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Terry College profs win Outstanding Faculty Awards

The Terry College of Business presented its annual awards for outstanding teaching and research. Two professors were honored at a college-wide meeting Aug. 25.

Santanu Chatterjee, an associate professor of economics, received the 2010 Outstanding Teaching Award.

Chatterjee joined the Terry College faculty in 2001, after earning his doctorate from the University of Washington. He is a three-time recipient (2003, 2006 and 2010) of the George P. Swift Award, the highest teaching honor given by the economics department. He also has been recognized twice for his instructional excellence at UGA’s Honors Day, most recently in 2009.

“Santanu’s teacher evaluations are truly remarkable when you consider the range of courses that he has been assigned to teach,” said economics department head Chris Cornwell, who nominated Chatterjee. “Santanu has taught intermediate macroeconomics and international trade at the undergraduate level, macroeconomic theory and international trade at the Ph.D. level, macroeconomics in the Fast-Track and Full-Time M.B.A. programs, and economic development for UGA’s study-abroad program in Costa Rica. Invariably, students rate his effort as outstanding in every dimension of the course evaluation.”

Richard Daniels, M.B.A. programs director, described Chatterjee as a “superstar” in all the Terry M.B.A. program formats offered in Athens and Atlanta.

Elena Karahanna, the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business and a faculty member in management information systems, received the Terry College’s Outstanding Research Award.

“The most obvious evidence of her impact is the number of articles in top-level research journals and the number of citations of her work,” said Dale Goodhue, head of the management information systems department, who nominated Karahanna. “In 17 years since receiving her Ph.D., she has published nine articles in the field’s two most selective journals.”

Karahanna was ranked the 10th most prolific MIS researcher based on publications appearing in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research during a 10-year period ending in 2009. She also is known for her insightful reviewing of research papers submitted to the top journals.

She served a three-year post as a senior editor at MIS Quarterly and the Journal of AIS and currently holds the same title with Information Systems Research. As a mentor of doctoral students, she has supervised nine dissertations and served on 14 dissertation committees.

The winners were chosen from nominations from the college’s seven departments. Each received $1,000.