Awards and honors

Accounting

  • Assistant professor Bradley Blaylock received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Angela Spencer received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Bradley Lawson received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.
  • Associate professor William Schwartz received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.
  • Head of Accounting Robert Cornell was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) in 2015.

Economics and Legal Studies

  • According to Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy, the department was ranked the sixth most prolific institution in the U.S. based on publications in the top ten regional science journals and ranked seventeenth world-wide.
  • According to Research Papers in Economics, the department ranks in the top 10 percent of economic institutions worldwide.
  • Regents Professor Dan Rickman ranked second in regional science publications among all U.S. researchers. Rickman was recently named president for 2016 of the North American Regional Science Council.
  • Assistant Professor John Winters ranked tenth in regional science publications among all U.S. researchers. In March 2015, he was the recipient of the Miernyk Medal, which is awarded annually to the first author of the best Southern Regional Science Association conference paper.
  • Research Papers in Economics (February 2015) named the department among the top 10 percent of economic institutions worldwide.
  • Associate professor Laurie Lucas received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor John Winters received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Professor J. B. Kim received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.

School of Entrepreneurship

  • In June 2016, the School of Entrepreneurship was named the top online Entrepreneurship program by OnlineColleges.com.
  • In February 2016, the School of Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the OSU College of Engineering, received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assist students in creating start-up businesses.
  • The School of Entrepreneurships’ online master’s in Entrepreneurship ranks second in the top 10 Most Affordable Top Ranked Online MBS Entrepreneurship Programs from The Best Master’s Degrees.
  • Regents professor Robert Baron received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Brandon Mueller received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.

Finance

  • In May 2015, professor Betty Simkins was recognized as a founding editor for the Journal of Commodity Markets.
  • Associate professor and Finance Ph.D. coordinator Ali Nejadmalayeri received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Professor Ramesh Rao received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Qin (Emma) Wang received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Jun Zhang received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.

Management

  • Department head James Pappas was awarded the Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching – Silver Award at the United States Distance Learning Association Nathinal Convention in May 2016.
  • Associate chair of Management Debra Nelson was selected as a Top 5 finalist for the annual RosaBeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
  • Professor Craig Wallace was named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2016.
  • Associate professor Rebecca Greenbaum received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Associate professor Aaron Hill received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Jason Kiley received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Associate professor Cynthia Wang received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Associate professor Federico Aime received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.
  • Assistant professor Alexis Smith received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.
  • Professor J. Craig Wallace received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.

Management Science and Information Systems

  • In May 2015, OSU was recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defender Education for the academic years of 2014 – 2020 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Department head Rick Wilson and Vice Dean Ramesh Sharda’s “Bankruptcy Prediction Using Neural Networks,” which appeared in Decision Support Systems in 1994, is the third most cited paper in the world according to Applied Soft Computing in January 2016.
  • The department’s master’s of science in Management Information Systems is 29th in the Best Masters Rankings in North America by com in 2015-16.
  • The department’s online master’s of Management Information Systems is 14th in the Top 50 Online Master’s Degrees in Information Technology Management by the Top Management Degrees in 2015.
  • A paper titled “Social Media for Nowcasting the Flu Activity: Spatial-Temporal and Text Analysis,” co-authored by Amir Hassan Zadeh, Hamed Zolbanin and OSU’s Ramesh Sharda and Dursun Delen, won the Best Paper Award at the Business Analytics Congress in 2015.
  • Associate professor David Biros received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016. Biros also received the Best Paper Award at the 11th Midwest Association of Information Systems Conference in May 2016.
  • Professor Dursun Delen received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Associate professor JinKyu Lee received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Andy Luse received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Ardmore Chair and Graduate Coordinator Rathin Sarathy received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016. Sarathy was also presented with the OSU Regents Distinguished Research Award in 2016.

Marketing and International Business

  • Assistant professor Zachary Arens received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Professor Tom Brown received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Steven Shepherd received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Assistant professor Ji Hoon Jhang received the Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award in 2015.