Professors Morewedge and Reid honored for impactful research and teaching
Two faculty from Boston University Questrom School of Business were named to Poets & Quants’ “2016 Honor Roll: The 40 Under 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors,” a list of the top rising faculty in business schools around the world. The list, which honors faculty who have demonstrated exceptional impact to their fields, students, and schools, included a diverse, global mix of faculty. Selected from Questrom were Carey K. Morewedge, associate professor of marketing, and Erin Reid, assistant professor of organizational behavior and Peter Paul Career Development Professor.
In Morewedge’s nomination, students highlighted his ability to “motivate the students he works with to grow as independent scholars” and that he “operates with optimism and pragmatism.” Poets & Quants notes that Morewedge is a social psychologist by trade and often conducts unconventional studies as a result, such as developing a video game to help people make better decisions. His knack for creating impactful teaching moments and the reach of his scholarship, recently published in Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research, and Trends in Cognitive Science, were featured as well.
Reid’s research on how some men fake 80-hour workweeks and the implications of a workaholic culture, which appeared in the New York Times and helped land her on the shortlist for the Thinkers50 Radar Award, played a role in her nomination, as did comments that spoke to her kindness and commitment to her students. “Within the course of a semester Professor Reid had not only taught me what it means to create for myself a work environment that leads to success, but also what it means to establish myself in a place that would allow long-term happiness,” one student wrote. “She will always be the professor who will lend a welcoming hand to any student in need of her advice and her expertise and even the friend outside of the classroom who will laugh with you about anything at all.”
Questrom was joined only by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania among institutions with two faculty selected for this honor. These nominations reflect the unwavering dedication of Questrom’s world-class roster of professors to exemplary research and teaching.
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