THIS YEAR'S John and Mary Willis
Young Faculty Awards went to Greg Hundley, associate professor
of management and recently appointed director of the Center
for International Business Education, and Raghavendra Rau,
assistant professor of management. The two received
honors at the school's annual picnic this spring.
"These awards are very
valuable to us, since they recognize and reward young
faculty who demonstrate outstanding achievement in research," says
Bob Plante, Krannert senior associate dean.
Rau's current research areas are in
the fields of empirical corporate finance and the economics
of information. His focus in information economics
is centered on the acquisition and utilization of information by participants
in a market framework. In the area of empirical corporate finance,
he is investigating the market reactions to corporate events such as mergers,
acquisitions, and divestitures.
find this interesting because I like trying to work out
what makes people tick; why they might react the way
they do," Rau says.
who also received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
Award admits to being surprised at winning two awards and
says when his name was announced for the Young Faculty
Scholar Award, he thought he had not hear correctly.
says he too was not expecting the award, "I was
surprised, but pleased that my research was recognized,
and encouraged to continue my research agenda."
has been at Krannert for four years.
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"I really enjoy teaching in the Krannert graduate programs and my ongoing
interaction with highly capable, motivated students," Hundley says. "I
especially enjoy learning from graduates that what they have learned from my
classes and others here at Krannert has truly made a difference in their careers
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