Two faculty members have received appointments to endowed professorships at the University of Oregon'sLundquist College of Business. The selections recognize outstanding leadership and quality of scholarship.
The Philip H. Knight Professor of Business appointments were awarded to Sergio Koreisha and Dennis Howard.
The named positions are critical for the college to compete in the academic marketplace, according to James Bean, dean of the Lundquist College of Business.
"Named positions are an important mechanism for honoring and retaining our most important senior faculty," Dean Bean said. "I am very pleased that we have been able to award these professorships to two outstanding faculty members."
Prior to his appointment to the Knight Professorship, Sergio Koreisha was the Charles H. Lundquist Research Scholar and Professor of Decision Sciences. Professor Koreisha has been at the University of Oregon since 1980. He is currently the head of the Department of Decision Sciences. He specializes in forecasting, mathematical model building, applied econometrics, and production analysis. Some of his latest work is included in articles on fast estimation methods for large-scale, multiple-time series models; new approaches for identifying the mathematical structures governing the behavior of economic time series; and forecasting with regression models with misspecified error structures. Professor Koreisha has received the Outstanding Oregon M.B.A. Professor of the Year Award three times.
Dennis Howard heads the Department of Marketing and is professor of sports marketing in the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the Lundquist College of Business. Considered one of the leading authorities on sports finance, Professor Howard joined the UO in 1997 after leading the Graduate Program in Sport Management at The Ohio State University. His specialty is stadium financing and economics. He has authored three books and close to 100 articles in sport and leisure management/marketing publications. In 1998, Howard received the Earle F. Zeigler Award from the North American Society for Sport Management for his scholarly contribution to the field of sport management.
As part of a $25 million gift to the University of Oregon in 1996, Nike founder Phil Knight '59 allocated $15 million for UO endowed chairs and professorships. An annual allocation from the endowment can be used to supplement a professor's salary and provide funds for such purposes as hiring graduate assistants or interns, travel, research, and teaching supplies.