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Faculty at U of T’s Rotman School of Management recognized for excellence in teaching and research

January 18, 2013

TORONTO, ON – Four fac­ul­ty mem­bers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been named the recip­i­ents of the 2012 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 Rot­man fac­ul­ty mem­bers.

Aparna Labroo, the Patri­cia C. Elli­son Pro­fes­sor of Mar­ket­ing, and Scott Liao, an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of account­ing, are the joint win­ners of the Award for Excel­lence in Research. Stéphane Côté, a pro­fes­sor of orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­iour, and Richard Pow­ers, a senior lec­tur­er, are the joint win­ners of the Award for Excel­lence in Teach­ing.

Prof. Labroo’s research con­sid­ers how emo­tions and ambi­ent feel­ings impact judg­ment and deci­sion-mak­ing, includ­ing their impact on con­sumer deci­sion mak­ing, health-reg­u­la­tion and self-con­trol and pro-social action. She is recip­i­ent of the Soci­ety for Con­sumer Psy­chol­o­gy Ear­ly Career Award. She is cur­rent­ly is an Asso­ciate Edi­tor for Jour­nal of Con­sumer Psy­chol­o­gy and serves on the edi­to­r­i­al board of sev­er­al jour­nals, includ­ing the Jour­nal of Con­sumer Research, the Jour­nal of Mar­ket­ing Research, and the Jour­nal of Retail­ing.

Prof Liao earned his PhD from the Ohio State Uni­ver­si­ty in 2008. His research inter­ests include the agency prob­lems in debt mar­kets, bank­ing reg­u­la­tion, and eco­nom­ic con­se­quences of finan­cial report­ing and dis­clo­sure. He has pub­lished his papers in sev­er­al pre­mi­um jour­nals includ­ing the Jour­nal of Account­ing and Eco­nom­ics, The Account­ing Review and Con­tem­po­rary Account­ing Research. His teach­ing is focused on finan­cial account­ing.

Prof. Côté, who also holds a cross-appoint­ment in U of T’s Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy, teach­es cours­es in the Rot­man MBA and PhD pro­grams. He serves as the PhD coor­di­na­tor for the orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­iour and human resource man­age­ment area. His research focus­es on how emo­tion­al intel­li­gence improves the per­for­mance of indi­vid­u­als and groups, and how social class shapes the proso­cial and eth­i­cal behav­ior of indi­vid­u­als in social and orga­ni­za­tion­al set­tings. In 2006, he was award­ed the Dean’s Award for Excel­lence in Research. He is Asso­ciate Edi­tor of Emo­tion and serves on the edi­to­r­i­al boards of the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment Review and the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment Jour­nal.

Richard Pow­ers is the Nation­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor, Direc­tors Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram and Gov­er­nance Essen­tials Pro­gram. A recip­i­ent of numer­ous teach­ing awards, his areas of exper­tise include cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, ethics, busi­ness and cor­po­rate law and sports mar­ket­ing. He teach­es in the Rot­man School’s Exec­u­tive MBA, OMNIUM Glob­al Exec­u­tive MBA, MBA and Exec­u­tive Edu­ca­tion Pro­grams.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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