Faculty Chairs, awards & achievements

Faculty Chairs, awards & achievements

Faculty Chairs, awards & achievements

Chairs & awards l Teaching Awards


Chairs & awards

Nancy Adler 2014-2021
2007-2014
Bronfman Chair - First awarded
Patrick Augustin 2020

Canada Research Chair in Macrofinance and Derivatives, SSHRC (Tier 2, 2020 onward)

Animesh 2017-2020
2014-2017
2011-2014

Desautels Faculty Scholar

Laurent Barras 2018-2021 Desmarais Scholar Award
Matthieu Bouvard 2017-2020 Desmarais Faculty Scholar
Tamer Boyaci 2014
2010-2013
Desautels Faculty Scholar
Quebec Chair
Reuven Brenner 2007 Repap Chair in Economics
Francesca Carrieri 2010-2013 Desmarais Scholar
Lisa Cohen 2018-2021
2016-2018
Desautels Scholar Award
Desautels Faculty Fellow
Robert David 2018-2021
2016-2018
2011-2014
2010-2013

Peter Brojde Faculty Scholar Award in Entrepreneurship - Renewed
Quebec Chair
Cleghorn Scholar
- 2nd

Adolfo De Motta 2016-2019
2013-2016
2010-2013

Desmarais Faculty Scholar

Laurette Dubé 2010-2017

James McGill Professor - 2nd

Jan Ericsson 2016-2019
2013-2016
2010-2013

Desmarais Faculty Scholar

Vihang Errunza

2007 BMO Chair in Finance
Dror Etzion 2018-2021 Desautels Scholar Award
Samer Faraj 2018
2008

Canada Research Chair in Technology, Innovation and Organizing, SSHRC (Tier 1, 2018-onward)
Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management and Healthcare (Tier 2, 2008-2017)

Steve Fortin 2014-2016 RSM Richter - One-time award
Ruslan Goyenko 2014-2017 Desmarais Scholar
Mehmet Gumus 2017-2019
2014-2017
Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
Desautels Faculty Scholar
Kunsoo Han 2017-2019 Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
Ruthanne Huising 2016-2021 William Dawson Scholar
Yu Ma 2017-2019 Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
Steve Maguire 2017-2020
2010-2013
2010-2013
Cleghorn Faculty Scholar
Quebec Chair
Desautels Chair in Integrated Management
Saku Mantere 2016-2018 Desautels Faculty Fellow
Henry Mintzberg 2007 Cleghorn Chair in Management Studies
Saurabh Mishra 2017-2020
2014-2017

Desautels Faculty Scholar

Robert Nason 2021-2026

William Dawson Scholar

Corey Phelps 2018-2021
2016-2018
Desautels Scholar Award
Desautels Faculty Fellow
Alain Pinsonneault 2019
2012-2019
2009-2019

Distinguished James McGill Professor
James McGill Professor - Renewed
IMASCO Chair in Information Systems

Jui Ramaprasad 2017-2020 Desautels Faculty Scholar
Saibal Ray 2015-2022
2014
2010-2013
Desautels Business Leadership Chair 1
Faculty Scholar
Quebec Chair
Brian Rubineau 2017-2020 Desautels Faculty Scholar
Juan Serpa 2019-2024 William Dawson Scholar
Hongping Tan 2018-2021 Desautels Scholar Award
Omar Toulan 2010-2013 Quebec Chair
Desmond Tsang 2014-2016
2014

RSM Richter - One-time award
Li Ka Shing Fellow

Emmanuelle Vaast 2018-2021
2016-2018
Desautels Scholar Award
Desautels Faculty Fellow
Demetrios Vakratsas 2017-2019
2010-2013

Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
Quebec Chair

Vedat Verter 2013-2020 James McGill Professor - Research grant

Teaching Awards

In 2019, a new initiative was launched to expand teaching recognition at the Faculty at a program-level. The following teaching awards highlight the ongoing commitment toward excellence in teaching that enriches the student experience at Desautels and contributes to our strong reputation.

Jiro KondoJiro Kondo

Fetherstonhaugh Family Foundation 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Programs at Desautels

Professor Jiro Kondo has a talent for connecting financial topics to real world examples. He regularly compliments course material with alumni and industry guest speakers. A champion for experiential learning, Professor Kondo’s students are grateful for his efforts to help them gain insight into the realities of finance careers through hands-on projects with companies. During the pandemic, he has shown deep commitment to helping his students overcome the struggles of remote learning by regularly collecting feedback and adjusting his teaching plans and schedule to keep his students engaged and motivated.

Lisa CohenLisa Cohen

Morty Yalovsky 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Programs at Desautels

Professor Lisa Cohen is particularly skillful in orchestrating and encouraging class discussion and participation. While she consistently infuses topics of EDI into her courses, she also creates a classroom environment in which all students feel welcome and represented through a diverse array of guest speakers, case protagonists, and examples. A strong proponent for sustainability, she regularly uses creative ways to weave the material into her lectures through real-world, relevant case studies and examples. Indeed, her students greatly appreciate the highly practical nature of her courses.


