Congratulations, Faculty and Staff Award Winners!


Jindal School Dean Hasan Pirkul announced the 2016-2017 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award winners September 15 at a reception at which new faculty and staff members also were introduced.

A teaching awards committee determined winners of the teaching awards; a separate committee of school staff members determined the outstanding staff member. Winners received a plaque and a grant of $1,000.

Alex Edsel, director of the MS in Marketing program, outstanding online teacher; Rita Bargerhuff, lecturer in marketing, outstanding adjunct faculty teacher; James Hough, web developer in JSOM Web Services, outstanding staff member; Ganesh Janakiraman, Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management, outstanding graduate teacher; Tiffany Bortz, associate coordinator of the Accounting Area and senior lecturer, outstanding undergraduate teacher; and Yaqin Hu (not pictured), PhD student in Management Science with an accounting concentration, outstanding teaching assistant.

The dean also announced that:

Han Xia Sydney Smith Hicks Faculty Fellowship

Han Xia

Han Xia, associate professor of finance and managerial economics, has been named the new Sydney Smith Hicks Faculty Fellow

Kathy Zolton receiving award from Executive Vice President Hobson Wildenthal

Kathy Zolton receiving her award from UT Dallas Executive Vice President Hobson Wildenthal

Kathy Zolton, senior lecturer in accounting, earned the President’s Teaching Excellence Award at the University’s Honors Convocation last May, and that

Chien Ho Paden Undergraduate of the Year Award

Chien Ho Paden with her Undergraduate of the Year Award

Chien Ho Paden, Jindal School advisor, earned the UT Dallas Undergraduate Advisor of the Year Award at the Honors Convocation. Paden, who joined UT Dallas in 2001, has worked at the Jindal School since 2007.