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Three faculty at the U of T’s Rotman School of Management honoured with Dean’s awards for research and teaching

January 20, 2014

TORONTO, ON — Pro­fes­sors in the areas of mar­ket­ing, account­ing and orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­iour at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been named the recip­i­ents of the 2013 Dean’s Awards for Excel­lence in Research and Teach­ing. The pur­pose of the awards is to annu­al­ly rec­og­nize and encour­age excel­lence in the research and teach­ing activ­i­ties of fac­ul­ty mem­bers at the Rot­man School.

Prof. Tiziana Cas­cia­ro is the win­ner of the Award for Excel­lence in Teach­ing. She cur­rent­ly is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­ior and human resource man­age­ment who has won the Rot­man Excel­lence in Teach­ing Award, as vot­ed by stu­dents, for the last six years for her teach­ing in the Rot­man MBA pro­gram. She also teach­es in sev­er­al of the Rot­man School’s high­ly regard­ed exec­u­tive edu­ca­tion pro­grams includ­ing serv­ing as aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor of The Judy Project: A Lead­er­ship Forum for Exec­u­tive Women; Emerg­ing Lead­ers Pro­gram; and Busi­ness Lead­er­ship for Women Lawyers.

Profs. Gus De Fran­co and Claire Tsai are the joint win­ners of the Award for Excel­lence in Research.

De Fran­co is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of account­ing at the Rot­man School. His research focus­es on sell-side ana­lysts, CFA char­ter hold­ers, com­pa­ra­bil­i­ty, pri­vate firms account­ing qual­i­ty and val­u­a­tion. He is cur­rent­ly a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Account­ing Asso­ci­a­tion, Cana­di­an Account­ing Asso­ci­a­tion and Euro­pean Account­ing Asso­ci­a­tion.

Tsai is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of mar­ket­ing at the Rot­man School and a mem­ber of the School’s Behav­iour­al Eco­nom­ics in Action Research Clus­ter.  She adopts a behav­iour­al eco­nom­ics approach in study­ing deci­sion mak­ing in areas of finan­cial deci­sions, food con­sump­tion and well-being. Her work appears in lead­ing mar­ket­ing and psy­chol­o­gy jour­nals, includ­ing Jour­nal of Con­sumer Research and Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence and receives wide­spread cov­er­age in the media.

The win­ners were announced today by Prof. Peter Pauly, the Rot­man School’s Inter­im Dean.

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