Johnson Faculty Honored for Teaching and Research

Graduates of the class of 2012 selected top instructors

Johnson Faculty Honored for Teaching and Research

Three faculty members of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management were recently recognized as outstanding educators by vote of the MBA graduating class of 2012. A fourth member of the faculty was recognized by Johnson’s Dean L. Joseph Thomas for excellence in research.

The Faculty Research Award, given by the dean annually to a member of the Johnson faculty in recognition of outstanding research contributions and achievements, went to Murillo Campello, Lewis H. Durland Professor of Management and professor of finance. Campello is an internationally-known scholar of financial economics, and studies a range of financial issues, such as the impact of market imperfections on companies, product markets, financial crises, econometrics, and more. His papers have been nominated twice for the distinguished Brattle Prize of The Journal of Finance and received the Goldman Sachs Best Paper award by The Review of Finance.

“I am delighted to honor Professor Campello with this year’s Faculty Research Award,” said Dean Thomas. “His extensive, award-winning research on financial economics continues to shape the financial industry and has been cited prominently by both the business press and the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Campello’s examination of such critical issues as corporate capital structure, corporate hedging, and the effects of financial constraints, serves as a testament to his advancement of the industry and benefits Johnson’s next-generation business leaders.” 

Nate Peck, senior lecturer of management, was awarded the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Established by the class of 1992 as part of its class gift, the Apple Award enables graduating classes to honor a faculty member who exemplifies outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence.

Throughout his courses, Peck draws on his 24 years of experience consulting at McKinsey & Co., Inc., and at KPMG Consulting, where he consulted to global banks and financial institutions in strategy, M&A, financial management, and risk management. Peck is also a Johnson and Cornell University graduate.

Graduates of the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA (CQEMBA) Program honored both Andrew Karolyi, Faculty Co-Director of Emerging Markets Institute and Alumni Professor in Asset Management, and Roger Wright, associate professor of management sciences at Queen’s School of Business, with the STAR Award. This award recognizes exceptional teaching and was inaugurated in 2007, by the first graduating class of the CQEMBA program.

Karolyi is an internationally known scholar in the area of investment management, with a specialization in the study of international financial markets. He has published in numerous finance and economics journals, and his research has been covered extensively in media. Recently, one of Karolyi’s studies informed an important U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission report presented to Congress. 

Wright has lectured internationally on production and operations management, has been responsible for the design, start-up, and management of several new manufacturing ventures, and has owned and operated a management consulting firm.

Lawrence Robinson, professor of operations management, was awarded with The Globe Award for Teaching Excellence by the Cornell Executive MBA Program. This distinction goes to a faculty member teaching in the program, who demonstrates a command of subject matter and also possesses the creativity, dedication, and enthusiasm essential to meet the unique challenges of the EMBA education.

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