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News Barjinder Singh (Ph.D. Candidate) Wins Grant
Barjinder Singh
Barjinder Singh, Ph.D. Candidate, has been awarded a Society for Human Resources Management Foundation Dissertation Grant. These prestigious awards are given to the highest quality dissertation proposals in Human Resources Management by the HR Division Executive Committee of the Academy of Management. Barjinder's grant is one of four that were awarded this year following an international competition. His dissertation supervisor is Dr. Margaret Shaffer, Notebaert Distinguished Chair of International Business. Barjinder will receive the award at the HR Division Award Ceremony at the Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal this August. Congratulations Barjinder!
Kyle Ehrhardt (Current Ph.D. Student) Receives Two Honors
Management Area Ph.D. student Kyle Ehrhardt has received two important honors for a recent sole-authored manuscript. First, his paper, "Reconsidering the slack-performance relationship: A top manager characteristics contingency approach", was selected for publication in the Best Paper Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Conference. These proceedings contain the top 10% of all papers by professors (or students) that are accepted at the conference. Second, Kyle's paper has been selected as a finalist for the Best Student Paper award for the Business Policy and Strategy Division (BPS) at the conference. BPS is one of the largest and most competitive divisions in the Academy. Kyle wrote this paper as an assignment for Richard Priem's Ph.D. seminar in Strategic Management. Congratulations Kyle!

Peter Snyder (Ph.D. 2008) Finalist for Best Dissertation AwardPeter Snyder (Ph.D., 2008) was selected as one of three finalists for the Academy of Management's Social Issues in Management division Best Dissertation award for 2009. His dissertation, which examined "Crime at the Top: Factors Affecting the Diffusion of Illegal Innovations among Top Management Elites," was selected from among 28 2008 dissertations submitted to SIM. Peter defended his dissertation on August 4th, 2008. His committee consisted of Ed Levitas (co-chair), Richard Priem (co-chair), Maria Goranova, Janice Miller and Paul Nystrom. Peter currently is assistant professor of strategic management at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kudos, Peter!


Jeff Vanevenhoven (Ph.D. 2008) wins Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year the Dean's Advisory Committee at the UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics selects one faculty/staff member to receive the Leon Hermsen Excellence in Teaching Award. Jeff Vanevenhoven (UW-Milwaukee Ph.D., 2008), UW-Whitewater assistant profesor of strategic management, has been awarded the 2008/9 Hermsen Excellence in Teaching Award by the UW-Whitewater CB&E. This is the first year that Jeff was eligible for the award, and is the first time in the past 30 years that the Hermsen Award has been given to a management professor. Congratulations, Jeff!