Faculty receive Belk College grants, awards for research and development

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

The Belk College of Business recently announced the recipients of several awards for faculty research.

Jennifer Troyer, associate professor of economics, and Lloyd Blenman, professor of finance,have received Childress Klein Research Fellowships for the 2006-07 academic year. The fellowships, which are funded by a gift from Childress Klein Properties, provide faculty with funds to conduct research, with an emphasis on applied research that can be used by businesses. When the research projects are completed, the professors will present their findings at academic conferences and will submit articles for publication in applied research journals. Childress Klein Properties donated $1 million to establish the fellowship program in 2000. At the time, it was the largest gift for faculty development in UNC Charlotte history.

The Johnson Awards for Teaching Research and Development make funding available to faculty for pedagogical research and development, such as the development of new courses, academic programs or teaching methods. This year's recipients are:Christie Amato,professor of marketing; and Bob Guinn, associate professor of accounting.

Hwan-Chyang Lin,associate professor of economics, andSungjune Park,assistant professorof management information systems, receivedBarclaysAmerican Summer Research Awards.

Stan Radchenko,assistant professor of economics, receivedthe Wachovia Fund Fellowship.

Seven professors from the Belk College received M.B.A. Faculty Development Grants: Sunil Erevelles, associate professor of marketing; Peter Schwarz, professor of economics; Ram Kuman, professor of management information systems; Judson Russell, associate professor of finance; Kelly Zellars, associate professor of management; Hermann Ndofor, assistant professor of management; and Gary Kohut, professor of management.

Jennifer Troyer, associate professor of economics, and James Nebus, associate professor of management and international business, received Belk College Seed Grants for funded research proposals.