October 11, 2013

Faculty Members Recognized for Core Course Teaching

Two Columbia Business School faculty members have been recognized with Dean’s Prizes for Teaching Excellence in a core course for 2013:

Dan Amiram, assistant professor in the Accounting Division, won for teaching Accounting I: Financial Accounting in the MBA Program. He also teaches Empirical Research in Accounting in the Doctoral Program. Amiram first taught at the School in 2011. His research focuses on the effects of accounting information and accounting-related regulation on the financial system and equity and debt investors both in the United States and around the world.

Andrew Hertzberg, assistant professor in the Finance and Economics Division, won for teaching Corporate Finance in the MBA Program. Hertzberg joined the School in 2008. His recent research has focused on the effects of loan officer rotation within firms and credit registry expansion by lenders.

The annual core teaching award winners are chosen based on feedback from student evaluations and the Dean’s Office’s evaluation of the teaching quality of individual faculty members in terms of course content — rigor, relevance, and integration — and delivery.

The Dean’s Prizes for Teaching Excellence were established through a gift from George Wiegers ’61, who is the cofounder of Wiegers Capital Partners. Recognizing teaching excellence in three categories — core courses, elective courses, and by members of the adjunct faculty — the Dean’s Prizes are given to up to two professors in each category each year