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Fowler Honors Three Outstanding Faculty Contributors

Taekjin Shin

Taekjin Shin with Fowler College of Business Dean Lance Nail and Management Department Chair, Chamu Sundaramurthy

Michael Sloan

Michael Sloan with Fowler College of Business Dean Lance Nail and Management Department Chair, Chamu Sundaramurthy

Aaron Elkins

Aaron Elkins with Fowler College of Business Dean Lance Nail and MIS Department Chair, Bruce Reinig

Three faculty members from SDSU’s Fowler College of Business were recognized for their exceptional teaching, research and contributions to their chosen fields during the college’s annual awards and year-end event on May 14, 2019.

Management lecturer, Michael Sloan, was presented with the Allan Bailey Service Award for Lecturers for his work with entrepreneurial students. Sloan has guided a number of his students into social entrepreneurship businesses including W.E. Do Good which offers Ethiopian farmers a faster, cleaner way to harvest grain. Currently, he is working with SDSU students on a hydroponics venture that is designed to help farmers in Mexico to grow high quality produce.

An internationally-known expert on artificial intelligence (AI), Dr. Aaron Elkins, received the Allan Bailey Service Award for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty in recognition for his work the field of AI, including the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Lab on the SDSU campus. Elkins, a professor of management information systems, has garnered international attention for his research and design of the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time (AVATAR) technology which has been tested at international borders to determine potential security threats.

Professor of management, Dr. Taekjin Shin was awarded the Fowler College of Business Research Excellence Award for his study of corporate governance, executive management and business ethics. In addition to being published in a number of top international academic journals, Shin’s ground-breaking research has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review.

The award recipients were nominated for the awards by their respective departments and selected by the administration of the Fowler College of Business for recognition.