Seven Farmer School of Business faculty were honored for their work and research inside and outside of the classroom over the past year.
John Bowblis, professor of economics, earned the Senior Faculty Award for Research Excellence
John’s research centers on providing a better understanding of how business operations, regulation, and government interact in order to improve the delivery of health care and long-term care for all Americans. By studying economic, antitrust, and regulatory issues in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other health care sectors, his research attempts to understand how policy and regulations affect health care quality, costs, and access to care, with particular attention paid to how providers respond to competition and financial incentives.
Two faculty members won the James Robeson Junior Faculty Award Winners for Research Excellence: Arthur Carvalho, assistant professor of information systems & analytics, and Hannah Lee, associate professor of marketing
Arthur’s research interests lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), information systems, and decision analysis. He develops and deploys statistical methods, AI techniques, and blockchain-based systems to improve business processes and decision-making. Arthur has three distinct research streams: The wisdom of crowds, green information technology, and blockchain applications.
Hannah draws on her “personal experience growing up in two very distinct cultures and academic background in international relations.” Her “research strives to address marketing questions related to how organizations manage and govern diverse relationships encompassed within the process of marketing.” She is “particularly interested in examining how the nature of a firm’s internal and external relationships can have a profound impact on marketing performance and contribute to firm value.”
Dan Heitger, professor of accountancy, is this year’s recipient of the Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award as the Outstanding Professor.
Dan believes the most innovative professors are those who do not always “have all of the answers” because they continuously explore new issues. He has developed and published a wide variety of curriculum modules, textbooks, and case materials that integrate management accounting with cutting-edge business practices, including risk management, stakeholder engagement, incentive systems, corporate governance, and data analytics. He has also developed a number of co-curricular programs that help students develop critical skills, such as active listening, inter-disciplinary thinking, and unstructured problem solving.
Peter Nguyen, assistant professor of marketing, is this year’s recipient of the Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award as the Outstanding Junior Professor.
Peter strives to present course content in an adaptive bottom-up approach that emphasizes its relevance and application to students’ lives. By using this approach, he ensures that concepts are no longer viewed as something that is needed only within the confines of the course, but are relevant to the students’ experiences and have real world applications. Peter designs his courses in ways that help students go beyond a superficial level of learning and to more deeply integrate the material into how they understand and view the world.
Rocco Manzo, senior clinical lecturer of management, is this year’s recipient of the Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award as the Outstanding Clinical Professor.
Rocco teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Compensation & Benefits, and Talent Acquisition & Development, and has led numerous study abroad programs. When designing his courses, Rocco is able to build on his over 18 years of industry experience and his continued interactions with professionals working across many human resource specialties.
Debbie Coleman, associate clinical lecturer of marketing, received the Farmer School Faculty Service Excellence Award
Debbie has been a go-to person for service during her career here at Miami. She has served on many important committees at the university, divisional, and departmental level as well as serving a few roles on University Senate over several years.Please join us in congratulating these faculty members on their outstanding efforts.