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We are proud to announce the 2021 Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service. These awards are intended to recognize full-time faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the mission and goals of the Romain College of Business. This was a particularly challenging year for performance in every category, but our faculty continue to rise to the challenge!

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Dr. Xue Han, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

"I am very honored to have received the 2021 Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching among my outstanding fellow faculties. And I am grateful for the dean, my chair, and the CS colleague's support for the past two years. I am looking forward to devoting my inspiration and passion in teaching to my classes for the many exciting years to come."

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Dr. Daria Sevastianova, Associate Professor of Economics

"I am deeply honored to be recognized with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during these unprecedented times. The pandemic challenged higher education while also providing many opportunities to rethink our jobs and how we can best serve the students. Their resilience and creativity are inspiring, and I look forward to seeing more students around our beautiful campus in the near future.”

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

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Dr. Brett Bueltel, Assistant Professor of Accounting

"I am honored to be selected as the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. When I joined USI four years ago, I had not published a research article before. I’ve been blessed to work with great colleagues and mentors at USI and around the country on research projects that have helped me develop into a confident researcher."

Dean's Award for Excellence in Service

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Dr. Thomas Weber, Associate Professor of Management

"I am very grateful to have my actions to serve our USI community recognized. I know I am just one of many other deserving people working to make USI a better place."