Irwin Fellowship Winners Announced
Seven PhD students in the College were awarded Richard D. and Anne Marie
Irwin Fellowships in May. The awards, announced by Associate Dean Oldham,
provide financial support and tuition and fee waivers to the graduate
students, who are studying in the three academic departments in the College.
The seven students are:
||A former corporate and public accountant, Ying
Cao is starting her dissertation with the goal of joining
the faculty of a top university. She is preparing a working paper
for submission to a journal and is collaborating wiht three Department
of Accountancy faculty on another paper.
is a PhD candidate in organization behavior in the Department
of Business Administration. A seasoned teaching assistant, he
is teaching a class on his own this summer. He is lead author on a
paper to be published in the Academy of Management Review.
||Qian Deng, a PhD
candidate in the Department of Finance, has
been a teaching and research assistant at Illinois, Because she enjoys
teaching as well as research, she says she is looking forward to a
career as a faculty member.
has an academic background in finance and law and is pursuing his
PhD in accountancy. His research is as
interdisciplinary as his educational background and he hopes to teach
financial account and financial statement analysis.
||A Chartered Financial Analyst who worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers
before coming to Illinois, Brian
Henderson is pursuing a PhD in finance.
He hopes to become a faculty member because of his interest in teaching
and research. He also received the Leonard J. and Sharon L. Santow
Award for Teaching Excellence.
||Brandon Julio has
already published two scholarly articles and authored several working
papers. A PhD student in finance, Julio is
also looking forward to a faculty career.
Wu, a PhD candidate in management science in the Department
of Business Administration, has an article under review and is
working on three other papers. A teaching assistant, he has been named
to the campus list of outstanding instructors.