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Poole College Celebrates Faculty Award Nominees and Recipients

The Poole College of Management honors the faculty nominees and recipients of college and university-wide awards. These awards range from teaching excellence, research and innovation, leadership and global engagement.

“We’re extremely proud of the contributions of our outstanding faculty and all their contributions to Poole College and the university,” said Richard Warr, associate dean for faculty and academic affairs. “They truly embody the ‘Think and Do’ philosophy of NC State.”

Award Nominees and Recipients

Poole College Teaching Excellence Award

  • Christina Lewellen, assistant professor of accounting  
  • Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance 
  • Award Recipient: Steve Barr, professor of technology management 

Poole College Research and Leadership Award

  • Rob Whited, assistant professor of accounting
  • Thayer Morrill, associate professor of economics
  • Elena Kulchina, assistant professor of strategic management
  • Award Recipient: Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance 

Poole College Research Growth & Innovation Award 

  • Andy Schmidt, associate professor of accounting 
  • Jared Smith, assistant professor of finance 
  • Beverly Tyler, professor of strategic management
  • Award Recipient: Umut Dur, assistant professor of economics 

Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee

  • Paul Mulvey, professor of human resource management 

Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient

  • Lisa Chang, director of Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) and lecturer

Outstanding Global Engagement Award Nominee

  • Roger Mayer, professor of leadership

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Nominees

  • Don Pagach, professor of accounting and director of research for ERM Initiative 
  • Stefanie Robinson, assistant professor of marketing 

Outstanding Teacher Award Recipients

  • Heather Dretsch, assistant professor of marketing 
  • Roby Sawyers, professor of accounting 

University Faculty Scholar Award 

  • Eileen Taylor, professor of accounting 
  • Award Recipient: Umut Dur, assistant professor of economics