Business & Society

Huntsman School Announces 5 New Endowed Professors

LOGAN, Utah — Douglas D. Anderson, Dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, has announced that five faculty members would be recognized for their outstanding teaching, research, and service through named professorships.

“An endowed professorship is viewed in the university community as one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member,” Anderson said. “It’s a special privilege and joy to introduce several faculty colleagues whom we recognize today for extraordinary excellence in teaching, research, and service.”

Steve Albrecht was recognized as the Jay Price / Arthur Andersen Endowed Professor of Accounting, a newly established professorship. Albrecht has had a storied career in academics and in the accounting profession and served as the president of the American Accounting Association.

Katarzyna Anna Bilicka, recently promoted to associate professor of economics, was recognized as the Lars Peter Hansen Professor of Economics and Statistics, another newly established professorship named for the Logan native and the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Bilicka, who holds a doctorate in economics from Oxford University, studies public economics and public finance with a focus on corporate tax avoidance of multinational firms.

Julena Bonner, associate professor of management, was recognized with the Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professorship, an existing professorship established to recognize outstanding scholars committed to academic excellence. Bonner’s research interests include behavioral ethics, ethical leadership, moral emotions and workplace deviance.

Matt Jaremski, professor of economics, was recognized as the F. Ross Peterson Professor of Economic History, a newly established professorship, named for the beloved history professor known to generations of Aggies as “Mr. Utah State.” Jaremski’s research focuses on understanding the financial dynamics that underlie or follow macroeconomic events.

Chris Skousen, department head and professor of accounting, was recognized as the Ernst & Young Professor. The E & Y Professorship has enjoyed a distinguished and honored position at USU and was initially held by the legendary accounting professor and department head Larzette Hale. Others who have been the E & Y Professor include Chris Skousen’s father, Cliff Skousen, and Larry Walther.

These five new endowed professors bring to 17 total faculty members holding named professorships in the Huntsman School of Business.

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