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UHV business school recognizes faculty for contributions

Oct. 26, 2013 at 5:26 a.m.

UHV business faculty members, from left, Nazif Durmaz, Rajan Selvarajan and Jifu Wang are the 2014 Partnership Professors. They will each receive 3,000 for their research projects.

Three faculty members in the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration recently were named Partnership Professors for their professional accomplishments.

Nazif Durmaz, Rajan Selvarajan and Jifu Wang were named the 2014 Partnership Professors during a business school awards reception at UH Sugar Land, where UHV offers many of its programs. Each will be listed as the Partnership Professor of his respective discipline and receive $3,000 in research support.

The School of Business Administration launched the Partnership Professor awards in 2012 to recognize the exceptional achievements of faculty and facilitate ongoing research and other scholarly efforts.

"We have many deserving faculty members, so it's always a difficult decision when it comes to time to choosing the Partnership Professors," said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. "Drs. Durmaz, Selvarajan and Wang have demonstrated a deep commitment to providing outstanding teaching, research and service."

Durmaz, an assistant UHV professor, will be the Partnership Professor of Economics. He has taught Business Statistics, Managerial Economics and Energy Economics since joining the faculty in 2012.

Selvarajan, an associate professor, will be the Partnership Professor of Management. He joined the UHV faculty in 2004.

His research and teaching interests focus primarily on human resource management, organizational behavior and strategic management.

Wang, an associate professor, will be the Partnership Professor of Strategy and Decision Science. He began teaching business classes at UHV in 2001.

Wang has been instrumental in developing UHV's Chinese academic partnerships. He has led student abroad trips to China and Taiwan. He is working on conducting a survey of multinational corporations in China.

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