The Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication was established in the 1984-85 academic year to reward the scholarly efforts of junior faculty at Hofstra University. Its namesake, Dr. Stessin, joined the Hofstra faculty as a Professor of Management in 1958 and served continuously until his retirement in 1973. After graduation from the Columbia University School of Journalism, he worked at the New York Times and as a columnist and associate editor of Forbes Magazine. Dr. Stessin also published in a wide range of scholarly and academic media.
During his lifetime and as part of his will, Dr. Stessin made substantial contributions to Hofstra University. His contribution to the Endowment Fund, which led to the establishment of the Stessin Prize, came with the expressed wish that the earnings from that gift be used as an incentive and reward for junior faculty who publish the results of their scholarly work.
The Zarb School of Business is pleased to recognize Dr. Veronika Ilyuk, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and International Business, as a 2015-16 recipient of the Stessin Award for “The Effects of Single-Serve Packaging on Consumption Closure and Judgments of Product Efficacy,” Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, Vol. 0, 1-21 (2015).
Click the image to see Professor Ilyuk’s biography.