PCSB Faculty & Staff Recognitions

The Providence College School of Business (PCSB) Dean’s Office solicits nominations annually for the following faculty and staff awards for research, teaching, service, and inclusive excellence. Nominations are reviewed and selected by the dean in consultation with the PCSB’s Senior Leadership Team in April of each year, and recipients are recognized at the PCSB Faculty Summit in May.

Emerging Faculty Leaders Fellowship Award

The Emerging Faculty Leaders Fellowship Program, introduced in 2024, aims to reward tenured associate professors or senior professors of practice in the PCSB who proactively support continuous improvement through demonstrating sustained commitment to service and leadership while maintaining and exhibiting excellence in intellectual activity and teaching versatility.

Nomination Requirements
  • Evidence of nominee’s sustained record of administrative and stakeholder engagement activities (e.g., department chair/assistant chair, program development and directorship, participation in the PCSB Teaching Development Program, consistent presence at campus-wide and PCSB events and meetings, etc.)
  • Evidence that nominee’s students see them as ‘tough but fair’ across a diverse teaching portfolio of varied courses taught and section assignments (e.g., two vs. three day week, times of day)
  • Evidence of nominee’s steady, high-quality scholarly output
Past Recipients
  • 2024: Jonathan Jackson, Finance; Stephen Perreault, Accountancy; Ainslie Schultz, Marketing; Arati Srinivasan, Management; Edward Szado, Finance

Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence

The Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence recognizes a fulltime PCSB faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to make excellence inclusive by recognizing inequities in student success, identifying effective educational practices for overcoming inequities in student success, and supporting organic development of such practices at the PCSB.

Nomination Requirements
  • Evidence of nominee’s contributions toward inclusive excellence during the current academic year
Past Recipients
  • 2024: Nea North, Marketing
  • 2023: Arati Kale, Finance
  • 2022: Abby Corrington, Management
  • 2021: Christine Earley, Accountancy
  • 2020: Sarah Alhouti, Marketing; Rebecca Reeves, PCSB Dean’s Office

Excellence in Research Award

The Excellence in Research Award recognizes a fulltime PCSB faculty member for exemplary contributions to their field of research as evidenced by activities such as high-quality publications, grants received, awards received for research (e.g., best paper awards), popular press citations, and invited presentations or research workshops.

Nomination Requirements
  • Research statement
  • Updated CV
  • Additional evidence of research excellence which may include (but is not limited to) the following from the timeframe of January 1 of the most recently completed calendar year through the present:
    • Copies of publications
    • Copies of forthcoming and/or accepted articles
    • Grants received
    • Other research-related awards received (e.g., best paper)
Past Recipients
  • 2024: Wen Chen, Finance; Christine Earley & Stephen Kuselias, Accountancy; Kevin Newman, Marketing
  • 2023: Stephen Kuselias, Accountancy; Ainslie Schultz, Marketing
  • 2022: Jessica Buchanan, Accountancy; Christopher Lyddy, Management
  • 2021: Christopher Lyddy, Management
  • 2020: David Cortés, Finance; Stephen Kuselias, Accountancy
  • 2019: Jonathan Jackson, Finance; Liu Wang, Finance
  • 2018: Patrick Kelly, Accountancy; Kevin Newman, Marketing
  • 2017: Stephen Perreault, Accountancy; Arati Srinivasan, Management
  • 2016: Christine Earley, Accountancy; Scott Wright, Marketing
  • 2015: David McIntyre, Management; Liu Wang, Finance
  • 2014: Dan Horne, Marketing; Scott Wright, Marketing

2013: David McIntyre, Management

Greene Family Award for Teaching Excellence

The endowed Greene Family Award for Teaching Excellence – generously given by Christopher J. and Teresa A. Greene ’18P – recognizes a fulltime PCSB faculty member for exemplary teaching performance. Prior to 2017, this award was named the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Nomination Requirements
  • Teaching statement
  • IDEA reports from the most recently completed winter, fall, summer, and spring semesters
  • Additional evidence of teaching excellence is also recommended (note  student testimonials will not be considered)
Past Recipients
  • 2024: Julia Camp, Accountancy; Paul Scanlon, PCSB Dean’s Office
  • 2023: Ranier Robinson, Accountancy; Abby Corrington, Management
  • 2022: David Cortés, Finance; Kevin Newman, Marketing
  • 2021: Sydnee Manley, Accountancy; Gregory Light, Finance
  • 2020: Ainslie Schultz, Marketing
  • 2019: Stephen Kuselias, Accountancy; Arati Srinivasan, Management
  • 2018: Ann Kelley, Accountancy
  • 2017: Jeffrey Kotz, Finance; Deirdre Snyder, Management
  • 2016: Carol Hartley, Accountancy; Ronald Jelinek, Marketing
  • 2015: Brian Lamoureux, Management; Michael Shafer, Finance
  • 2014: Patrick Kelly, Accountancy
  • 2013: Mark DeFanti, Marketing

Graduate Business Teaching Excellence Award

The Graduate Business Teaching Excellence Award is presented to a PCSB faculty member who exemplifies academic excellence and demonstrates strong commitment to teaching and to the PCSB Graduate Program. Prior to 2022, this award was named the Outstanding MBA Faculty Award.

