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Stewart Award 2022: Lauren Lanahan

The Lundquist College of Business has awarded Associate Professor of Management Lauren Lanahan the 2022 Stewart Distinguished Faculty Award.

“Lauren is an exceptional instructor and a thought leader in the fields of economic policy and innovation,” said Dean Sarah E. Nutter. “Lauren’s research in these areas is nothing short of exceptional.”

In 2021 alone, she has had five academic papers accepted at highly respectable outlets in the fields of management and organizations.

Lanahan joins a prestigious list of honorees who have earned the award, which recognizes accomplishments that lead to distinction at a world-class level and further the strategic objectives of the Lundquist College of Business and the University of Oregon. Accomplishments may be in research, teaching, leadership, or a combination.

She is among the most prolific grant awardees in Lundquist College history. Her work about the relationship between institutions, entrepreneurship, and the production of scientific knowledge formed the basis of congressional testimony on innovation and entrepreneurship examining support for small ventures engaged in early-stage high-tech innovative activity.

She also serves as affiliate faculty for the University of Oregon’s Knight Campus.

Lanahan is consistently praised by students. She won the Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2017, and developed a completely new PhD course in methodology that has been so popular that all five departments had students enroll in it—with PhD students describing her course as “the most important course” they have taken.

Tom Stewart, an alumnus of the college and past member of the college’s Board of Advisors as well as the UO Foundation’s trustees, created and supports the award. The Stewart Distinguished Faculty Award is the college’s top academic honor and is awarded annually to a faculty member in December.

—Lundquist College Communications