Saunders College of Business is proud to recognize the achievements of the college, faculty and staff during the 2018-2019 academic year. It is through the hard work and dedication of these individuals that Saunders is so frequently ranked among the best.
Length of Service Recognition
#16 MS Management
#21 MS Finance
#31 MS Computational Finance
#47 MS Accounting
- US News & World Report ranked Saunders #62 in the nation... ranking #1 in Western New York!
- College Factual, the precious data provider for USA Today, moved Saunders' MIS Program up 4 spots in their rankings of MIS programs this year, coming in at #6 nationally.
Online EMBA Program
Provost’s Learning Innovation Grants (PLIG):
- Emi Moriuch received a PLIG for her research on “Experiential Learning in Internet Marketing: An Eye-Tracking Approach”
- Ann Hager, Scot Atkins, Kathleen Scot Brady, and Kelly Metz-Davis received a PLIG for their research on “Tutoring with Technology: Say Good bye to Pen and Paper”
Provost’s Leadership Opportunity Grant:
- Karthik Namasivayam received an Opportunity Grant for his research on “Advanced Leadership Development in Higher Education Conference”
Guided Online Learning Development (GOLD) Graduates:
Tenured and Promotion to Associate Professor
Raj Murthy was awarded the McClure Professorship in Marketing. This award recognizes a professor that engages in activities to enhance the national reputation and visibility of Saunders College marketing programs and the McClure Professorship, provides leadership in advancing marketing education and scholarship, and leads and coordinates the biennial McClure Distinguished Lectureship in Marketing.
SCB Zutes Award Recipients
Stan Hoi, Archana Jain, Manlu Liu, Joy Olabisi, Zhi Tang, and Yang Yu each received a Zutes Award. This award recognizes and celebrates the output and quality of intellectual contributions and fosters continuing achievement.
Faculty Scholarship Report’s Featured Faculty Member
Saunders College recognizes the research productivity of Yang Yu throughout the year.
RIT-Sponsored Research Services Boot Camp Seed Grant
Dr. Duygu Akdevelioglu received the Seed Grants. Akdevelioglu's research looks at “Wearable Technologies and Consumer Engagement in Social Media”.
RIT Provost’s Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award
Ann Hager received the Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award for her outstanding commitment to faculty mentoring by actively helping less experienced faculty.
RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching
Hao Zhang received the highest honor to be bestowed for teaching at RIT in recognition of his excellence in teaching.
Jerrie Hsieh – “Impact of Individual Risk Profile, Knowledge of Airbnb, and Perceived Risk on Purchase Decision Making in Sharing Economy: USA and China Comparison”
Manlu Liu – “Examining Blockchain Adoption Strategy in Auditing Industry through Big Data”
Qian Song – “Role of cultural factors in auditor-client negotiation”
Rong Yang – “Employee Protection Regulations & Audit Pricing: Worldwide Evidence”
Hao Zhang – “Exploring Effects of Social Capital on Corporate Decisions & Exploring Effect of SEC on Financial Markets and Corporate Behaviors”
Faculty Certificates: Outstanding Teaching Effectiveness
Faculty Certificates: Exceptional Student Impact
Faculty Certificates: Exemplary Adjunct Teaching
Staff Impact Awards
Kathy Estabrooks was awarded the Outstanding Staff Award for being meticulous and methodical, streamlining processes, and having a calming influence on others. She has a strong institutional knowledge and work ethic, knows where to get answers and who to get them from. Kathy speaks up on issues that impact students, she has a great ability to work with others, and readily volunteers for Saunders events. She does whatever it takes to help and make sure college is represented well.