Nomination Details

Nominations for this award are solicited from current graduate business students for PCSB faculty members who have taught during the current academic-year cycle for the Graduate Business Program.

Past Recipients
  • 2024: Karl Kern, Accountancy
  • 2023: John Zilch, Graduate Business
  • 2022: Christine Earley, Accountancy
  • 2021: Adam Villa, Math & Computer Sciences
  • 2020: Jonathan Jackson, Finance
  • 2019: Deirdre Snyder, Management
  • 2018: Julia Camp, Accountancy
  • 2017: Jonathan Jackson, Finance
  • 2016: Carol Hartley, Accountancy
  • 2015: Matthew Callahan, Finance
  • 2014: Matthew Eriksen, Management
  • 2013: Patrick Kelly, Accountancy

Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a full-time PCSB faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to support the PCSB community and the School’s strategic priorities.

Nomination Requirements

Statement outlining nominee’s accomplishments and outstanding service to the PCSB during the current academic year. Examples of outstanding service include:

  • Contributions to curriculum improvement
  • Advising and supporting student co-curricular activities
  • Implementation of ideas to increase efficiency and effectiveness of PCSB processes to support faculty, students, and/or alumni
Past Recipients
  • 2024: Brian Maher, PCSB Dean’s Office
  • 2023: Robert Camp, Finance
  • 2022: Jonathan Jackson, Finance; Arati Srinivasan, Management
  • 2021: Kevin McMahon, Finance; Adam Villa, Math & Computer Sciences
  • 2020: Rae Caloura, Marketing; Faith Lamprey, Accountancy
  • 2019: Valerie Peterson, Accountancy; Heather Wunschel, PCSB Graduate Programs
  • 2018: Joseph Gemma, Management; Kristin Shepherd, PCSB Undergraduate Programs
  • 2017: Carolyn Duane, PCSB Dean’s Office
  • 2016: Jacqueline Elcik, PCSB Dean’s Office
  • 2015: Carol Hartley, Accountancy; Lisa Mildner, PCSB Dean’s Office
  • 2014: Matthew Keane, Accountancy; Liu Wang, Finance

Faculty Mentor Award

The Faculty Mentor Award recognizes a full-time (typically non-administrator) PCSB faculty member who has shown a commitment to the importance of mentoring in supporting and developing the School’s probationary faculty.

Nomination Requirements

Statement outlining nominee’s mentorship efforts and contributions, which may be focused on scholarship but can also involve teaching, service to the discipline or College, and/or work-life balance.

Past Recipients
  • 2024: Matthew Eriksen, Management
  • 2023: Jonathan Jackson, Finance
  • 2022: Julia Camp, Accountancy
  • 2021: Edward Nelson, Accountancy
  • 2020: Julia Camp, Accountancy
  • 2019: Matthew Eriksen, Management
  • 2018: Mark DeFanti, Marketing
  • 2017: M. Cary Collins, Finance
  • 2016: Matthew Eriksen, Management

Award Archives

Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Award

Award Details

This award was formerly presented to an ordinary PCSB faculty member who demonstrated extraordinary promise for research initiatives in their discipline planned for the upcoming summer intersession.

Past Recipients
  • 2023: Nea North, Marketing
  • 2022: Arati Kale, Finance
  • 2021: Abby Corrington, Management
  • 2020: Arati Srinivasan, Management
  • 2019: Ainslie Schultz, Marketing
  • 2018: Christopher Lyddy, Management
  • 2017: Jonathan Jackson, Finance; Ronald Jelinek, Marketing
  • 2016: Kevin Newman, Marketing
  • 2015: Sarah Alhouti, Marketing; Edward Szado, Finance

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Award Details

This award was formerly presented to fulltime PCSB faculty members of any rank who demonstrated a commitment to self-evaluation of and continuous improvement in teaching, or to teaching innovation. Prior to 2019, this award was named the Teaching Innovation Award.

Past Recipients
  • 2022: Cary Collins, Finance; Arati Kale, Finance; Kevin McMahon, Finance
  • 2019: Faith Lamprey, Accountancy
  • 2018: Matthew Eriksen, Management; Michael Shafer, Finance
  • 2017: Stephen Perreault, Accountancy
  • 2016: Sarah Alhouti, Marketing; Jeffrey Kotz, Finance
  • 2015: Michael Kraten, Accountancy; Gregory Light, Finance
  • 2014: Julia Camp, Accountancy; Mark DeFanti, Marketing
  • 2013: Janet Letourneau, Marketing; Francine Newth, Management