Fox Research Competition

Fox students at the school's annual awards nightThe PhD program proudly recognizes its students’ research achievements with recognition at both the Fox School’s Annual Awards Night as well as school-wide research forums.  These forums recognize the winners of both the Fox School’s annual research paper and dissertation competitions, and they afford top-tier PhD students the opportunity to present their research, receive awards and begin building their academic resumes.

In the Fox School’s PhD program, students who have received High Pass grades for their first or second year research papers are often invited to present their work in a school-wide forum, where they are given the opportunity to receive comments on their work, as well as receive awards based on these papers and possible monetary funding to continue their outstanding research.  PhD students who have recently defended their dissertation proposals are also provided with the opportunity to present their research, and recent graduates of the PhD program may compete for the honor of the Best Dissertation award.

Each concentration recommends one to two outstanding PhD students to present at this school-wide awards competition, where they are eligible to compete for these awards and receive further research or dissertation support.

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 Recent Award Recipients

Award 2015 2014 2013 2012
Harry A. Cochran Award for Excellence in ResearchKevin Yili Hong, Management Information Systems
Dean’s Outstanding Publication AwardMichelle Andrews, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Completed DissertationMichelle Andrews, MarketingKevin Hong, MISGordon Burch, MISMark Lang, Marketing
Runner-UpCeci Feng, AccountingKathleen Cambell, StatisticsSnehal Awate
Second Runner-UpKe Huang, StatisticsSerkan Akguc, FinanceShunlan Fang, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dissertation ProposalSo Yean Kwack, AccountingJing Xiao, StatisticsKevin Yili Hong, MISLing Zhang, Finance
Runner-UpPrince Afriyie, StatisticsMarcelo Cano-Kollman, IBCeci Feng, AccountingKevin Yili Hong, MIS; Zhijian Feng, Risk Management and Insurance
Second Runner-UpAlice Min, Strategic ManagementIvan Stetsyuk, FinanceMichael Obal, Finance
3rd and 4th Year Research PaperKartik Ganju, MISKartik Ganju, MISSerkan Akguc, Finance
Runner-UpJamie Weathers, FinanceRyann Reynolds-Mcllnay, MarketingSo Yean Kwack, Accounting
Second Runner-UpLaura Gasiorowski, Strategic ManagementAmy Wang, FinanceMarcelo Cano-Kollman, International Business
Year Two Research PaperScott Bruce, StatisticsChi Zhang, FinanceGyu Dong Kim, RIHMSerkan Akguc, Finance
Runner UpAlvin Zheng, MISJimi Kim, IBSung Yong Um, MISMarcelo Cano Kollman, SGM
Second Runner-UpMing Ju, FinanceBradley Baker, Tourism & SportJason Stienmetz, Tourism & SportShunlan Fang, Interdisciplinary Studies; Patrick Barbro, Marketing
Year One Research PaperYiran Su, Tourism & SportAlvin Zheng, MISChi Zhang, Finance; Pam Kuperstein, Accounting (tie)Noelle Teh, MIS
Runner UpSoojung Han, Human Resource Management and Organizational BehaviorMengmeng Liu, MarketingSo Yean Kwack, Accounting
Second Runner UpXun Zhong, FinanceScott Bruce, StatisticsBradley Baker, STHMJason Steinmetz, STHM

Award 2011
Harry A. Cochran Award for Excellence in Research
Dean’s Outstanding Publication Award
Completed DissertationErica Harris, Accounting
Runner-UpYuhei Inoue, Tourism & Sport
Second Runner-Up
Dissertation ProposalDan Zhang, Marketing
Runner-UpGang Bai, Finance
Second Runner-Up
3rd and 4th Year Research Paper
Second Runner-Up
Year Two Research PaperGordon Burch, MIS
Runner UpCecilia Feng, Accounting
Second Runner-UpIvan Stetsyuk, Finance
Year One Research PaperByung Hoon Jin, Accounting
Runner UpZhewei Zhang, MIS
Second Runner UpTJ Hannigan, SGM