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Awards for Research and Teaching Presented to Faculty Members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

April 11, 2024

Toronto – Nine faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management were honoured and recognized today at an annual event, across five award categories for their research and teaching.

Four faculty members were awarded with the Roger Martin Awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching. Established by Professor Emeritus Roger Martin, a former Dean of the Rotman School, the awards are presented annually to faculty members who have achieved distinction for their teaching or research activities.

Profs. Yongah Kim and Maja Djikic are the recipients of the Roger Martin Excellence in Teaching Award and

Profs. Nathaniel Baum-Snow and Yoshio Nozawa received the Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award.

Profs. Jeffrey Callen and Nitin Mehta are the joint recipients of the Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentorship Award. The award recognizes the support faculty provide to doctoral students with success measured by the placement of students in academic positions, the publication of the students’ thesis research in top journals, and the students’ receipt of best paper prizes and similar awards.

Prof. Ming Hu and Partha Mohanram are the winners of the Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award, which recognizes and encourages research and research-related service that contribute to the development of a robust and dynamic research environment within and beyond the Rotman community.

Prof. Daniel Trefler is the recipient of the Outstanding Research Impact Award, which recognizes research and other professional activity that has a significant impact on external non-academic audiences including the business and public policy communities both locally and internationally. 

Yongah Kim is an associate professor of strategic management working with the School’s Leadership Development Lab and the Self-Development Lab. She is also a Research Fellow with the Institute for Gender and the Economy. Her main areas of focus include Strategic Change and Implementation with an emphasis on digital & agile transformations, management consulting and leadership development.

Maja Djikic is a personality psychologist specializing in adult development. She is an associate professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management, executive director of the Self-Development Lab, and the academic director of the Rotman Executive Coaching Certificate program at the Rotman School 

Her first book, The Possible Self A Leader’s Guide to Personal Development, was published last month by Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

Nathaniel Baum-Snow is a professor of economic analysis & policy and holds the Premier's Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness. He has research interests in urban and real estate economics, labour economics and economic geography. His research includes investigations of reasons for changes in the spatial organization of economic activity in U.S. and Chinese cities, reasons for which workers earn more and have more dispersed wages in larger cities, and the consequences of transportation infrastructure investments on urban growth and welfare.

Yoshio Nozawa is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Rotman School. His research interests are on asset pricing, with a particular focus on fixed income and credit risk. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals.

Jeffrey Callen is a professor of accounting. His research interests include corporate valuation, accounting information and capital markets, efficiency measurement and the economics of the non-profit firm. The PhD students he has supervised have secured positions at some of the world’s leading business schools.

Nitin Mehta is the Ellison Professor of Marketing. His research focuses on structural models of consumer search, multi-category choices, imperfect recall and learning, consumers' healthcare decisions, economics of binge consumption, adoption of AI by firms and consumers, and the socio-economic impact of AI.

Ming Hu is the Distinguished Professor of Business Operations and Analytics and a professor of operations management. His research focuses on operations management in the context of sharing economy, social buying, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and two-sided markets, with the goal to exploit operational decisions to the benefit of the society.

Partha Mohanram is the John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing and a professor of accounting. He has published extensively in the areas of financial statement analysis, valuation of growth firms, implied cost of capital and executive compensation. His recent work is in the area of social media, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is the Editor-in-chief of Contemporary Accounting Research.

Daniel Trefler is the J. Douglas and Ruth Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity and a professor of economic analysis & policy. His research looks notably at the effects of shifting global value chains, the consequences of China’s rise, and the potential impacts of digitalization on trade in financial and other services. His has been instrumental in the design and pursuit of trade agreements that promote productivity, innovation and investment while minimizing the harmful effects on workers and the most disadvantaged. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, received the Killam Prize for his exceptional career achievement in the field of social sciences in 2016, his first Bank of Canada Fellowship Award in the same year, which was renewed in 2021, a Canada Research Chair, and all three major awards from the Canadian Economics Association.

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