Mike Ilitch School of Business faculty awards celebrate teaching, research

Three business professors were honored with the Ilitch School’s annual faculty awards at the Academic Assembly meeting on Friday, Nov. 4. Hugo DeCampos and Michael Schostak received Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Awards, and Alan Reinstein received the Excellence in Faculty Research Award.

2016 Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding educators that demonstrate extraordinary and/or innovative efforts in teaching. The award was founded by the Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Fund, established in 2007 in memory of Sue Garr, who taught accounting at the school of business for more than 20 years.

Hugo DeCampos, assistant professor of global supply chain management, is honored with the Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award for innovations in both pedagogy and technology in developing a new course, for creating an experience for students that delivered value, and for creating a 12-day travel portion of that course to reinforce its concept and principles.

DeCampos recently completed a successful decade in supply chain at General Motors, with assignments in Michigan, Oklahoma and Shanghai, where he was responsible for $1.5 billion in purchases for GM Asia Pacific. Electing to pursue a long-held personal goal of a second career in academia, DeCampos joined the Ilitch School faculty after earning a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University West.

Michael Schostak, lecturer in finance, is honored with the Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award for creativity and enthusiasm in bridging the gap between academic theory and useful technical skills, for recognizing the need for practical hands-on experience, and for leveraging best practices into his classes based on his own consulting and financial modeling experience.

Schostak teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in applied financial analysis and corporate valuation using an original curriculum of customized case studies and Excel modeling. He is also managing member of Schostak Capital Advisors, which provides consulting and transaction advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses across industries. Schostak holds a bachelor of science in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

2016 Excellence in Faculty Research Award

This award recognizes faculty members for exemplary dedication to business research.

Alan Reinstein, George R. Husband Endowed Professor of Accounting, is honored with the Excellence in Faculty Research Award for the remarkable volume of his research, for publishing 11 articles from 2012 to 2015, and for serving on editorial boards and receiving widespread recognition in the profession.

Reinstein is an expert in current auditing and accounting issues, fraudulent financial reporting, business valuations, bankruptcy and changes in accounting education. Formerly with an international CPA firm, Alan has served extensively as a consultant, expert witness, research analyst and arbitrator for public, private and governmental entities, attorneys, CPAs and other professionals. He is a widely published author, serves on the editorial boards of Advances in Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education, and is associate editor of Journal of Accounting Education. He is active in the American Accounting Association and has held leadership roles in the Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) and the Detroit chapters of the Financial Executives Institute, Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Internal Auditors. He has received a MACPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award and the first-ever Von Allmen School of Accountancy Outstanding Ph.D. Alumnus Award from the University of Kentucky.