Faculty and ResearchFaculty Awards and Honors

Department of Marketing Chair named 2021 FIU Top Scholar

Minye Michael Tang

(June 9, 2021) Anthony Miyazaki, chair and professor, Department of Marketing and Logistics, was recognized as a 2021 Top Scholar by the FIU Office of the Provost, one of 30 faculty members across the university to receive the award. He was recognized for achievements in the category of Globally Engaged and/or Culturally Sensitive Teaching. Miyazaki, who led the establishment of the Master of Marketing, is an expert in cause-related marketing, among other topics. His research on topics such as pricing, online consumer privacy, and state-sponsored lotteries have been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Psychology & Marketing, and others. MORE


Tang receives “30 Under 40” honor from National Investor Relations Institute.

Minye Michael Tang

(June 9, 2021) Minye (Michael) Tang, assistant professor of accounting, has been named to the the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2021 class of “30 Under 40,” which honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community. He is the sole full-time academic faculty member among the distinguished group of 30 professionals to be selected for the honor by the committee of NRI Fellows.

Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents, and is the largest professional investor relations association in the world. MORE


Haar selected for Fulbright screening panel.

Jerry Haar

(June 9, 2021) Jerry Haar, professor of international business, has been invited by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to serve on the National Screening Committee for research and study proposals in Business for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The IIE annually administers the competition for the Fulbright program, sponsored by the United States Department of State in partnership with foreign governments and universities.

Haar, the author of 12 books, is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a research affiliate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. He has served as director of Washington Programs for the Council of the Americas, and served as special assistant to two cabinet secretaries. MORE


Lyles named Academy of Management Fellow

Stav Fainshmidt

(May 10, 2021) Marjorie A. Lyles, International Business Distinguished Research Fellow at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business), has be elected as an Academy of Management (AOM) Fellow, one of fourteen scholars worldwide to be selected for the prestigious honor in 2021. The designation of Fellow recognizes and honors members of the academy who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. It also provides opportunities for fellowship and a forum for discussion among honorees.

Lyles, one of the world’s most prominent scholars in international business and strategy, joined FIU Business as a research fellow in 2018. In a career spanning over 30 years of international business research, teaching and consulting experience, she was most recently the OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration and a professor of international strategic management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. MORE


International Business Professor Receives Prestigious Academy of Management Award

Stav Fainshmidt

(May 3, 2021) Stav Fainshmidt, Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar and associate professor of international business at Florida International University (FIU) has received the 2021 Academy of Management IM Division FIU Emerging Scholar Award. The award recognizes the contribution to international management scholarship by a junior scholar. MORE


Real estate professor named to editorial board of top journal.

Zhenguo Lin

(January 14, 2021) Real Real Estate professor Zhenguo (Len) Lin, Hollo Research Fellow and professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, one of the top three journals in the real estate field. MORE


Real estate professor appointed co-editor at top industry journal

William Hardin

(January 14, 2021) William Hardin, associate dean of the Chapman Graduate School, professor of finance and real estate, Knight Ridder Endowed Eminent Scholar and Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellow, has been appointed as co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Research. The flagship journal of the American Real Estate Society provides insight into issues in real estate for practitioners and academics. The journal focuses on investigating and expanding the frontiers of knowledge that cover business decision-making applications or scholarly real estate research. MORE


Global management and leadership professor serves on National Academies of Science panel

Juan I. Sanchez

(January 14, 2021) Juan I. Sanchez, Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Scholar Chair in Management and eminent scholar, Department of Global Leadership and Management, served on a National Academies of Science panel, “Committee for a Peer Review of a Report Commissioned by the Social Security Administration on Required Mental Health Requirements for Selected Occupations,” work done by the Social Security Administration and its contractors to determine the social interaction and adaptation requirements for a set of selected occupations. MORE


International business professor among top 2% in the field of business and management for citations

Fred Walumbwa

(December 9, 2020) Fred Walumbwa, a professor of international business is among the top 2% of researchers in their fields according to analysis of author citations published by the journal PLOS Biology. The publicly available database provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator. Researchers are classified into 22 fields and 176 sub-fields. MORE


International business professor appointed to editorial board of leading journal on financial and risk management

Jerry Haar

(December 9, 2020) Jerry Haar, a professor of international business, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Risk and Financial Management. He will also serve as the editor of a special issue of the journal on the topic of globalization and competitiveness. MORE


Dean Li elected to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Joanne Li

(October 14, 2020) FIU Business Dean Joanne Li has been elected to the Greater Miami Chamber Commerce’s 114th Board of Directors. She will be installed during a board retreat that will be held virtually on November 16. In her role, Dean Li will attend board meetings and assist in membership development, event sponsorships and strategy setting for the organization. MORE. MORE


Research by FIU Business faculty cited in World Bank’s latest Global Investment Competitiveness Report

