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Joseph earns Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kissan Joseph

Kissan Joseph, associate professor and Stockton Research Fellow in the School of Business, has been named the 24th recipient of the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Joseph’s public lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Commons at Spooner Hall. It will be immediately followed by a reception in his honor. The title of the lecture is “Teaching Sales Force Management: A Tale of Shortening the Sales Cycle While Enriching the Learning Cycle.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Joseph is the 24th recipient of the award. He holds a doctorate in marketing from Purdue University. His research interests include sales force compensation, pricing, pharmaceutical marketing and e-marketing. He has published his research in Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Marketing Letters, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Bu R: Business Research, Seoul Business Journal and the Southern Economic Journal. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing and the Australasian Journal of Marketing.

Joseph was the conference chair for the third biennial Enhancing Sales Force Productivity Conference, a national event hosted by KU in April.

His ongoing research examines the response of financial markets to investments in customer satisfaction; relationships between stock prices and online search behavior; and emerging pricing practices such as the design and pricing of probabilistic quality.

Yehle, Volek receive U.S. Army Achievement Medals for Civilian Service

Keith Yehle

Tom Volek

Keith Yehle, director of federal relations, and Tom Volek, associate professor and associate dean of journalism, have received U.S. Army Achievement Medals for Civilian Service.

Since 1987, the medals have been given to recognize the efforts of non-military personnel in support and advancement of the U.S. Army. The awards are approved by any commander, lieutenant colonel or above, for recognition of efforts over a sustained period of superior service or significant achievement.

Audus, Godwin honored by Kansas Pharmacists Association

Ken Audus, dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Harold Godwin, professor of pharmacy practice, recently received awards from the Kansas Pharmacists Association.

Audus received the prestigious Kansas Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees Award. The award was presented Sept. 24 by the association at its 130th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Tradeshow.

The award is given in recognition of an individual who has given exemplary service for one or more years to the Kansas Pharmacists Association. The Board of Trustees members make nominations amongst themselves and select the recipient of the award.

Audus was recognized as having not only given exemplary service to the association, but to all Kansas pharmacists as well. He was instrumental in ensuring the construction of the new school of pharmacy building on the Lawrence campus, as well as the satellite school in Wichita. He was honored for efforts to expand the school of pharmacy and to ensure that patients throughout Kansas, no matter their location, have access to high-quality, highly skilled pharmacists.

Godwin, associate dean of pharmacy for clinical and medical center affairs, received the Kansas Pharmacist of the Year Award.

Recipients must contribute significantly to the advancement of the profession, the goals of the association and the reputation of Kansas pharmacy. From 1969 through June 2004, he also served as director of pharmacy at KU Hospital. From 1984 to 2006, he was chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy.

Godwin serves as a member of the American Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees, and this year he was installed as president. He serves on the Kansas Pharmacy Foundation Executive Committee as vice president.

Wilson named fellow of international chemistry society

George S. Wilson, professor of chemistry emeritus, is a new fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry, an organization made up of more than 2,700 members in 70 countries. Wilson and six other honorees received their medals Sept. 30 during the society’s 61st Annual Meeting in Nice, France. Designation as a fellow recognizes continuing and outstanding scientific achievement in the field of electrochemistry. Of the 42 fellows worldwide, only eight are from the United States. Wilson retired earlier this year as Higuchi Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and associate vice provost for research and graduate studies.

Larson named School of Business communications coordinator

Wayne Larson has been named communications coordinator at the School of Business.

Larson, who earned a bachelor’s in journalism and minor in business from KU in spring 2010, served as one of the school’s communications interns for one year before being hired to a full-time position in August.

Larson will manage and contribute to many of the School of Business’ promotional materials as well as its recently redesigned website.


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