UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
September 19, 2014---The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Business and Economics (CBE) have announced the recipients of three annual advising, teaching, and research awards for outstanding CBE faculty and staff.
Brian Huffman of Hudson, professor of management, and Brian Schultz of River Falls, professor of economics and assistant dean of the College of Business and Economics, were the recipients of the three awards.
Huffman received both the Advising Award and the Outstanding Research Award for his scholarly contributions in 2013-14. The Outstanding Teaching Award was presented to Schultz for the second time in his career at UW-River Falls as he also received the award the first year it was awarded in 2000.
The advising and teaching awards are determined by students who graduated from the college within the past four years. Students are asked to vote for the faculty member who had the most positive influence on their academic and professional lives. The research award recipient is chosen by a committee of past faculty award winners who evaluate the quantity and quality of the intellectual contributions of the faculty to their respective fields.
"It is humbling to receive these two awards, especially since one of them comes from the students and the other comes from my colleagues—the two groups whose opinions I value the most," said Huffman. "I have a great bunch of kids as advisees."
Huffman's primary research focus in 2013-14 was on teaching. He is especially happy with a publication he co-authored with Hossein Eftekari, professor of economics, on an approach to teaching the Central Limit Theorem (an essential concept in statistics).
The College of Business and Economics at UW-River Falls is an AACSB-accredited business school. The college is committed to providing high-quality undergraduate programs, offering excellent graduate programs in business administration and computer science, and delivering business outreach services to the Greater St. Croix Valley region.