Jerry Haar

(October 14, 2020) Research by Jerry Haar, a professor of international business and David Wernick, a teaching professor of international business, has been cited in the World Bank’s latest Global Investment Competitiveness Report, “Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty,” recently released. The report, developed in the month’s preceding the outbreak of COVID-19, focuses on trade and investment policy uncertainty due to policy shifts, globally and nationally. It finds that rising policy uncertainty is darkening the outlook for foreign direct investment. MORE


Dean Li Joins International Advisory Council for Leading Business School in Portugal

Joanne Li

(September 18, 2020) FIU Business Dean Joanne Li has been named one of eight founding members of International Advisory Council for the ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management in Lisbon, Portugal. ISEG is the first Portuguese school of economics and management and is part of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), the largest and top-ranked Portuguese university. ISEG’s master’s in finance program is currently ranked No. 31 in the world by the Financial Times. MORE


Professors’ research cited in World Bank report

Jerry Haar and David Wernick

(July 15, 2020) Empirical research by Department of International Business professors Jerry Haar and David Wernick was recently cited in Chapter I of the World Bank report, “Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019/2020: Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty” MORE


FIU Business professor named to Executive DBA Council board.

George Marakas

(July 7, 2020) George Marakas, director of Doctoral Programs at FIU Business, has been elected to the board of the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC), the international standards and networking body for over 150 DBA programs worldwide. The organization also approves new DBA programs at member universities and colleges. MORE


Seema Pissaris receives Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Seema Pissaris

(July 6, 2020) Seema Pissaris, clinical professor of international business, has been honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching by FIU’s Office of the Provost. She will receive the award at the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony in fall 2020.

Pissaris teaches graduate level courses in entrepreneurship, leadership and social entrepreneurship. She leads an internship project which provides students the practical skills needed to set up their own enterprise and encourages them to work with mentors, alumni and other business advisors. MORE


Finance faculty member recognized for Excellence in Service

Deanne Butchey

(July 6, 2020) Deanne Butchey, university lecturer of finance, has been honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service by FIU’s Office of the Provost. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to FIU Business, the university and the community-at-large. She will receive the award at the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony in fall 2020.

In 2013, Butchey was recognized with the “Spirit of Service-Learning Award” awarded by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida Inc. (RPCVSF), the Miami-Dade Teacher of the Year Coalition, and the Armando Alejandre Jr. Foundation. MORE


Hollo School Professor recognized for multidisciplinary real estate research

Zhenguo Lin

(June 10, 2020) Zhenguo (Len) Lin, professor and Hollo Research Fellow at the Hollo School of Real Estate, has received the 2020 Graaskamp Award for 2020 from the American Real Estate Society (ARES). The Graaskamp Award recognizes extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate.

Lin is a previous winner of the ARES Kinnard Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding real estate scholarship in the early stage of a real estate career. He was ranked No. 2 globally for 2015-2019 for real estate research by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.  MORE


FIU Business Dean Joanne Li among community leaders honored by Miami Today

(November 13, 2019) FIU Business Dean Joanne Li and three alumni were among 52 community leaders honored by Miami Today at a reception November 7 to mark the release of the newspaper’s annual Book of Leaders. The book compiles a full year of Miami Today’s “Achiever” profiles, one of which is published in the newspaper each week. MORE


International Business faculty member recognized among the most productive and influential scholars in his field

Fred Walumbwa

(September 11, 2019) Ochieng (Fred) Walumbwa, associate professor in the Department of International Business, has been recognized as the fifth most productive leadership scholar during the period 2004 to 2010, and the 11th most influential leadership scholar during the period 1990 through 2017, in a paper recently published in The Leadership Quarterly. MORE


Assistant professor of international business named finalist for award at AIB conference

Orhun Guldiken

(July 10, 2019) Orhun Guldiken, assistant professor in the Department of International Business, was named a finalist for the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award at the Academy of International Business annual meeting in Copenhagen, held June 24-27, 2019. MORE


MIB Faculty Director Fainshmidt honored as Young Scholar at AIB conference

Stav Fainshmidt

(July 10, 2019) Stav Fainshmidt, assistant professor in the Department of International Business and faculty director of the Master of International Business, received the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, June 24-27, 2019. MORE


GLAM Chair Sanchez receives federal committee appointment

Juan I. Sanchez

(June 12, 2019) Juan I. Sanchez, chair of the Department of Global Leadership and Management, has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee on Social Security Administration. He previously served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Functional Assessment of Adults with Disabilities. MORE


FIU Business Professor Jerry Haar publishes new book on globalization, competitiveness and governability

Jerry Haar

(June 12, 2019) Jerry Haar, professor and director of Executive and Professional Education, has published Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability: The Three Disruptive Forces of Business in the 21st Century, in collaboration with Georgetown University Professor Ricardo Ernst. MORE


FIU Business Professor Named to Academy of Management Committee

William Newburry

(May 22, 2019) William Newberry, chair of the Department of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. MORE


Hollo School’s Freybote wins Young Scholar Award

Julia Freybote

(April 12, 2019) Julia Freybote, assistant professor and director of the Hollo School of Real Estate’s Master of Science in International Real Estate, has won the Kinnard Young Scholar award from the American Real Estate Society. MORE