Don MelvilleDon Melville

BCom Core Teaching Award 2021

According to students, Professor Don Melville explains cares deeply about their learning. He offers interactive classes that link content with real world examples and make the learning experience engaging despite the challenging circumstances of the pandemic. For example, students are invited to share their favourite movies, books and videogames that were compiled and pused in his slides. These human interest moments are often spontaneous, but important in making the experience as enjoyable and engaging as possible.

Ashesh MukherjeeAshesh Mukherjee

BCom Elective Teaching Award 2021

Professor Ashesh Mukherjee creates a classroom environment that sparks student interest and challenges them to come up with new insights and applications. He introduced a “flipped classroom” structure whereby students view an online video lecture and take a short quiz before coming to class. Class time is freed up for applications, exercises, assignments, as well as coverage of more advanced material. Students say his course structure maximizes learning and classes are engaging.


Kartik GanjuKartik Ganju

MMA Teaching Award 2021

Professor Kartik Ganju applies new teaching methods that allow students to practice concepts in groups using multiple breakout sessions to ensure that they fully grasp the course content. His sessions give students hands-on opportunities to try the new material being taught so that they are able to ask questions and learn while practicing.

Laurent BarrasLaurent Barras

MMF Teaching Award 2021

Professor Laurent Barras reduces uncertainty about course delivery by constantly communicating learning objectives to students. His live sessions build on concepts in easy-to-follow videos, and course material and projects are designed to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world cases and media articles. Classes have a high level of engagement, with productive discussions in virtual breakout rooms.


John-Paul FergusonJohn-Paul Ferguson

MBA Core Teaching Award 2021

Professor John-Paul Ferguson teaches students how to think critically and analytically. He uses a free-flowing style of case discussion to get students comfortable speaking. Students say he does a great job in integrating social elements of business. His evaluation and feedback methods have clear expectations built in and allow students opportunities to improve. His class structures keep class time dynamic and engaging. Concepts are relatable and can be used across industries. His in-class activities are also fun to complete.

Saku MantereSaku Mantere

MBA Japan Teaching Award 2021

Professor Saku Mantere integrates elements such as podcasts and movies into his teaching. Students also participate in knowledge production as they learn. Students comment that he has engaging in-class activities and materials. He is committed to improving the course through feedback which helps shape the lectures to better fit the class interests. His detailed feedback and guidance through the one-on-one office hour sessions are very helpful and highly appreciated by students.


Jingjing ZhangJingjing Zhang

Henry Mintzberg PhD Teaching and Mentorship Award 2021

Professor Jingjing Zhang maintains close relationships with most of her PhD students and guides them in their own research. Her mentoring goes beyond the domains of research, extending to students’ personal lives and career development. Students say she creates and selects very relevant materials for the course. During her classes, she facilitates effective discussions and is very enthusiastic about teaching. She provides valuable guidance on how to develop research topics and models.

Matissa HollisterMatissa Hollister

Innovation in Teaching Award 2021

Professor Matissa Hollister’s classes focus on applying knowledge from readings and videos and discussing its implications. The sessions typically involve students working in small groups to examine an example, interpret results, decide which tool or approach best matches a question, or identify the problems with an analysis. She implemented the use of the online collaboration tool Mural this year, which further enhanced the flipped classroom experience.


Wei QiWei Qi

Fetherstonhaugh Family Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award (Undergraduate Programs) 2020

Professor Wei Qi, is known for his innovative and interactive course material linked to real-world, data-driven situations. His approach to teaching helps students bridge the gap between complex data science theory and its broader social implications. A passionate educator, his enthusiasm and expertise in data science has encouraged some students to pursue careers and further studies in the field. His students describe him as kind and patient and are grateful for the extra time he devotes to coaching and supporting them one-on-one.

Sebastien BetermierSebastien Betermier

Morty Yalovsky Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Programs at Desautels 2020

Professor Sebastien Betermier has been teaching Finance and Investment at Desautels since 2010. Described by his students as engaging, passionate and knowledgeable, Professor Betermier is exceptional at tailoring his classes to suit the needs of diverse groups of students, enabling them to have a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts of finance. Five years ago, Professor Betermier founded the successful McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) with a vision of applying finance to drive responsible and creative solutions for complex social and environmental issues.


Amanda AbramsAmanda Abrams

Fetherstonhaugh Family Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award (Undergraduate Programs) 2019

Professor Abrams is known for creating stimulating and interactive presentations linked to real world situations, and is particularly skilled at encouraging class participation. Although her courses are challenging, her enthusiasm, passion, and commitment to building strong, genuine relationships with students inspires them to work hard and strive for academic excellence.

Elliot LifsonElliot Lifson

Morty Yalovsky Distinguished Teaching Award (Graduate Programs) 2019

Professor Lifson has been teaching in the area of Strategy and Organization at the Faculty since 2005, and has been described by his students as engaging, passionate, humble and extremely knowledgeable. A strong believer in the integration of industry expertise with classroom theory, Professor Lifson makes the content relevant and interesting for students by making great use of case studies and guest speakers.


