Left to right, First row: Chen-Huei Chou, Ph.D.; Esta D. Shah, Ph.D.; Rafael Teixeira, Ph.D. Left to right, Second row: James Malm, Ph.D., Ferris D. Kaplan, M.A.; Lancie Affonso, MBA, M.I.B.S.

At the end of each academic year, the School of Business recognizes outstanding professors with distinguished awards in service, teaching, research and mentorship.

The following awards were given to faculty for the 2021-22 academic year:

2022 Distinguished Service Award — Chen-Huei Chou

Chen-Huei Chou, Ph.D. is a professor of information management and decisions sciences and serves as chair of the department of supply chain and information. Chou has been teaching at the College of Charleston since 2008.

2022 Distinguished Teaching Award – Esta Shah

Esta Shah, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in the department of management and marketing, joined the College of Charleston in 2018. Shah’s teaching interests relate to consumer behavior, advertising and marketing strategy, and international marketing. Her passion is with students and mentoring young research scholars and she serves as co-director of the Schottland Scholars program.

2022 Distinguished Research Award — Rafael Teixeira

Rafael Teixeira, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of supply chain and operations management in the department of supply chain and information management. His research interests include supply chain strategy, food supply chain, and B2B service supply chain. Teixeira publishes in journals like the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Transportation Journal, and International Journal of Production Economics.

2022 Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award — Ferris Kaplan

Ferris Kaplan, M.A. has served as adjunct marketing faculty in the department of management and marketing since 2014. He has more than 30 years of senior marketing experience at large for-profit and nonprofit companies and serves as the advisor for CofC’s (School of Business) American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter.

2022 Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award – James Malm

James Malm, Ph.D. is an associate professor of finance in the department of finance. He teaches financial modeling and financial management courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Additionally, he has led MBA students on global immersion programs to Prague, Czech Republic, London, United Kingdom, and Mumbai, India. His research interests include corporate finance (especially corporate litigation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions), investments, and international finance. He specializes in empirical corporate finance, focusing on the link between the legal environment and corporate behavior.

2022 Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award – Lancie Affonso

Lancie Affonso, MBA, M.I.B.S. ’96, a senior instructor with a joint appointment in the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Computer Science, received the newly established Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs for his exceptional mentoring to students throughout their careers. Affonso has been teaching and mentoring at the College of Charleston since 2001 and currently serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College for the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (E-LLC).