Hollo School’s Lin wins Best Paper Award

Zhenguo Lin

(April 12, 2019) Zhenguo “Len” Lin, Hollo Research Fellow and associate professor, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, won the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Real Estate Research, as well as the Red Pen Award, from the Journal of Real Estate Research, widely considered as one of the top three real estate journals. MORE


Hardin wins international achievement award

William Hardin

(April 12, 2019) William Hardin, associate director of the Chapman Graduate School of Business and co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, is the recipient of the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award from the American Real Estate Society. MORE


PhD students honored for teaching, scholarly presentations

(April 12, 2019) At the Provost Awards Recognition Reception, held April 5, 2019, two FIU Business doctoral students were recognized by Provost Kenneth Furton. Chen Wang, PhD student in the Department of Global Leadership and Management, received the UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Ellen Compos Sousa, PhD student in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, won first place in the Scholarly Poster presentation.


Accounting professor named chair of ACCA committee

Kenneth Henry

(April 12, 2019) Kenneth Henry, associate professor of Accounting, has been named chair of the Governance Design Committee of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants. He has served as an ACCA Council member since 2010. MORE


IB Department Chair Newburry honored twice by AIB for scholarship

William Newburry

(April 12, 2019) William Newburry, chair, Department of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, is the first co-recipient of the Cuervo-Cazurra & Newburry Award, given to the scholar who contributed most to the scientific capacity of academics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Newburry was also named a Silver Medalist for his legacy of contributions to the Journal of International Business Studies. MORE


Associate Dean Kundu appointed to Associate Editor position

Sumit K. Kundu

(January 16, 2019) Sumit K. Kundu, associate dean, International Programs, academic director, Master of International Business program and James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of International Management, effective January 2019. MORE


Hollander receives national real estate women’s award

Suzanne Hollander

(November 19, 2018) Suzanne Hollander, instructor at the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate and industry liaison, Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, received the 2018 Career Advancement for Women Impact Award at the national CREW Network Convention and Marketplace. MORE


Walumbwa named to Influential Leadership Scholars list

Fred Walumbwa

(August 22, 2018) Fred O. Walumbwa, associate professor in the Department of International Business, has been named one of the most Influential Leadership Scholars between 1990 and 2017 in a recent issue of Leadership Quarterly. MORE


Hardin named to leadership list for SSRN eLibrary downloads

William Hardin

(August 8, 2018) William Hardin, associate dean, Chapman Graduate School and co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, has been ranked in the top 10% of authors by all-time downloads on the SSRN eLibrary. MORE


Accounting professor named associate editor of international management journal

Kannan Raghunandan

(August 19, 2018) Kannan Raghunandan (Raghu), Ryder Eminent Scholar, School of Accounting, has been named associate editor for the journal " Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers," published by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. MORE


Real estate faculty member Freybote wins Best Paper award

Julia Freybote

(August 30, 2018) Julia Freybote, program director, Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) and assistant professor in the Tibor & Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, has won the American Real Estate Society's Best Paper Award in the Apartments category. MORE


ARES Best Paper Award to Hollo School's Lin

Julia Freybote

(August 30, 2018) Dr. Zhenguo (Len) Lin has won American Real Estate Society (ARES) best paper awards for the Housing category for his paper titled, "Price and Trading Volume in the Housing Market." MORE


Hollo School Professor Wins Best Paper Award at International Real Estate Conference

Zhenguo Lin

(July 23, 2018) Zhenguo (Len) Lin, an associate professor in the Hollo School of Real Estate, won a best paper award at the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress, held in Qingdao, China July 20-22. MORE


Finance Professors Win Best Paper Award

Finance Professors Win Best Paper Award

(July 17, 2018) Finance professors Shahid Hamid, Krishnan Dandapani, Suchismita Mishra and Arun Upadhyay won a best paper award at the 2018 Global Finance Conference, held in Paris July 3-5. MORE


FIU's Professor Walumbwa, Phd Candidate Misati Earn Best Paper Honor

Fred Walumbwa

(July 17, 2018) A paper by Fred Walumbwa, professor of management and international business, has been selected as one of the best papers for the upcoming Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. MORE


International Business Professor Earns AIB's Best Reviewer Award

Curba Lampert

(July 17, 2018) Curba Lampert, an assistant professor of management and international business, has been selected as the winner of a 2018 Best Reviewer Award by the Academy of International Business (AIB). MORE


Hollo School Director Named to Board of Leading Real Estate Journal

Eli Beracha

(July 11, 2018) Eli Beracha, associate professor and director of the Hollo School of Real Estate, has been chosen to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics (JREFE). MORE


Founding Hollo School Director Honored with Real Estate Academic Achievement Award

William Hardin

(July 11, 2018) William Hardin, associate dean, Chapman Graduate School and co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the International Real Estate Society (IRES) Achievement Award. MORE

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