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Zarb School Dean’s Faculty Awards for 2016

We are pleased to recognize the Zarb School Dean’s Award Winners for 2016. Four Zarb faculty members were honored — three for research and one for service. Here are  the honorees (as described by the ZSOB’s Patricia Ciavarello).


Dean’s Research Award (in alphabetical order)

The 2015-2016 Dean’s Research Award was presented to Dr. Debra Comer, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship; Dr. Veronika Ilyuk-Morace, Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business; and Dr. Andrew Spieler, Professor of Finance. 

Dr. Debra Comer’s article, titled “Highlighting Moral Courage in the Business Ethics Course” is published in the Journal of Business Ethics. Her article addresses a critical issue in business today and has significant contribution to literature, business life and educational programs.

Dr. Veronika Ilyuk Morace’s article titled “The Effects of Single-Serve Packaging on Consumption Closure and Judgments of Product Efficacy” is published in the Journal of Consumer Research and has major implications for marketers, consumers, and public policy.


Dr. Andrew Spieler’s article titled “Elective Stock Dividends and REITs: Evidence from the Financial Crisis” is published in Real Estate Economics It has major implications for investment policies and reducing risk under the conditions of financial volatility.

Dean’s Service Award

The 2015-2106 Dean’s Service Award was presented to Dr. Ralph Polimeni — Chaykin Endowed Chair in Accounting and Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies — for his completing 45 years of exemplary service to Hofstra University. His service in 2015-2016 alone was truly outstanding.