentions from students referring to his passion for teaching. His passion is very tangible in the classroom to students and also documented by the fact that staff members frequently have to chase him from the classroom late at night when he sits for hours helping students who are struggling with the course material. Second, his very eclectic background – the combination of a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech with industry experience at companies such as Teledyne or Kenwood AND spending his weekends as a DJ, was just too good to ignore.


Dan Hamilton Headshot

Professor Dan Hamilton is the 2020 recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Service. Service at a university can take a lot of different forms and occurs at very different levels of activity and involvement. Dr. Hamilton was selected because he has not only done it all, but done it all at the highest levels of energy AND output! Dan has served on a number of formal university-level committees such as GPEC, ITS, IRB, and multiple search committees, as well as on several School of Management-specific committees. He has also built and masterfully run one of the School of Management’s highest quality graduate programs. Most importantly and much in alignment with his humble personality, he is the silent force between one of the most visible academic centers at the School of Management, if not the university, the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, CERF. A congenial partner to CERF’s Director and public face, Dr. Hamilton has built econometric models that have earned him a stellar reputation in Southern California and beyond, and which each year keep Cal Lutheran in the regional and national media. And, according to a fellow faculty member, he is a “damn fine colleague” who is always willing to lend a helping hand!


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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