Excellence in Research - Il-Woon Kim
Dr. Il-Woon Kim, professor of accounting and international business and associate director of the Institute for Global Business, is renowned for his research in cost accounting, management accounting, and international accounting. During the past 15 years, he has focused his work primarily on corporate cost accounting practices, not only in the United States, but also in Japan and Korea (target costing), and Germany (consumption accounting), studying process improvements, theory of constraints and throughput accounting, and international comparative analyses of different accounting systems around the world. With the Consortium of Advanced Management – International (CAM-I), Kim has been involved in many research projects on target costing for large companies, such as Boeing, Chrysler, Caterpillar, Timken, Continental Tevis, Mercedes Benz (Germany), Futaba (Japan), Alta Management (Japan), and HyunDai Motor (Korea), the results of which have been published in the CAM-I Research Monograph Series and professional journals.
Just as the business community has benefited from Kim’s findings, so have his students. Kim’s work outside of the classroom has played a vital role in his teaching.
Much of my research outputs have been directly incorporated into teaching my graduate classes. These outputs are current and relevant, but not available in textbooks.
Excellence in Teaching - William McHenry
Dr. William McHenry, associate professor of management, sees his role as a teacher as much more than simply accumulating knowledge, organizing it, and presenting it to the students. In his classes, he also seeks to coach his students, setting high standards and challenging them to work hard enough to achieve what they are capable of achieving.
“One thing I try to do in the classroom is to ignite my students’ imagination by bringing them new information about the subject matter through the use of videos and small cases studies, live presentations by executives and experts, and even teleconference links. A second, crucial thing is to model intellectual rigor to the students. Students can read facts from written sources, memorize, and pass quizzes and tests, as long as they have the discipline, but the 21st century demands that we impart to our students critical thinking skills. These are the very skills imparted by Plato and Aristotle, and the reason that education, for all the high tech innovations over the centuries (the book, the blackboard, the computer), still revolves around critical thinking skills that are best imparted by a mentor. Finally, I try to model social justice in my classroom by treating everyone equally.
Excellence in Service - Thomas Costigan
Thomas Costigan joined the CBA faculty in 1997 and, over the years, has served the college in a variety of capacities. He has been a member of the undergraduate curriculum committee, chair of the Department of Finance scholarship committee, and course coordinator for the basic finance course. In addition, Costigan has been a frequent guest speaker in several business classes and has offered seminars on getting started in investments to students and their guests. He has also served as an academic judge for a business plan contest held within the entrepreneurship program.