Professor of Organizational Studies Michael Pratt won the prestigious Academy of Management Review 2007 Best Paper Award for “Exploring Intuition and Its Role in Managerial Decision Making,” which he coauthored with Erik Dane of Rice University. The award is given annually to a paper published the previous year whose practical implications are compelling for research and practice, and particularly for teaching business students.
The Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) awarded Associate Professor of Information Systems John Gallaugher the 2008 Instructional Innovation Award for "Undergraduate TechTrek: Blueprint for High-Impact, Cross-Disciplinary, Technology Industry-focused Classroom & Field Learning." Gallaugher presented a paper on the topic and accepted the award at WITS Conference in Paris in December. TechTrek is a for-credit field-study course offered to both graduate and undergraduate students that combines class work and meetings with technology company founders, CEOs, partners, and vice presidents during a one- to two-week tour to businesses on the West Coast.
Edward J. Kane, James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, participated in a panel about financial stability and interacted with new members of the House and Senate at the Congressional Research Service Bipartisan Issues Seminar. Held January 9–12 in Richmond, Virginia, the seminar “provides a forum for discussion among new Members and between new Members and nationally recognized experts.”
Jeffrey Cohen, Edith Hotchkiss, and Kathleen Seiders have been appointed Distinguished Faculty Fellows for excelling in research, teaching, and service to the Carroll School. Associate professors Hotchkiss (finance) and Seiders (marketing) were named inaugural Hillenbrand Distinguished Fellows, and Professor Cohen (accounting) holds the Ernst & Young Fellowship. The Hillenbrand Distinguished Fellows are made possible by the generosity of Roch Hillenbrand ’72, and the Ernst & Young Fellowship was established in 1984 through a gift of the partners of Ernst & Young.
Associate Professor of Accounting Billy Soo was named an honorary member of the Boston Security Analysts Society after helping some 4,000 aspiring analysts prepare for their certification exams. Boston College Trustee Charles I. Clough, Jr.,'64, CEO of Clough Capital Partners, presented Soo with the honor.
Boston College is one of only two institutions whose first-time 2007 CPA exam candidates—without and with advanced degrees that sat for all four sections of the exam at one time—placed among the top 10 schools with the highest passing rates. Undergraduate students placed seventh with a passing rate of 66.67 percent and graduate students placed tenth with a passing rate of 61.11 percent. The national passing rates were 39.73 percent and 44.67 percent, respectively. Boston College first-time exam candidate undergraduates also had the fourth highest passing rate (80.56 percent) in the auditing section and the ninth highest passing rate (74.65 percent) percent in the regulation section.