Gatton Honors and Awards

The Gatton College is proud of outstanding accomplishment of students, faculty and staff. Each year, the college honors excellence across Gatton with awards for academic and community accomplishments. Congratulations to all!

University Research Professor

The designation of University Research Professor is awarded to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK.

Kristine Hankins

Gatton Teaching Excellence Awards

This award is given to Gatton faculty members who inspire passion for their discipline, innovation in the classroom, and leadership to help students think critically and creatively about business problems.

Jack Kirn
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty
Jordan Moffett
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty
Wenyin Li
Teaching Excellence Award - Graduate Student

Gatton Research Excellence Awards

These awards are part of the College’s broader strategic mandate on the Research Excellence Initiative, which is to influence the thinking of business leaders, policy-makers and scholars around the world by providing insight and analysis of key topics critical to the business, policy, and research communities.

Will Gerken
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity
Mikhail Wolfson
Research Excellence Award - Junior Faculty
Kristine Hankins
Research Excellence Initiative - Academic Impact
Susan Zhu
Research Excellence Initiative - Managerial Impact
Monika Causholli
Research Excellence Initiative - Societal Impact

Dean’s Award for Excellence

This award is presented to one senior from each of the Gatton College's five departments who excel in academics, campus involvement, leadership, financial responsibility, and interpersonal skills.

Mike Hafiz
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Finance
Marcie Meyers
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Economics
Elena Messuro
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Finance

Student Nominated Awards for Faculty / Staff

These individuals are recognized for going above and beyond in their service to the Gatton student body.


Jane Wells
Student Nominated - Faculty Member of the Year
Betany Crutchfield
Student Nominated - Staff Member of the Year

SGO Above and Beyond Award


Gail Hoyt


Christy Anderson
Allan Chen
Paul Childs
Nancy Johnson
Scott Kelley
Jennifer Siebenthaler


Tony Day
Jada Green
Nicole Thorne Jenkins