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 Date: June 7, 2006 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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Swaidan Receives UHV’s First Award for Excellence in Research


 

Many students can attest to faculty members’ merit as teachers at the University of Houston-Victoria, but behind the scenes, they are also hard at work as researchers. At the recent spring commencement ceremony, UHV presented its first Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award to recognize faculty work in advancing knowledge within the larger community of learners. The award went to Dr. Ziad Swaidan, assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business Administration.


“We are very proud of Dr. Swaidan and his work,” said UHV President Tim Hudson. “He epitomizes the commitment our faculty members demonstrate to providing our students with cutting-edge information, regardless of the field of study. His ongoing record of research represents an outstanding contribution toward UHV’s mission of making high-quality education accessible to students in this region and beyond.”


For what will now be an annual honor, the university recognizes one professor who has earned special recognition from colleagues for research and scholarly activities such as publishing books or reviews, participating in meetings as an invited speaker, and securing research grants.


“The fact that this inaugural award was bestowed on me by my peers makes it a special honor,” said Swaidan. The award winner is selected by a faculty committee working under Faculty Senate guidelines.


Swaidan received his doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1999. He joined the faculty at UHV in 2003, after teaching at Jackson State University for three years. Since coming to UHV, he has published 21 articles in scholarly refereed journals, four of which appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics, one of the top 40 elite journals used by the Financial Times to rank the best schools of business. He has also published articles in the International Business Review, the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, and the Journal of Business for Education.


In recognition of this achievement, Hudson presented Swaidan with a check and plaque prior to the commencement ceremony. To view a photo from the presentation, visit this site.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.