Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony

Several members of the faculty and staff of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were honored at a ceremony May 15, including:

Whitman Research Awards

Whitman Research Fellow Award

Erasmo GiambonaErasmo Giambona

Associate Professor of Finance

Falcone Chair in Real Estate

Director, James D. Kuhn Center for Real Estate



Guttag Junior Faculty Research Fellowship Award

Xu Lai

Lai Xu

Assistant Professor of Finance





Edward Pettinella Associate Professorship in Business

Natarajan Balasubramanian

Associate Professor of Management





Dean’s Citation for Research

Lynne C. Vincent

Assistant Professor of Management





Whitman Teaching Awards

Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence

Kenneth WalslebenKenneth Walsleben

Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice





Graduate Teacher of the Year

John PetosaJohn Petosa

Professor of Practice





Undergraduate Teacher of the Year            

Patrick Penfield

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Practice and Director of Executive Education





Oberwager Award

Ray WimerRaymond M. Wimer

Assistant Professor of Retail Practice





Whitman Teaching Fellow Award

Kivanç A. Avrenli

Assistant Professor of Statistics


Whitman Staff Awards

Rising Star Award

Lisa Liparulo

Academic Advisor for Undergraduate Programs





Staff Member of the Year Award

John Reedy, Jr.

Assistant Director of IT/Application Development




Lifetime Achievement Award

Agnes H. Magnarelli

Administrative Specialist, Research Center and Accounting, Marketing & IT Departments





In addition, Alexander McKelvie was promoted to professor of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, and Julie Neiderhoff was promoted to associate professor, with tenure, of supply chain management. Plus, the following faculty celebrated years of service:

Service Awards                        

Peter Koveos – 35 years

Department Chair, Professor of Finance and Kiebach Chair in International Business




Tridib Mazumdar – 30 years

Howard R. Gendal Professor of Marketing





Ravi Shukla – 25 years

Associate Professor of Finance