Saunders College Distinguished Professorships
Distinguished Faculty Professorships encourage ongoing commitment to excellence, kindle intellectual vibrancy, elevate the standards of instruction, and enrich contributions to public service. They demonstrate professionalism, groundbreaking scholarship, exceptional instruction, and the breadth and significance of service contributions.
Executive Education Professorships
Outstanding teacher-scholars engaged in teaching in Executive Education programs and supporting the Executive Education team to continue to drive the reputation of these programs.
The Benjamin Forman Professorship for Research
Dr. Palanski has been a prolific researcher in the area of leadership, publishing in top journals, as well as producing multiple book chapters and dozens of conference papers. He plans to continue publishing with Saunders College and RIT faculty , as well as colleagues across the world. He recently assumed the position of Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics – a prestigious position at a top journal. Mike will also continue his recent efforts to collaborate with companies in the Rochester region in support of his research efforts.
The Benjamin Forman Professorship for Collaborative Research
Dr. Perotti has a demonstrated record of collaborative work across RIT with Simone Center, NTID, GCCIS, and COLA - with some of his work sponsored by NSF, the Knight Foundation, and SAP Corporation. Through this work, he has developed strong relationships with RIT’s Sponsored Research Services, Government and Community Relations, Corporate Relations and Foundation Relations teams. Vic plans to continue creating cross-college research programs and facilitating research opportunities, with Saunders College and RIT faculty, through support from business, industry, government and the public sector.
J. Warren McClure Research Professorship in Marketing
To perpetuate Mr. McClure’s professional interest in the field of marketing
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. J. Warren McClure
The Madelon and Richard Rosett Professorship for Research
Zhang has been incredibly successful as an empirical researcher in conducting high-quality research in finance and accounting. In just the past three years, he has produced 3 “Elite” and 4 “Top” journal publications – with a very healthy pipeline of more promising work. After spending a year on sabbatical working at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Hao plans to continue collaborating with colleagues there, in addition to working with colleagues at Saunders College. He also plans to submit several NSF grants over the next 3 years.
Daniel D. Tessoni Professorship in Accounting
To honor Daniel D. Tessoni for his teaching contributions and his lifelong impact on students
Donor: Friends and Alumni of Dan Tessoni and the Saunders College of Business