SANTA CLARA, CA - Barry Z. Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, has announced seven new faculty recipients of the Breetwor Family Fellowships for 2007-2009, as recommended by the Business School’s department chairs.
The fellowships, which carry a $10,000 grant over two years, support faculty research and scholarly development, and are funded by an endowment established by Cheryl Breetwor, MBA ’76.
Receiving awards in the Accounting Department are Associate Professor Michael Eames, and Assistant Professor Yongtae Kim. Economics Associate Professor Michael Kevane, and Associate Professor Kris Mitchener and Assistant Professor Dongsoo Shin also received fellowships. In the Finance Department, Associate Professor George Chacko received a grant, as did OMIS Professor Stephen Smith.
The fellowships were proposed by Ms. Breetwor, founder of the equity compensation firm ShareData acquired by e*Trade in 1999, to recognize faculty members who are distinguished teacher-scholars and are making notable service contributions to the Business School, the University, and their disciplines.
Since the inception of the Breetwor Family Fellowships in 2000, more than 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty have been named Breetwor Fellows.