Faculty and GSIs Receive Kudos at End-of-Year Party

Students recognized five faculty and four graduate student instructors for excellence in teaching at the annual Dean's End-of-the-Year Party Friday.

After some snacking and socializing among staff, faculty, and students, Dean Rich Lyons announced this year's winners of the Earl F. Cheit Award, named after the school's dean emeritus, who made teaching excellence one of his top priorities. The winners are selected by panels of students based on student nominations.

The winners this year are:

+ Assistant Professor Nicole Johnson, PhD Program

+ Lecturer Gregory La Blanc, Weekend MBA Program

+ Senior Lecturer Holly Schroth, Undergraduate Program

+ Associate Professor Terry Taylor, Full-time MBA Program

+ Assistant Professor Johan Walden, Evening MBA Program

Professor Martin Lettau received an honorable mention in the PhD program.

Lecturer Peter Goodson was honored with a Cheit Award at the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program commencement in February. Bob Goldstein, a visiting professor from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, received a Cheit Award at the Master's in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program commencement in March.

The winners this year of the Cheit Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor awards are:

+ PhD student Bradyn Breon-Drish, Evening & Weekend MBA Program

+ Todd Fitch, BCEMBA 05, Evening & Weekend MBA Program

+ PhD student Sara Holland, Full-Time MBA Program

+ Marshall Mort, Undergraduate Program

+ PhD student Nish Rajan, MFE Program