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Class of 2012 Selects Vrinda Kadiyali and Roni Michaely for Core Faculty Awards

01/26/2012

Awards honor teaching excellence during the MBA and Accelerated MBA Core Curriculum


Johnson's MBA Class of 2012 is pleased to honor Vrinda Kadiyali, the Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management, its annual Core Faculty Award, while students in the Accelerated MBA class selected Roni Michaely, the Rudd Family Professor of Management, as top teacher in its core. The awards are voted on by second-year MBA students and students in the accelerated MBA program, and recognize outstanding faculty members, who teach during the MBA Core. This he collection of classes is completed by accelerated students during their opening summer session, and by two-year residential students during their first year in the program.

The idea for the award came out of a Student Council initiative to better connect students and faculty. It honors teaching excellence and the professor who best fosters learning through lecture, discussion, and coursework. The Core Faculty Award augments the Johnson School’s existing faculty awards, including the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, which typically goes to faculty teaching electives, and the Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, which is voted on by alumni at their fifth reunion.

Professor Kadiyali joined Johnson at Cornell University in 1993, after completing her PhD in economics at Northwestern University. She teachers the core’s strategy course, and has also taught courses on Internet marketing, channels of distribution, marketing models, as well as several PhD courses. She has earned top marks from MBA students for instruction for more than a decade, and was nominated multiple times for the Apple Teaching Award and Core Faculty Award.

Roni Michaely was honored by the Accelerated MBA Class of 2012 for his work with them in the core managerial finance course. Michaely joined Johnson in 1990, after earning his PhD in finance at New York University. He was twice honored with the Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, and 2000 and 2007, and has won numerous awards for his research, including the Journal of Finance’s top prize, in 2005.

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