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Board of Visitors Faculty Fellows

The school's Board of Visitors awards one fellowship annually for faculty who have achieved demonstrated research prominence in their field or have shown progress towards that end.

Each fellowship lasts for three years. Current fellows are listed below.

Scott Julian, Associate Professor of Management
2013 Winner

Professor Julian won the 2013 Board of Visitors Faculty Fellowship Award for his four published articles, with four more under review in the last three years. He was also awarded an outstanding reviewer award in 2011 from the Academy of Management.

He has co-authored 17 peer-reviewed publications and is leading the study of the institutional difference hypothesis in the sub-Saharan region. He serves on the school’s Faculty Senate and the Faculty Senate Strategic Planning committee.



Santanu Mitra, Associate Professor of Accounting; Interim Chair, Department of Accounting
2012 Winner

Honored with the 2012 Board of Visitors Faculty Fellowship Award, Professor Mitra is an exemplary researcher in financial reporting and auditing with works published throughout seven peer-reviewed journals and two highly-regarded academic journals. He regularly reviews papers for several academic journals, and serves on editorial boards for three peer-reviewed academic journals.
Professor Mitra has worked hard to update the business school’s undergraduate and graduate intermediate accounting courses, established a graduate course on financial statement analysis, organized the Accounting Research Workshop Series, and is a member of the School of Business Administration Research Committee.


Amanuel Tekleab, Associate Professor of Management
2011 Winner

Professor Tekleab won the 2011 Board of Visitors Faculty Fellowship Award for his distinguished work on eight peer-reviewed journal articles in the last five years and a highly-cited book chapter during the same time.

His work in the organizational behavior field centers on workplace issues, team conflicts, leader/member relationships and more. He also serves on three editorial boards for scholarly management journals and assists with the Ph.D. program.