Class of 2020 Celebrates Eller Faculty

May 19, 2020

Eller students

As students in the Class of 2020 from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management wrapped up their final online classes and celebrated their academic achievements, they also took time to acknowledge and honor Eller faculty members who made a lasting impact on their education. The award winners receive a certificate and are highlighted on the Eller Graduation Celebration webpage. 

“The Eller College is home to world-class faculty who are dedicated to shaping the next generation of business professionals,” says Eller Dean Paulo Goes. “We are proud to honor these award winners, who exemplify what it means to live by The Eller Way—Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Determination and Inclusion.” 

Undergraduate Faculty Awards

To earn an Eller undergraduate faculty award, a faculty member is nominated anonymously by students. The Eller College Dean’s Council then reviews submissions and selects winners.

Here are the undergraduate faculty award winners for 2020: 

Don Wells Outstanding Faculty Mentor, Hope Schau, Eller Professor of Marketing 

Eller Undergraduate Faculty Member of the in the Upper Division, Eyran Gisches, senior lecturer in management information systems 

Eller Undergraduate Faculty Member of the Year in the Lower Division, Heather Altman, lecturer in accounting 

Outstanding Marketing Faculty Member, Jennifer Savary, assistant professor of marketing 

Outstanding Accounting Faculty Member, Jeremy Douthit, assistant professor of accounting 

Outstanding Economics Faculty Member, Julian Romero, assistant professor of economics 

Outstanding Management Information Systems Faculty Member, Sandeep Suntwal, graduate student in linguistics 

Outstanding Finance Faculty Member, Aazam Virani, assistant professor of finance 

Outstanding Business Management Faculty Member, Joe Broschak, associate professor of management and organizations 

Outstanding Entrepreneurship Faculty Member, Mark Peterson, lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation 

Outstanding Business Communications Faculty Member, Amber Owens, lecturer in business communications 

Outstanding English Faculty Member for Eller Students, Jason Knowles, graduate student in rhetoric, composition and teaching English 

Outstanding Math Faculty Member for Eller Students, Janet Sipes, math instructor 

Graduate Faculty Awards

Executive MBA Awards:

Executive MBA Most Valuable Professor, Diza Sauers, business communication professor of practice, emerita

Full Time MBA Awards:

Eller MBA Most Valuable Professor Award, Max Hewitt, associate professor of accounting

Eller MBA Honorable Mention Professor, Sandy Kenny, executive director, Business Communication

Eller MBA Most Inspiring Professor, Price Fishback, Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics

Eller MBA Funniest Professor, Jesper Neilsen, associate professor of marketing

Eller MBA Best Dressed Professor, Shyam Sunder, McClelland Professor of Accounting

Eller MBA Best Core Class, Diza Sauers- BCOM 510A

Best Elective Class, Financial Modeling- FIN 513 with Hilmi Songur, lecturer in finance, and David Brown, assistant professor of finance