Two doctoral students honored for excellence in teaching and research

The School of Business Administration presented the second annual Student Research and Teaching Awards to recognize excellence in research and teaching within the school’s Ph.D. program.

Tapan Seth (left), a fourth-year doctoral student in management, received both the research and teaching awards. Chenguang Shang (right), a third-year doctoral student in finance, received a teaching award. In addition to the certificate presentation, each student received $500.00.

“I feel very happy and honored to receive this award. I am dedicated to improving my teaching skills and advancing my ability in the classroom,” Shang said.

“[The awards] make you strive to do better. They are validation that we are doing good work,” Seth said.

There are currently 17 doctoral students at the business school, pursuing a specialization in finance, management or marketing. The objective of the Ph.D. program is to produce graduates that can pursue a teaching position at research universities. Amanuel Tekleab, associate professor of management and a Board of Visitors Fellow, is the director of the Ph.D. program.

The awards were presented on April 19 at the academic assembly.

Read more about the school’s Ph.D. program here.