Alain Pinsonneault

Henry Mintzberg PhD Teaching and Mentorship Award 2019

Professor Alain Pinsonneault recently received the inaugural Henry Mintzberg PhD Teaching and Mentorship Award in recognition of his high-quality teaching and commitment to student progress. He was nominated for the honour by PhD students and alumni. The award was created in 2018 to recognize Professor Henry Mintzberg’s 50 years of service to McGill.

Warut Khern-am-nuaiWarut Khern-am-nuai

BCom Core Teaching Award 2019

Professor Khern-am-nuai makes use of interactive technologies in the classroom to enhance student inclusion and increase student participation; for example, allowing students to respond to questions via their smartphones. He is constantly revising course materials to incorporate real-world stories and examples into the theory.


Juan SerpaJuan Serpa

BCom Elective Teaching Award 2019

Professor Serpa makes use of creative and engaging teaching methods such as the IMDB Prediction Challenge (an innovative mid-term game) or the annual Desautels analytics hackathon. To boost engagement, he also hosts “coffice hours” for students on certain Sunday nights at cafes to speak with students about their academic needs and career goals.

David SchumacherDavid Schumacher

Innovation in Teaching Award 2019

Professor Schumacher uses real life corporate situations that are important to the learning objectives of the class, enabling students to interact with senior industry executives and alumni. He organizes multiple training sessions outside regular class time with external data providers to coach students on how to properly use technology and tools to conduct better research for their projects.


Changseung (Chang) YooChangseung Yoo

MMA Teaching Award 2019

Students commented that Professor Yoo's teaching style is up-to-date and relevant to analytics trends in the industry, therefore preparing students well for the workplace. He consistently asks for feedback and implements changes right away to customize the experience to each class.

Desmond TsangDesmond Tsang

MMF Teaching Award 2019

Students say that Professor Tsang gives clear explanations for complex accounting concepts and financial analysis. He responds to student requests in a timely manner, including outside of office hours.


Sujata MadanSujata Madan

MBA Core Teaching Award 2019

Students comment that Professor Madan breaks down even the most complicated financial theory into tenets understandable by non-finance students. Her teaching methods are oriented towards acquiring practical knowledge and classes are always fun.

Benjamin CroitoruBenjamin Croitoru

MBA Japan Teaching Award 2019

Professor Croitoru's preparation and organization meant students were able to learn a wide amount of information in an effective way. His videos helped students cover more material and spend more time in class on more complex math problems.


Distinguished Teaching Awards: 1985-2018

Every year, the Desautels Faculty of Management recognized two outstanding faculty members with Distinguished Teaching Awards, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. Nominations were submitted by students. The purpose of the award was to honour excellence in teaching which can be reflected through a combination of student teaching evaluations, stimulating lectures, masterful orchestration of case discussions, enthusiasm for teaching, a personal commitment to student learning and growth, and development of new teaching methods.

Year Undergraduate Graduate
June 2018 Desmond Tsang David Schumacher
June 2017 Juan Serpa Sujata Madan
June 2016 Sebastien Betermier Sujata Madan
June 2015 Vadim di Pietro Sujata Madan
June 2014 Ruthanne Huising Philippe Levy
June 2013 Jay Hewlin Elliot Lifson
June 2012 Peter Younkin Sujata Madan
June 2011 Margaret Graham Jeroen Struben
June 2010 Desmond Tsang Tamer Boyaci
June 2009 Saibal Ray Peter Christoffersen
June 2008 Richard Donovan Sujata Madan
June 2007 Adolfo de Motta David M.Lank
June 2006 Larbi Hammami Susan Christoffersen
June 2005 Omar Toulan Margaret Graham
June 2004 Robert David Derek Hart
June 2003 Louis Gialloreto Wajeeh Elali
June 2002 Steve Fortin Karl Moore
June 2001 Glenn Zabowski Michelle Buck
June 2000 Diane Gauvin Louis Gialloreto
June 1999 Diane Castonguay Larbi Hammami
June 1998 Philippe Levy Pietro Martucci
June 1997 Glenn Zabowski Derek Hart
June 1996 S.K. Bandyopadhyay M.L. Buck
June 1995 Anne D. Smith G. Alex Whitmore
June 1994 Anne Hale Kunal Basu
June 1993 Frances R. Westley N/A
June 1992 Peter R. Johnson Laurent Picard
June 1991 Hamid Etemad Jay A. Conger
June 1990 Jon Hartwick Nancy J. Adler
June 1989 Seymour Abt David M. Saunders
June 1988 John Heaphy Jay A. Conger
June 1987 Marvin Goldberg
(no designation - "outstanding teaching")
June 1986 Jon Hartwick Cynthia Hardy
June 1985 Nancy J. Adler
(no designation - "outstanding teaching")

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