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 Research Kevin Yili Hong, Management Information Systems
Dean’s Outstanding Publication Award Michelle Andrews, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Completed Dissertation Michelle Andrews, Marketing Kevin Hong, MIS Gordon Burch, MIS Mark Lang, Marketing
Runner-Up Ceci Feng, Accounting Kathleen Cambell, Statistics Snehal Awate
Second Runner-Up Ke Huang, Statistics Serkan Akguc, Finance Shunlan Fang, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dissertation Proposal So Yean Kwack, Accounting Jing Xiao, Statistics Kevin Yili Hong, MIS Ling Zhang, Finance
Runner-Up Prince Afriyie, Statistics Marcelo Cano-Kollman, IB Ceci Feng, Accounting Kevin Yili Hong, MIS; Zhijian Feng, Risk Management and Insurance
Second Runner-Up Alice Min, Strategic Management Ivan Stetsyuk, Finance Michael Obal, Finance
3rd and 4th Year Research Paper Kartik Ganju, MIS Kartik Ganju, MIS Serkan Akguc, Finance
Runner-Up Jamie Weathers, Finance Ryann Reynolds-Mcllnay, Marketing So Yean Kwack, Accounting
Second Runner-Up Laura Gasiorowski, Strategic Management Amy Wang, Finance Marcelo Cano-Kollman, International Business
Year Two Research Paper Scott Bruce, Statistics Chi Zhang, Finance Gyu Dong Kim, RIHM Serkan Akguc, Finance
Runner Up Alvin Zheng, MIS Jimi Kim, IB Sung Yong Um, MIS Marcelo Cano Kollman, SGM
Second Runner-Up Ming Ju, Finance Bradley Baker, Tourism & Sport Jason Stienmetz, Tourism & Sport Shunlan Fang, Interdisciplinary Studies; Patrick Barbro, Marketing
Year One Research Paper Yiran Su, Tourism & Sport Alvin Zheng, MIS Chi Zhang, Finance; Pam Kuperstein, Accounting (tie) Noelle Teh, MIS
Runner Up Soojung Han, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Mengmeng Liu, Marketing So Yean Kwack, Accounting
Second Runner Up Xun Zhong, Finance Scott Bruce, Statistics Bradley Baker, STHM Jason Steinmetz, STHM