2008 Honorees

Excellence in Research - Aigbe Akhigbe

Aigbe Akhigbe, Ph.D.Dr. Aigbe Akhigbe, Frederick E. Moyer chair and professor of finance, is recognized worldwide as a research leader and has received many accolades throughout his career. Among his most notable honors, Akhigbe was ranked 6th out of 17,573 finance authors of all time during the past 50 years, in an article written by T. Jalbert, S. Alangar, and N. Young, titled “Additional Evidence on Prolific Authors in Finance Over the Past Half Century,” Advances in Financial Education, Volume 6, Summer 2008. His research interests cover issues ranging from investment processes to corporate finance and the financial services industry.

Excellence in Teaching - Sharon Kimmell

Sharon KimmellDr. Sharon Kimmell, associate professor of accounting, is renowned for her exemplary teaching and service to students and successful use of innovative techniques in the classroom, particularly in online delivery of the financial accounting course in the MBA program. Based on her record as an outstanding teacher, Kimmell was selected as the KPMG Faculty Teaching Fellow in the School of Accountancy. She is highly respected by her students who appreciate their learning experience in her classes and the high standards which she maintains. Kimmell has supervised numerous honors projects for School of Accountancy students. At least one of her students has received a best paper award from the American Accounting Association Ohio Region and another has published a co-authored paper with her.

Excellence in Service - Susan Hanlon, D.B.A.

Susan Hanlon, D.B.A.Dr. Susan Hanlon, associate professor of management, joined the CBA faculty in 1990. Throughout her career at UA, Hanlon has played an instrumental role in the development of educational programs within the college. She served as director of the Center for Family Business within the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies from 1997 to 2006, and as interim director of the Institute from 1998 to 1999. As chair of the CBA Summer Scholars Awards Committee in 2007-2008, Hanlon helped create the Summer Scholars Program that teams undergraduate Honors students with faculty in research endeavors. Hanlon is also the faculty advisor for the Department of Management Honors Students.