Finance Faculty Honors

Kivanç Avrenli

  • Ad-Hoc Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • “Outstanding” Rating in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students: Granted by the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Fall 2012 through Spring 2015)
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  • Daniel B. Fambro Research Paper Award: Granted by the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Midwestern Section (2014)
  • Dissertation Travel Grant: Granted by: Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2014)
  • Best Research Paper Award: Granted by the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Illinois Section (2014)
  • Medearis Fellowship: Granted by the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006-2007)
  • Best M.S. Thesis in Transportation Engineering: Granted by the Turkish Ministry of Transportation (2006)
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Anna Chernobai

  • Guttag Junior Faculty Award, 2012
  • Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, 2010
  • JP Morgan Chase Faculty Research Fellow, 2009
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  • Elected as one of "The Top 50 Faces of Operational Risk," OpRisk & Compliance, 2009
  • FDIC Research Fellow, 2008
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Erasmo Giambona

  • 2013 Best Paper Award -- Brazilian Econometric Society Meetings
  • 2012 Best Paper Award -- AREUEA International Meetings
  • 2011 Best Paper Award -- FMA European Meetings
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  • 2010-2012 Duisenberg School of Finance Research Fellowship
  • 2010 RERI Grant -- "The Real Effects of Leverage: Theory and Experimental Evidence"
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Roger Koppl

Milena Petrova

  • Real Estate Roundtable Grant for examining the “The Economic Impact of Repealing or Limiting Section 1031 Like Exchanges for Real Estate Properties,” with David Ling, 2014-2015.
  • Real Estate Research Institute Research Grant for “The Impact of Capital Expenditures on Property and Portfolio Performance of Commercial Real Estate,” with Chinmoy Ghosh, 2012.
  • Real Estate Research Institute Research Grant for “Information, Search and Anchoring in Commercial Real Estate,” with D.C. Ling and A. Naranjo, 2012.
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  • Best Paper Award for “Why do Managers Divest Corporate Assets? Insights from Equity Carve-outs,” with Chinmoy Ghosh, International Business Finance Conference, ICFAI Business School, India, 2012.
  • American Real Estate Society Best Research Paper for “Heterogeneous Investors, Negotiation Strength & Asset Prices in Private Markets: Evidence from Commercial Real Estate,” 2010. The award is sponsored by CoStar Group.
  • Recipient of the Oberwager Award for Outstanding Faculty, 2009.
  • Real Estate Research Institute Research Grant for “Why Do REITs Go Private? Differences in Target Characteristics, Acquirer Motivations, and Wealth Effects in Public and Private Acquisitions,” with D. C. Ling, 2008.
  • CoStar Best Paper Award for Use of Commercial Real Estate Data for “Buyer and Seller Motivations, Bargaining Power, and Transaction Prices in Commercial Real Estate Markets: Evidence from the Section 1031 Exchange Market,” with D.C. Ling, 2007.
  • Gerald R. Brown Award for Best Paper on Real Estate and Finance for “Wealth Effects of Diversification and Financial Deal Structuring: Evidence from REIT Property Portfolio Acquisitions,” with R. D. Campbell and C.F. Sirmans, 2003.
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Ravi Shukla

  • MBASA Outstanding Faculty Award: 1998, 2002, 2003