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Rotman Faculty honoured with awards for research and impact

September 24, 2013

TORONTO, ON — Three faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been recognized for their achievements this month.

Jeffrey Callen, a professor of accounting at the Rotman School, received a Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award from the School. The annual award is given out in recognition of a faculty member’s academic achievements and long-standing contributions to the internal and external research communities.

Prof. Callen, who has been at the Rotman School since 2000, is also the holder of the Joseph L. Rotman Chair of Accounting. His research interests include corporate valuation, accounting information and capital markets, efficiency measurement and the non-profit firm. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Currently he is an Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research, a Co-Editor of the International Journal of Accounting, and an Associate Editor of the Multinational Finance Journal. He serves on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review, China Journal of Accounting Research, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance and the ARN and FEN networks.

A paper co-authored by Rotman Prof. Nina Mažar has received an honourable mention in the 2013 Robert B. Cialdini Awards for excellence in a published field study. The award is given out by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  “Signing at the beginning makes ethics salient and decreases dishonest self-reports in comparison to signing at the end” was published in 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Prof. Mažar’s co-authors were Lisa Shu of the Kellogg School of Management, Prof. Dan Ariely of Duke University, and Profs. Francesca Gino and Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School.

Prof. Beatrix Dart, who is also the Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs at the Rotman School, has been named as a Top 25 Women of Influence by the organization Women of Influence. Now in its third year, the ranking is designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the most influential Canadian women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services and the public sector over the course of the last year. Prof. Dart, in addition to her role as the director of the School’s successful Initiative for Women in Business, is also the Academic Director for the Rotman Executive MBA program, as well as the Omnium Global Executive MBA program. She joined the Rotman School in 2000 following a career with McKinsey & Company.

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