Vice-Chancellor's Awards

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Last night, four academics from the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) were the recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Education.

As an institution for learning, The Australian National University (ANU) is committed to encouraging and rewarding excellence in teaching through these annual awards.

Dr Timo Henckel from the College’s Research School of Economics (RSE) was one the three academics to receive the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

Professor Susanna Ho from the Research School of Accounting (RSA) and Dr Tao Zou from the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics (RSFAS) were among the five ANU academics awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Dr Zou was the award’s recipient from the Early Career category.

RSA’s Ms Helen Ping was recognised for her contributions in the Award for Excellence in Tutoring.

Dr Katerina Kormusheva from the Research School of Management (RSM) was formally acknowledged as an ANU recipient of the 2019 Australian Award for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career).

Congratulating the recipients and CBE academics Dr Gen Nowak and Mr Chen Tang, who were strong candidates for the Teaching Awards, Dr Bronwen Whiting, CBE’s Associate Dean (Education), says “With so many brilliant teachers across campus, being nominated for these awards is an indication of how engaging students find these teachers."

“All nominees have been recognised as providing an excellent experience for students, even among all the wonderful teachers at ANU. That there were so many CBE winners is a wonderful signal that teaching is highly valued within CBE, and that CBE students have access to some of the very best lecturers and tutors at ANU,” says Bronwen. 

Dr Timo Henckel

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr Timo Henckel (SFHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He specialises in macroeconomics, behavioural economics, and international finance, consults for government departments and frequently appears in print, radio and television media channels. In 2019, Timo was the recipient of the CBE Award for Teaching Excellence.

Professor Susanna Ho

Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Susanna’s research focuses on various areas including judgment and decision-making, big data and data analytics, management turnovers and internal control material weaknesses, social media and corporate social responsibility. She draws from her expertise in big data and data analytics to engage students in learning activities relevant to their career goals. In 2018, she received the Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly Outstanding Associate Editor Award as well as the Information Systems Research Best Reviewer Award in 2010.

Dr Tao Zou

Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Dr Tao Zou is a Senior Lecturer and specialises in equipping students with knowledge on how data science workflows function in the Big Data era, where people have increasing access to an enormous amount of sophisticated information. Tao was the recipient of a 2019 CBE Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career).

Ms Helen Ping

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring

An Associate Lecturer and a PhD candidate, Helen has tutored in Accounting, Tax and Law courses at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. In 2019, she was awarded a CBE Excellence in Tutoring Award. Helen has Honours degrees in Law and Commerce from ANU and is a qualified legal practitioner. Her extensive knowledge and skills in Law and legal method have enabled her to excel in teaching Law courses to business students.

Image: Jamie Kidston and Lannon Harley, ANU Strategic Communications & Public Affairs | L-R: Dr Katerina Kormusheva, Dr Timo Henckel, Professor Susanna Ho, Dr Tao Zou and Ms Helen Ping