Faculty & Research: page 61

The vital component that truly elevates the Warrington College of Business into prominence is its talented faculty. UF Warrington’s faculty are world-renowned for their difference-making, thought-provoking and leading research and are consistently recognized in their industries and academia for their work, all of which you can read about here. See the most recent news about UF Warrington’s faculty and research below.

Fisher School lands grant from EU for new research

Gainesville, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting has been awarded a grant by the European Union for a new research project on auditing standards. The study will be conducted by the International Center for Research in Accounting and Auditing (ICRAA) housed in the Fisher School. W. Robert Knechel, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and director of the ICRAA, will be heavily involved in the study “Evaluation of the differences between International Standards on Auditing (ISA) with the standards

Berg named TPUG Distinguished Member for 2007

Gainesville, Fla. – Sanford Berg, Distinguished Service Professor in economics and director of Water Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC), was recently presented with one of the highest honors in infrastructure and policy making. Berg was named the Distinguished Member for 2007 by the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG). TPUG president Christiaan Hogendorn presented the award, which recognizes both Berg’s research contributions and the international training programs developed under PURC auspices. Formed in 1946, TPUG has served

Jonathan Hamilton new Southern Economic Association president-elect

Gainesville, Fla. – In November, Jonathan Hamilton, R. Perry Frankland professor and Department of Economics chair, officially became president-elect (and program chair) of the Southern Economic Association for 2008. He will assume the role of president in 2009. Eugenia Toma of the University of Kentucky, past president of the Association and chair of the Nominating Committee, said, “Jonathan Hamilton has been a key behind-the-scene leader in the Southern Economic Association for the past decade. His role in the organization’s success

Warrington professors named UF International Educators of the Year

Gainesville, Fla. – Winners were recently announced for UF’s 2007 International Educator of the Year Awards. Warrington is the proud home of two recipients of the College-wide award: Professors Carol West and Mark Jamison. As directors of two of Warrington’s most active research centers, West and Jamison epitomize the term “Global Gators”! Carol West Carol West is a professor of economics and has served as director of the UF Center for International Business Education and Research since 1998. Professor West

Warrington’s Management faculty No. 1 in research productivity

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Management faculty was ranked #1 in the U.S. in a newly released study of faculty research productivity. Other schools rounding out the top ten were Michigan State, Texas A & M University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, Harvard, Penn State, Michigan, Texas (Austin), and Northwestern. In a joint study by Texas A & M University and the University of Florida, the research productivity of management departments of members of the Association of

Janiszewski tapped as new ACR President

Gainesville, Fla. – Chris Janiszewski, Faricy Professor of Marketing at the Warrington College of Business Administration, has been elected president of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR). The mission of the ACR is to advance consumer research and facilitate the exchange of scholarly information among members of academia, industry, and government worldwide. The Association has 1700 members from business (primarily marketing and advertising) and social science (primarily psychology and communication) departments. “The mission of ACR is to facilitate the growth

Weitz honored with lifetime achievement award

Gainesville, Fla. – Bart Weitz, JCPenney Eminent Scholar and Professor of Marketing at the University of Florida, has been honored with the 2007 IOSIG Lifetime Achievement Award. The Interorganizational Special Interest Group (IOSIG) of the American Marketing Association (AMA) has been designed to facilitate interaction among academic members of the AMA with an interest in channels of distribution, business-to-business marketing, and business alliances. Professor Weitz has been on the faculty of the University’s Warrington College of Business Administration since 1985,

Management faculty ranks No. 1 in productivity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Management Faculty was ranked #1 in the U.S. in a recently released study of faculty research productivity. In a joint study by Texas A & M University and the University of Florida, the research productivity of management departments of members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) were analyzed for research published in the top management journals during 2004 and 2005. The top eight management journals are: Academy of Management Journal Academy of

Real Estate Center receives $2.5 million to bolster program

Gainesville, Fla. – It was announced today that Kelley Bergstrom of Kenilworth, Ill. has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Florida’s Center for Real Estate Studies, which is housed in and part of the Warrington College of Business. The center, established in 1986, conducts extensive real estate economic research and offers numerous degree programs, including a one‐year Master of Science in Real Estate degree, a joint program with UF’s Levin College of Law allowing students to earn two degrees

UF Center for Real Estate Studies is 8th most influential

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In its fall 2006 publication, Real Estate Economics ranked the University of Florida as the eighth most influential university in real estate research. The same publication ranked David Ling, UF’s William D. Hussey Professor of Real Estate, as the seventh most influential individual real estate researcher. The university’s “influence” ranking is based on the number of times articles published by UF researchers were cited in leading real estate journals from 2000 through 2004. This ranking places UF