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Knechel receives UF research professorship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was awarded a UF Research Foundation Professorship for 2015-18. Dr. Knechel was one of 34 University of Florida scholars to receive the honor. UFRF professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research that places them among the leaders in their discipline, and an active current research program that is likely to lead to continuing

Ph.D. candidate named finalist for marketing organization’s award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Haibing Gao, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Marketing, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2015 Mary Kay/Academy of Marketing Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. The winner will be announced at AMS’s Annual Conference on May 12-14 in Denver. To be eligible, candidates must have completed a successful proposal defense within the 2014 calendar year. Gao is scheduled to complete his degree in summer 2015. Gao’s dissertation research explores how pre-recall advertising

Marketing professors to be inducted as AMA Fellows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Barton Weitz, Emeritus Professor and former JCPenney Eminent Scholar Chair, and Dr. Richard Lutz, the JCPenney Professor of Marketing, will be inducted into the American Marketing Association’s inaugural class of AMA Fellows during its Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference on Feb. 13-15 in San Antonio. The newly established AMA Fellows Programs recognizes “members of the American Marketing Association in good standing who have made significant contributions to the research, theory and practice of marketing, and to the

Ritter again receives William F. Sharpe Award from prestigious finance journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Jay Ritter was named a co-recipient of the 2013 William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research. Sharing the Sharpe Award with Dr. Ritter are Xiaohui Gao Bakshi, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, and Zhong Yan Zhu, an Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Gao Bakshi earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the Warrington College

Vakharia appointed Department Editor of leading journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Asoo J. Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, has been appointed as a Department Editor of Production & Operations Management. He previously served as a Senior Editor for the journal. Dr. Vakharia, who begins his new role this month, will lead POM’s Information Systems Interface Department joining fellow Department Editor Dr. Subodha Kumar of Texas A&M’s Mays School of Business. Production

Sela selected to exclusive program for young marketing scholars

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John I. Williams, Jr., Professor Dr. Aner Sela was one of 23 scholars chosen for Marketing Science Institute’s 7th Biennial Young Scholar Program. The Young Scholar Program, which began in 2001, brings together the most promising scholars in marketing and closely related fields. These are individuals who received their doctorate in the past 3 to 7 years, and whose work suggests they are potential leaders of the “next generation” of marketing academics. MSI hosts a four-day meeting designed to

Flannery, Nimalendran win best paper honors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Bank of America Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Mark Flannery and John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Chair Dr. Mahendrarajah (Nimal) Nimalendran received the Stuart Greenbaum Award recognizing the “Most Significant Paper” published in the Journal of Financial Intermediation in 2013. Additionally, Dr. Flannery was also honored with the Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations in 2013. Dr. Flannery, Dr. Nimalendran and Simon

Alba selected for UF Research Foundation Professorship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – James W. Walter Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Joe Alba was one of 33 University of Florida faculty members awarded a UF Research Foundation Professorship for 2014-17. This is the second time Dr. Alba has received this distinction (2005). UFRF Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research that places them among the leaders in their discipline, and an active current research program that is likely to lead to continuing distinction

Warrington faculty ranks in top 20 in productivity among U.S. publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The faculty of the Warrington College of Business Administration ranked 18th in research productivity among U.S. public business schools in the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. Warrington’s faculty ranked 33rd among all U.S. schools and 40th in the world. The rankings, maintained by UT-Dallas’ Jindal School of Management, tracked publications in 24 leading business journals from 2009 to 2013. Warrington’s faculty had 89 articles published in these journals during that time

UF study finds quality of health-related Internet searches varies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Using popular Internet search engines to seek out health-related information can be beneficial, but the level of quality across different health topics areas varies a recent University of Florida study shows. A joint study involving UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Warrington College of Business Administration found that information from searches related to diagnosis and treatment of physical disease or injury are of higher quality than those related to preventive health and social